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Connect with Experts at the TexturePavilion

by CurlStylist on Monday, March 4th, 2013, & Modern Salon invite you to experience curly, coily and wavy hair education and demos LIVE at ABS from top texture experts, stylists and brands.

America’s Beauty Show
March 9-11, 2013
McCormick Place in DOWNTOWN Chicago

Saturday March 9th: 11:00am - 5pm
Sunday March 10th: 9am - 5pm
Monday March 11th: 9am - 4pm

TexturePavilion Exhibitors:

Jane Carter Solution, Universal Beauty Products My DNA, Strawllers, Curly Hair Solutions, Mizani

TexturePavilion Presenters (non-exhibitors):

BOCA Cosmetics Group, GK Hair, TIGI, Joico, Arrojo

Photo from Texture!

Hair team: Thomas Osborn, Adriana Papaleo, Christopher Catanese, Brian Adelman; Photography: Heath Grout; Make-up: Julie Pope; Styling: Cindy Jo Taylor

Read the digital version of Texture!

ABS 2012: Color Me Cinnamon

by Cassadie on Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Cinnamon hues were hot on the Avlon stage this year at America’s Beauty Show. We were loving this multi-dimensional coppery-red with honeyed highlights which complimented this model’s highly textured, haute-couture coif. Avlon Platform Artist and Educator Marco Ortiz used the following formula to achieve this warm, rich tone on a virgin application of color:

• 2 ounces of 10N
• 5 oz of 5RC
• 3 oz of developer 20 volume (for the highlights)

To achieve the final style, Avlon artists shingled the model’s 4a hair with KeraCare Natural Textures Defining Custard to define and lengthen her coils. Once the hair was fully dry from this wash’n'go set, the artist used a flat twisting and pinning technique on one side, back and part of the front to create a half-updo. The truly versatile finished look is perfect for both daytime and evening wear.

ABS 2012: Trending Vintage Texture

by Cassadie on Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Vintage styling and texture techniques such as bouffants, French rolls, pin curls and finger waves were all the rage at this year’s America’s Beauty Show. We caught up with Hair Rules Founder and Texture Guru Anthony Dickey who demonstrated how a traditional pin curl set on curly hair is a safe method to create an textured, 70’s glam look with a refined, modern twist.  Here’s how he got the look on CurlStylist’s own Michelle Breyer:

1. Wash and condition hair using Hair Rules Cleanser and Conditioner

2. Do a light blow dry to partially straighten the hair.

3. Prep the hair with Hair Rules Volumizing Dry Shampoo

4. Use a flat iron, rather than a curling iron, to create a traditional pin curl set. With a flat iron you can both smooth and shape, reducing the amount of heat needed to create the finished style.

5. Gently remove the pins and use fingers to smooth the hair into place.

6. Finish with hairspray and voila a sleek and elegant spin on a textured ‘do!

“I’m really inspired by the 1970’s, which I think back on as a very inclusive time in texture.” explained Dickey.  “I love Halston-esque, Bianca Jagger glam. Styles from this era provide a sophisticated interpretation of texture that are work for almost any hair type!”

Special thanks to Michelle for trading in her signature curls for an adventure in runway-worthy waves!

Texture Pavilion Rocks 2012 ABS!

by Cassadie on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

This year, America’s Beauty Show received a big dose of curls, kinks and waves from the first-ever Texture Pavilion. Hosted by TextureMedia and Modern Salon, the Texture Pavilion brought together six of the leading texture-specific brands including Curly Hair Solutions, Hair Rules, My DNA, Jane Carter Solution, Jessicurl and Use Me. The TexturePavilion featured three full days of live styling demonstrations on the Texture Stage geared towards educating stylists and students about styling and hair care for an increasingly curly-haired clientele.

“As more and more consumers become educated about environmentally and healthy hair care, we’re seeing a lot more texture in the salons as people are giving up chemical straightening,” explains Anthony Dickey Founder of Hair Rules. “It’s crucial for stylists to learn how to work with, and not against, texture in order to maintain and grow their clientele.”

Topics covered in the styling demonstrations included:

• How to lengthen and define a client’s existing curl pattern
• How to dry hair without creating frizz
• Curly cutting techniques
• How to safely, but non-permanently, straighten textured hair

Texture On Stage

Texture was hot on other stages across the show floor, proving the importance of texture-centric stylist education. “Curls are coming back!”, exclaimed a platform artist on the FHI Stage. Over on the ARROJO stage, attendees caught a glimpse of the latest in perming technology called the American Wave to be released in May 2012. “We’re very inspired by the multi-textured styles we’ve been seeing on the streets of New York. There is clearly a return to texture,” explained Nick Arrojo who made a cameo on the TexturePavilion stage, ” and the American Wave offers clients a way to get billowing and free-flowing waves and curls.”

Here’s a glimpse of the Texture Pavilion in action during the 2012 ABS:

Texture! Live at America’s Beauty Show

by Tracey on Monday, February 20th, 2012

Model at America's Beauty Show

As the textured hair revolution takes hold around the world, stylists and industry professionals are continually seeking out educational opportunities and experiences to further their own curly cutting, styling and coloring skills.

To further the revolution, TextureMedia has partnered with Modern Salon Magazine to bring the bi-annual Texture! supplement to life at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago on March 3-5. For the first time ever, we are bringing top educators and artists from leading curly hair brands and companies to provide three days of  texture-specific programing. The Texture Pavilion will feature live styling demonstrations from Hair Rules, Curly Hair Solutions, Jessicurl, Farouk, Universal Beauty Systems, Ouidad, Use Me, ARROJO, Tigi and Jane Carter Solution

Visit the Texture Pavilion

The Texture Pavilion will consist of a mainstage, the TextureStage, surrounded by showcase tables featuring the participating texture brands. While the stylists are on stage delivering a wide variety of education, attendees will have the opportunity to peruse the product offerings and talk to brand representatives at the showcase tables.

The event is FREE for all ABS attendees, so be sure to stop by to learn about the latest tips and trends from the world of curl. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to enter a Tigi-sponsored giveaway for a chance to win a trip to New York City for a one-on-one color class with a Tigi color specialist.

Not Going to ABS?  No Worries!

For those who cannot make it to ABS, we will have our TextureSquad on the ground who will be live Tweeting and posting from the event so you can experience the demonstrations in real time.  Make sure to follow @naturallycurly on Twitter so that you don’t miss out on the Texture Pavilion action!

And Don’t Forget…

Read the latest issue of the Texture! supplement for a taste of what will be live on the Texture Pavilion.

Texture! Hits the Runways

by CurlStylist on Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Models strut their stuff on Fashion Week runways across the globe every fall and spring, sporting trend-setting frocks and head-turning hairstyles.

Traditionally, these styles have revolved around straight strands — think sleek ponytails and shiny bobs. But as fashion evolves, so does the hair. Now there are many manes of curls and variations in texture.

In this issue of Texture!, we’ve taken a peek at recent shows and seasons and the wide variety of textured styles worn to complement the clothes.

Also, this month, editors are participating in New York’s Fashion Week in an exciting new endeavor called Texture on the Runway. More than 400 stylists, influencers, industry leaders and consumer media will gather at this first-of-its-kind show. MODERN is a media sponsor of the event that is sure to make waves in the industry, with stylists from each brand showcasing their texture vision. co-founder and Texture! partner Michelle Breyer of Texture Media, Inc., says, “The world today is a much different place than it was when we started the site 14 years ago, with a multitude of curl-specific products, a growing legion of curl-savvy stylists and increasing respect in society for texture in all of its beautiful forms. But while much progress has been made, many people still believe texture is a passing trend. Much like this special Texture! collaboration with MODERN, Texture on the Runway is about telling the world that curls, kinks and waves are here to stay.”

Riding the Wave

Editorial stylists and runway looks aren’t alone in their love of texture. More professionals are seeking education on cutting, styling and coloring curly clients.

Whether you take a class from your favorite manufacturer, download a course from Modern Salon Learning or take advantage of education in your own salon, becoming a texture expert should be a main priority this year.

Looking for a place to jump right into texture education? MODERN SALON Media and Texture Media will have a special texture stage and exhibit area at America’s Beauty Show, March 3-5 at McCormick Place in Chicago ( experts from our sponsors will bring Texture! to life on stage.

Remember, a stylist who can handle any type of texture — for cuts and color — is an invaluable resource to a frustrated client.

Read the digital edition!

TONI&GUY Get Generous

by Megan Dorcey on Monday, March 21st, 2011


Learn from the best at a master class.

TONI&GUY is launching themselves as the go-to brand for education this year, and with over 40 years of talent and expertise, the UK-founded brand is spreading the love with free education. One lucky stylist will get the chance to learn from the best at a Master Class held by TONI&GUY at an academy near them.

Sign up to win a 2 DAY ADVANCED CLASS with the masters in an area near you. Simply fill out the form on the TONI&GUY website and you are instantly entered to win. Don’t miss this opportunity to enter your name today for the chance to win and learn the latest news and trends.  Classes are being held in Dallas, Phoenix, Santa Monica, Atlanta, Boise, Toledo, Rhode Island and Seattle.

For more information, visit the TONI&GUY website.

ABS 2011 Hair Show Wrap-Up!

by Alicia Ward on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Yesterday marked the end of another magic year at America’s Beauty Show in Chicago. We had a blast and absolutely loved the A-list of hair and salon professionals that showed up and flew in from all over the country and world. In addition to the A-list salon professionals were thousands of cosmetologists, hailing from every state in the US. It was a great show, big on theatrics and big on big hair! We wandered the show for days and rounded up the best of the best of the people at America’s Beauty Show.

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2011 Hair Styles: Trends from the hair show!

by Alicia Ward on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Do you know where trends come from or wonder why every magazine is telling you that something is the latest and hottest look? It’s because of events like America’s Beauty Show. America’s Beauty Show is where thousands of salon professionals like you will converge to learn from top industry pros about the latest products and techniques in hair, skin and nails. Then what you learn will be available at your salon – thus, creating the trends.

This year at America’s Beauty Show there were lots of hot new trends. Below we detail the hottest trends for curlies.

Platinum locks!

Make your client’s dark locks a thing of the past with the new hot trend of platinum curls! Everywhere you looked woman and men were rocking platinum locks. If you want to be give your client a bold look this season offer them a shade of platinum to kick their color up a notch.

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Seeing Red!

Big bold red is very hot this season. The red of this season is a deep almost maroon and looks amazing on olive and dark skin tones – however, those with plate skin can pull it off too! This color will make your client stand out and add some serious dimension to their curls.

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Cut it Short!

Say goodbye to those long layers and hello to short curl bobs! The bob has always been a classic style for curlies but it’s being taken to new extremes this year with fun layers and super short styles. Is your client ready for a big change? Give them a super short style today. Short styles allow your clients to show off their other features and play with accessories.

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Vidal Sassoon The Movie | How One Man Changed The World

by Alicia Ward on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

America’s Beauty Show hosted the Chicago Premiere of the inspiring documentary, Vidal Sassoon The Movie at Cadillac Palace Theater Saturday night. The movie documents the life of the legendary hair guru rose from humble beginnings to start a hair revolution and create one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

The red carpet was rolled out and the theater was packed. The premiere was packed with top stylists and industry leaders to name a few: Mario Tricocci, Nick Arrojo, Robert Cromeans, Stephanie Kocielski, Angus Mitchell and Takashi Kitamura.

The movie displayed the story of his life from his impoverished childhood in an jewish orphanage to the start of his business in London through today. The story captivating and touched on many famous Sassoon moments like the first salon on New Bond street, his television appearances in the 70’s, divorce of his first wife, model Nancy Kwan, and partnership with designer Mary Quant. The film was made over the course of three years, the movie includes interviews with key Vidal insiders including Tony Beckerman.

Vidal Sassoon (center) at the Premier of “Vidal Sassoon The Movie,” Frank Gironda, president of Cosmetologists of Chicago (far left).

The movie displayed and told the story behind his innovation and his revolutionary haircuts, such as the five-point and the geometric bob. You may recall that some of the most famous models and celebrities sported his cuts: Grace Coddington, Twiggy, Rita Hayworth, and Jean Shrimpton.

The film highlighted the first appearance of his cut in a film—Mia Farrow’s famous short haircut first debuted in the 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby, directed by Roman Polanski.

The film ended on an inspirational note with the 83-year-old:

“If you can get to the root of who you are, and you can make something happen from it—my sense is that you’re gonna surprise yourself.”

After the film, Michael Gordon, legendary hairdresser, founder of Bumble and bumble and author of Hair Heroes and producer of the movie, had a question and answer session and assisted the Cosmetologists of Chicago in presenting the Steuben Crystal Hair Icon Award.

This film will truly move you! You will laugh, cry and feel so proud to have seen this man’s amazing journey!

This movie is a must-see for every hairdresser, new, old or those considering a career as a stylist. You will be inspired and moved by this amazing story! You definitely don’t want to miss this inspiring look at the man who “changed the world with a pair of scissors.”

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