Beauty Launchpad Magazine

DEC 2018

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64 The Colorist | DECEMBER 2018 | kayla distasio j + Salon: Kayla the Hair Wizard, Sola Salons; Lancaster, Pennsylvania + Beauty school: Empire Beauty School; Reading, Pennsylvania + Color lines: Joico, Matrix Hair specialties: Primarily vivid haircolor—particularly bright and bold color melts—plus balayage and blonding. I became a colorist because: I'm an artist and I love creating, but what drives me is how challenging and complex color can be. I like to think. I like to be challenged. I get bored if I'm doing the same thing all the time. I look up to: My mother. She's a hairstylist, too, and we still go to hair shows together and do each other's hair. I also • nd a lot of inspiration from @kayla_boyer, @larisadoll, @alix_maya, and @presleypoe. They're all killing it! My best color tip: When in doubt always, always, always refer back to the color wheel. The color wheel has never let me down. Color is science. It always works the same. My favorite color trend/technique right now: Negative-space shine-lines. They're so dreamy. @kayla_thehairwizard mikey ferrer h + Salon: Tribeca Color Salon; Tampa, Florida + Beauty school: Paul Mitchell The School; Tampa, Florida + Color line: Crazy Color Haircolor specialties: Color melts and color blocking with vivid colors. I also love my blondes; I live for a good rooted blonde! A little bit about me: Besides hair, I love Halloween and circus arts. I became a colorist because: Growing up I was always on the creative side. I never cared for sports and I was fascinated by hair and makeup. Knowing that I could be the reason someone gains con• dence means a lot to me. My goals: My style is more alternative plus I love rock music, so I would love to color hair for bands across the world or have my own color class and travel everywhere to teach it. My proudest accomplishment: I recently became an educator for a UK color line, Crazy Color, and my • rst job with them was teaching at the Premiere show in Philadelphia. My favorite color trend/ technique right now: Shadow roots make everything look so lived- in, plus they keep the maintenance low. Color melting is my favorite because I can never pick just one color. @mikeyferrerjr zach mesquit k + Salon: Zach Mesquit Salon; Newport Beach, California + Beauty school: Saddleback College; Mission Viejo, California + Color line: Schwarzkopf Professional Haircolor specialties: Extreme blonding. I became a colorist because: I always had fun experimenting with my own hair, which evolved into messing with my friends' and family's hair. When my wife and I started talking about getting married I was working in a bar and didn't have much direction as far as my career. I thought, "Why not try beauty school?" … and never looked back. My goal: To continue to build my brand. My proudest accomplishments: The reputation I've built for myself in the industry; plus, the fact that I've gotten to where I am today after only being licensed for six years. I love being a colorist because: I love how drastically you can change someone's look with color—I like big changes. I look up to: Kim Vo, because not only is he a great colorist, but he's also a great businessman. My best color tip: Add a little gold to your ashy toner formulas so you don't lose brightness. @zachmesquit

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