Monday, December 17, 2012

Matthew Holman's latest cover - Fitness Magazine

Alison Sweeney on the cover of Fitness Magazine - Jan 2013 - hairstyle by Matthew Holman. Go out to get your copy now. There's some other great photos, and interview with Alison and exercise tips!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Watch how James Jordan shares info on HAIRPLAY messing creme

James Jordan of Matthew Ray Salon in Burbank, CA shares his tips on how to use some of his favorite KMS California HAIRPLAY products.  See when to use the new messing creme, molding paste or clay creme!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kate Mansi hair by Matthew Holman
Matthew created this side swept braid for Kate Mansi. He got his inspiration from a look by Ken Paves. Kate Mansi walked the red carpet for Designs for a Cure. We think she looks awesome!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Matthew Homan styles Camila Banus' hair for Day of Our Lives using The O by Cloud Nine

So in our post about the cosmoprof show we talked about the hot velcro rollers by Cloud Nine called The O.

Check out our review on let's talk about your hair blog!

The next day, Matthew was so excited he used them on Camila Banus who plays Gabi Hernandez on Days of Our Lives.

From the photos you can see that not only do they create a beautiful hairstyle but they loved working with them!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hair Products & Information from Cosmoprof Las Vegas

As you can see we got a lot of great samples from walking the show floor and attending the North American Hairstylist Awards. We discovered a lot of new things and were reminded of some old ones. 

Our favorite thing was The O from Cloud Nine. It is a special velcro roller that heats up in 4 seconds, and is super amazing. The people from the company are great and we had so much fun with them! They gave Matthew a set to use tomorrow in the hair room at Days of Our Lives! 

We noticed the following three main topics at the show:
1. Brazilians. There were tons of Brazilians there. Not just smoothing treatments but all sorts of products. It was great to see and hear the language. I was an exchange student in Sao Paulo so it is always fun to hear Portuguese. 
2. Keratin. It is in everything now..... Color, Shampoo, Conditioners and yes of course, Keratin Treatments to de-frizz or make the hair smooth.  There were so many companies doing this. The two that stood out for us were Inoar &  Keratherapy. Inoar seems to really know what they are doing and Keratherapy tells it like it is. They say what products have formaldehyde and which don't. They have Color Lock and Seal Keratin Treatment Spray, an express blow dry spray treatment that we are excited to try and maybe this will be an option we will use at our salon!
3. Argan/Argon/Argen oil. Saw it all in all kinds of spellings. It is the 'it' product right now and everyone has their version of it. Some improvements on what is out there with smell or clear formulations but it is sort of a must have for all brands now. 

An interesting company we saw there was Zenagen. Their philosophy is the fusion of Beauty & Science. They have two very interesting product lines based on neutraceuticals. One is for helping with hair loss and one is for helping with growing the hair longer and quicker. We met the founder and talking with him a bit and met their spokesperson stylist, Uli Reyes. Keep your eye on them!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

LOCKS OF LOVE DONATION Our friend Diane Clemenhagen asked us to help her with her donation for Locks of Love. She owns Phunky Girl Entertainment and works at our favorite restaurant BLT Steak so of course we suggested to meet up there to evaluate her hair to see if she would be a good candidate. She had no bleach highlights - just healthy color treated hair. We determined we would try to get 10 inches of length minimum. The first step is to section the hair so you can get the most length from all the hair. You can see Diane is super excited and ready for her transformation! Here it is!!! This should be very helpful in creating some great wigs for some children in need. (Looks a lot more than 10 inches!) At the end of her visit she is sporting her new hairstyle by Matthew Holman! She was super happy and ready to share her story. Great job Matthew!!! If you would like to donate your own hair please visit the Locks of Love site to learn more!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

James Jordan on Conan O'Brien's Show

Watch this blast from the past. Conan visits The Studio, NYC - an advanced training center for hairdressers in Rockefeller Center. James was the manager of the facility and can be seen around 2.20 on the video. Laugh and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Get some great style & usage tips for KMS California's FREESHAPE hot flex spray and quick blow dry. This video was produced by James Jordan shot by Alec Watson and features Edwin Johnston's Salon Team - Cutting Room Creative of Nanaimo British Columbia in Canada. The stylists share some quick fun ways to use these products both in the salon and at home! Watch now!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

One of our favorite stying products at Matthew Ray Salon! For soft style KMS California's SILKSHEEN styling creme is a perfect product to blow dry in and go.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Matthew Holman quoted by US Weekly Magazine

Check out Matthew Holman's recommendations for post work out hair! He Shares tips from his experience working for Alison Sweeney on Biggest Loser.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Check our our lens on tips to getting the hair that you want! Take a peak, like the lens and come back here and give us your thoughts!