Jun 22, 2020
In observance of Juneteenth Freedom Day, SalonCentric held its first annual event to include a day of live education with some of the best Black stylists in the industry. Tippi Shorter, Michelle O’Connor and Jamal Edmonds headed up the Facebook and Instagram Lives talking all things texture and giving viewers more insight into the significance of the day. In case you missed it, here’s your chance to get caught up on all of the Juneteenth-celebratory content.
Q&A: Textured Hair Myth Busters with Mizani Global Artistic Director Tippi Shorter
Tippi Shorter (@tippishorter), Mizani Global Artistic Director, talks texture fundamentals in this Q&A to answer all of your questions on the topic. From what exactly is meant by “texture” to what transitioning is and how best to achieve it, to terms that need to be removed from the texture vocabulary to the best way to wash and care, and more. This is definitely a primer you need to watch.
Best Practices for Creating Curl Definition with Matrix Artistic Director Michelle O’Connor
Michelle O’Connor (@michelleoconnorbeauty), Matrix Artistic Director, walks you through curly hair 101 by breaking down the texture, density, and porosity of strands. She also explains the best way to achieve curl definition and the one thing curls absolutely need. Tune in for amazing curly styling tips and tools you’ll want to add to your kit to create beautiful, bouncy curls.
Faux Aircut & Current State of the Industry with #ItTakesAProTeam Artist and Mizani Educator Jamal Edmonds
Jamal Edmonds (@lamajbackwards), #ItTakesAProTeam Member and Mizani Artist, demos a wash-and-go faux cut which is a great way for creating a shorter shape or an interesting silhouette on curls. It’s perfect for clients who aren’t quite ready to make a commitment to a shorter length, but want a beautiful shape. Plus, he discusses going back to the salon and the challenges he’s working through as he completes his first full week back behind the chair.