LuxeLab http://www.luxelab.com Fix Your Hair Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:35:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 106882619 Chin Up! http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/chin-up/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:42:57 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=7141 DSCF7725

An old saying usually meant to encourage a positive attitude and to keep looking forward to the future, this cutting class collaboration by creative director and master stylist, Lauren Sill and Bel Air’s director, Shawn Cunningham, did just that and …

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An old saying usually meant to encourage a positive attitude and to keep looking forward to the future, this cutting class collaboration by creative director and master stylist, Lauren Sill and Bel Air’s director, Shawn Cunningham, did just that and more!

The world of hairdressing is always changing. What is trendy now? How can we get our clients interested? The one thing that will never change is a classic haircut. Lauren and Shawn demonstrated that not only stylists, but clients too, can enjoy short hair ranging from bobs, graduated bobs and woman’s classic pixie cuts.
It starts with an in depth consultation for your clients to take that leap into “chin” territory. With grace and ease Lauren and Shawn mastered beautiful short haircuts on their models, demonstrating classic looks with a creative spin that left each girl with a signature mark of what they thought looks beautiful and modern but still classic. They allowed us to jump into their world of dos and don’ts to create a flawless look for every client.
So don’t be afraid to go Chin Up!
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LAFW Backstage Experience http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/lafw-backstage-experience/ Mon, 23 May 2016 23:26:17 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=7127 IMG_3428

Luxelab is all about opportunity and education and this year at LAFW, they combined the two by offering a LAFW Backstage Experience to outside stylists through their Luxelab Academy class series. 

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Luxelab is all about opportunity and education and this year at LAFW, they combined the two by offering a LAFW Backstage Experience to outside stylists through their Luxelab Academy class series. 

Stylists from other salons in different parts of California got to join the Luxelab Official LAFW Hair Team in all the behind the scenes action that makes up this exciting event, including extravagant opening galas, walking the red carpet, press photos and wrap parties at some of LA’s favorite hotspots. 

Their experience started with a class room set up in the industrial backstage space where they got to learn many of the foundational techniques that are needed in most editorial environments, including slick ponytails, braids galore, top knots and big expanded waves. This included plenty of hands on time to perfect these techniques while working with show lead hairstylists Lauren Sill and Jen Beckerman. who have multiple Fashion Week stints under their belts. 

On the 2nd day the attendees got to put everything they learned into practise while working on the George Styler and Dena Burton shows. Besides the craziness and exhaustion that comes with these shows, the highlights are always the adrenaline.the teamwork, Hair, Makeup and Fashion all colliding together in one melting pot of creative energy. 

This exciting experience is available again in September for LAFW SS17. Visit luxelab.com academy classes for more info.

 

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A Night at the Kit Kat Club http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/night-kit-kat-club/ Mon, 09 May 2016 18:29:39 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=7089 “Be your own superstar, blaze your own path, say yes to opportunity, follow your instincts, be eager and passionate, keep learning, free your imagination……….. so you can be all that you want to be”

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“Be your own superstar, blaze your own path, say yes to opportunity, follow your instincts, be eager and passionate, keep learning, free your imagination……….. so you can be all that you want to be”

Sutton Forster

These are words that our newest graduate, Loni, certainly embraced on her journey through the Luxelab Academy Apprenticeship program. Her hard work and dedication culminated in an intimate yet extravagant production of Life is a Cabaret!
With her amazing support team, they transformed the salon into the moody Kit Kat Club and all of her friends, family, colleagues and fans huddled together to get the best view of her performers and models. She cleverly entertained the crowd with talented singers that told the stories of her performers, including upbeat sassy showgirls to sultry vixens who strutted their stuff.  Throw in a variety of man candy and there was something for everyone!
From slick bobs to rolls and waves and braids and pins and everything in between, her hair artistry was spot on with her theme of the night.
Loni is full of life and if Life is a Cabaret, come to the cabaret Old Chum!
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Art of Fingerwaving http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/shu-art-fingerwaving/ Wed, 04 May 2016 18:04:49 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=7069 art1
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This could not be more true in what we do as hairstylists and that perfect collaboration of technical skill and creative expression is what we continue to work at mastering through Luxelab education. Shu Uemura’s Creative Principle and Luxelab Creative Director, Lauren Sill, was excited to present us with the new Art of Fingerwaving class that Shu Uemura has to offer. The chic look of fingerwaves has become a timeless classic but not many know how to perfectly execute this lost art of hairstyling. Lauren taught us advanced techniques for both wet and dry fingerwaves and how to expand them into more avant garde shapes.

This was a fun, creative and technically challenging class that really inspired and motivated our stylists to stay on top of their game.

 

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Marcos Haro: Lights, Music, Models and Drag Queens http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/6908/ Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:33:25 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=6908 As we welcome 2016, Luxelab Academy is excited for another of their graduates to complete the intense 2 year Luxelab Academy Stylist in Training program. Marcos Haro has worked long and hard and it all culminated in a production extravaganza …

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As we welcome 2016, Luxelab Academy is excited for another of their graduates to complete the intense 2 year Luxelab Academy Stylist in Training program. Marcos Haro has worked long and hard and it all culminated in a production extravaganza showcasing his creative spirit. Cue Lights. Music. Runway. Models and Drag Queens…..
In true Marcos fashion, he had fun and was fearless in pushing boundaries with his color and styling choices. From geometric hot tool work, to a glamorously structured but whispy updo and an oversized horn like headpiece, he transported his fellow stylists, friends and family down the catwalk in a rainbow of hair color, flowing capes and 6inch heels.
Congratulation Marcos. We are excited to see what 2016 holds for you. Onwards and Upwards!

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Marcos with Owners David Abrams and Jason Lara and Educators Billy Van Rooy, Colette Simon and Lauren Sill.

 

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Braid Lab I + II http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/braidlab/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:11:16 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=6506 Luxelab Academy launched their latest series of advanced education to Southern California hairstylists with Braid Lab I + II taught by Luxelab Creative Director and Shu Uemura National Artist, Lauren Sill.

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Luxelab Academy launched their latest series of advanced education to Southern California hairstylists with Braid Lab I + II taught by Luxelab Creative Director and Shu Uemura National Artist, Lauren Sill.

Stylists were challenged to get their fingers flying and master more than 10 different braids throughout the day, from the less complicated but visually impactful to working a 5 strand, basketweave and ladder braid. Not only were their finger mechanics put to the test but they got to transform them into beautiful bridal and avant garde editorial looks. Check out the images of some of these beautiful braided looks and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, @luxelab for more academy classes coming in 2016.

If you are interested in receiving information on Luxelab Academy please email Academy Director Colette Simon: Colette@luxelab.com

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Luxe Traveler: A Journey Through Time http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/luxe-traveler-a-journey-through-time/ Sat, 07 Nov 2015 00:03:59 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=6471 Even though the intriguing concept of time travel has only been seen in movies and TV shows, privileged Luxelabbers were taken on a special trip through a time machine with Michelle Hansen’s graduation presentation. Completing Luxelab Academy’s years long Jr. …

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Even though the intriguing concept of time travel has only been seen in movies and TV shows, privileged Luxelabbers were taken on a special trip through a time machine with Michelle Hansen’s graduation presentation. Completing Luxelab Academy’s years long Jr. Stylist program, Michelle showcased looks from both the past and the future. In a fun and creative production, we got to experience early mankind, the roaring 20’s and the bold looks of the future. Beyond all the smoke and lights one thing stood the test of time: fabulous hair! And even though we always look to the past for inspiration, Michelle proved that she is only moving forward in her career. Congratulations Michelle, onwards and upwards!

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Luxelab kicks off LA Fashion Week 2015 in style! http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/luxelab-kicks-off-la-fashion-week-2015-in-style/ Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:35:54 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=6399 Fashion influencers, models, designers and press all clamored to Luxelab Montana where they were treated to an intimate peek at the backstage world of high fashion.

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Fashion influencers, models, designers and press all clamored to Luxelab Montana where they were treated to an intimate peek at the backstage world of high fashion.

The international crowd became a part of the high energy and wild creativity that are the hallmarks of fashion week.

Statuesque models wearing Marcello Quadros’ newest collection of gowns had their hair and makeup transformed live by some of the Luxelab editorial team including Jen Beckerman, Craig Wcislo, Ozzie Morales, Alexander Maud, Scotty Tracy and Eric Garza and makeup by Cinema Secrets, then whisked off to to be photographed by our resident photography team of Liz Abrams and Errol Colandro, all while onlookers watched.

Co-sponsored by Evian and Skinny Pop, the events guests mingled and enjoyed music from high fashion DJ’s LEX while sipping signature libations by Casa México Tequila and experiencing their own transformations by the hair and make up teams. All of this pampering was followed by personal photo shoots by Fun Magazine.

Everyone left in style by being treated to Sprinkles cupcakes and swag bags filled with goodies from Kerastase, L’Oreal Professionel, Luxelab, Cinema Secrets and more.

Follow us @luxelab to see more of the Luxe Group team’s work from LA Fashion Week as they pushed the hair limits as the official hair team for over 30 designer shows.

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Luxelab + TecniArt = Education Extravaganza! http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/luxelab-tecniart-education-extravaganza-2/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:18:15 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=6364
Last week Luxelab founders David Abrams and Jason Lara and the Luxelab Academy hosted the latest in their creative educational series. This over the top event was designed to showcase L’Oreal Professionnel’s innovative new styling line: TecniArt.
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Last week Luxelab founders David Abrams and Jason Lara and the Luxelab Academy hosted the latest in their creative educational series. This over the top event was designed to showcase L’Oreal Professionnel’s innovative new styling line: TecniArt.
Each of the 5 Luxe locations presented 3 spectacular models highlighting the awesome styling power of the new TecniArt products to a packed house of fellow stylists and L’Oreal bigwigs.
Their mission – to test the limits uses of this new line by creating larger than life hair fashion with an artistic twist…
L’Oreal specialists Keya Schaeffer and Priscilla Ochoa from our Pasadena location kicked the evening off. They took their inspiration from the streets and the awesome and sometimes gritty world of Graffiti from artists such as Banksy, Sheppard Ferry, and Retna.
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Meanwhile Artlab project mentor, Beth Montgomery along with L’Oreal specialist Scotty Tracy took us out of the physical world with their interpretation of metaphysical sculpture. The textured hair of their gorgeous models was the perfect medium to create hair sculptures that were larger than life. By adding a splash of psychedelic accessories to their thought provoking looks, the audience was transported into the colorful world of abstract artists like Alex Grey and Luke Brown.
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Reflection artist such Arnaud Lapierre and Anish Kapoor were among the inspirations brought to life by Luxelab Bel Air owner Shawn Cunningham and L’Oreal platform artist Eric Garza. Not only did the versatility of the products shine through in their presentation, but so did the reflective qualities of the hair and well oiled bodies of their models.
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Drawing from light artists like James Turrell and Jenny Holzer, Caitlyn Luhman and Natassha Barrios from Chroma Color Bar gave us a light show of note, complete with light sticks in the audience and LED light strips sewn right into the models’ dresses. Hair hues were hot and vibrant and inspired by how light dances and bounces from the hair.
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Luxelab Montana Avenue literally turned the ancient Japanese tradition of Origami on its head by folding their fierce and runway ready models’ hair into fabulous shapes and intricate designs, indicative of how technique and art have a symbiotic relationship. While Master Stylist Amanda Gonsoulin detailed the execution of color technique, Master Stylist Lauren Sill and Senior Stylist Alexander Maud took their creations to an extreme level by adding extravagant hair pieces to put their editorial signature on the looks.
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Many thanks to all who contributed to making yet another Luxelab Academy educational event into an unmatched creative collaboration to remember!
Very special Thanks to our L’Oreal Professionnel VIP guests, Dawn Miyazaki-Jovel, Marlene Arce, Kim Pabla, Christin Ayotte and Gloria Sapanaro.
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Bel Air Presenters:
Salon Owner and Master Stylist, Shawn Cunningham and Eric Garza, Master Stylist and L’Oreal Professionel Artist.
Luxe Pasadena Presenters:
Senior Stylist and L’Oreal Professionnel Ambassador Keya Scheffer and Stylist and L’Oreal Professionel Ambassador, Priscilla Ochoa
Artlab Presenters:
1408 Senior Stylist, L’Oreal Professionnel Artist and Project Mentor, Beth Montgomery along with Stylist and L’Oreal Professionnel Ambassador Scott Tracy
Chroma Color Bar Presenters:
Elite Colorists Caitlyn Luhmann and Natassha Barrios
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Amanda Gonsoulin: L’Oreal Proffesionnel Artist,  Luxelab 1408 Creative Director, Master Stylist and Educator
Lauren Sill: Luxelab 1408 Creative Director, Educator and Master Stylist and National Educator and Artist for Shu Uemura and Kerastase
Alexander Maud: Senior Stylist and L’Oreal Professionnel Artist
Thanks to:
Brand Manager and Business Development – Phillip Manzanares for his invaluable artistic input.
Wardrobe -Mentor Stylist and Kerastase Educator Craig Wcislo
Sound and AV – Errol Colandro
Make-Up Artists: Ozzie Morales, Amy Goldenberg, Natassha Barrios, Caitlyn Luhmann

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Architexture http://www.luxelab.com/news-events/architexture/ Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:53:40 +0000 http://www.luxelab.com/?p=6309 Inspiration is everywhere!
Luxelab Creative Directors Lauren Sill and Amanda Gonsoulin sought to prove this point with their latest photo collection “Architexture”. This unusual architecture inspired photo shoot stretched the creative limits for the artistic team at Luxelab Santa Monica, …

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Inspiration is everywhere!
Luxelab Creative Directors Lauren Sill and Amanda Gonsoulin sought to prove this point with their latest photo collection “Architexture”. This unusual architecture inspired photo shoot stretched the creative limits for the artistic team at Luxelab Santa Monica, where each stylist was challenged to research an eye catching, man made structure, then reinterpret it within a hairstyle. Some literal, some abstract, each dramatic! Take a look at how they tackled this experimental challenge.
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