Soon after arriving in the United States from Italy, Umberto SavoneÂ attended beauty school and began cutting hair in New York City. He soon opened up a makeup/clothing/hair salon — a very cutting edge concept at the time — in Syracuse, NY and finally headed west to Los Angeles, California, where he now caters to clientele at his two Beverly Hills salons. A defining moment for Savone and his salon occurred in 1982. He knew that heÂ and his team were well on their way when The Los Angeles Times wrote about the best haircutter in Los Angelesâ€¦Savone. Â Then, Time Magazine followed it up with a story about him as well.
His haircare expertise and styling techniques continue to ma
â€˜Tis the season for looking your best, and no-one knows this better than Frank Friscioni, the Co-Director of Color at the Oscar Blandi Salon in Manhattan. He sees more people for color, highlights or other touch ups between November 1 and January 1 than almost any other time of the year.
Friscioni chatted up Beauty in the Bag about whatâ€™s hot in hair coloring in 2015, Â and what’s not. (In a word, Balayage is in, and pastel colors are out, or should be)
Hereâ€™s what he had to say:
What is your signature procedure?
My goal is to make people look their best, no matter what technique I have to use– be it balayage, ombre, foils, single process
I’ve long been a fan of the ponytail. Besides liking the low-maintenance vibe they tend to give out, ponytails actually work better with “dirty” hair and make it easy to go an extra day or two without shampooing, a plus if you color your hair. I like that they work for all occasions, from something as casual as heading to the gym to hanging out with friends to going to the office and even going out for drinks or dinner. Just add a pair of spectacular earrings and you could even head to a black tie event, like Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner, only two of the celebs spotted at the recent American Music Awards sporting the ponytail.
The pony is one hairstyle that’s only going to get hotter i
Photo Credit: Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2014
It’s hard to believe that New York Fashion Week, which wraps up on September 12, is all about Spring/Summer 2014 fashion and beauty trends. While that season may seem like a lifetime away, it’s obviously never too early to start thinking about trends, and what not to wear.
After purveying the shows and schmoozing backstage, here are some of my fave beauty trends you’ll spy next year:
NUDE LIPS AND LUMINOUS SKIN
Thakoon Spring/Summer 2014
Many shows, from HONOR to VPL, shied away from the rich red or coral lips that were so popular last spring. Instead, the lip looks are more muted while eyes are more emphatic than last year. Says Romy Soleimani, makeup artist and creative directo