The GlassHouse Grand Opening | A Decadent Soiree | Today's Bride

Congrats to our new neighbors across the street at The Glasshouse, we're looking forward to your Grand Opening Tonight!

Hair by: Samantha Clark, Nathan Nguyen, Jennifer Singleton, Roz Corpuz, Yanin Colmenero, Jade Deveraturda, Anjelika Martinez, Anna Draganova, Jan-Michael Macutay, Chloe Lomeli, and Dacia Carroll | Umbrella Salon 

Special Thanks to: Cristine Thomas | Today's Bride, Jessica Gallup | The GlassHouse, Sherry, Beverly Zeiss.

Photo courtesy: The Glasshouse

Photo courtesy: The Glasshouse

Sneak Peek of Smith & Cult | Nail Lacquers


Dineh Mohajer, one of the founders of the American cosmetics company Hard Candy, is launching a new line of nail polishes called Smith & Cult.

Smith & Cult nail polish collection comprises of 30 versatile shades, including a top and base coat. The range is very luxurious and it arrives in beautifully designed circular glass bottles with a silver dented cap. As Dineh Mohajer explains, the shades are inspired by genuine experiences depicted by a woman in her diary entries, and their names are quite unique and representative of these adventures. There is even an illustrated journal named “Diary of a Beauty Junkie” that goes along with the collection. The journal tells stories about six of the shades that are inspired by diary entries of a beauty addict. While the shades will be available for purchase mainly in-salons, the diaries are not for sale.

Source: WWD

Smith & Cult | Coming Soon


Smith and Cult’s nailed lacquer consistently delivers both flawlessly smooth coverage and brilliant shine. While custom tailored to provide high performance, the exclusive 5 free formula, is formulated without Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.

Each shade is inspired by and representative of the experiences depicted by our heroine in her diary entries. We can’t help but relate to her as she shares her unedited thoughts and feelings during the raw, uninhibited conversations she carries on with herself. While the consumer and creator share an intimate relationship, the brand is also universally, almost without choice, relevant to us all.

Modern Salon | Oribe on the Road: Chicago 2014


By Lauren Quick | 07/22/14

Members of Oribe's creative team were in Chicago on June 30 for their On the Road series of hands-on demos and all-day classes for stylists. The program tours seven cities throughout the year.

Oribe Educators Kien HoangLouis Orozco and Ronnie Stam showed stylists several looks on stage, including one for them to recreate later in the day. The educators showed some wildly creative looks, but noted to attendees that "Hair art is great, but our clients want wearable hair" and encouraged them to focus on garnering some new techniques to take back to their salons.

The presentation started with the educators styling various roller sets, then there was a presentation with three unique looks from each Hoang, Orozco and Stam. The educators talked about where they get their inspiration and how they create mood boards to get ideas going.

Stam in particular had a lot of valuable advice to the stylists in the audience.

"Clients only know what we tell them," Stam said. "Encourage clients to do something different. To be successful, you've got to be different."

Stam went on to suggest some marketing ideas for salons. He said to consider stylist two receptionists exactly the same; that's something clients will take note of. Not only that—they might really like the style and ask if they can have it done, as well.

"Hairdressers are asking too much," Stam said. "Don't ask. Tell."

All three Oribe educators agreed that fringe is on the horizon along with shorter hair. Think of everything from wispy fringe, to face-framing and even structured like Bettie Page. Versatility is key in styles now, so stay on top of your game.

SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Oribe on the Road cities
-Boston: Mon., Sept. 22, 2014
-Nashville: Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
-Dallas: Mon., Nov. 3, 2014
-Los Angeles: Mon., Dec. 8, 2014

Dacia heads to Los Angeles for Wella Trendvision Awards!

Dacia Carroll representing Umbrella Salon will be at the Wella Professionals annual Trend Vision competition, celebrating the skills of pioneering stylists with an inherent sense of originality, is one of the most exciting competitions in our industry.

The 2014 North American Trend Vision competition and awards show will be held in Los Angeles at LA Live on July 20th.  Innovative colorists, ambitious young stylists will bring their trend interpretation to life during the live competition.



#umbrellahair #umbrellasalon #wella #wellaed #wellaeducation #wellaprofessional

Dacia Carroll | Umbrella Salon

Sneak Peek | Oribe On the Road | San Francisco


Modern Salon | Wella International Trendvision Awards | Roz Corpuz - USA Young Talent for Umbrella Salon

Trend Vision Frankfurt

THE EVENT: Wella Professionals International Trend Vision Awards (ITVA), held in Frankfurt, Germany.

THE DETAILS: 82 finalists from 56 countries came to Messe Frankfurt in early May to compete in the annual competition, this time held during the Hair and Beauty convention. ITVA opened with the inspirational Parade of Nations which included all competing hairdressers on stage carrying their country’s flag in a fantastic display of global talent. After a live, on-stage competition, the thousands of salon professionals in the audience were treated to a show by Austria’s Bundy. Bundy, followed by a trend show courtesy of Russian top stylist Dimitry Vinokurov...

Read 70 | Stylish for Summer | Kien Hoang

Behind the Hair | Oribe Hair Care

When high-end Canadian department store Holt Renfrew—known for its curated selection of luxury goods—wanted to feature a trend report on summer hairstyles, they turned to Oribe Educator Kien Hoang. Kien shared a variety of his favorite warm weather styles, from braids to beachy waves, and provided step-by-step instructions on how to get them at home. Scroll through the slideshow above to see his must-have looks.

Hair by Kien Hoang

Textured Braid with Pop of Color
(Seen at Calla Spring /Summer 2014 presentation – Kien worked backstage)
Braids are very on-trend right now, and this is a flirty and feminine version. It’s a perfect style to wear out at night after a day of surfing…but it’s also easy to recreate that beachy texture with Oribe products. Using neon string in the braid gives the perfect pop of color for summer and turns your hair into an accessory.

Top Knot with a Twist
(Seen at ParkMoonChoo Spring /Summer 2014 presentation – Kien was the lead hairstylist backstage)

This takes your top knot or messy bun and makes it a bit more fun—while still being an easy style to achieve. It’s very feathery and light to mimic what your hair might look like after a long day at the beach.

Hair by Kien Hoang

Hair by Kien Hoang

Sleek Ponytail

A sleek high-shine ponytail looks chic each season, but it’s especially great for getting hair off your neck and back for summer. Plus, using Gold Lust as a smoothing agent gives your hair an extra layer of UV protection.

Beach Party Waves

Nothing says summer like messy beachy waves—especially ones with a little sex appeal. Make sure to keep some Côte d’Azur Hair Refresher in your bag to eliminate odors from bonfires and keep your hair smelling fresh for any close encounters.

Hair by Kien Hoang

Modern Salon | Trendvision Awards | Dacia Carroll

Wella Professionals Announces U.S. Finalists For TREND VISION

Modern Salon By Maggie Mulhern | 06/13/2014

The 21 U.S. finalists of Wella Professionals Trend Vision have been announced.

Wella Professionals annual Trend Vision competition, celebrating the skills of pioneering stylists with an inherent sense of originality, is one of the most exciting competitions in our industry.

The 2014 North American Trend Vision competition and awards show will be held in Los Angeles at LA Live on July 20th. Viewers will be treated to artistic demonstrations by Hester Wernert from the Netherlands who will present Metamorphosis, Tim Hartley, former Global Creative Director of the Sassoon Academies and Rodger Azadganian, editorial stylist and owner of 7 Salon & 8 The Salon will present The Cult of the Cut along with the North American Sebastian Core team Omar Antonio, Anthony Cole, Diva Poulos and Marylle Koken will present DOAM.

Innovative colorists, ambitious young stylists and aspiring beauty school students will bring their trend interpretation to life during the live competition.

Color Category U.S. Finalists

First row, second image. Hair by Dacia Carroll for Umbrella Salon

  • Joseph McKernan, Solo
  • Dacia Carroll, Umbrella Salon
  • Dana Burke, About Faces Day Spa and Salon
  • Shirley Gordon, Strands Hair Studio
  • Kelsey Higginbotham, Rush by Dino Palmieri
  • Julie Beth Mustoffa, The Parlour
  • Brenton Lee, Brenton Lee Salon
  • Michael Haase, Platinum Black Salon

Orange is the New Black - Social Media Tour

Umbrella Salon on location in San Francisco with the cast of ORANGE is the new BLACK. @OITNB on their social media tour to promote the much antipicated Season 2 of Orange is the New Black from Netflix.

Cast O.I.T.N.B

Uzo Aduba aka Crazy Eyes
Hair: Kien Hoang, Assistant: Jan-Michael Macutay | Umbrella Salon
Make-Up: Inna Mathews

Natasha Lyonne aka Nicky
Hair: Rose Marie Corpuz | Umbrella Salon
Make-Up: Diane Catorc

Yael Stone aka MOrello
Hair: Jayme Marez
Make-up: Elizabeth Chang

@facebook @twitter @instagram @netflix #OITNB #netflix#facebook #facebook @nylonne @yaelstone @uzoaduba#orangeisthenewblack

Modern Salon | Wella Announces the North American TrendVision Semifinalists | Dacia Carroll & Yanin Colmenero for Umbrella Salon

By Chandler Rollins | 05/30/2014

The semifinalists for Wella's North American Trend Vision (NATVA) awards have recently been announced. Join us in congratulating the 25 talented stylists in each category who made the cut! These lucky few will judged on their overall styling, creativity and talent while creating their own interpretations of the Spring/Summer (Urban Native) and Fall/Winter (Borderline Beauty) 2014 trends.

Finalists will compete live in front of a panel of judges at the competition and award show that will be held in Los Angeles at LA Live on July 20. Gold winners of NATVA will go on to represent their respective countries at the international level in Monaco, France, November 15.


Wella International Trendvision Awards - Hairworld | Frankfurt, Germany

Highlights of the Show!

Representing the USA in the Young Talent Category
Hair: Roz Corpuz for Umbrella Salon
Assistant: Gizelle Morales (Make-Up Artist)
Model: Charlie Reagin

For the first time in its history, the Wella Professionals International TrendVision Award 2014 took place on a global stage at Hairworld in Frankfurt. Take a look at how it all went down when Color and Young Talent finalists from 50 countries arrived at the Wella Studio to prepare their looks for the big competition!
Courtesy of Wella.

Hair: Roz Corpuz, representing the USA for Umbrella Salon

Hair: Roz Corpuz, representing the USA for Umbrella Salon | TIP OF THE DAY: Refining Extensions | Kien Hoang

By Maggie Mulhern | 03/19/2014

Kien Hoang HOW TO customize an extension to fit a fringe.

1. Take extension, measure and hold straight across.

2. Take a straight edge razor and hold at one end.

3. Gently tap the seam of the weft to separate.

4. Continue to tap down to desired length or until it separates.


StrandedNYC | Stranded Backstage | Calla's Parisian Girl Gets the Southern Treatment | Kien Hoang

By Chrissie Chick | 02/20/2014

Key Hair: Ramona Eschbach for Oribe Hair Care; Kien Hoang for Oribe Hair Care, Christian Ceja for Umbrella Salon

Imagine you’re a chic Parisian girl who has just moved to Nashville.

To understand the character for Calla’s F/W 2014 look, imagine you’re a chic Parisian girl who has just moved to Nashville. How do you give a nod to your new home while honoring your roots? Ramona Eschbach, lead hairstylist for Oribe Hair Care, suggests adding a fun and youthful edge to Dolly Parton’s classic look. The key to modernizing big hair, according to Eschbach, is creating a low side part and keeping most of the volume to one side.

Photos by: Yvonne Tnt with Stranded Media