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Spring was in the hair at ABS-Chicago

ABS is always a great show! Our team was totally on point. We had a great rotation of demonstrations both days and the booth was sold out of our most popular items on Day One! I think we were all pretty excited to share our new techniques from “Highlighting Between the Lines.”

My personal favorite is Corrugated Color. It’s perfect for spring! Spring hair color has a very soft yet brighter feel. This picture of Allison Williams (actress on the show “Girls”) is a great example of what Corrugated Color can look like. Corrugated Color creates veils of shimmer and beautiful ribbons of light.



To create the look you will need the following:

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-Kristen Linares  www.KristenLinares.com

Chicago <3 America's Beauty Show

America’s Beauty Show in Chicago was awesome! We all had such a good time despite the insane crowds and traffic! Everyone who entered the booth had great questions and seemed genuinely impressed with Lisa McAullife’s “Art of Highlighting” class. : )

I really liked this venue. We were actually exposed to daylight, which is rare in a convention center! Also, I enjoyed the interesting artwork they displayed throughout the center. However, the food was still pretty gross :p

Our mic was making the most annoying noise ever. Adam and Nick were able to fix it thankfully!

For this this show I wanted to share my thoughts on the “crescent panel” and “switchback sets”. These two techniques combined make one sexy head of hair! You can find these techniques on our “Art of highlighting” DVD set.


Lisa was an awesome roomie! I love her calm demeanor and friendly approach to education. She is someone to admire. In her classroom she taught “Raylight- Lowlights” and a technique she created called “Corrugated color”. Very beautiful results!

A trip to Chicago would not have been complete without a delicious deep dish pizza! It was pretty much like heaven in my mouth. Oh how we all love eating!

<3 Kristen Linares

Lisa McAuliffe at America’s Beauty Show 3.5.12

Lisa McAuliffe will be teaching two classes at America’s Beauty Show this coming weekend in Chicago – Sunday, March 4 at 10-11:30am and Monday, March 5 at 10-11:30am.  Both classes will be held in room W187B . She will be teaching Product Club’s The Art of Highlighting. 



Product Club introduces…The Art of Highlighting 

Celebrating Haircolor as an Artform

  You may not have thought about haircolor as an artform in the past, but Product Club’s class will encourage you to do just that. Art is the use of skill and imagination to create and that’s what you do with each and every client. Product Club’s class will not only enhance your highlighting skills with exciting new techniques but will also inspire and awaken your imagination.

  Creative interpretations of highlighting techniques from Product Club’s Art of Highlighting Collection will free you from your old foiling methods. This class includes haircoloring techniques that are adaptations of techniques found on the Art of Highlighting DVDs.   Express yourself, open up your mind and get inspired to be creative again!

What you can expect to learn in Lisa’s seminar…
  • The three Ts of hair color tools, trends, and technique. Learn why Product Club’s tools will enhance your career as a colorist, how trends evolve & where they are going, and modern hair color techniques that are useful in real life scenarios.
  • Lisa’s adaptation of Raylights called Raylight Lowlights.
  • Corrugated color, a one step techniques that creates density and soft veils of color. It’s imperfect, less mechanical, and creates beautiful ribbons of color. This technique can be used with highlights or lowlights.
Who is Lisa McAuliffe?
Lisa took her first job in the hair industry at the age of 14 in her hometown of Ottawa, Canada.  It didn’t take long for her to go from sweeping the floor to applying colors and assisting the busy colorists she worked for.  In her early 20’s Lisa followed her passion and moved her burgeoning career to Toronto, Canada. Once there, she dug in and took every class she could get her hands on. She immediately immersed herself in the philosophies of Schwarzkopf, Toni & Guy, L’Oreal, and Vidal Sassoon.  After accepting a position in a well known uptown salon, Lisa quickly became the fastest growing stylist/colorist and soon developed a reputation for her meticulous attention to detail. By 2003 Lisa was shooting her creative work and entering it into competitions.  Her peers began to take notice in 2004 when she was nominated for the first time by the Canadian Contessa awards as a semi-finalist in the category of “New Comer of the Year”.  In September 2005 her work was featured on the cover of “Salon Magazine”, Canada’s largest trade magazine for the hair and beauty industry.  In 2007 she was once again nominated as a semi finalist in the Contessa awards this time for “Canadian Hairstylist of the Year”, “Ontario Hairstylist of the Year” and “Multicultural Hairstylist of the year”.  Her largest accomplishment came in 2008 when she was nominated by the very prestigious NAHAs (North American Hairstyling Awards) as a finalist in the category of “North American Haircolorist of the Year”.  Since then her work has appeared in “Colorist Magazine” and on many trade websites. In the fall of 2011 she joined the reputable team at “The Alcorn Salon.”

Lisa enjoys travelling with Product Club to various trade shows around North America showcasing her original and very unique techniques.  Her Product Club artistic team members have been quoted by describing her as “having a crisp vision of modern haircolor that is effortlessly communicated,” as well as “being very unique in her approach to color scenarios that we all face every day…  she is extremely inspirational.”

Q&A with Lisa 
P.C. How long have you been in the industry?
Lisa: 16 years.
P.C. What do you love about the industry?
Lisa: I love making people feel good about themselves and the fact that a few highlights will brighten their entire day. We have the ability to create all day long and earn a great living while living our passion.
P.C.  Who is your biggest inspiration as a colorist?
Lisa:  Adrienne Rodgers, her take on hair color is so real. There’s no fluff and everything she does is adaptable and useful in the salon.