Frustrated with the cumbersome process of booking beauty appointments—you know the drill, you call various salons to find your desired stylists and time slots not available and end up with an unknown and a disastrous hair cut—Melody McCloskey joined forces in 2011 with her Current TV colleague Dan Levine to found StyleSeat, an online marketplace for beauty and wellness services. Prior to StyleSeat, Melody led digital distribution for Current TV. With more than 250,000 stylists in over 15,000 cities across the U.S. and more than 5 million beauty appointments booked in 2013 through StyleSeat, Melody has not gone unnoticed by the press. She has been named one of the Top Women in Tech
Twas the night before fashion week and with clothes strewn through the house, a fashionista was deciding between McQueen or Marras….
But away from such dilemmas, other fashionable folk will be hurtling towards A Night of Green Beauty at James Corbett Studio in Chelsea (5-9pm, Wednesday, September 4, 2013). Billed as New York Fashion Week’s first ever, all-organic beauty event, founders of such super green labels including La Bella Figura, One Love Organics, Dr Alkaitis, organic perfumers, Lurk, and Annee de Mamiel with her famous face-oils will be demonstrating their products. Best of all (unlike at fashion week) everyone is welcome.
Corbett’s hairdressers will be on hand at
Meet the Man Who Knows Manes
Following an unconventional path, Ammon Carver, the artistic director for hair-care brand Matrix, began his professional life as a horse trainer. Today, you could say he trains some of the world’s most famous manes, having styled the locks of celebs like Molly Sims, Ivanka Trump, Lisa Kudrow and Bruce Springsteen. As Matrix artistic director, Ammon leads all educational activities, identifies trends in hair styling and helps drive inspiration, innovation and new product ideas for the brand. He also helps develop styling techniques for educational videos, shoots and industry events, as well as create on-trend and always beautiful looks. A busy runway an
Meet Boston’s Stylist and Entrepreneur
Growing up with hairdresser parents who owned multiple salons in Connecticut, it was a natural progression for Mitch DeRosa to become a hairdresser. Trained alongside top hairstylists in North America and Europe, he opened Mitchell John Salon in Boston’s Financial District in 1989, which continues to thrive and grow each year.
In addition to being an artist, Mitch is an entrepreneur at heart. He co-founded the beauty company, Living Proof, based on ground-breaking MIT science and years of dedication. The first product line, No Frizz, was launched in February of 2009 at Sephora stores and on QVC. The following February, the Full Thickening