North Georgia Salon

Dancing on the Water

This Native American inspired shoot was created by Matthew very early in his hair career. After several years of thought, prep and design Matthew thought it was time to execute his idea. Starting with the location of the shoot and down to the accessories, the MCS team came together and hand picked every detail. He wanted to incorporate a very vital piece of North Georgia into this project and thats where the thought of shooting on Lake Lanier came to be. The scenery played a big role in pulling together the look that was envisioned for 'Dancing on the Water'.  

The models were each given a certain look that would be brought to life by the stylists. The outfits, the hair and the makeup were carefully selected and formulated to be as unique,  beautiful and creative as possible. Maggie Turner, our brilliant photographer did a magnificent job at combining the background of the natural landscape with the models and their costumes. Every detail was revised by Maggie and Matthew to make sure it was immaculate. Matthew's & Co. Salon created several hair pieces, haircuts and hair colors specifically to bring the vision to life. Several hours were put in by the stylists to make sure each style was perfectly crafted. This photo shoot has looks from different Native American tribes... From the local southeastern tribe "Cherokee", to the "Sioux" from the Midwest, to the "Aztec" from Mexico. All tribes were very inspirational in this creation and Matthew wanted to pay homage to all the Native American tribes and what they represent. 

With the help of the MCS team, models, and  photographer, 'Dancing on the Water' was created! Please goto our gallery to checkout all the amazing pictures from the shoot!!

Quick steps to re-create your pro blow out!

As we all know there are many different techniques to style your hair, from the blow drier to your hot tools (curling iron, flat iron, deep waver etc.)  This will be a little step by step way to speed up the time of styling while also giving you the 'just stepped out of the salon' look every morning! 

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Step 1: Choose the Right Products

The start the every good style out is choosing the right products. No matter what texture your hair is you should always start out with a leave in conditioner and heat protector.

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Step 2: Application

Next step is applying a root booster lightly around the top section. Once all your products have been applied and evenly distributed (brushed through the hair evenly) you are ready to start blow drying. 

Step 3: Power Dry

When blow drying you should always power dry your hair to about 80-90 percent dry, this means quick blow dry with out using a brush. While power drying make sure to focus on the roots first, doing so will allow the water to travel down the hair shaft evenly reducing frizz.

Step 4: Sectioning

Next, you're ready to start sectioning, we suggest investing in multiple clips and pre-sectioning the entire head from the beginning. Always start from the nape of the neck and work your way up, leaving the middle (mohawk section) for last, keeping wet hair separated from dry hair will also reduce frizz.

The part where most all clients get confused is using the round brush. The easiest way to get comfortable is by rotating the nozzle of the blow drier (the little attachment we all throw away when we get new blow driers).  Doing this will prevent you from twisting your wrist in an uncomfortable position. Pushing your hair in the opposite direction of where you wear it is how you will create your volume.  

Step 5: To Hot or Not

Once all of your hair is completely dry you can then decide to use a hot tool or just complete the look with a finishing product! 

*image by Flickr

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