Steven Lightfoot Artistic Director and VP-product development Peter Coppola Beauty, Portland, OR www.petercoppola.com
The Look: A longer men’s haircut and female blonding. With two big session shoots coming up, my eye is on incorporating men’s hair in a different way, so personally, that is where my creative brain lies. The long bob is the new standard cut in women’s beauty. It remains ingrained in beauty culture right now, as well, and I attribute that to a few things. Where once long hair was considered “beautiful,” “sexy” and “attractive,” the long bob is now a shorter, stronger, more versatile definition of beauty. It allows the woman to own the look completely with hair still long enough to play with. Women want options, and the long bob provides options. I like options.
Favorites: Peter Coppola Steel hair spray. The formula is lightweight and workable, with a true medium hold. It doesn’t flake or turn white with heat. It’s tough to over-spray and generally washes or brushes out when misted lightly. It’s a great session spray for sure. Also Peter Coppola Blondest Lightener, the best bleach in the game.
Recommends: In addition to Peter Coppola Steel hair spray, I recommend removing 1 to 2 days of heat styling per week. It really is the solution to having healthier hair. Learn to braid-set hair for waves, grab a product to air dry one day a week. Change it up and talk to your stylist, he or she is ready to teach.
“Manufacturers of hair products should spend double the money in R&D and stop treating stylists like they are stupid. Most products are not novel. We still have known toxic goods being sold as “safe.” If the industry spent money on product creation, we could have less harmful, more sustainable, better products for our community and for our clients. That should be the goal; the numbers and profit will follow.” —Stephen Lightfoot
See entire article at: http://www.happi.com/issues/2016-06-01/view_features/salon-selectives/