Beauty Launchpad Magazine

JUN 2016

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110 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | JUNE 2016 News GETTING TO KNOW YOU Meet the industry's movers and shakers. Paulo Passani, Lead Platform Artist, FUEL What are you most excited about in your new role? I am most excited about the opportunity to inspire new hairstylists and share my knowledge with the industry. How will your experience up to this point help you in your new role? I have a global perspective of art and continued education, which has defi nitely helped prepare me for this current position. What is the one styling product you can't live without? I can't live without FUEL Texture Powder, because it adds incredible texture and volume, without leaving behind any residue. How do you relax? Gardening and cooking! Paul Stafford, Global Ambassador, Alfaparf Milano What are you most excited about in your new role? Alfaparf Milano is one of the most progressive companies in the industry today. Stafford Hair had been looking for a creative partner for a while, and the relationship with Alfaparf has been strong since it started in 2013. We have developed a great creative understanding. It's the right fi t and I'm excited to be involved with a company that values us as a creative voice because of our experience and dedication. We also love the vision and quality of a truly luxurious Italian brand. How has your experience up to this point helped prepare you for your new position? We strive to innovate and produce great hair looks in our collections, as well as educate in a way that makes things easy to understand and relate to. Being in the industry for more than 30 years puts us in a good place to share our ideas and try to help stylists reach their full potential. Alfaparf Milano is one of the true educational companies, and I'm honored to bring my brand of development to theirs. If you weren't a hairdresser, what would you be doing? I'd hate to think. In reality it would have to be something creative, probably on the sidelines of the music industry as a writer or reviewer. I've always been artistic; as a kid I used to spend hours sketching and drawing, creating mythical rock stars with outrageous hairstyles and clothes. I love music, art and design and have always been inspired by street culture and the underground, subcultures and tribes. I also have an eye for a good picture, and photography is something I've always been attracted to. I may even take my own hair shots some day, though I've been working with my photographer, Lee Mitchell, for a few years now and we have a great thing going, so maybe not. What are your summer hair trend predictions? I've just created a collection of cuts and colors for Alfaparf called Signature, putting some of our hot summer predictions on show. The look is slightly androgynous, with haircuts and colors that blur the lines of sexuality, from '20s rounded bobs and fl apper styles to Eton crops. There is also a strong punk vibe as this is the 40th anniversary of punk. We predict a strong leaning toward contrasting colors and disconnected shapes. Though less brutal than the home- cut looks of 1976, there is still a hint of anarchy. Dennis Stokely, Celebrity Hairstylist and Branding Partner, Washi Shears What are you most excited about in your new role? Because of the global popularity of American Idol, I had a unique opportunity to showcase my work. The hairstyles I created for Paula Abdul were seen in more than 100 countries around the world. The foundation of all my red carpet hairstyles is a fl awless haircut. My new scissors, Dennis Stokely Celebrity Shears, give me perfectly clean and blended cuts every time. By partnering with industry leader Washi, I am able to offer a lifetime warranty and lifetime free sharpening. And the red carpet-inspired packaging is gorgeous! How has your experience up to this point helped prepare you for your new position? Branding myself after leaving American Idol has been my main focus. I sometimes feel like it took me 20 years to become an overnight success. After all these years, my body of work and the lessons I have learned dealing with clients and industry peeps make me feel confi dent in presenting myself and my product to the public. Embracing social media is my big secret weapon for a successful launch. How do you get clients red carpet-ready? Creating red carpet hairstyles is my favorite part of my job. It usually starts with what a celebrity will be wearing. For instance, a dress with a big collar usually lends itself to an updo, whereas a strapless gown with lots of exposed skin might be great with long, loose curls. Added hair is all the rage and hairstylists now have the opportunity to create almost any requested look. Trending on the red carpet now are vibrant-colored ombrés, hair bling embellishments and Malibu- inspired beach waves. Tell us about your last vacation. It was a working vacation in St. Croix. I was booked as a guest speaker at the U.S. Virgin Islands Bridal Symposium along with Colin Cowie and top beauty pros. The sand, surf and tranquility of the Carambola Beach Resort & Spa is magical. I hope to take a few days off after Premiere Orlando and rediscover Walt Disney World—now that's a vacation! Joel Warren, Creative Director, NutraStim Hair What are you most excited about in your new role? It is very exciting to be involved in a company that is going to revolutionize the way people care for their hair. The NutraStim laser technology works in a way nothing else can, by stimulating the scalp and bringing nutrients to the root of the hair. How has your experience up to this point helped prepare you for your new position? I have been working on clients and evaluating their hair concerns for more than 20 years. The one problem I always had diffi culty with was thinning hair. My only answer to my clients was to go to the doctor. Now we have a non-invasive, safe and easy-to-use device that can thicken and re-grow hair in the privacy of your home. How do you stay on top of trends? I live in NYC, the trendiest place in the world. Just walking the streets I notice small changes that create trends. I also surround myself with the most creative people in the world at my salons. What is your favorite comfort food? Pizza, for sure.

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