Modern Salon | Looks Seen at Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Album Release by Wella Artists | Roz Corpuz for Umbrella Salon

By Anne Moratto | 12/17/2013

Winners of the Wella North American Trend Vision awards along with other Wella Top Artists worked with celebrity stylist Kayla MiChele to style over 20 models at the release party for Lady Gaga's ARTPOP album. 

The Wella Artists included:

Shirley Gordon:Wella Top Artist, Trend Vision Color Gold Winner

Rose Marie Corpuz: Wella Young Talent Trend Vision Gold Winner

Fay Linksman:Wella Top Artist, Trend Vision Color Gold Winner -- Canada

Lucy Zemba: Wella Young Talent Trend Vision Gold Winner – Canada

FirstChair.com | The Winners Have Been Announced at the 2013 Wella Trend Vision! | Roz Corpuz for Umbrella Salon

By Lauren Salapatek | 07/20/2013

MODERN SALON Editors are currently reporting LIVE from the Wella Professionals 2013 North American Trend Vision Awards in Las Vegas! Currently 1,500 hairdressers have gathered together at the Mirage for two days of education, special events and the long awaited event—the announcement of the 2013 North American Trend Vision Awards Winners (The US and Canada)!

...Young Talent: Lucy Zemba, Canada, and Rose "Roz" Marie Corpuz, USA (Gold); Sabrina Tremblay, Canada and Maria Joseph, USA (Silver); Fernando Monge, Canada and Lisa Bryant, USA (Bronze)..

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Modern Salon | CHOOSE BEAUTY: A Profile of Kien Hoang, Oribe Artist

By Anne Moratto | 05/09/2013

Kien Hoang puts the finishing touches to a model backstage at New York Fashion Week.

Kien Hoang puts the finishing touches to a model backstage at New York Fashion Week.

...His story is one of many adoptive citizens.  A child born in Vietnam arrives in San Francisco and must learn a new language, new customs and find his way in a new world. 

“I came here (to the United States) with my single mother and my brother and I had to motivate myself to fit in, to get myself to school and to try and be accepted. I was always doing research to see what you needed to know and also so I could help my family,” says Kien Hoang, Artistic Educator for Oribe Haircare.

But instead of just conforming, he created.  Instead of disappearing, he dared.  And instead of erasing his uniqueness he embraced it.  Today, a spirit of inclusiveness informs his work, his salon and his life.

“When I was young, I was surrounded by women—my mother and my aunts—and I fell in love with the early 1970’s fashion and music.  I would see my aunts all done up with big disco hair,” says Hoang.  “I created a look for myself knowing that I wasn’t going to be accepted completely because I didn’t know the language. I used to go to school in bow ties.”

Through fashion he found hair and started cosmetology training while still in high school.  “At 16, I was already focused on my career.  I went to school, to cosmetology class and worked at the same time.  I fell in love with creating textures, deciding what style was appropriate with what look, and also the architecture of hair. I worked with a lot of ethnic hair which was incredible.”

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