After 15 years as an interior designer, Teresa Snider decided to take her passion for style and apply it to haircare. Using the keen fashion eye she developed early in her career, Teresa finds cutting-edge looks that work well for her clients. As a Wella hair colorist, she enhances new looks with new hues using full highlights, partial highlights, and all-over color. Much like a one-size-fits-all clown nose, Teresa works well with every type of client and snips the strands of men, women, and children.
Each of the styling stations at Lulu Salon and Spa comes equipped with its own shampoo bowl and ample counter space for products and styling tools. It?s here that stylist Amber Kelley works her magic, cutting and coloring hair underneath the salon?s bright, overhead lights. For waxing services, she exclusively uses soft waxes for sensitive areas such as the face.
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Our follicles constantly produce a natural oil, known as sebum, that moisturizes and protects hair. Over time, sebum starts to build up, leaving hair with that familiar greasy feeling. Shampoo works by stripping out sebum using a surfactant, which clings to small clumps of the oil before water rinses the globs away, along with any dirt, dead skin cells, or confetti scraps left in the hair. Although surfactants are shampoo's main active ingredient, most products also feature compounds to fight static, thwart mold and bacteria, and impart a sweet, pleasing scent. Most shampoos also contain lathering agents, although lather has no practical cleansing effect?customers have simply come to expect it.
In a span of less than 100 years, Americans went from washing their hair once a month to lathering up almost daily. Spurred mostly by ad campaigns of the mid-20th century, the trend of regular shampooing has taken a toll on our collective tresses. According to dermatologists, shampooing your hair too often can dry it out, causing the glands to compensate by secreting even more sebum. Experts recommend reaching for the shampoo bottle only two or three times each week.
Kids may be picky about eating vegetables but they can be even pickier about the hairstyle they wear. That’s why Sugar & Spice Kids Salon—voted Best Hair Salon 2010 by Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect—focuses solely on performing kid-approved haircuts, updos, mini mani-pedis, and temporary hair-coloring treatments. Bright colors and zebra prints wrap around the salon, where youngsters settle into any of the seven car- and motorcycle-covered barber chairs.
Stylists take before and after pictures of toddlers getting their first haircuts, and teach tweens healthy skincare habits during facials. They also oversee spa parties, many of which include a styling with a glitter-colored hair spray and a kid-friendly beauty product kids can take home. All of the Glop, Glam, and Little Green beauty products retailed in Sugar & Spice's adjoining boutique—packed with flashy hair accessories woven from last year’s crush list—are made from organic ingredients that are free of chemicals and parabens.
During his 13 years spent teasing and styling strands, Michael Cauble has studied with platform artists and educators from such prominent beauty institutions as Vidal Sassoon and Aveda, and even soaked up firsthand knowledge from the VP of Aquage. Not content to rest on his perfectly coiffed laurels, he continues to stay apace of modern fashions by tirelessly pursuing ongoing educational opportunities while working as an independent stylist at Salon Reaction. There, products by brands such as Bumble and bumble, Redken, and Moroccanoil feature into his stylish cuts and coloring treatments. He also excels at special services such as balayage highlights or ombre color, and is often sought out to style updos for special events such as weddings and employee-of-the-month acceptance speeches.
Part of what makes Julie Martin the stylist she is today has a lot to do with her experiences on both sides of the chair. She kicked off her career as a professional model, getting an impromptu apprenticeship in the types of tricks and techniques that go into creating a magazine-quality look. Eventually, she channeled that experience—along with some time spent training as a Paul Mitchell stylist—into her own boutique.
At La Vita Salon, she treats her clients like models in their own fashion shoot, talking through details and style preferences to pull off a look original to that client. In addition to haircuts and blowouts, Julie applies professional color and constructs elegant updos that increase her clients chances of getting voted “Most Updone” for the office yearbook.