Tough Decisions as a Judge for the Bioionic Style Awards

I had the honor of being one of the judges charged with selecting this year’s winner in the 2016 Annual ‪#‎BioionicStyleAwards‬ at Club Avalon in Hollywood. It was a fabulous event with so many beauty industry elites!  My personal congratulations again to Kelsey Deuel, winner of the 2016 Style Awards.

A Personal Thank You For Salon Sales Goals Met

Had such an amazing day with a talented group of high-achieving stylists in Knoxville/Farragut, TN who surpassed their salon sales goals!  I love their passion and drive! We could all learn a few things from such a dedicated team.

Hair Trends are Hot at the 2016 Met Gala

Hair is always on center stage! Though there are always lots of amazing gowns and sparkle, the hot hair trends at the Met Gala always make it worth watching. The Met Gala is a posh, annual black-tie extravaganza held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

The Met Gala is one of my favorite events of the year because it prompts people to step outside the comfort zone and push their own fashion limits. The costumes and hair we get to see are strictly sensational. I’m using “the royal we” in this instance; only 600 tickets — at $30,000 each are available, and most go to those with very deep pockets for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for Vogue and for the fashion world in general. Nonetheless, it’s the best reality television available!

The hair this year showed a variety of sleek and tight styles. Olivia Wilde probably best epitomized that on trend style.

Both a baby bump and a “bump” of color looked fabulous on the beautiful Kerry Washington. I loved that she added a deep red violet to accent her stunning black gown.

Katy Perry was pure drama as she transformed her look from good girl to wild show stopper in her Prada gown accented with a classic Beehive hairstyle that gave her look a modern spin.

Beyonce never disappoints and this year was no exception. Her flesh tone gown accentuated her amazing body. Her beautifully finished, sleek hairstyle was a perfect match for her stunning look.

Overall, it was a stunning event and some of the most beautiful “people watching” ever. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Did you have a favorite hair look?

Oscars 2016: My Favorite Red Carpet Looks

Those Oscars! Did you watch? The Oscars are never short on style and this year’s Academy Awards hair and fashion gave us much to admire. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites…

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Cuba Welcomes Beauty: Nick Stenson, Tony Odisho & Intercoiffure

Oh, Cuba…#ISeeYourBeauty!

When my friend Tony Odisho, master stylist and a member of the prestigious Intercoiffure America-Canada, invited me to collaborate on the first ever opportunity to bring Cuba to the American beauty industry, I knew it was the chance of a lifetime!

Shooting in Old Havana

Shooting in Old Havana

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Bronde, Bobs & Lobs Win the 2016 Grammy Hair Awards

Bronde is big! While no actual awards were given for great hair at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, music’s biggest night with nonetheless celebrated with a pageantry of song, style and as always, fabulous hair. Did you spot the trends — especially lobs, bobs and the wildly popular Bronde? [Read more…]

Hair Elevates Art at Matrix Destination 2016

Matrix Destination 2016 elevated the art of hair!

I can safely say that Matrix Destination 2016 was a truly inspirational event for me and, from the enthusiastic responses, the education raised the bar for all involved! Over 3,000 hairdressers attended last week  in Orlando, Florida, saying they came away with MUCH more than they’d even hoped for. [Read more…]

“I Can Hear my Mother in my Ear…”

Do you know YOUR ultimate goal? ‪ Here’s mine… ‬‬
Watch the video here!

Happy to Share Some “Tips from the Top”

Want tips? Mine are included in First Chair’s latest “Tips from the Top!”

Interested in “All Things Blonde?” 

I discuss hand-painted highlights and “all things blonde” in my ongoing column in this month’s issue of The Colorist Magazine. Are your clients ready for a new blonde?