The newest hair buzzword is “ecaille.” It’s pronounced ik-eye-ell. Ecaille is French for “tortoiseshell” which is exactly the shades it mimics. Think caramel, amber, honey, chocolate & mahogany.
I have always loved how luxurious my tortoiseshell accessories looked. Now we can give our number one accessory (our hair) that same feel.
Ecaille is a new take to add richness and dimension to the hair. It can update hair and be incorporated with any of the current natural hair color trends such as ombré or baby-lights without doing excessive bleaching, but while still keeping some of those lighter pieces, especially around the face. It can also be done on solid colored hair. The difference between ecaille and some traditional highlights & lowlights is a toned down or “blurred” root to keep with the “natural” look which eases maintenance and staying between 1-3 levels of the natural hair color. Many celebrities have already had the ecaille color for some time, Jessica Biel and Kloé Kardashian to name a couple.With the rise of the youthful hair color trends and variations, ecaille has arrived to add new gorgeous, gentle, and natural looking multi-dimension to lackluster strands.
I recently created an editorial styled photo shoot at DnA Salon. I was inspired by the Northern Liberties neighborhood; it’s history and future. The name, NEOTERIC DÉMODÉ, is essentially an oxymoron meaning New-age/Vintage. The result was mixed ultra modern styles with a somewhat gothic victorian mood. The photographer, Sachi Anand, captured the vibe I was going for perfectly! Jewelry for the models was provided by local designer, sticks+ stones, and is all available for purchase from www.stickstonestyle.com/ or in store at Ritual Ritual – 819 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
A big thanks to DnA Salon and everyone that helped make this possible!
I got a chance to chat with hairstylist and reality TV star of Jerseylicious, Tracy DiMarco. It was interesting discussing the politics of reality TV and what is actual reality. She complimented me on my stiletto manicure and we swapped a few hair tips, too.
I asked her what she thought about doing another show based on her new marriage to Corey Eps and she said she was interested in the idea, but concerned that the invasive experience could put too much stress on their relationship which she deeply values.
It was great to meet Tracy and she is a real sweetheart!
Jerseylicious is an American docusoap series that premiered on March 21, 2010, on the now defunct Style Network. It chronicles the lives of six stylists who work at salons located in Green Brook Township, New Jersey. The Gatsby Salon, where the series is based upon, relaunched with a multimillion dollar renovation and began hiring new employees in 2009, which included two of the main cast members: Tracy DiMarco and Olivia Blois Sharpe. Reruns of the series also air on Bravo. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Men’s hair has recently took on a vintage flair. The new styles are a nod to the 1950’s, with precise and cleaner cuts, lower fades, and more length on top that they are rocking with strong volume combed back or a sharp side part. Women are definitely taking notice, and we like what we see.
If you’re a guy that’s ready to try this new style, it is important to understand that if it is dramatically different then what you are used to wearing, it may be a bit of a “training” process to get the hair to lay the direction you want it to. The right hair product and a comb are imperative.
So what do you think about the new inspiration for men’s style?