As a color educator as well as a colorist I have the opportunity to bring extensive knowledge and ideas back to the salon, and I love working behind the chair with the newest techniques and products!
I became a colorist at a young age. My first intern experience was working under a Schwarzkopf educator. He influenced my life so strongly and in such a positive way that I wanted to be able to do that for others, that’s when the passion for education came to me.
Working as a Schwarzkopf educator, I get to learn the “latest” techniques and/or trends. “Essential Looks” is the most popular advanced class that I bring into the salon. It is a favorite as I review all of the latest runway looks and I teach colorists how to make the “runway” look “salon friendly” so that it is trendy yet wearable and beautiful! Every week I get to walk into a salon and teach something new and inspiring!
I have traveled the states and internationally, training and working with some of the best in our industry. I have had the privilege to work with celebrity artists, top international artists and award wining colorists.
Another great aspect of working as an educator is the great opportunity to do color for hair shows and runway shows. This is a completely different experience than working behind the chair. When working on a model for a show there is limited product available and time is of the essence! This is where fast thinking about technique and color theory come in!
I love working on my clients in the salon and being an educator gives me the opportunity to always have the newest technology product wise, and to consistently deliver innovative and beautiful results to my salon clients!
Part hair down the middle. Take a small triangular section from either side of part and leave down to frame your face. Take a medium sized section close to your ear on either side and braid loosely towards the back. Where the braids meet secure with a clear elastic band. Take one braid and wrap it up and around itself into a small loose bun. Secure with neutral pins. Rodarte S/S 2013
The easiest look yet! Part hair down the middle. Gather hair towards the nape, leaving some loose strands on either side of the part to frame your face. Secure the ponytail low on your nape with an elastic band. Pull the elastic band 2-3 inches downwards to make an ultra low ponytail! Rochas S/S 2013
Twist Braid! This is much easier to do if you start with wet hair. Smooth hair back and secure low with a clear elastic band. Separate into two sections. Tightly twist an inch at a time, of each section, in a clockwise motion. Cross the right section over the left section and repeat the entire length of your hair. Secure with a clear elastic band. Antonio Berardi S/S 2013
Part hair down the middle. Smooth hair back keeping the mid section wide and flat. Smooth and secure at the nape with a simple “Bungee Band”! Michael Kors S/S 2013
Do a middle part for this look. Take a triangular section from either side of part. Keep the section smooth as you pull back and secure with a small clear elastic band and or neutral pins. Emilio Pucci S/S 2013
Keep your hairline loose and soft for this look. Use a simple wide elastic band and tuck a small section through the band! Chloe S/S 2013
Now that summer in Chicago is finally here we are seeing ponytails everywhere! A sleek ponytail can be sophisticated enough for work or an evening event.
For a sleek look use a flat iron to smooth the ends of your hair. Take your time to gather your hair upward using a boar bristle brush. A boar bristle brush will give you a smoother finish then a brush with nylon or plastic bristles. Once the hair is gathered and smooth secure with an elastic.
If you prefer waves use a large barrel curling iron from the mid-shaft to the ends of your hair. Be careful not to brush through the curls when smoothing and gathering the hair up!
For a more polished look pull a thin strand of hair from the base of the ponytail. Wrap the hair around the elastic and carefully tuck the last two inches into the elastic. If your hair is thick you can take a wider section from the base of the pony, braid the hair, then tuck into the elastic. This is a simple yet beautiful look for any occasion!