I’ve always loved looking at pictures of hairstyles. Growing up, I remember flipping through the pages of Modern Salon magazine. The pictures featured were perfect – not one hair out of place.

With the Trend Visions Awards – each year I am amazed by the beautiful creations of haute couture hair art. The Stylists who enter this competition have immense talent and are incredibly creative.

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I have some of my favorite hair pictures hanging up on the walls of my powder room. To me they are just as beautiful as any painting hanging in a gallery.

So when I got the opportunity to watch the making of a Trend Vision entry from beginning to end with the Texture team – I jumped at the chance.

What a great experience to be behind the scenes with some amazing Stylists – it’s great to see such passion.

I got to talk to some of the hair models – some were veterans others were first timers. They came from all backgrounds – student, lawyer, waitress to name a few – and all different ages.

But, they did have one thing in common – they gave carte blanche to their Stylists.

What made the biggest impression on me was the teamwork and the encouragement they Stylists gave each other. It was nice to see.

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
― Mattie J.T. Stepanek

So much work goes into these entries – I really had no idea of all the steps involved.

Day 1: Bleach the hair out and the cut.

Some may have found this boring but I loved it. This was the base for the look. This made what I saw the next day even more amazing.

I watched the Stylists cut their models hair – I just love the sound of scissors cutting hair – it reminds me of my Mother.

I got to talk to some of the models and get to know them a little bit. So many interesting stories – especially Lindsay Gordon – she is a gem!

Day 2: Color, make up, wardrobe and photo shoot.

When I got to the salon it was a little crazy – there was so much going on. But, it was well organized chaos – all thanks to Courtney, Salon Manager. She was doing 100 things at once and kept everything flowing.

The music was going, the photographer was set up, then there was all the sounds and smells of the salon you could imagine.

It was amazing to see how the skeletons of each look were transformed with the application of color and texture.

Once the makeup was on you could see the looks come to life even more.

The wardrobe was the final piece of the puzzle in helping each Stylist interpret their vision of the trend they had chosen.

The last step was the photo shoot.

There are so many things to think of – angels of the body and the head, the expression of the models face, lightening, background – the list goes on.

Then there was the big task of choosing a picture.

Now I have trouble deciding what to eat at a restaurant. I cannot imagine having to choose a picture that has so much riding on it. But it was great to see how the team supported each other – as they huddled around the laptop giving their feedback. It’s easier to make big decisions when you are not alone.

A special thanks to Texture Hair Salon for letting me be a part of some hair magic – I loved every minute of it!

Hair art there is nothing else like it.

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 Stylist: Ramsey Sayah

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Stylist: Marie-Line Rangel Perez

In all, five Stylist from Texture Hair Salon were named as Finalist in the North American Trend Vision Awards competition and will compete live in LA on July 20, 2014.

Good luck ladies!