Sunday – Monday, August 26-27 – Armstrong McCall World’s Fair Show – Austin, TX – Nicole Lynne & Ruth Andolsen will be teaching The Art of Highlighting – 3 classes per day. For more info and time schedules visit worldsfairhairshow.com.
Meet Nicole Lynne: Nicole began her career in new york city attending Carsten institute at the age of 21. upon graduating, Nicole worked at the Peter Louis salon in midtown learning her skill for thermal reconditioning and extensions. after graduating from cosmetology school, she spread her wings and was hired at Arrojo studio. This is where she picked up the difficult skill of cutting with a straight razor. Nicole also fell in love with dimensional, trendy, celebrity hair color. living in the city was taking it’s toll on her so she decided to move back home. Nicole moved back to pa and joined Patrick McIvor Color studio. Nicole has had the opportunity of working backstage at New York City Fashion Week, featured in numerous magazines and online features. today, you can find Nicole pumping out fashionable hair color and beautiful, seamless haircuts at Nicole Lynne Hair.
What’s your favorite Product Club tool? My favorite product club tool is a hard one to pinpoint because I generally love all of our tools, but if I had to pick just one it would be our Digital Scale that weighs in grams and ounces. The reason for me being totally in love with this product is because as a salon owner it cuts down on product waste and I can create a formula that is exact all the time, every time. As an educator I put strong emphasis on being professional at all times and taking pride in doing things the right way. Salons aren’t your mom and pop shops anymore and more and more women are owning their own high end salons versus doing hair in their basements. The industry is and has been changing, so using tools that give you a more precise and effective result 100% of the time is a tool that needs to be in every salon and that fabulous tool is Product Club’s Digital Scale.
What Product Club technique will you use most for Fall 2012? As for hair color trends, there is still a huge demand for ends that are lighter & brighter. I am a personal favorite of our Puddling technique and it’s variation, chandeliering. I can predict that Fall 2012 will be a little bolder for color. With fringe making it’s way back into Fall 2012, I can see a strong presence of “healthier highlights”. A new twist on the word “chunk”. With someone who has a strong, blunt fringe, having soft highlights throughout can soften that look. I would recommend using Crescent Panels to accent “The Fringe for Fall” Crescent Panels is a technique that can be found on DVD 3 of “The Art of Highlighting”.
What do you think will be hot in haicolor for Fall 2012? With buns, waves, and braids making a HUGE splash in trends this summer, I think color needs to compliment those girly twists. Women are really getting into doing their hair and getting out of the round brush routine every morning. I feel color choices that pack a punch, but are still soft is the best way to go. With the explosion of Pinterest, the plethera of choices is unlimited. I love when someone comes into my salon and wants to make a change, it’s not about which celeb, its “Let check out my Pinterest Board” … Here a few favs that have been coming in non stop …