Art Exhibit: A Lurid Spectacle: Quilts by Artist Julie Summersquash

Come view an exhibit of quilts made by designer and artist Julie Summersquash.
Meet the artist and listen to an artist talk about her creative process and inspiration.
Enjoy live music, poetry and more by the group Creating Moments, with special guest musician Kamala Burden on tablas.
Partake in refreshments and have a joyful time!
$10 Suggested Donation


About Julie Summersquash:
“I grew up (down South) surrounded by my parents’ artist friends in a family of seamstresses and quilters. I have been sewing since I can remember. Costume and textiles have always been a major focus. Especially the traditional dress of north and west Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

When I went off to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, it was no surprise that I chose the textile department. I dropped out after a couple of years, it being the 60’s and all. Settling and spending most of my life since in Providence, with time out to travel and live in a woodland yurt for a while.
Working for decades for an Indian clothing importer as a textile and embroidery designer. This allowed me to spend time in that homeland of sensory overload.
When I first produced quilts in the ’70s, they used traditional calico prints. Gradually transitioning to more elaborate Victorian designs and chintz. After a lengthy hiatus, I began working exclusively with the African prints in the quilts on display, which were created between 2006 and 2015. Currently, using simple traditional geometric quilt pattern as a grid to fill with color and pattern. I don’t have a minimalist bone in my body, and my goal is to leave no surface left unembellished, an aesthetic that’s also apparent in my home and wardrobe.”

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.

Asad Hair Cut Mirza Class Music To My Hair

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

Davines Medium Hold Pliable Paste

MTMH: PRODUCT OF THE WEEK

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DAVINES MEDIUM HOLD PLIABLE PASTE

The Medium Hold Pliable Paste  by Davines is our featured product of the week!

Malleable paste with medium hold and invisible effect.

WHY WE LOVE IT

As one of the most often sold products at Music To My Hair, it’s easy to see that we really believe in the Medium Hold Pliable Paste.

It’s great for men and women & can help to make your morning routine faster & your hair style easier to achieve.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

Gives (Medium) Texture

Maintains Natural Shine

Creates Controlled Styling

Gives a Natural Look

HOW TO USE IT

Apply a small amount of product to dry hair and arrange it as you wish. It can be applied to towel-dried hair before styling.

Depending on hair density, length and desired effect, apply between 4g and 8g of product.

Music To My Hair Salon & Advanced Academy

1214 Troy Schenectady Road

Latham, NY 12110

518-313-7723