Beauty Launchpad Magazine

DEC 2018

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68 The Colorist | DECEMBER 2018 | melody larissa k + Salon: Melody Larissa at Salon Lofts; Westerville, Ohio + Beauty school: Delaware Area Career Center + Color line: Pravana Haircolor specialties: Color corrections, vivid transformations and blonding. My goals: My plan is to never stop learning and to always be a student. I would also like to give back more to my community. I love being a colorist because: There are endless possibilities of colors and looks you can create. How cool is it that, as a stylist, we can have a client come in looking one way and within hours leave looking like a whole new person? My best color tip: The consultation is key! I took a page out of Ms. Presley Poe's book and started scheduling consultations before clients book their actual appointments. This way I can see the hair and give a price estimate so it's not a surprise to the client the day of the appointment. My favorite color trend/technique right now: Rose-brown and blush tones. I love how you can tone them cool or warm, making the color great for all skin tones. @melodylarissa_hairlife princess mccloud j + Salon: Hush Salon; Philadelphia + Beauty school: Jean Madeline Aveda Institute; Philadelphia + Color line: Redken Haircolor specialties: Balayage and hand painting. I became a colorist because: When I was four, my mother was a manager at a high-end salon in the Rittenhouse area of Philly and she invited my preschool class for a tour of the salon. The moment I walked through the doors I knew what I was destined to be. I love being a colorist because: Seeing the transformation—the "before" and "after" that I've done—makes me proud to say, "That's my work." I love the art, design and technique of doing color that only a colorist would understand. My best color tip: Create harmonious streams of color in your balayage. You should be precise and light with your application and apply heavier on the ends. My goals: To become a hairstylist/colorist for celebrities, to continue teaching haircolor techniques (I'm a Product Club educator), and, of course, what stylist wouldn't want to open her own salon? I want my salon to embrace every ethnicity. I look up to: Kim Kimble. I admire her work ethic, her skill and her story of how she made it in the hair industry. @princessmccloudhair karla valenzuela j + Salon: Madison Avenue Salon and Day Spa; Chandler, Arizona + Beauty school: East Valley Institute of Technology; Mesa, Arizona + Color line: Redken Haircolor specialties: Balayage and vivids. My goals: To teach from the heart so that I can inspire other stylists to look at hair as a craft they can make a career out of. Sometimes people think that doing hair is just a "getting-by job," but there are so many more possibilities within the industry. My proudest accomplishment: Graduating as a Redken artist in 2017. I " nally auditioned in 2016 and was one of the 35 artists who got selected for 2017 out of more than 200 auditions in the country. I love the brand so much that I had to pinch myself because I couldn't believe it. My favorite color trend/technique right now: Weaving different vibrant colors very " nely onto blonde hair. I blend them with an edging brush and leave some blonde hair unsaturated. The end result looks very dimensional with a metallic " nish. I'm inspired by: One of my favorite painters is Amanda Sage and I've found a lot of color inspiration through her art.

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