The Colorist

JAN-FEB 2016

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16 The Colorist | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 | ➜ BRENTWOOD, CA Tapping into the popularity of single-treatment salons popping up across the country, master hair colorist Haleh Lekkos recently opened Base Color Bar, off ering base color at an aff ordable price in a high-end setting. "I feel that there's a great demand for single process color at an aff ordable price," Lekkos says. "No one wants to pay $100-plus for covering roots or gray hair every month. I feel that men and women who buy drugstore color for $25 will probably be open to spending another $20 to have it done professionally with a much better product—it's diffi cult to color your own hair, especially at the back of the head." ➜ WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS Education is vital to the color business at Tangles Salon, says owner Robin Cook. "Goldwell has provided us with many in- salon education programs, from primary courses for our new talent training program to more advanced education, such as Color Zoom, with international guest artists providing in-salon education for all levels of stylists," Cook says. "We provide the team with one continuing education program per year for those who reach their f scal goal at the end of each year, and we offer in-salon competitions with an educational trip as the prize." The strong focus on color education has won the salon much acclaim; Tangles Salon has received f nalist and semif nalist recognition in Goldwell's Color Zoom Challenge consistently since 2007. "These opportunities build our color business, as each competition is color- related and builds conf dence in our young team," Cook says. WHAT'S ON TREND. WHAT'S OF INTEREST. WHAT'S GOING ON IN SALONS AROUND THE COUNTRY. local color ➜ NOVATO, CA Every year for the past four years, NH2 Salon has presented the Bay Area Student Hairdresser Awards (BASHA), a photographic competition celebrating budding student talent from the surrounding area's cosmetology schools. The winners in three categories— including recent color category winner Amy Kim (below, with her model) from the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology—are recognized during a red carpet event held at the salon. "We give each BASHA category winner a cosmetology tuition grant because we recognize that sometimes talented students are forced to drop out of school for f nancial reasons," says NH2 Salon co-founder Nicole Hitchcock. "We want to do our part to support young talent, regardless of socioeconomics." Cook was inspired by a colorful Louis Vuitton boot to produce this ravishing red look. "T e moment I saw the shoe, all I could imagine was translating it into hair color," she says. PHOTOGRAPHY (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): TOM CARSON, MAKEUP: BETTY MKINNON, FASHION STYLING: CANNON MEDIA GROUP; COURTESY OF LOUIS VUITTON; COURTESY OF ABIGAIL HULLER; COURTESY OF BASE COLOR BAR

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