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Armstrong McCall World’s Fair Show with Nicole Lynne

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”.

Source: google.com via Nicole on Pinterest

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 …

Orlando Premiere 2012 with Melissa Johnson

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!