The Colorist

MAY-JUN 2017

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PHOTOGRAPHY (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): COURTESY OF ELEMENTS HAIR STUDIO (2); COURTESY OF YEHIA & CO. (2); COURTESY OF ELIZABETH FAYE SALON (2) Yehia & Co CHICAGO Aymen Eldabli, also known as Mohesco, has grown up in the hair industry watching his father and uncle at work since the age of 12 at Yehia & Co., the salon they founded in 1980. Now 28, Eldabli helps run the Aveda Concept Salon's four locations serving Chicago's South Side, and has become an expert colorist who specializes in working with naturally textured hair. His top advice for smooth, shiny color results? Perform a porosity test before, during and after the coloring process. "Place a few strands of hair cut using thinning shears in a cup of water and wait three to fi ve minutes," Eldabli says. "Based on whether the hair sinks or fl oats, the stylist will know the porosity of the hair throughout the entire process." WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SALONS ACROSS THE COUNTY LOCAL COLOR Elizabeth Faye Salon ST. GEORGE, UTAH Elizabeth Faye once identifi ed herself as a troubled teen, but those days are long behind her, thanks to the beauty industry. This talented pro who got her start at the Kelly Cardenas Salon in Las Vegas and Chicago opened a namesake salon last year, was recently named one of Redken's new #RTeam of social media infl uencers (@heyelizabethfaye) and has received numerous awards and accolades for her color work. "At Elizabeth Faye Salon, we approach color a bit differently than most stylists," Faye says. "We believe that hair should be easy, healthy and enhance your natural coloring and features." Elements Hair Studio BROOKLYN, NY Matrix artistic director Robert Santana's Elements Hair Studio in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn has been steadily growing since it opened 14 years ago, with 70 percent of clients visiting for color services, especially gray coverage and balayage. Santana recently decided to take his business to the next level by taking advantage of the Matrix Salon Emotion program, which offers professional and business support through Summit Salon Business classes. As part of the process, Santana completely renovated the salon. The new space features additional stations, a prominent color bar, a chic black-and-white palette, a digital consultation area, a diagnostic center, an expanded retail center and a refreshment bar. "Everyone wants to make a better living, and now I'll be able to help them grow," Santana says. "For me, that's the most exciting feature of this new program."

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