Artist Session: Influencer Series

You’re invited to MODERN SALON’s first-ever Artist Session: Influencer Series! MODERN SALON editors have long-connected with top colorists and stylists through Instagram. Our goal in spotlighting your work is for you to get noticed by the world of professional beauty, and in turn, watching your career grow. To celebrate your talent and artistry, we’re inviting a handful of some of our favorite influential colorists and stylists to meet us in New York City to show off your signature work and to join together in creative collaboration.

We will celebrate peer-to-peer education, and we’ll capture it on video, and through Instagram Stories, livestream and more—resulting in a professional photoshoot that will be featured on the pages of MODERN SALON, and will help you get some killer content for your own social pages. But new for this never-before-done version of Artist Session, your work will be showcased in our August Game Changers issue that features the 2018 class of the MODERN SALON 100.

Want to know more? Let’s get down to the specifics:

WHO: YOU… and a handful of other amazing stylists we’ve met through Instagram. You were hand-picked by MODERN editors as an artist we couldn’t imagine having this inaugural event without. We hope you can meet us in New York City for this exclusive opportunity.

WHAT: A two-day creative collaboration of education, networking, creating beautiful hair and capturing it all on video and in a professional photoshoot to appear in MODERN SALON magazine and across social channels. 

WHERE: Co+ Salon venue in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.

WHEN: June 10-11, 2018. We will start around 10 a.m. Sunday morning and end Monday evening by 6 p.m.

DAY 1: We will kick off our two-day event with education from influential stylists and colorists—and YOU. You will be one of our featured educators demonstrating your signature/favorite techniques in front of our guests. If you need a mannequin head or other education tools, please bring them. You will teach for about 20 minutes or less, as we’ll be capturing all this content on camera so we can keep featuring you all over and on @modernsalon. And be prepared to GET INSPIRED! We’ll close the day with some awesome surprises.

DAY 2: Now we bring our artists, models, photography and master skills together. You bring your expertise, and we provide professional makeup artistry, lighting, and our photography team of experts. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Be prepared for incredible interview opportunities (on camera and for the magazine) with the editors of MODERN SALON, and for hands-on experience working on-set with MODERN SALON’s expert photoshoot team.

To confirm your spot at MODERN SALON’s Artist Session: Influencer Series, send Editor in Chief Alison Alhamed ( your flight confirmation. To help get you there, MODERN is going to send you $300 to go toward your flight, hotel or other travel costs.


WHEN DO I NEED TO CONFIRM MY ATTENDANCE? ASAP! We have very limited space for this creative session. The sooner we hear back from you, the sooner we can confirm your spot! If we do not hear from you by April we will need to open up your spot to another attendee. Please confirm your spot, send your flight confirmation to to make sure you don’t miss out, and so we can fine-tune logistics. 

CAN I BRING SOMEONE? MODERN SALON editors carefully curated the invite list. You will likely be familiar with some of the names on our guest list, but this invitation is meant for you and exclusively you. 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? A full battery on your camera and phone! Both days will be packed with opportunities for content, content and more content! And, lots of incredible education. R+Co is stocking the shelves with all the styling products you could possibly need to create your masterpiece, and Great Lengths is hooking you up with their brand-new tape-in extensions that will take our models to the next level (YES, you can color these extensions!). Bring your favorite lightener, color and developer with you—we’ll provide all the bowls, brushes, foils, cellophane, gloves, etc. Here’s our recommendation for getting a model: post an open casting call on your social media pages, ask to send a photo of their current hair, hair must be in good condition—ideal if a current blonde or with faded fashion shades. We ask that all models wear black! NOTE: Models will only be needed for Day 2 (June 11, 2018). We’ll be developing dream teams of colorist/stylist.

WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE AND LEAVE? We start Sunday morning promptly at 10 a.m., and we’rehoping to be totally wrapped with our photoshoot by Monday 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND STAYING? The salon is located at 568 Broadway in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. If you would like to be paired with a roommate, just say the word. You are more than welcome to book at your favorite hotel nearby, but here are a couple suggestions within walking distance: 

Sheraton Tribecca New York Hotel; approximately $225/night (includes WiFi and breakfast). 12 min (.6 mile) walk from salon.

NobleDEN Hotel; approximately $224-$207/night. 9 min (.4 mile) walk from salon.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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