Hair Up To There With Crimps, NAHA – 2017

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair Up To There With Crimps, NAHA – 2017

Photo: Sylvia Hardt/Courtesy PBA

This fabulous stratospheric style with hair piled casually on top up to there, crimping in strategic places and wisps of hair on the forehead was one of the looks Nominated for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) 2017.   It did not win. But it is a winner. Congratulations to Christian James of Shade Studio. For more NAHA winners for 2017 and 2016, put NAHA in to the Search Box, top left of this page, and scroll down a few pages.

Hair: Christian James, Shade Studio, Phoenix, AZ … Photo: Sylvia Hardt/Courtesy PBA

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Hair Sculpture Inspired by Living Trees – 2016

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hair Sculpture Inspired by Living Trees – 2016

Photo: © John Rawson

This hair sculpture reminds one of a topiary tree, like this spiral tree bordered with a low hedge from homestratosphere.com The hair, by Sal Misseri of L&G Chicago/Katzen Education, is clipped to a clearly defined geometric shape and colored green like a tree. Misseri is Nominated in the Hairstylist of The Year Category for the North American Hairdressing Awards (NAHA) for 2016, winners to be announced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on July 24, 2016, hosted this year by the incredible Alan Cumming.  For 53 stunning topiary trees, gardens, plants and other shapes, click HERE and for tickets for NAHA, click HERE 

Hair: Sal Misseri, L&G Chicago/Katzen Education, Chicago, IL … Photo: John Rawson

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NAHA. Knitted, Quilted Hair – 2016

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

NAHA. Knitted, Quilted Hair – 2016

Photo: © Keith Bryce

“The hair here was inspired by knitting with quilted textures, so on trend in the fashion world right now,” says Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, of this short, tufted look created on long hair to look like short hair, one of his looks nominated in the Texture category for the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA.)  “The best thing about this is that you can do the knitted technique in specific areas of the head, or all over the head, like here.” He started by smoothing the hair back, then applied netting over the hair, securing the edges with clips. Using a crochet hook, beginning at the front, he pulled loops through the netting, worked his way back towards the nape, securing the netting with pins. “The technique takes on a unique “undone” texture every time, never looking exactly the same twice,” says the innovative hairstylist, who is the L’Anza Global Creative Director, and was nominated in many categories, for NAHA 2016. Congratulations, Ammon. You should win at least one award. The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) event takes place July 24th in Las Vegas. Beauty Professionals, purchase tickets HERE

Hair: Ammon Carver, Ammon Carver Studio, NYC … Products: L’Anza Touchable Hold, Lustrous Finishing Spray … Makeup: Deney Adam … Photo: © Keith Bryce

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