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.
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 Ruth AndolsenRuth specializes in color at Adrienne Roger’s highly regarded salon, Hush Salon in Philadelphia. She received Best Colorist in 2010 from Philadelphia Weekly. Ruth has participated in New York Fashion Week for several seasons and is always on top of current trends via her obsession with fashion blogs and high end fashion magazines. Ruth teaches practical salon friendly techniques that both beginner and advanced colorists can implement in their daily work. She is an approachable, down to earth educator who believes everyone can achieve celebrity worthy hair color.
What is your favorite Product Club tool? My Favorite Product Club tool is the Color Whip. I highlight all day long and the color whip makes the consistency of my lightener perfect!
What Product Club Techniques will you use most for Fall 2012? For the fall, ombre is still very popular and my favorite way to create this look in a rich way is with Laurie’s technique Skylighting. I’ve been using this technique all year with great results, even with clients who have grey because you apply the single process first and then go in and then highlight. For clients who have tried ombre and wants something new, I’m glazing their preexisting highlights to create less contrast and lightness and more tone on tone variation like Leighton Meester
What do you think will be hot in haircolor for Fall 2012?
Clients always want to go darker in the fall but I predict that red will be they way they choose to do so. Ashley Green is a huge red hair muse for me as is fashion model Lydia Hearst. I give my red headed clients rich natural dimension by using my Raylighting techinique all around the hair line front and back. I process that to my desired level of lift shampoo, dry and then apply a red glaze under heat for 20 minutes and then let it cool for 10.
What can we expect to learn in your class this weekend? I will be talking about how understanding ombre techniques can help with corrective color and will be using the raylighting for reds technique as well.
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!
Orlando Premiere is one of the largest beauty shows in the country. Stylist are eager to learn and excited to go shopping for the latest and greatest. Our educators look forward to sharing their techniques that they use behind the chair! Come see us in Booth: 4779 June 2-4th 2012
Meet Adrienne Rogers, owner of Hush salon in Philadelphia, PA. Adrienne is inspiring and a breath of fresh air when it comes to hair color education!
What Product Club techniques do use use most often?
AR: I’ve been blending the techniques lately. The pinwheel has been altered quite a bit and has a more blended panel feeling. Also ray lighting has been so useful to me and I change it up almost every day. I change things out all the time or I start to go nuts. Ask me in the fall and maybe I’ll have a better idea of what I did this summer!
What is your favorite product club tool?
AR: This is a tough one for me and after a lot of thought I’ve decided that it’s the lucite foil dispenser. Everyone in my salon has one on their color tray. The former New Yorker in me respects the space planning aspect of the dispenser. Foils don’t fly around, I have everything at my fingertips. Underneath the pop up foils I put shorter foils for short hair so that they’re always ready to use – and my glass protectors and foil boards are always there when I need them.
Wondering what you’ll see in Adrienne’s class? Here is a sneak peek…
The Chevron Panel slide features a picture that inspired me to create the technique. Art is a great way to be inspired with hair color. I then thought about the design building blocks and interpreted the painting into a hair color technique. Yes, you can say it. I’m a total dork.This class I’m focusing on how I adapt the ideas on the DVDs. I’m really looking to help people do this for themselves. Thinking about the Design building blocks of what I’m doing is one of the ways I look at altering or reinterpreting techniques. Each situation and client is different and considering these variables has been very helpful to me.
This weekend was a great learning experience. As always I had a great time with the Product Club education team! Kevin did a great job setting up the booth and motivating us! Adrienne and Laurie really helped me understand what it means to be a color educator. They are both amazing and have so much wisdom to share. I am inspired not only by their hair color abilities but also by their ability to balance their career while also being a great mothers. I hope to have a fraction of their talent and patience as I advance in my career.
This show was insanely packed with stylist eager to learn and inspired to stock up on their professional tools. We were a bit overwhelmed by all the attention, however very excited that so many people were stocking up on our educational DVDs and tools. The Foil Assistant flew off the shelves.http://productclub.com/whats_new/product-club-foil-assistant I wish I had a picture of some of the astonished faces I seen! I think the Assistant is one of the greatest tools we have. It’s going to be one of those things in the future that we look back and say, “How the h*%! did I ever work without this?!”
Our classes were packed…and so was our booth…. Goodtimes <3
State Beauty Supply put together a great show! Thanks!
A natural born artist and girly girl who loves the beauty industry. She is a 3rd generation hair & makeup artist from Tampa Bay who strives to perfect images, inform the misunderstood, and teach all a thing or two about their beauty regimen. She is becoming one of YouTube’s most popular beauty Vloggers! You can find a new tutorial from Kristen every Friday!
As the owner of Thirteenth and Washington, located in St. Louis, MO Kristen has created an upscale environment to accommodate editorial stylist, photographers, and educational events. Teaching is one of her greatest passions and she has a very natural way of empowering her students to feel confident in their technique. Having been exposed to the world of high fashion helped develop her taste for classic looks to Avant garde. New York Fashion week has been one of Kristen’s greatest experiences as an artist. “There’s certain energy when you are a creative person in New York. It’s as if you know you’re going to be a person who will accomplish great things for having been there!”” she says.
Kristen wants to help other artist understand how simple it is to become a visionary and see color in the same way she can. Product Club has been such a great way for her to share her ambition and knowledge.
I’ve been loving the Ombre, however I feel there has been less contrast between the base and ends. There’s a bit of sparkle connecting the bright bold ends with the rich base. I love using Product Club’s switchback set technique to create soft connection that doesn’t over power the look. Spring/ Summer 2012 is all about healthy, shiney, & soft-yet bright color.
Who/What inspires you?
I am inspired by music videos, movies, and TV. The world is such a real place and all too serious at times. I love to kick back and let fantasy inspire me to create whimsical haircolor that is wearable & unique. Also, I am inspired by the hair itself. I like to work with the hair not against it. I love when deep rich color has faded off the ends from a summer of sun and creates a soft Ombre. It makes it easy to maintain the health of the hair while adding in some sets of color.
Laurie has been in the beauty industry for 13+ years. Over the last decade, Laurie has developed her career with Cutler Salon in NYC and currently holds the position of Color Director of Education. Laurie is responsible for growing a strong education team within the Soho salon. She coaches and educates Cutler colorists while continuing to build her own clientele. She teaches Cutler color seminars to stylists nationwide and also teaches for Product Club. Her passion for creating beautiful color is the core of her success with students and clients.
Laurie has been featured in Allure magazine for 2007 “ Rising Star in New York”, Allure Guide to Gorgeous Hair and Allure Spa Directory New York City. She was also interviewed for Oprah Magazine and worked on television show “So You Want To Be a Super Model” makeover episode.
DISCOVER SHOW 2012 – ST. LOUIS – MAY 6th and 7th
The America’s Center St. Louis,MO
701 Convention Plaza
Sunday, May 6th ’12
8:30 AM- 6:00 PM
What will you be teaching in your class?
The class is featuring techniques and tools inspired from The Art of Highlighting collection, and my experiences with my everyday client. Ombre coloring technique called Skylighting, which adds depth back into hair color will be a focus for us. Enhancing and richening the “natural” color to previously highlighted hair is who this concept gravitates to. We also will be addressing clients that want multi colors within their hair style, and the how and why of placements. I have been focusing on working off a plethora of diagonals partings within a head shape. This has created really nice movement throughout the shape. I wanted to add tools to doing color on short hair as well as long. I spend time on how we can stay inspired, how we find and create this for ourselves and other Artist. Where do you look, what are the resources you use to keep that inspirational eye moving and keep your clients loving what your creating. I feel hair is a soft, moveable canvas and incorporating some interest in what we are doing is huge now and always. We as Artists are looking to create hair that looks healthy, beautiful and yet sets us apart from the average stylist.
What’s in for Spring/Summer 2012?
Hair color is moving in all directions, but shiny healthy hair is what our clients want. The heavy bang is really fun, along with utilizing natural curl and movement in the hair. I’m loving the intense Ombre color, and also adding in soft subtle highlights to this look. These extremes are taking the simple highlight to the next level.
Who inspires you?
I find that I’m inspired by classic looks like Alexander Wang, Micheal Kors, yet mostly by independent clothing designers in our own areas. These Artists have the new styles with a lot of personal detail and hard work that I appreciate!
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.
Hi everyone, we’re starting up the first in our series of creative tool tip videos. Check out how to mix tube color with an Applicator Bottle and Hand Mixer. It’s a technique that will impress your clients. Adrienne Rogers takes you through it. Stay tuned for more video content in the coming weeks.