I look forward to getting inspired by all of you!
Goodbye fall…and hellooooo spring! Spring and Summer 2013 that is! While watching the parade of textiles during Paris Fashion Week I started to get carried away imagining my perfect closet. Clothing, specifically textiles and the cut of the fabric inspire me both on and off set. I love looking at different colors and sheens combined with varied textures to create a look which often transports us to another time and place. The amazing part to me is the fact that the same is possible with hair and when married with all the elements of a final look you can create and endless array of concepts and characters.
I wanted to share with you all some of my favorites. I have to say … this year, clothing wise, Paris stole my heart. What do you guys think?
Matte. Shiny. Glossy. Knit. Smooth.
Structured. Vintage. Waist Highlight.
Flowing. Pleated. Neon. Pastel. Contrast.
Bold. Fitted. Layered.
images via parisfashionweek.com
If you could have one look from any of the Fashion Weeks we have covered, New York, London, Milan, or Paris…which would it be?? Comment below and let us know!!
Have an amazing weekend! See you all on Monday!
Cut: Jake Khan for The Mastery Color: Jamie Anderbery for The Mastery Photography: Mike Cooke Make-up: Stephanie Floyd Art direction: Lucie Doughty
The inspiration behind this step-by-step photo shoot was a little twist on what we saw up and coming for Fall 2012. There’s a lot of pastel out there on runways and on celebrity hair, whether it’s splashed on a trendy ombré color technique or because we don’t want to let go of that light and airy summer feeling. Then there’s the fluorescents and the neons. These bold colors make a strong impression on us and liven hair color up with flavors like grape soda, lemon zest, maraschino cherry, and blue raspberry. Fluorescents make people smile, they shed a fresh light on the day, and they always catch an eye or two. By putting these two contrasting elements together, we see a beautiful balance. The placement for this color played off of Julie’s haircut using large curved and zig-zagged sections. We wanted everything to melt together, but still have a strong separation, especially for different styling options.
Strawberry: 2 oz Strawberry Flash Finish + 3 red color shots
Mellow Yellow: Equal parts yellow and clear Ink Works + 4 drops of Blue
Here are a few images from a design editorial that really caught my eye while planning the shoot. What do you notice about the crashes of subtle, soft grace and brave, intense fervency in these colors? How does the meeting of these fluorescents and pastels inspire you and your color palette?
Color is a beautiful thing with a very loud voice, a lot of different tastes and flavors, and a forceful power and agenda to make you feel however it wants to make you feel. Enjoy this step-by-step, I really look forward to sharing more with you!
Hey Mastery Fans, Nicoletta here! So excited about todays entry!
Any one who knows me knows I love a few specific things, beauty, fashion, sunglasses, milan, coffee, yoga…but, I digress.
Lets go back to those first four while we check out the AMAZING beauty looks at Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 which will set our beauty pace for next year!
I wear my sunglasses at night…
Which were your favorite shades from the passarellas (italian for runway!)? We Love Pradas Flower Power thick frame shades in the middle!
Liptastic Love Affair!
From coral to strawberry to bubble gum … pop color matte lips are proving to be next springs big trend. Make sure to pair them up with a nude eye or amazing glasses for maximum lip attention!
The eyes have it…
One thing is for sure when the lips nuded out the eyes smoldered. Next season seems to be all about either or…but with graffic lines like these who needs bold lips?
Which Milan Fashion Week look do you all like the most? For me, it is the ever classic every risk taking prada, I love their modern edge with 40′s flare.
Check back in next week for a Paris Fasion Week Review as Fashion Month comes to an end!
Hey Everyone! This is Matt, your Concierge Design Leader at The Mastery by Esani. At The Mastery we own the fact that knowledge is power so each month we will be bringing you a featured product with tips, tricks and key facts to help you pick the right potion to put a spell on your hair.
In his 2004 book The Paradox of Choice, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote that “Choice is what enables us to tell the world who we are and what we care about.” In many ways, our choices define us, down to the last detail. Schwartz goes on to argue that having “too many” options can actually stress us out and even make us less happy. So what is it that defines whether having lots of choices is a good thing or a bad thing? The answer is knowledge. Being informed makes all the difference in whether decision-making is a pleasant experience or an overwhelming one.
If you’ve ever had to shop for a car, you know that while two vehicles may look the same on the outside, the real difference is defined by what’s under the hood. It’s not like everybody has the time or resources to become an automotive expert overnight, so how do you make that choice with confidence and peace of mind? Choosing the right hair product is no different; while two products may seem very similar at first glance, they very well may achieve vastly different results.
With the recent release of Paul Mitchell’s new Blonde line, we now have access to a lot of awesome new products, including Forever Blonde™ Dramatic Repair™; but what’s the difference between Dramatic Repair™ and, say, Paul Mitchell’s Super Strong® Liquid Treatment™? Just like with two similar cars, the difference is what’s inside.
Super Strong® Liquid Treatment™ contains marine extracts and vegetable proteins which replenish every strand of your hair; Super Strong® Complex and UV Protection replace lost minerals and proteins, simultaneously repairing your hair and sealing your split ends. Daily use can increase the strength of your hair by up to 60%!
Forever Blonde™ Dramatic Repair™, on the other hand, is loaded with Paul Mitchell’s exclusive KerActive protein, as well as moisture-replenishing safflower oleosomes and macadamia nut oil. It smooths and strengthens thirsty hair, and contains a potent anti-static, detangling conditioner which helps to repair frizzy, damaged hair.
While the aesthetic choices we make may not necessarily define who we are, they undeniably affect, on some level, how we’re perceived by others. This provides an opportunity; it can either overwhelm and discourage us, or empower and inspire us, making us happier people. If you’re having trouble choosing which products you need to achieve your desired look, stop by The Mastery and see one of our Product Knowledge experts. We can help you make an informed decision, and maybe help you come one decision closer to being able to “tell the world who you are and what you care about,” with confidence and peace of mind.
Check back in for tips and tricks from your favorite Design Stylists and Educators at The Mastery!
Who had a tough time getting their motors going this Monday morning? Was a living room Emmy party to blame?
Most of us may not have been at the show or at an after party but it is always fun to watch our favorite t.v. personalities get dolled up…and set out a spread of hor d’oeuvres and sparkly drinks for ourselves while we gawk at the dapper men, elegant ladies and occasional train-wreck. We share in the victories of our favorites both on the red carpet and on the stage…and get a tad sniffly when the tribute portion begins.
Unless we go to the occasional gala or are gearing up for prom, events like the Emmy’s create a fantasy world of ball gowns and perfect hair and make-up; A world where men still wear suits and the ladies undergarments make the dress. We love seeing this modern take on elegance and how the catwalk shows leading up to the Emmy’s every year can help set our stars and starlettes up for success.
Take a look below for a few of our favorite red carpet looks that could be right off of the NYFW runways.
January Jones with a deep side part, slick shiny locks … looks like a perfect pony is here to stay!
The ever flawless Julianne Moore in a center part with a lived in voluminous texture.
Hiedi Klum rocks a retro influenced soft wave with this slight 70′s reminiscent set.
We can always count on Kelly Osborne to bring some color into our lives, and after the looks on the runway for Anna Sui…we are sure she wont be the only one for long…
Who rocked your favorite Emmy’s look?
Check back in a few days for a London and Milan Fashion Week Recap!
images via getty images
…with that being said, I can’t wait to see what looks good on the Mastery.
My name is Jamie Anderbery, Design Leader at the Mastery, and I am checking in with
you today, this gorgeous Friday, to bring you inspiration, bright ideas, food for thought,
and to see what we can color between the lines.
Today I am consumed with oogling over Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring
2013 and HOW I can put everything it radiates on some hair. Between the dynamic
brights it represents (like the lively Poppy Red or smiling Lemon Zest) all the way to the
mellow yet bold families of color (like the calming Dusk Blue, Grayed Jade, and a sweet,
warm neutral Linen pink), they’re all just begging to be mixed and matched. Whether
they’re strategically placed side by side, mixed and shaken together, or allowed to stand
on their own to be expressive and demand the attention they deserve, here are some
images of color placements i am LOVING and are screaming for these Pantone colors
to just love on them… I’m feeling the bold and blocky statement right now, if you couldn’t tell.
What’s your favorite Trend color right now? Would you wear it?!
See you next Friday!
images via trendhunter.com
The Mastery is proud to bring to you a peek at some of our favorite summer magazine features as we wrap up this summer season! Have you seen The Mastery in any of your favorite magazines? Email us and let us know! Thank you to Jezebel, Modern Salon, Hairstyles, Canadian Hair Magazine, and American Salon. We can’t wait to see what the print world brings The Mastery this fall!