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Lady Gaga Copies Beyonce’s Bangs!

by CurlStylist on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Lady Gaga stepped out in Manchester Monday with a hairstyle quite similar to Beyonce’s “micro bang”. Could this be the new trend in fringe?
Chosen by Refinery29 as the ‘Best Bang Trim‘ in Chicago, celebrity hairstylist and owner of George the salon, GeorgeGonzalez, is available to discuss all things fringe. I look forward to working on any potential articles with you. Initial tips are below:
“The ‘micro bang‘ is a bold statement cut and the right amount of texture is key to pull them off,” explains George Gonzalez, owner of George the salon Chicago. “There are a few elements to consider before you take the plunge. If your hairline is dense, a bang like this can look fantastic. With a choppy, short fringe, you also can’t ignore natural cowlicks.  If a client has too many, they should consider the amount of work they will need to do daily to smooth them out. Plus, do you feel comfortable accentuating features like your forehead and eyebrows?”
Do: Bring pictures just in case you cannot find what you want in the salon magazines.
Don’t: Go too short. It is best to start gradually cutting. Your stylist can always take more off.
Do: Sit and discuss your hair before you get sent back to get shampooed.  Make sure your stylist connects with you and understands your needs. Don’t be afraid to say “no” that’s not what I mean. It is a stylist’s responsibility to understand your language and what you are describing when it comes to your hair, especially for a drastic cut like this.
originally written for George The Salon

4 Celebrity Curly Hairstyles for Your Arsenal

by CurlStylist on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Women in the spotlight are sporting more texture, and clients can look to them for inspiration. Learn how to create these celebrity curly hairstyles from the stylists who created them.

Annie Ilonzeh

Of “General Hospital” and TV’s “Charlie’s Angels”
Stylist: Rocky Vitelli, platform artist for Farouk

Using Farouk Royal Treatment, prep hair by cleansing with Pure Hydration Shampoo and Farouk Royal Treatment Aqua Charge Conditioner. Add Pearl Complex to wet hair, then blow dry using CHI Ceramic dryer.

Once hair is prepped, take small sections at the nape, horizontally. Spray the hair with Ultimate Control prior to curling for maximum hold. Using the ¾-inch CHI Digital Orbit Iron, curl the hair section by section, working your way to the top of the head. Once curled, pin sections up at the crown to give height and form. To ensure lasting hold, nish with Ultimate Control spray and Rapid Shine for silky, shiny, healthy results.

Corinne Bailey Rae

Stylist: Ami Mankey of Madusalon in San Francisco

The key to this wash-and-go style is to amplify the natural curl pattern by making sure hair has enough moisture. Don’t completely rinse out conditioner after washing, then trickle some water on to re-wet hair. Before air drying, shake curls loosely. All the conditioner will give a soft, light hold and hair will also be frizz free. For extra pizzazz, scrunch in light-hold styling products on slightly wet hair. For extra volume when hair is dry, put client’s head upside down and rub ngers on the scalp to backcomb the curls with ngers, rather than a comb. This will provide volume without the frizz.

Hayden Panetierre

Stylist: Ami Mankey of Madusalon in San Francisco

For this easy-to-achieve, elegant updo, apply a light hold styling product after washing and conditioning hair. Let air dry or gently use a diffuser. Once dry, pull back hair into a loose bun. For the piece-y, slick look, gently glide pomade through hair using ngertips. To create the sexy pompadour on top, use the back of a rat tail comb to tease and lift hair from the roots. Finish with a little shine spray for bling and nishing spray for hold.

Jill Scott

R&B singer/actress
Stylist: Felicia Leatherwood, Scott’s personal stylist

Wash and condition the hair, then apply a leave-in conditioner and seal with a serum before blowing out the hair. Section hair with a dramatic angle from front to back, going in an “S” pattern.

Isolate one whole side of hair from the side where the braid pattern will be. Use a small amount of synthetic hair to support the cornrows, so the natural hair is protected. After completing one side of the head with the desired cornrow design, join all of the braids into one continuous braid that follows the S parting down the middle of the head from front to back.

Sew Bohyme human hair on the side of the head with the one continuous braid. Follow the pattern of the braid until the one side is complete, leaving the cornrow designs exposed. Once human-hair sewing has been completed on the one side, cut and shape the Bohyme hair, giving it volume. Finish the style with a luster and shine serum.

2011 NAHA Awards Winners

by CurlStylist on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Creation by Eli Mancha. Photo by Helen Berkun.

The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), a Professional Beauty Association (PBA) event and the most prestigious photographic hairstyling competition in North America, is pleased to announce the winners of NAHA 2011.

The winners were recognized July 31, 2011 during a star-studded ceremony held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. More than 3,000 beauty professionals attended, along with more than 35,000 viewers from across the globe who tuned in to watch the live steaming broadcast on, to see who would be honored in NAHA’s 13 distinct categories. NAHA’s top honor, Hairstylist of the Year, was presented to Eli Mancha from the Lock & Loaded line and the Bang Salon in Chicago, IL.

Awards Ceremony

This year, 2011, marked 22 years of the NAHA Awards Ceremony. The event featured artistic presentations from NAHA 2011 finalists, NAHA 2010 Hairstylist of the Year, Tony Ricci, and Proctor & Gamble professional brands.

Honorees of the event included Stan Klet, Sr., who was inducted into the Hall of Leaders, and Michael O’Rourke as the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award. Actress, model, author, Las Vegas headliner and star of Planet Hollywood’s PEEPSHOW and Holly’s World on E!, Holly Madison, was presented with the PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award for her work as an animal rights advocate.

Ceremony Highlights

In 2010, NAHA partnered with to bring the NAHA Awards Ceremony to the world via free, live streaming video. In 2011 the partnership continued and an even larger worldwide audience of more than 35,000 saw the Awards Ceremony.

NAHA and PBA also secured two additional consumer media opportunities to broaden the reach of NAHA. featured a four-part profile on various NAHA categories and several finalists provided advice on a series of hair and makeup questions. In addition, the 2011 Hairstylist of the Year will travel to New York to be featured on nationally syndicated lifestyle show “BETTER” in September.

The first ever NAHA People’s Choice Award for the Hairstylist of the Year category was also launched at NAHA 2011. Voting was done during the show via text messaging. Charlie Price, a two time NAHA Hairstylist of the Year winner, took home the inaugural prize.

The NAHA 2011 winners in their respective categories include:

Master Stylist of the Year
Kris Sorbie
REDKEN 5th Ave, New York, NY

Hairstylist of the Year
Eli Mancha
Lock & Loaded, Chicago, IL

Salon Team of the Year
Jackson Ruiz Salon
Austin, TX

Editorial Stylist of the Year
Dimitrios Tsioumas
Mizu New York, New York, NY

Student Hairstylist of the Year
Giovanna Simington
Golden West College of Cosmotology, Huntington Beach, CA

Carlos Cintron
TIGI, Lewisville, TX

Make-Up Artist of the Year
Clarissa Luna
Jackson Ruiz Salon, Austin, TX

Avant Garde
Jake Thompson
Lunatic Fringe, Salt Lake City, UT

Contemporary Classic
Simon Chercuitte
SACO, Montreal, QB
Fashion Forward
Zahir Ziani
Red Door Spas, New York, NY

Dimitrios Tsioumas
Mizu New York, New York, NY

Salon Design
Marco Verrelli
Salon M Squared, Toronto, ON

Salon MBA
Karie & Aaron Bennett
Atelier, San Jose, CA

People’s Choice Award – Hairstylist of the Year
Charlie Price
Antoin du Chez the Spa, Denver, CO

Photos by Helen Berkun. Creations by Eli Mancha.

Hollywood Hair Color by Pasqualle Caselle

by Megan Dorcey on Monday, June 27th, 2011

Artistic Educator for IT&LY HAIRFASHION, Pasquale Caselle utilized the looks of Hollywood past with Hollywood present. Each model has 2 looks that depict the importance of great hair color to capture each design.

Hollywood Red Head: The inspiration for model Kelly was to create something to bring out the dramatic looks of past Hollywood hair styles with the glamour of today.

The Color Formula: On a level 6 base, IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S AQUAR&LY 8A (Light Orange Blonde) mixed with 20 volume AQUAR&LY Developer was used to create this dynamic and sultry Hollywood red head.


Style # 1 How to Achieve the Look:

Pure Fluid Experience was applied after gently towel drying her freshly washed hair for added volume. To style, use a medium round brush and blow drying piece by piece to create a bit of bend in the hair. After the entire head is blown dry, lightly tease the root area and smooth with a soft bristle brush. Use Pure Water Drops on the ends to add shine and definition of the loose curls. To finish, spray lightly with Pure Definition Aerosol Spray.


Style # 2 How to Achieve the Look:

Begin by teasing the entire head from roots to end. This is what will create the volume and base for this updo. Apply Pure Water Drops on the ends to create a bit of definition with the curls. Spray the entire head with Pure Definition Aerosol Spray and begin to manipulate the hair up towards the crown, yet not too tight as you want to create a deconstructed look. Secure with pins. Finish with Pure Definition Aerosol Spray.

How to Create Scarlett Johansson’s Auburn Updo

by CurlStylist on Friday, June 24th, 2011

How to Create Scarlett Johansson's Auburn Updo

Scarlett Johansson

Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii has created many celebrity updos including Scarlett Johansson’s look for the 5th Annual Spike TV Guys Choice Awards. To create her beautiful auburn shade for your clients, David recommends using Couture Colour Luxeblend Creme Hair Colour with Pequi Oil.

• Hair is 200% stronger after one color application

• Deep, penetrating color without ammonia

• No-drip, multi-dimensional glossy color

To achieve the look, David started with a small amount of Pequi Oil massaged through the hair after shampooing. Next, he dried her tresses using his hands throughout to build volume and texture. When dry, he added additional Pequi Oil to his hands using his fingers to comb the hair back, allowing sections to fall into place naturally. To finish, David twisted and bobby pinned strands to create a “piecey” updo. 

How to Give Clients Nicole Kidman’s Sleek Ponytail

by CurlStylist on Friday, June 17th, 2011

Nicole Kidman's Sleek PonytailNicole Kidman's Sleek Ponytail

Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii created Nicole Kidman’s ponytail for the CMT Music Awards. Here he tells us how to give that look to your clients.

Step 1:

First, I cut a bang using a “lacing technique” at the ends to create a soft wispy fringe. Prior to blow drying, I applied a small amount of Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment through the hair. It is ideal for sealing the cuticle, while repairing and strengthening each strand. Not to mention the shine!

Step 2:

Next, I dried her hair with a large round brush to smooth hair straight while bumping the ends under for a slight curl. To begin, I started by drying the nape area first and then proceeded until her entire head was dry. The bang area was smoothed with a medium size round brush, loosely cupping the ends under.

Step 3:

Finally, to achieve her high sleek ponytail, I went through her hair with additional Pequi Oil for added shine and control plus it enhances her stunning red hair. With a wide tooth comb, I gathered the sides top and nape area into a high ponytail and secured with a band allowing shorter strands around the face to fall naturally to blend in with the newly cut bang. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton: Hairstyling Secrets from The Lifetime Original Movie

by CurlStylist on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Camilla Luddington as Kate Middletom

A hair color change was in order for blonde actress Camilla Luddington.

RaMona Fleetwood shares her hairstyling secrets from the Lifetime TV release of William and Kate which aired Monday, April 18th, 2011. With the Royal Wedding taking place on April 29, 2011, the love story of their romance was filmed in Los Angeles with Nico Evers-Swindell as Prince William and Camilla Luddington portraying Kate Middleton. To recreate their “royal” look, hairstylist RaMona Fleetwood used professional hair color from IT&LY HAIRFASHION and hair care from both IT&LY HAIRFASHION and White Sands Products for this highly anticipated release.

According to RaMona, “IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S Colorly 2020 hair color and styling products along with White Sands Products saved the day. Even during many of the rainy days filming outside, their hair held and the color could not have been more natural.”

Camilla Luddington as Kate Middleton

RaMona began her look by changing Camilla’s original blonde hair color to match that of Kate Middleton’s with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S cruelty free Colorly 2020 hair color.

To style, RaMona applied a dime size amount of Orchids Oil by White Sands from roots to ends before each blow dry. Next, she sprayed White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray at the root area and set Camilla’s hair on jumbo hot rollers for volume. After makeup, RaMona removed the hot rollers and spiral wrapped small sections around a 1 ¼ inch curling iron alternating the direction of each curl. This technique helped create the natural waves and curls Kate Middleton wears. To finish, RaMona sprayed her hair with IT&LY Pure Hair Eco non-aerosol Hairspray for hold. To control fly-a-ways picked up by high definition with back lighting, RaMona carried a bottle of IT&LY Pure Water Drops to smooth any tiny, loose hairs with her fingertips. For the infamous runway look, RaMona began with dry hair, creating a side part. Next, she lightly sprayed the roots and hair shaft with White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray. To create the curl and texture, she then took small sections and slightly twisted them as she rolled them on 2 sets of hot rollers. The bang area was set off base and over directed to achieve a “Veronica Lake” bang. After 20 minutes, RaMona removed the hot rollers and shook the curls to loosen them. For hold, she sprayed them with IT&LY Hair Eco Non-aerosol Hairspray.

IT&LY Pure Water Drops were used to smooth down any fly-a-ways for the rest of the cast’s updos for the runway scenes; RaMona relied upon White Sands Infinity Hairspray.

Nico Evers-Swindell as Prince William

Nico’s light ash brown hair was also colored with IT&LY HAIRFASHION’S cruelty free Colorly 2020 hair color to match Prince William’s hair. As the department head, RaMona achieved the Prince’s look by creating a slight bend to the ends using White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray with a small flat iron and defining the style with IT&LY’s Pure Definition Paste.
IT&LY HAIRFASHION, N.A. President/CEO Richard Zucckero and Noel Salas, CFO of White Sands Products proudly supplied RaMona Fleetwood with their professional products.

HARPO Hairstylist and Salon Owner Raises $5,700 for Charity

by CurlStylist on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

George Gonzalez

George Gonzalez

George Gonzalez, HARPO celebrity hairstylist and owner of George The Salon in downtown Chicago, opened his doors and heart to the On Your Feet Foundation (OYFF) by donating his salon services and space to raise money for this nonprofit organization. OYFF is dedicated to providing personal support to birthparents to help them get “back on their feet” after making an adoption plan for their child. This small not-for-profit foundation gained national recognition after one of their retreats, a weekend in Michigan City, Indiana, run by birthmothers for birthmothers, was featured on the MTV TV series “Teen Mom.”

Attendees enjoyed haircuts, color and styling sessions with George The Salon’s top stylists with a $100 donation for each service provided. $5,700 was raised during this 3-hour charity fundraiser, an accomplishment owner George Gonzalez is honored to contribute to.

“Having a business gives me a platform to do what I feel is necessary in order to give back to my community. George The Salon’s main focus is on helping victims of domestic violence regain self-esteem,” explains Gonzalez.

“I know firsthand what domestic violence does to a woman’s sense of self. As a child, I witnessed my mother abused by my former step-father and I watched her struggle with her own sense of worth. Whether a woman’s self esteem is damaged due to another person or a difficult situation, I find it is important to support organizations that can provide the resources they need to improve their lives.  When I heard of what OYFF did for birthmothers—women who for a number of reasons place their children with adoptive families—I wanted to help. I have been blessed with the talent of making women feel beautiful and I want to share my gift with as many woman as I can.”

Celeb Stylist James Corbett Dishes on the Hot New Trends for Spring with Paltalk’s Diana Falzone

by CurlStylist on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Halle Berry in a pixie cut

Halle Berry in spiky pixie

Famed celebrity hairstylist James Corbett sat down with Paltalk’s own Diana Falzone to discuss what the “gotta have it” spring 2011 hairstyles are while answering user questions and tips about best products, style tips, celebrity icons and even a little Real Housewives gossip.

Highlights of the interview included:

Advice: “Look at the trends as a source of inspiration but not necessarily actualization”

Theme for spring 2011 hair: Be adventurous this season with the new “pixie cut”

Celebrity style inspiration: Halle Berry

Product tip: Pomade over mousse

Celeb throwback: It used to be “The Rachel” but now Jennifer Aniston’s “Reincarnated Bob” is the hot talk of the town

Color tip for 2011: “Going Blonde” got big again but it’s not right for everyone as Corbett points out for some of the “The Real Housewives of Orange County” cast members

Bridal tip: Paul Mitchell Soft Spray gets a shout out as one of the best products for the perfect balance between hold and flexibility on the big day

Watch the interview!

Russell Latham Styles Iconic Paula Abdul

by CurlStylist on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Russell Latham

Paula Abdul and Russell Latham

Professional hair care company IT&LY HAIRFASHION is proud to announce their very own educator Russell Latham was secured as Hair Department Head for singer/dancer Paula Abdul’s new hit CBS TV show “Live to Dance.” Russell, known for his hairdressing talents on “America’s Got Talent,” participated in the remaking/rebranding of the contestants into superstars. He is entering his 6th season on AGT, after having had a wonderful career in network daytime dramas from the bottom to the top!

According to Russell, “I was thrilled to actually get to do Miss Abdul’s hair several times for b-roll on the show. It was a wonderful experience to work on ‘Live to Dance.’ Miss Abdul is such an icon and a true professional.”

Russell Latham is also a recent recipient of the IT&LY HAIRFASHION Artisan Award. Russell has also been an actor appearing frequently on daytime television in his recurring role on The Young & the Restless. He also earned a Daytime Emmy Nomination for his hairstyling on “The Young And the Restless.” Plus, he writes for Soap Opera Digest Magazine in his “Buzz Cut” column. Over the years he has worked with stars such as: Betty White, Bea Arthur, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Ron Howard, Jim Nabors, Regis Philbin, Piers Morgan, David Hasselhoff, Leslie Uggams, Omarosa, Janice Dickinson, Melody Thomas Scott, and Jess Walton.

“Live to Dance” showcases the most talented dancers of all ages. The winner will be crowned the “Live to Dance” champion and will be awarded $500,000. Paula Abdul herself is an award-winning dancer/choreographer, dynamic performer, multi-platinum recording artist and popular entertainment personality. She serves as the executive producer, creative partner and lead expert for “Live to Dance.”

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