Salutations in 2016! It’s a brand spanking new year and the spirit of new beginnings is thick in the air at Sine Qua Non Salons. It’s our firm belief that a positive new year starts with good hair, and SQN‘s stylists and students have been making that happen left and right! The calendar change has brought with it zany colors, chic new cuts, and gorgeous styles all around. Below are our top five favorite works of SQN hair artistry from recent weeks!
Blazing the trail for our five New Year favorites this week is the New Talent department! Sine Qua Non‘s training program is rife with promise this year, and the team’s assistants, junior stylists, and Level 1 artists have been blowing us away with their class work.
Libby, a prime example of the exciting new talent sweeping SQN, gave her client Samantha a sharp new cut this week at our Lakeview location. Samantha lives life on the edge, and her new ‘do is a perfect expression of that. To get this look, Libby refreshed her fade and shortened Samantha’s layers to release more of her texture. This technique gave the asymmetrical cut more of a flow from short to long, and complimented Samantha’s sweet baby bangs and flashy color perfectly. To finish, Libby incorporated R and Co‘s Chiffon Styling Mousse, which is great for light, airy quaffs, and then added R and Co‘s Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste at the root for a bit more texture.
Dahlia is a Level 1 hair stylist and makeup artist at SQN, and helped Carrie welcome the new year in style. She not only trimmed up Carrie’s mane and added layers to frame her face– she also tamed Carrie’s natural curls and gave her a stunning blowout. Dahlia utilized R and Co‘s Park Avenue Blow Out Balm to smooth these curls, and finished with R and Co‘s Mannequin Styling Paste to show off those layers. This redheaded beauty left looking completely transformed!
Back over in Lakeview, New Talent members Lauren and Paige proved that two heads are better than one when it comes to good hair! These lovely ladies collaborated to give their model Cheri a gorgeous new ‘do. Paige, an assistant in the training program, gave Cheri a fresh update to her layers, which created movement and body for her naturally fine texture. Since Cheri’s hair is usually straight on its own, layering like this is great for adding volume.
Next, Level 1 stylist Lauren took Cheri’s naturally ashy brown color deeper and richer, helping to cover her greys and give it tons of shine. These warm brown tones are great for bringing dimension to the locks and avoiding flatness. To style, Lauren gave Cheri some tousled, beachy waves using Bumble and bumble‘s Full Form Thickening Mousse paired with Bumble and bumble‘s Thickening Hairspray. This combo gives the maximum amount of bounce and volume, and puts the finishing touches on Cheri’s new look.