No need to wonder what your going to see at Orlando Premiere this year. We have a sneak preview of Melissa Johnson’s classes!
Melissa’s passion for the industry and eagerness to share knowledge with fellow salon professionals shows in the classes she facilitates. Constantly striving to grow her own learning experiences and raise the bar of the professional salon community, Melissa prides herself on working with stylists in new and innovative ways.
We asked Melissa…
What will you be teachining in Orlando this year?
MJ: I will be sharing about 5 different techniques in the demo class and in the hands on class doing a different variation of crescent panels that addresses a guest with a fringe, raylighting, and moonlighting. Moonlighting is a technique that is inspired from switchback sets, it is a great technique for dealing with long hair and a fresh way to get an ombre feel.
As I am super excited about all of these techniques because they are all real-salon techs for real salon guests!
What’s your favorite product club tool?
MJ: Really do I only get one? The great grips whisk. I love mixing my color with it, it makes the color creamy and evenly mixed, plus my brushes never get “squidshy”
I am also crazy about the Jaws clips. I only need one to hold up even massive amounts of hair!
What’s your favorite technique for Summer 2012 hair color?
MJ: The technique I am using alot this summer is both mini panels and moonlighting- Both are great ways to get an impact without 300 foils and are easy for guests to maintain!
Melissa’s passion for the industry and eagerness to share knowledge with fellow salon professionals shows in the classes she facilitates. Constantly striving to grow her own learning experiences and raise the bar of the professional salon community, Melissa prides herself on working with stylists in new and innovative ways. Having worked backstage at New York Fashion week with designers like Diane Von Furstenberg, Thuy and others, she brings fashion fresh off the runway to your salon. Melissa facilitates fun, fashion forward techniques in an salon friendly way that will help you grow your business and work. As an American Board Certified Haircolorist and Redken Certified Haircolorist, and a Redken Certified Designer, she loves creating programs in design and color to fit all ranges of stylists. http://productclub.com/education/artists/melissa_johnson
What will you be teaching in your class? www.ibsnewyork.com IBS New York April 22-24th 2012
I will be teaching up to 5 great add on color techniques all based off the Art of Highlighting DVDs. Mini-panels-based off of crescent panels volume 3, New “moonlighting” technique based off of a combination of Switchback sets and Raylights from volumes 2 and 3, and a variation of Reversible herringbone for short hair, with a fringe secret twist, called Fringe Flash. All of the techniques are creative thinking and can be intermixed in many ways. We will also be sharing ideas on how to inspire your own creativity.
What’s in for Spring/Summer 2012?
Soft colors, newer variations on the Ombre’ techniques. Strawberry and Copper Blondes are a beautiful twist on blondes. Of course bright blondes are always a summer favorite.
Who inspires you?
I have been finding inspiration in so many places, most recently I was super inspired by Teresa Mockler and Brent Borreson from Redken. They shared some amazing insight on how to find inspiration anywhere. I went the the Metropolitan Museum of Art and found some cool ideas that were actually got me thinking out of the box and ended up creating the techniques we will be doing in the classes at IBS.