Can you believe we are actually here? Summer! One of Canadas most cherished times! Along with summer we associate many things. Camping, swimming, fishing, canoeing, blah blah blah…lets get real here! We love these activities, but, we LOVE the main ingredient that makes all of these things amazing: THE SUN! In turn, we are proposing what makes us feel free as we reacquaint ourselves in form of style and hair.
It’s all about being comfortable with our natural beauty and feeling free. This is where our Spring Summer 17’ trends stem from. We will be proposing a series of fun and wearable looks within our collection this year. Referencing reliable sources but most of all the looks coming from our own creative ideas. Let’s will jump right into the fun!
Showing off that pink & lavender pastel!
As we all know the balayage/ombre looks are here to stay and are in full effect for who want a natural look. These looks are also created for people that like to be more daring and love fantasy colours. Our proposal this season is “natural meets fantasy”. We took variations of blending methods and incorporated them with silver-blonds and pastel colours. The incorporation of braids to create a bohemian look is very big this season as well. Deriving from people going to music festivals to people using braids for convenience at the gym. Keep reading to find out why pastel colours suite you more than you would think…
Look created by Pino. 50’s inspired pompadour
The wonderful thing about pastel colours is that they give your skin tone the immediate illusion of a tan. Just think about why people go lighter. The visual of a blonde with no gold tones in will suite almost every skin tone. Add a muted colour (pastel) to this and you are generally still a high lift blonde looking like you just got back from a quick 3 day getaway in the Bahamas.
Pink & Lavender Crossroads
Our first model (Emily) is what hair colourists consider a rare gem. This means that she has natural virgin hair and has never coloured it! Since we are working with such a great palette (Natural level 6-7) we had the opportunity to create pastel colours. The pastels formed from a silver shadow root and went into a pink and lavender. To achieve this we had to lighten Emily’s hair as light as we could past a pale yellow. As you can see in the pictures we created the shadow root first and then applied our pastel using a balayage technique. The pastel lavender was placed around the nape area so that when she braids her hair both pastel colours will intertwine with each other and create a boho meets fantasy look. There are endless ways of showing off these colours. Soft waves so the lavender can peek through, straight, so you can see the seamless blend of the shadow root.
Ready for Spring Summer Fashion Trends? In connection to my spring/summer trends 2015 I wanted to feature some fashion to go along with the hair. Now, I do know the basics and the “do nots” about fashion but when it comes to fashion trends I have to guide people to a friend of mine. Kassi Meslo knows the ins and outs along with whats hot for this spring/summer. She has been in the fashion industry for many years and only brings in the best for each season to her boutique. Kassi shares the run down for the people!
The spring summer 2015 runway shows proved that fantasy in a garden full of florals and lace have truly come to life. The look is serene, clean and feminine mean. Chanels show case was something of a modern day Alice In Wonderland meets fairy princess at Dolce and Gabbana. Crocheted caps attached with peakaboo viels and baubles galore.
Spring Summer fashion trends by John Gallianos
John Gallianos first show since 2011 for Maison Martin Margiela turned out black and white, kahki tones and detailed black ensembles. If you are in doubt what pieces to add to this seasons wardrobe look no further than the following: Glamorous jumpers, leg slit long dresses, shirtdresses, anything yellow from amber, canary, saffron to marigold. Gingham, black and white, culotte pants, blue and white combos, kimono type trench coats (as seen above). Pops of lavender, head to toe white (as seen for Roberto Cavalli and Balenciaga) , skin toned fabrics and detailing, obi belts (great for whittling the waist). The spring summer fashion trends also include flats, slides and sneakers paired with dresses are also essentials. One shoulder cuts, roomy denim, and if your daring the fancy apron. This is just to sum up the essentials. Now what are you waiting for? Get shopping!
As we all know, the looks that the best fashion designers are showing on the runway will always be paired with the latest trends in women’s and men’s hairstyles. One of the best times to keep your eyes peeled for this is during Paris Fashion week. I was lucky enough be in Paris for the Mondial Coiffure Beauté (Paris Hair Show)at the beginning of this annual affair with Pino our artistic director. Since we definitely felt a buzz in the air, I wanted to look into what was really going on with hair and fashion in Europe. One of the big trends for fall/winter this year is skirts paired with sweaters. Designers like Nina Ricci, Bottega Veneta and Ralph Lauren all sported these different combinations of textures. The hair varied from each designer but what we saw were very simple looks. Nina Ricci showed loose ponytails that were tied back with a black ribbon. They were styled mainly with a center part to create a small amount of volume around the crown, and the looks were very smooth with long layers. This is a soft feminine look that is easily wearable for all age groups.
Nina Ricci swept ponytail
Bottega Veneta pays tribute to German actors Hedy Lamarr and Marlene Dietrich with this fall/winter collection. Hairstylist Guido introduced a modern take on this inspiration: “I kept thinking of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver–disco hair, shoulder pads, power dresses. The 1940’s and the 70’s get interchanged.” He wanted to create a cloud of curls that was going to show off the silhouette of exaggerated collars and high necks. Guido made a detailed hair part that was right above the models’ highest point of the eyebrow. The part was combed over which followed an explosion of frizzy curls on both sides…definitely not an everyday look for the office.
As we look over to Ralph Lauren, Guido from Redken says that 90% of the models are in hats because of the designers’ idea of the American classic beauty this winter. The other 10% are showing an un-done pony tail with a small section of hair wrapped around the elastic. This is definitely a quick and easy look for the office!
This winter gives us a lot of ideas to play with (some of them easier than others). Possibly the hardest look to translate into everyday life was from Prada. In their display the hair was in tangled wet-looking waves with dark roots; similar to an ombré. To re-create this out-of-the-shower proposal, all you need to do is scrunch a wet-look gel (such as Moroccanoil Styling Gel) through your damp to wet hair and twist the ends with your fingers. This style was one of the most popular looks in Milan’s fashion week in September.
Check out some of the pictures below for all of the new styles for the season!
Have you ever had a dream in which you never wanted to wake up? That was the main theme of the Angelo Seminara’s collection yesterday at the Metro Academy in Toronto. Mackenzie, Yesy and I represented our Pino’s Salon team with much anticipation and excitement. Award winning Seminara “British Hairdresser of the the Year” took the stage to show us his fabulous and dreamy new fall 2012 hair collections.
We noted that Seminara’s styles are based on classic looks updated by dusty colors, custom shapes and textures. Almost like an Alice in Wonderland theme, this collection brings seductive, feminine and nude looking tones in hair color. It represents a modern woman that is bringing forth something that has been inspired by the past. Seminara loves the element of dreaming, In turn, this image of dreaming provides unity in color and shades. “We have to be able to dream in life and to come up with all this beautiful work” he says. We cut and style the hair in a certain way or have specific techniques but for Seminara it’s about opening up your mind in order to seek the unknown. This is what unleashes the creativity!
Architecture is a major part of how trends are born in modern hair dressing. A video of modern Parisian structural designs was shown during the presentation. The buildings had classic Parisian designs with a great modern feel. I felt that Seminara’s proposals were very relevant to this architecture because they combine both the classic and fresh designs.
Mirroring our belief in using natural products Seminara also agrees that staying away from plastics and silicone is the direction our industry needs to embrace. Our Pino’s Salon team loves that we can provide clients with new products and services like ammonia free color, pareben free and gluten free products. These are gentle for the clients’ scalp and hair and are very enjoyable also for the professional stylist to use. More and more we are conscious of the environment and how the planet is impacted by the use of harmful chemicals. Not only do these harmful toxins cause problems in our bodies but they have a huge impact on our earth. New methods of doing hair promotes this type of natural movement.
Striving towards excellence means that you constantly seek new and better ways to make the clients’ experience superb! Affiliating ourselves with suppliers and educators that continue in their search also for excellence keeps us inspired, excited and moving forward…with…and for our client! Healthy and shiny hair with an element of fun can certainly be achieved. Dare to dream.