As Editor in Chief of American Salon, Kelley Donahue reports on all aspects of the professional beauty industry, including salon business-building strategies, seasonal hair and fashion trends, salon services and techniques, and timely issues impacting manufacturers, schools, salons and distributor principals. In addition to conducting photo shoots--one of which was the recipient of an ABBIES Award for Best Magazine Cover--Donahue also travels extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, sourcing out new trends and representing American Salon at major industry functions and educational events.
Endless styling options are close at hand for beauty pros with TIGIPro’s new set of streamlined tools.
From sleek silhouettes and tousled waves to voluminous manes and dressed designs, TIGIPro has the ideal tools for every hair occasion. The newly launched collection of Session Tools—identical to those used by the TIGI International Creative Team—boasts state-of-the-art quality and cutting-edge innovation. The TIGIPro Blow Dryer, for example, features a locking cool-shot button, three distinct temperature options and two speed settings, in addition to allowing beauty pros to select between negative ions for high shine and reduced drying time or positive ions that yield enhanced texture and volume. What’s more, the collection includes the three-setting Hybrid Curling Iron that’s part spring iron and part Marcel iron that also helps to reduce damage and enhance strands with a high-gloss shine; the variable temperature control Flat Iron with titanium plates and ceramic elements that heat up to 450 degrees; Curl Sticks—one fat for larger, softer curls and another for tighter ringlets—that are equipped with 25 adjustable heat settings; and a two-speed detachable blade Clipper. “The line of tools, which has been designed by hairdressers, for hairdressers, will help elevate artistry and increase styling versatility in salons,” says Andy Rah, director of marketing, TIGI Americas. tigihaircare.com —K.D.