EDUCATION: Class 'Shaping our Future' with Leonardo and Marco! 

Shaping our Future Class, March 2016!

LOOK #1 by Leonardo Manetti:  

Leo set the whole head with a figure eight setting on big hairpins. He sprayed the Medium hold hair spray all over each section (about 1 square inch of hair) and then wrapped it on the pins. After wrapping it, he flat ironed the product in to the hair that was wrapped on the pin. Once dried and cooled, he took the pins out to create the kinky curl you see in reference.

From there he pinned the back up and out of the way, eventually taking panels of this crinkled texture and laying it over the twist in the back. He used a deep part in the front to extenuate the tall “behive-ish” shape. By separating the set, we really got to explore creating a vertical shape that incorporates texture.

LOOK #2 by Marco Santini: 

It is Marco's take on a modern beehive. He prepped the hair with the Volume mousse and blow dried it smooth. After it was dry he sectioned out the crown and pinned it away. He then took one inch strip sections from crown section the hairline and teased each panel lightly. After doing around the whole head and teasing each panel, he took the crown section out, teased it, rolled it down and used it for a base for the beehive. He wrapped each section around the head, slightly separating the teasing to get an airy feel for the beehive. Tip: if your teasing is done correctly, you don’t need to use a lot of pins. Marco used maybe 4 pins total.It’s all in the prep work.

EDUCATION: Class 'Transformations, from LONG to SHORT' with Marco Santini!

'Transformations, from LONG to SHORT', March 2016! Stunning styles created by our own Marco Santini.

LOOK #1: 

Marco prepped the hair with Volume mousse and then curled 1 square inch sections all the way around the head.After curling everything with an inch curling iron, he used his tail comb to to tease the sections down into little flowers all over the head to finish the look he used string, wrapped around her head to accentuate the shape he wanted. His reference was a 1930s razor bob.  
Tip: it’s important to watch your tension when teasing. Pay attention to the curl patterns and use soft hands

Look #2:  

This is another long to short look. Marco sectioned off the top (high recessions to the crown, in a triangle), after blow drying smooth with Volume mousse.  He then pinned a classic French twist in the back, mindful to keep the sides very flat. Then on top, he did a fish tail braid starting in the front hairline. After completing the braid, he shoved it forward to make it separate and create a “hat “ shape. His reference for this was a pan am flight attendant from the 1960s. Tip: prep work makes the look. Be mindful of using enough product. You shouldn’t have to use a lot of pins to get a great style. Use your products as a tool and watch your work change.

Tip of the Week: New season & keeping your tresses super FRESH! 

How to keep your long hair looking fresh? 

Leonardo Manetti suggests: Get regular trims and keep your color fresh.
Frequent Blow drys can wreck havoc on your hair. Some business models try to pump out blow drys as quickly as possible, which at times cannot be the best option for your hair. We, as a salon, are most concerned with keeping the integrity of your hair with high-end products and the appropriate amount of heat. It is important to keep the ends fresh every 8 weeks with a trim. For color or gloss refresh every 6-8 weeks.

DONE & UNDONE LOOK at HOME In Francis’s look, we wanted to portray a done undone look. Stretching your washing schedule can help a lot. We use the Hair Refresher to skip a day or two of harsh shampoos. In this look we used the Volu Mousse and lifted the roots as we blowdry.

One of the easiest things you can do to make your hair look fuller is pay a attention to the roots while blow drying. You want to lift them off the scalp to achieve volume and movement. You can either flip your head over and pull your hair towards the floor while blow drying or lift it towards the ceiling with head in a normal position.  You want to get the air flowing down the hair shaft starting at the root.This makes a huge difference.

For the undone look, use a big curling iron but leave the ends a little straighter, it is a more modern take on big sexy hair. After curling rake fingers through the hair or brush out. Never leave the curls in without finishing them. This makes them last longer and they will look more natural if you brush them out after setting.

Some other great products we can recommend: Minu Shampoo and Conditioner to protect color from heat styling and daily ware.

Olivia Palermo sports Edgy Braids by Marco Santini!

It’s hard to pull off a braided hairstyle and not end up appearing too cutesy but leave it to Olivia’s creativity and the skill of one of her hairstylist’s, Marco Santini, to create a look that has some significant rock n roll edge to it. Our favorite part? Olivia wore this look out to a black tie affair in New York City, pairing it with an ethereal Dennis Basso robe which brought the whole look into a perfect harmony of hard and soft. Read on to see how you can replicate the look.

"We started off with French braids on both sides of her head. starting at the front of the hairline, working our way down and finally wrapping behind the ear and closing with clear elastics (Olivia’s hair was dry when we started). Next, I blow dried the top middle portion of the hair starting at the crown and utilizing Davines Volume Spray, I moved from front to back with a medium round brush to create a smooth panel of hair that was pushed off of the face. To make sure the hair stayed secure in the style we created, I took one end of a thin transparent thread and secured it to a long bobby pin which I think threaded through the center back of the hair (like a thread and needle) and finished with a light hairspray." - Marco Santini

*text from by Jillian Magenheim