A Month In Review November 2016

MTMH: A MONTH IN REVIEW

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MUSIC TO MY HAIR – EDUCATION/ft. MIRZA BATANOVIC

Mirza Batanovic Hair Class Music To My Hair Salon

Monday, Nov. 28th – 

As a salon that takes pride in our open education opportunities, we were thrilled to be able to host this incredible class for the talented stylists of the Capital Region.talk

In his demonstration, Mirza Batanovic, Eufora Educator & Global Artistic Team Member, emphasized precision and contemporary cuts.

His teachings gave room for personal versatility in order to be able to customize the cut for a wide age range of clientele. Meaning being able to tailor the cut to your specific desires!

Mirza Batanovic Music To My Hair Salon

Mirza showed us how to recreate & modernize the “shag” haircut (which is currently making it’s way back into our hearts) with a proficient system to reduce cutting time while also delivering mastery level results.

ABOUT MIRZA

Mirza was named one of the 7 best up and coming U.S. hairstylists in 2014 by Estetica Magazine.

He is also a NAHA Salon Team 2016 winner and can be found working regularly at Ammon Carver Studio in New York City.

start-of-classHe is passionate about education and specializes in bridal hair, editorial work, and fashion shows (including NYFW), TV segments (San Diego/Denver), red carpet events (LA), hair for celebrities and high profile clients for TV interviews, award shows (Golden Globes/Oscars/Kid’s Choice Awards, VMA’s) and various press events.

Music To My Hair Eufora Cutting Class

THE CLASS

We noticed right away how easy Mirza is to connect with and his teaching style, which is straightforward and interactive, was painless to follow along with.

Mirza Cutting Class Music To My Hair

STEP 1.

We began the class with a demonstration of a proper hair wash, where Mirza discussed in depth the Eufora products & their benefits.

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STEP 2.

Next, Mirza brought his model and fellow Eufora Educator onto the stage to demonstrate the shag cut.

He revealed the lines and angles of the modern haircut in great detail and took the time to make sure everyone was able to see exactly what he was doing at all times.

(Many who attended the class even filmed his instructions to refer back to for afterwards!)

The technique Mirza opted for allows for very little dry cutting. This is wonderful as it gives your stylist a chance to work with your natural texture, which in turn gives you a better cut.

Eufora Cutting Class 2016

STEP 3.

Once Mirza’s demonstration was over, all of the stylists were able to apply these advanced cutting techniques onto their mannequin. Plus, as an added bonus the stylists were able to get plenty of one on one time with the four Eufora educators who were in attendance.

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Curling Technique By Mirza Batanovic STEP 4.

The class finished with a final review of all the mannequin cuts and a brief demonstration of a professional curling technique that prevents the damage that comes from over using hot styling tools on our model and salon manager, Michelle.

OVERVIEW

The class was an incredible opportunity to work with a fantastic company (Eufora) and an extremely talented up and coming hair artist (Mirza Batanovic).

Thank you to all those who attended and to those who made this class possible!

Hair Model Eufora

Mirza Cutting Class 2016

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Photos & Blog by Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1210 Troy Schenectady Road Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

Fall Favorites at Music To My Hair Salon

OUR PICKS: FALL FAVORITES

Fall Favorites at Music To My Hair1. BEANIES

You quickly glance in the mirror before running out the door and see your roots really need to be touched up.

Not only will a warm beanie help keep your roots on the DL until your next touch up, but it can also make for an interesting addition to your outfit!

2. ORANGE EYESHADOW

The Limited Edition Rouge Brule Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow by Chanel is a gorgeous, semi-matte, dark burgundy shadow with warm-brown undertones.

The recent orange eyeshadow trend (when done right) is one of our favorite makeup looks for the season. Be a little daring and try this look out for yourself!

3. RIHANNA’S DREADLOCKS

I highly doubt we’re the only ones absolutely obsessed with Rihanna’s new dreadlocks.

We think everything from the length & thickness, to how she styles them are perfect and flawlessly fitting for fall.

4. VEGAN LIP BALM

Orange Owl Lip Balm is a life saver for winter-time chapped lips.

If you’re anything like me, then your lips & skin are already longing for the NY summer humidity & could probably use a little TLC right now.

Enter, the Cinnamon & Spice Lip Balm, which includes ultra-moisturizing ingredients like Organic Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, & Vitamin E Oil and has the most pleasant scent for fall.

The best part? Not only is this heavenly lip balm cruelty free & organic, but we actually carry this product in the salon!

*The lip balms come in 4 other scents (Citrus Splash, Minty Fresh, Zesty Splendour, & Simple Naked – Unscented) and would make excellent stocking stuffers!

5. DAVINES OIL NON OIL

By now you may know that the Davines Oil Non Oil is a holy grail product for the stylists at MTMH.

Not only does this product contain a synergy of high-quality ingredients with incredible moisturizing power, but the non oil also gives your hair some structure and provides anti-frizz & anti-gravity action!

Ask your hair artist to show you how to use this during your next appointment at Music To My Hair!

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Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

 

4 Things Your Hair Stylist Needs To Know About You!

SALON TIPS:

4 THINGS YOUR STYLIST NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU!

power-suits-for-women-street-style-looks-11. WHAT TYPE OF JOB DO YOU HAVE? // WHAT IS YOUR WARDROBE LIKE?

Spending 5-6 days a week in a suit might warrant a haircut with more distinct feminine features to contrast well with the masculine details of your work wardrobe.

On the other end of the spectrum, 13cc75e3e9374941f570bc963169eef9someone who adores bohemian style probably won’t want a cut that’s too spiky, blunt, or angular.

The key to a happy client is all about communicating to find something that flatters your features & lifestyle!

2. HOW OFTEN DO YOU HEAT STYLE YOUR HAIR?

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As most of us know, frequent heat styling can cause a great deal of damage to your hair.

It’s very important for your stylist to know exactly how often you apply heat to your hair.

This way, you can both come up with a suitable hair care routine to combat the harmful & drying effects of heat styling tools.

Your stylist may also suggest a shorter time span between trims to prevent split end buildup.

Music To My Hair has an incredible list of hair treatments to restore damaged hair, including a Keratin & Brazilian Blowout treatment. Learn more here!

3. HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR HAIR?

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According to Paul Labrecque, celebrity hair stylist and owner of Paul Labrecque Salons in NYC & Philadelphia, frequent washers may benefit from a dry cut.

Opting for a dry cut allows the stylist to accurately tailor a custom style to your natural texture. This would be especially ideal those with very curl, wavy, or fine hair.

Knowing how often you’re rinsing, also gives your stylist the opportunity to make sure you’re using the best shampoo & conditioner for your hair type, as well as the leave-in styling products we should be recommending to you.

street-style-mini-black-leather-t-shirt-dress-trench-coat-long-messy-touseled-hair-fashion-week4. IS MAINTAINING LENGTH IMPORTANT TO YOU?

Some clients are great about making a standing six week appointment for regular trims & hair health maintenance. Others, not so much.

Are you the type to leave the salon and forget about your hair until one day, two months later, you look in the mirror and realize with horror that you’re in desperate need of a cut? (Don’t worry, I might also be guilty from time to time!)

Regardless of your answer, it’s important to know how often you cut your hair & if maintaining length or growing out your hair is the end goal.

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If length is the objective, but you’re not visiting the salon regularly for trims, you may actually be hindering yourself.

By the time you do come in, you may very well have to cut off more length just to get rid of the frayed ends & jagged layers.

It’s always best to be diligent about scheduling your future haircuts before you leave the salon.

We know you’re busy & that it’s hard to plan in advance, but scheduling early will give you that extra reminder that it’s time for a cut! Even if you have to reschedule, we’ll forgive you! 

Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723

Top 4 Favorite Halloween Costumes of 2016

OUR PICKS: TOP 4 HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

Jenna Dewan Tatum Halloween Costume4. JENNA DEWAN TATUM

Jenna dressed as an adorable unicorn for the Casamigos Halloween Party (held October 28) &  also attended Kate Hudson’s party that evening.

Not only was Jenna’s costume whimsically beautiful, but the makeup & hair pretty much made the entire look.

3. KHLOE KARDASHIAN

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We thought Khloe looked incredible in her Storm costume.

Her and boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, celebrated Halloween over the weekend, dressed in matching Marvel Comics-inspired outfits.

We are in love with her icy white hair and glowing eyes!

14711996_1777489972532402_1119220335049179136_n2. KYLIE JENNER

Of course we have to mention the Queen Of Halloween 2016, Kylie Jenner.

Our favorite look from this weekend was the one she wore to her own “Dead Dinner” Halloween party.

Both her and Tyga dressed as gorgeous, high-fashion versions of eerie skeletons.

Her makeup looked flawless, as always, while her hair was slicked back into a sleek & edgy, but loose fashion.

1. KATY PERRY

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Our number pick one was decided on, that is, until we saw Katy Perry’s costume this Halloween.

The epic transformation to becoming the presidential democratic candidate took weeks of preparation. Tony Gardner (makeup and special effects artist) designed, sculpted, and molded each individual prosthetic to create Hillary Clinton’s face over the course of three weeks.

Regardless of what your political views may be, you have to admit – this is hilarious & brilliant!

 

Ashley Millet

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723