Questions for Randy Medley, owner of Studio 59 Aveda Spa & Salon
Q: Can you style baby-fine hair into a voluminous style?
A: “We work with women of all hair types, so even if your hair is fine or thin, we have new texturizing styling techniques for formal styles that will achieve fullness and hold.”
Q: With hairstyles taking on a dramatic style, will make-up step up to the plate?
A: “Achieving formal looks with make-up for the event emphasizes bold looks for the eyes or lips. Play up your best feature by using mineral derived make-up on the eyes for a smoky look or your lips with bright fall/winter colors.”
“Many stylists today aren’t in the habit of teasing hair, but there are tricks that make the style last longer and is less damaging to hair,” said Daniel DeVries. He offers the follow tips to do-it-yourselfers:
* Teasing hair won’t cause breakage if the proper comb is used. The thicker the hair, the wider the teeth of the comb should be.
* Up-dos require an enormous amount of hairspray. Select a brand that holds but allows the hair to breathe.
* When teasing a section of hair, run the comb from the middle of the strand to the scalp. Do this several times before taking the comb and pressing down on the comb while pulling up on the hair.
* Purchase bobby pins — it will hold your up-do in place.
Source: Daniel DeVries, stylist at Spa Morrell
“If you’re having your hair styled for a black-tie event, bring your dress/gown to the stylist so that he/she can match the style with the fashion.”
— Daniel DeVries
Big hair is in for 2009, according to the styles showcased at the recent New York designer runway shows. According to fashion writer Rod Stafford Hagwood with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the “bun-slash-chignon was overwhelmingly the coif of choice. Sometimes with a French twist (Carolina Herrera); often messy with a few strands flying (Monique Lhuillier), and placed high on the crown (Vivienne Tam). The must-do for next summer is a bun.”
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Get out the hairspray, bobby pins and teasing comb. Holiday dos are going to be big — literally.
Trendy hairstyles for the holiday season will harken back in time. From glamorous pin curls popularized in the 1940s to an update of 1950s ponytails to the voluminous French twist, “Valley-of-the-Dolls” 1960s look, hairstyles will feature motion and volume.
Viewers of the recently aired Emmy Awards got a sneak peek of the glamour styles.
Mariska Hargitay’s French twist with side-swept bangs, America Ferrara’s voluminous curls, and Julia Louis-Drefus’ up-do impressed fashion writers.
Instyle.com reported that many of the Veronica Lake waves and teased styles were a modern take on the 1950s styles.
Local stylist Daniel DeVries said celebrities are bringing the old-fashioned French twist and voluminous curls to the forefront of hair fashion.
“It’s a look that hasn’t been around for some time,” Mr. DeVries said. “But it’s something we hair designers love. I’m open-minded to this because it’s different from what I do every day. It allows me to be creative, and, very importantly, it’s fun.”
“Today’s look for hair and make-up offers opportunities to suit the individual,” said Randy Medley, owner of Studio 59 Aveda Salon and Spa. “Women want to feel beautiful and elegant at that special event and to look different than they normally do. Full and elegant with a modern twist is the buzz for the season.”
Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...