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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!

Orlando Premiere 2012 with Adrienne Rogers

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.
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Discover Show STL

 

Kristen Linares

PC Educator St. Louis

 

       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!

 

Kristen Linares DISCOVER SHOW 2012 ST. LOUIS MAY 6th and 7th

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.

                                   www.KristenLinares.com www.ThirteenthandWashington.com

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DISCOVER SHOW 2012 – ST. LOUIS – MAY 6th and 7th

      The America’s Center St. Louis,MO
701 Convention Plaza

St Louis,MO

      Sunday, May 6th ’12
8:30 AM- 6:00 PM
What’s in for Spring/Summer 2012?
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 Edwards St.Louis Discover Show May 6-7 2012

  Laurie Edwards 

  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

St Louis,MO

      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 Johnson IBS New York April 22-24th 2012

  Melissa Johnson 

  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.

 

Adrienne Rogers IBS New York April 22-24th

Adrienne Rogers   National Technical Training Director

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Adrienne is currently a senior colorist at Cutler Salon in New York City as well as the owner of Hush Salon in Philadelphia. She divides her time between the locations catering to a full book of savvy clients. Adrienne is frequently called upon to color New York’s up & coming models. Her credits include: Best Colorist by Allure Magazine, Behind the Chair, American Salon, Modern Salon, Glamour, and Elle Girl, plus numerous makeovers for other magazines and TV, including Bravo’s Make me a Supermodel and the Daily Buzz.

Adrienne is also the National Technical Training Director for Product Club. In this role, she will be responsible for developing new techniques that are in line with current fashion trends and incorporating them into Product Club’s class formats. She travels extensively teaching advanced coloring techniques in classroom demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Adrienne is a talented salon colorist whose friendly & approachable style makes her a sought out educator & presenter.

www.hushsalon.com

 

What will you be teaching in your class? www.ibsnewyork.com IBS New York April 22-24th 2012
This year there are two classes for IBS that I am teaching. I am teaching The Art of Highlighting and Celebrating Hair Color as an Art Form.
The Art of Highlighting is a series of DVD’s that Product Club Produced last year. Our main mission has been to give ideas to Colorists, and to inspire them to evolve them into new designs that they’ve come up with. The Art of Highlighting Class is variations that I’ve come up with using jumping off points from our DVD collections. I’m really focused on beautiful dimension in hair color and a melted quality of highlights moving through the hair.
The Celebrating Hair Color as an Art Form is more of that plus some interesting comparisons of technique in hair color and art and design.

What’s in for Spring/Summer 2012?
This Spring/Summer is all about color in fashion and I think there is a return of that in hair color too. For quite a while there has been a quietness in the tonal qualities of fashion. I have a wardrobe that’s predominantly grey.
This season is pushing me to shop for more vibrant clothes. I believe hair is in the same boat and I am evolving my clients into beautiful washes of color over their highlights. I’m feeling translucent cherries, ambers, and warm wood tones. I believe these will be a gorgeous compliment to the colorful tones in fashion this season.
It’s all about balance and the complete look.
If a client leans toward a very strong look and is consistent with that I believe their hair color can be stronger too. As a beauty consultant it is important that we as stylists help steer our clients to a cohesive look that they can maintain on a daily basis. I want my client’s look to work for them every day. To be able to stand up to evenings out as well as a trip to the grocery store without ever looking out of place.

Who inspires you?

I am inspired by many things for the looks I create. I love art. Abstract, illustration and photography are my favorites. Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with interior design as well. There are lots principles in the world of art and design that apply to esthetics. I write things down that appeal to me and see how they can apply to what I’m doing in hair color.
My colleagues are a never ending supply of inspiration as well. We’re so wildly dorky at work talking formula and placement. I love that.
I love that in our industry I am challenged everyday by the client as well I am inspired and pushed by them to continue to evolve their look and keep them current in fashion and feeling good about themselves. It is never a good thing to be too sedentary in your client’s color. They feel cheated and so do I if I lose my edge. After 23 years of doing this I still sweat it out trying to please people. It’s a great victory every time I can pull it off. This industry challenges me and rewards me in a constant cycle and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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.