It’s been a week since we returned from the BTW Color, Cut & Style Show, but The Salon is still reeling from what all we learned from this amazing event
Stylist Sarah Lyons and I attended the three-day show in Florida, along with 63 educators, 41 sponsors and hundreds of our fellow stylists and salon owners.
Educators showcased coloring, cutting, barbering, styling, braids, and wedding hair on stage.
Industry experts also participated in panels, offering business advice, social media tips and more.
A few of the educators we had the pleasure of listening to were:
This year’s theme for coloring is seamless; colors just seem to melt into one another so you don’t notice where each color was placed.
Fashion colors, such as rose gold and pink, are still hot but are softer shades that blend in well. We will continue to see more pastel pinks, violets and grays.
Reds are always a strong color in the fall, especially deep reds, copper and ruby reds.
As far as blondes, you will begin to see more ash grey and buttery colors to rose blondes with a hint of soft pink.
However, hair color trends will continue to have depth and dimension.
We saw cutting from:
The theme for cutting is soft lines and weightless movement.
These educators performed dry cutting in order to see the natural flow of the hair. Shags, natural curls and loose waves are very strong for fall 2016 and spring 2017. Bangs also continue to be hot.
The new long is shoulder length, according to Garren, who just returned from Fashion Week.
Men’s Barbering Trends
We saw barbering from Mark Bustos and Matty Conrad.
Barbering is here to stay, and barbers are heading back to the old school looks of clean lines and soft blending, as well as shorter to longer and a pompadour on top.
Bustos and Conrad offered tips for men who desire strong square cuts to appear masculine. Beards are also well groomed.
Natural is the theme for hair styling.
From very natural ringlet curls and soft undone waves to Victoria’s Secret-model waves (a la Sarah Potempa) and finger waves to soft continuous S waves that fit together and don’t separate. Seventies-style curls are also back.
Braiding continues to be a huge trend. Some new looks to consider are one center braid and loose waves, Dutch infinity braids, knot braids, and rope braids.
The “One Shot” hair awards show included stylists’ work from all over the world. Pictures illustrated everything from color and cutting, to editorial looks and men’s, to avant-garde styles and rainbow coloring, to even extensions.
We also saw vendors who were displaying the latest and greatest tools to make styling more efficient as well as preserve the integrity of one’s hair.
After the hair show, Sarah and I traveled to Miami to view the new LBP Education Center. The staff stayed after hours to give us a tour. Guests artists, such as Garen, visit to offer hands-on education with professional photographers to boost your portfolio.
Social Media and Business
In addition to color, cut and style trends, Sarah and I also had the opportunity to learn the latest social media and business tips from the pros. The social media panel discussed how stylists can become famous just by properly harnessing the power of social media.
The celebrity stylist panel included:
These industry experts discussed how to brand yourself in addition to the time, hours and dedication it requires to become a successful stylist.
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In one of our previous posts, we gave you a simple tip for avoiding hat hair. Now, we’re going to take it one step further.
Here are six hairstyles that look fabulous under those warm hats you’ll be sporting when the first chill hits.
The Best Hairstyles To Wear With Hats
Whether you choose a beanie, fedora, floppy beret, or a rimmed hat, finding a hairstyle that not only survives the accessory but also looks amazing underneath can be challenging.
These six styles are easy, quick, super fashionable, and can be worn solo as well as with the perfect fall/winter hat.
1. Adult Pig-Tail Braids
Think pig-tail braids are just for little girls? Think again. Add a little tease to the braids, throw on a gorgeous beanie, and you’re ready to tackle — in a very grown-up way — anything the day throws at you.
2. Hair-Wrapped Low Pony
Ponytails are the go-to style for ball caps. But sometimes you want to add a little more style and a little less casual.
Simply pull your hair into a low ponytail, add the hair wrap tie over the elastic band, tease the top a little, and you’ve got a more chic version of this sporty hairdo.
3. Bohemian Twist
This classy updo looks gorgeous, sophisticated, and...complicated. Good news — it’s actually pretty easy. To achieve the look, twist and tuck your tresses around a thin elastic headband. It’ll look amazing with your favorite floppy beret.
4. Faux Bangs and Layers
Is your hair long, messy, and hard to manage? This style could be perfect for you.
Create a side-swept look by maneuvering your locks to frame your face. Toss on a loose beanie and your hair transforms from crazy messy to fashionably put-together.
5. Knotted Side Braid
Low side ponytails add a bit of elegance to any outfit.
For this particular hairdo, incorporate a gorgeous knotted braid into your pony, then pair it with a fabulous brimmed hat.
6. Straightening Iron Curls
Did you know you can get an awesome messy-curls look with your straightener? It’s a great trick that gives you an easy way to fancy up your normal hairstyle, and it might just become your go-to winter style.
Add a little spunk by donning a furry trapper hat.
Getting Gorgeous Hair From the Pros
At The Salon by Lora Brown, we know what it takes to create a look that not only radiates beauty but also works great with your lifestyle. Give us a shout to learn more simple hair tips and tricks.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.