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DEC 2018

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beautylaunchpad.com | DECEMBER 2018 | The Colorist 59 FOLLOW @BEAUTYLAUNCHPAD ON INSTAGRAM TO SEE MORE STUNNING COLOR CREATIONS. lily lopez d + Salon: Rad & Company; Campbell, California + Beauty school: Paul Mitchell The School San Jose; San Jose, California + Color line: Redken Hair specialties: Balayage, vivids and color melts. My goals: Long-term, I'd like to open my own salon and provide a well-rounded assistant program. I've learned from my own personal experience that it's dif‹ cult to ‹ nd a salon with great education for those straight out of school. I love being a colorist because: There's creative freedom. You can take a client's request and give it your own Ž avor. I'm blessed with clients who trust me and let me try new things. I look up to: Naeemah LaFond, the global artistic director for amika. Her styles and work ethic inspire me to be a better stylist. She is the de‹ nition of a boss! My best color tip: I always apply my vivids (Pulp Riot) on towel-dried hair. This saves product, results in easier saturation, and you don't have to worry about drying the hair after lightening. @glambylily kaitlin irish p + Salon: KirishStyle, Phenix Salon Suites; Glendale, California + Beauty school: Paul Mitchell The School; Pasadena, California + Color line: Aloxxi Haircolor specialties: Balayage and mermaid. A little bit about me: Growing up, my aunt Lisa owned her own salon, Generations—and that's where I fell in love with hair. She actually let me give her the ugliest poodle perm when I was 13 years old! I became a colorist because: I can remember as a kid watching the movie Grease and falling in love with the big pink hair. Also, observing my aunt and the relationships she formed with her clients made me realize she's more than a hairdresser, she's also a friend—and a psychologist. That's when I realized coloring hair doesn't simply look good; it also makes people happy. My goals: To make someone smile every day because of my work. I would love to open a salon for "mermaid" hair and special needs services. My favorite color trend/technique right now: I'm obsessed but haven't quite mastered pixilated haircolor. It's so tedious and time-consuming, but the art behind it is extraordinary. @kirishstyle eric vaughn l + Salon: REV; Houston + Beauty school: Aveda Institute Houston; Houston + Color lines: Wella Professionals, Matrix Haircolor specialties: Blonding, dimensional brunettes and color correction. I became a colorist because: When I was a receptionist at a salon I saw the relationships you can form with people. Aside from that, I come from a ballet background so it was important for me to ‹ nd an artistic career. Like dancing, hair is so movement- based, and it really spoke to me. My goals: To grow my salon and be the best mentor to young aspiring artists that I can be. I'd also like to be a creative director for a color line. I love being a colorist because: I give my clients the haircolor they never thought they could have. I look up to: The generation of hairdressers before social media because they paved the way for us. Their knowledge, skill and stage presence is something I aspire to. I'm inspired by: @romeufelipe. He has his own aesthetic and stays true to it at all times. His work has shown me I should always trust myself and stay true to who I am as an artist. @realericvaughn

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