November 19, 2015 0
BEING AN ARTIST IS ABOUT CRAFTING YOUR CREATIVE INSPIRATION INTO MATERIAL, AND THIS IS WHAT A HAIRSTYLIST SHOULD DO
FRESH FROM WINNING THE PRESTIGIOUS 2015 BEST AVANT GARDE AIPP AWARD FOR HIS FASCINATING CREATIVITY, DAVINES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ANGELO SEMINARA, TELLS US MORE ABOUT HIS ARTISTIC DEVOTION TO THE HAIRSTYLING PROFESSION.
Angelo, what does inspire you most?
“Inspiration can come from so many different places, but the essence of the natural world is surely what inspires me most. Mother Nature surrounds us and permeates every aspect of our life with boundless beauty that will never stop to fill with wonder the eyes of those who want to see it. I am indeed very curious and I think that inspiration is basically all about curiosity and passion for what you do: if you don’t have that hunger for knowledge, then you are just missing so many chances of discovering and inventing something new, both in hairstyling and in life.”
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Where does creativity meet hairstyling?
“I think that creativity is a recipe made of many different ingredients: inspiration sources, individual sensitivity and, last but not least, the love and dedication to your profession, hairstyling in my case.
One of my objectives in hairstyling is to step outside the box, to create something that seems impossible and unexpected, that pleases my eyes, mind and soul, but nevertheless my philosophy is always to make a woman look beautiful and modern. Originality often means eclecticism, a mix of elements coming from different forms of art, that’s why to work with hair I also search for inspiration from other fields that are not necessarily the hairdressing one, such as fashion industry, photography, architecture, design and contemporary art. I like to collect, combine and experiment, translating all the ideas and re-elaborating all influences in various ways: besides my salon work, my creative collection productions and magazine shooting works, I design hair for art curators for fashion exhibitions.
I love hairdressing and if you love something in life you automatically become loyal and truthful to it. Hairdressing is my passion, through good and bad times and I always stick with it. Every day I look forward to my job. I definitely believe creative hairdressing is an art form in itself, a vital visual force to complement other arts.”
If we ask you to tell us the name of a hairstylist who represented a turning point for your career…
“The first name that comes into my mind is for sure that of Trevor Sorbie, a real hairdressing icon, who has inspired the whole sector at a worldwide level, becoming a mentor for many of today’s top hairdressers, thanks to his ability of always combining perfectly the highest quality standards with the most excellent hairdressing. Working with him for 15 years was a very meaningful and enriching life experience, he became like a father to me and I feel very grateful for what he gave me from both a professional and a human point of view.”
What is new, in your opinion, in the latest hairstyling trends?
“While rushing through the professional day by day routine, a hairdresser, like all the other artisans, sometimes runs the risk of forgetting to focus on some basic aspects of his craft, missing some great chances of adding value to his work.
I think that this is the moment to rediscover the creative potential of blow-drying that, in my opinion, is precious like an accessory to be worn, the final expert touch that enhances the beauty of a style. I’m working with Davines on something new, an homage to this special craft, to give it back its artistic dignity. I perceive the blow-drying as an art, and I want to invite all the hairdressers to realize their own masterpiece with hair. You’ll discover soon what I am talking about, I hope that you’ll enjoy it and that you’ll have fun!”
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May 1, 2015 0
Brittany Chavez graduated from Empire Beauty in September of 2009. She has wanted to be a stylist since she was 16 years old. She has always loved how fun and artistic the beauty industry can be, and she can’t imagine doing anything else in life. Helping others feel amazing about themselves is Brittany’s favorite part of her job.
Brittany feels strongly convicted to always proceed in continuing her education as a stylist and in staying on top of current trends, so she can make sure she’s able to give her clients the look and feel they desire every time.
Brittany had the amazing opportunity of working on the Noveau team at Intercouiffure in NYC, which is one of the most prestigious major events a hair stylists can participate in. She was able to work backstage and onstage at the event. She has also been a helping hand at Denver Fashion Week assisting with hair as well as Second Home Spring fashion show applying makeup, another passion of hers. If its fun and challenging you can bet she will be there!
Brittany started her career at Antoine Du Chez. She began as an assistant going through their advanced training program, as a cutting specialist. After spending time there, she decided to take on a new challenge, learning the ins and outs of coloring hair. Brittany has always picked up on things quickly and is a fast learner.
Brittany, her two young boys and husband have all been making the organic , green transition over the past 6 months. This lifestyle became important to her after she had her children. When she found out about My Hair Trip, she was determined to become apart of the team! Brittany is excited for this experience, and happy to have finally found a salon home.Leave a reply
August 27, 2014 0
Summer time means being active and having fun, swimming and being outside in the sun. It’s great being active and busy for the summer, and some women forget to take care of their hair, so when September comes, it’s good to do some maintenance on your locks, and My Hair Trip will tell you what you need to get your hair back to healthy.
1. Get a trim: Your hairs natural oils keep it protected and supple, sun and chlorine sap those oils from your hair. This can cause split ends and frizziness. Getting a cut of a half inch or so can make your hair look better, instantly.
2. Rehydrate daily: instead of your regular conditioner try using one of our conditioners from Davines or Phia designed for dry and/or damaged hair. If your hair is really dry or damaged, leave your conditioner in your hair rather than rinsing. Also, picking up one of our hair serums and/or mists might be a good idea.
3. Make sure you choose the right shampoo. Shampoos that are made for washing out chlorine are awesome for days when you are actually swimming. But if you already have chlorine damage, those shampoos don’t do much good. Instead, use a hydrating type like Davines’s Oi shampoo or any of our Phia products which will literally work magic enriching and moisturizing your hair, while it cleans it.
4. Wash your hair only when it is necessary. There’s literally nothing better for your hair than its own natural oils, so shampooing every day washes those oils out of your hair and doesn’t give them time to work their way down the hair shaft. You probably want to try to go at least one day between shampoos — two to three if your hair can handle it.
5. Brush, brush, brush! A great way to let your hair’s natural oils repair your damaged hairs is through regular brushing. “It distributes the natural oils and encourages your hair to shine. We recommend to our clients to brush their hair every evening.
6. Keep an eye on your hair and look for signs of serious dehydration. If you are running into the common problem with your hair not holding any style that you try to do to it, that means it is seriously dehydrated from summer. To fix this problem, avoid styling products that will dry your hair, such as gels that contain alcohol, and any maximum-hold hairsprays.
7. The foods you eat can help to nourish your hair. Good fats, such as omega-3s, and B vitamins actually help hair grow strong, shiny, and full of body. Try adding salmon, tuna, nuts, and seeds to your diet. You don’t have to go crazy or overload on these foods, your body only absorbs a certain amount daily anyway.
8. Use cool air setting to dry your hair. The heat from your blowdryer will damage hair the same way that the sun does. While you’re nursing your hair back to health, switch to the cool setting on your blow dryer.
9. Don’t use hot tools for a little while. Heated metal styling tools like flat irons and curling irons can cause more damage to your locks.
10. Try one of our hair masks or moisturizing oil treatments. Our stylists and clients have been raving about our all natural, super effective essential oil treatments. This is your fastest most effective path back to healthy hair.Leave a reply