Fashion Week How-To: Natural Texture

by American Salon StaffStep-by-steps January 25, 2017 This season, Redken Global Creative Director Guido capitalized on tousled texture at the Men’s FW2017 Prada Show. “This season at Prada, I drew inspiration from eccentric intellectuals. Each boy’s hair was prepped, but left individualized with a rough texture in an innocent way. The girls were treated in…

Skin Deep: Top Tips for Eye Care

by Maureen Sheen Skin, Skin December 1, 2016 Fact: Skin around the eyes is so thin and delicate, it’s the most susceptible to irritation and showing signs of aging. “Because so many muscles around the eye are used to make an expression, collagen and elastin—the main structural components in skin—break down faster,” says Kristin Cristiano,…

Color How-To: Lightening Asian Hair

by Maureen Sheen Haircolor, Hair February 1, 2017 Asian hair is notoriously challenging to lighten. And avoiding the dreaded orange crush is something every colorist faces when going from dark to light. “Asian hair is very hard to lift, and it can be hard to manage the pigment because it can easily turn orangey red,”…

Icelandia: An Exclusive Beauty Underground Collection

by Andrea Dawn ClarkCollections February 1, 2017 Beauty Underground, an independent collective of award-winning platform artists, went to Reykjavik, Iceland, recently to shoot this collection exclusively for American Salon. The coastline in Southwest Iceland is characterized by peninsulas, coves, straits and islands. Over thousands of years, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions shaped the area where Reykjavik,…

BREAKING NEWS: Joico Announces Vivienne Mackinder as Guest Artist Director

by American Salon StaffNews January 31, 2017 As of January 2017, the ever-talented Vivienne Mackinder is joining JOICO, in what is a truly JOI-ful decision by both to partner. Joico, in announcing Mackinder as their Guest Artistic Director, has truly tapped a powerhouse of skill and expertise with a flair for real artistry. A force…

8 lipstick mistakes you’re probably making

Lipstick is an essential part of any polished outfit. It pulls your whole look together, and makes everyone think you actually tried when, in reality, you probably just hopped out of bed and threw on the pair of jeans you left on the end of your bed last night (or is that just me?). Lipstick…

How to Use a Sunflower Oil Treatment for Dry Hair Say goodbye to all of your expensive lotions and potions

Updated November 14, 2016. Sunflower oil is a wonderful natural moisturizer for dry hair. So, instead of investing in expensive lotions and potions that can add chemicals and residue to your hair, use this simple sunflower oil remedy to make your dry hair silky smooth and manageable. Sunflower oil has smoothing properties and is considered noncomedogenic.…