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6 Tips to Staying Energized February 20, 2020 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

2020 is in full swing and there are some seriously hours ahead of every stylist. For Pulp Riot squad member, Amanda Harsche, it’s just going to get even busier. She already spends 10 hours behind the chair four days a week. The rest of the time she’s either poring over online education videos or, more likely, off to another state to deliver her own unique and much-loved education. Known as the queen of rainbow color,…

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A quirk of nature led to the Queen of Balayage December 3, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

LA Travel Magazine named her Queen of Balayage, while Modern Salon declared her one its 100 Game Changers of the Year, but Frances Canola’s triumphs came only after she faced down potential defeat caused, literally, by her own hands. ‘I desperately wanted to teach,’ says the renowned Californian colorist, co-owner with Russell Mayes of Bauhaus Hair Studio in Orange, California. ‘But I’m left-handed and just couldn’t demonstrate a cut clearly to hairdressers who were right-handed,…

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Small Town to Center Stage November 13, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

Moms never give bad advice, right? Well, if majestic mermaid-maker Amanda Harsche had listened to her mom, we would never have got to revel in her glorious colorwork because Amanda’s mom dissuaded from beauty when she was 17, 19 and 25 years old. Yep, three times Amanda almost signed up for beauty school and three times she let her mom talk her out of it. Fortunately, at 28, Amanda was determined and her mom finally…

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The Anxious Creative Revealed October 15, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

Dawn Bradley has form when it comes to walking away from something safe to try something completely new. She was the top earner in her salon in Saskatoon when she decided to leave Canada for the bright lights of London in the UK. She soon established a loyal clientele at the Aveda Institute, one of London’s coolest salons, before being tempted to Australia, where she quickly found the perfect job at one of the country’s…

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The Helpful Companion October 1, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

As educator extraordinaire JCarlos speeds across the country from California to Chicago, or even down to Mexico, he always has his trusted assistant, Panchito with him. Named after the Mexican war hero Pancho Villa, Panchito travels for free, never takes up a seat and helps lower JCarlos’s unavoidable carbon footprint. Oh, and he will ride a horse or take up arms because Panchito is JCarlos’s Ping, mixing all his color formulas to perfect consistency in…

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Are You Ready for Summer Hair Rehab? September 11, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

For most the long, hot summer is over, the vacation season is wrapping up and folks are preparing to settle back into work or school. But while the sun, sea, and pool might be goodfor mind and body, they are far from kind to hair, meaning repair rather than dramatic makeovers will be the primary focus for many stylists at this time of year. ‘Clients often return to the salon after summer with the outer…

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With Love for ECOHEADS May 3, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

With Love for ECOHEADS When the idea of owning their own salon was still just a dream, Kat and Andrew Collett knew they wanted it to be different. At the heart of the salon would be a commitment to give back as much as was received. The culture of giving back would start with the local community, stretch beyond to others in need and include even our planet. They stayed true to their promise. Their… Continue reading
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Reaching New Heights Like the Platinum Giraffe April 13, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab, News

Sarai Speer has made a name for herself as the Platinum Giraffe, with more than 49k Instagram followers, a dedicated clientele grateful to have found someone who can create the perfect blonde they’d always been seeking and coast to coast coverage on all the major news channels and glossy magazines. Ironically, though, her headline-grabbing activities are not for her color, but for the innovative cutting technique she’s called the “Whoville Christmas Tree”. She’s even been… Continue reading
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Banging on about client care March 20, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

Banging on About Client Care The adoption of ECOHEADS Bang Face Shields in salons has sparked one of those debates ‘what a genius idea; why had no one thought of it earlier?’ debates. Their benefits seem so obvious now. But it took a long time for the guys at ECOHEADS to go from concept to delivery. A product that provides stable support for cutting in those perfect bangs, while protecting a client and her make-up… Continue reading
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YouTube Queen Goes Green March 1, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab

The first thing the beauty queen of YouTube, Alexsis Mungall Scaletti,  did as soon as she’d secured her own salon was to contact ECOHEADS. She wanted her new venture to have all the best kit, and as far as she was concerned, that meant ECOHEADS showerheads on all her basins. We were happy to comply, but before we could head in, Alexsis and her husband Shane, plus her mother, father and brother, had to ready… Continue reading