Posted by on Feb 3, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Avant Garde Hair by NAHA Finalist – 2023

Photos: Damien Carney

The inspiration for this “Euphoria Hair Collection” by Anakin Chan of Bubbles Salon, was a futuristic garden.  “I was trying to think outside the box to make the hair look like plastic with some transparency so you can see the hair through the light,” the artist said.   “The lighting for the photo shoot was also critical because I wanted to see the shapes.”

Nominated as an Avant Garde Finalist for the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) 34th annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHS) for 2023, he first cut a piece of extension, laid it flat and saturated it with Mod Podge (an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish) then let dry overnight.  When 100% dried, he cut different sized circles in different shapes, folding them like an origami, then glue gunned them together on a base to fit with the model’s face. Congratulations to Anakin and to all the Finalists.

Hair Stylist: Anakin Chan, Bubbles Salon, Maryland … Hair Product: CIBU … Makeup; joanne Gair  … Fashion Director: Nikko Kefalas … Model: Elena Sartison … Photos: Damien Carney (Courtesy The Professional Beauty Association (PBA)

Stay tuned for more inspirations from the most prestigious professional beauty competition in North America which honors the salon industry’s top artists who have a creative field day participating in various categories.  Tickets for the event, which takes place at Anaheim Convention Center on April 2nd, are available if you CLICK HERE

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