The Matrix philosophy is to inspire all salon professionals to transform a passion for beauty into personal success. By sustaining one of the industry's largest teams of educators including colorists and salon owners – Matrix artists remain dedicated to crafting style and motivating others to express personal creativity. Through innovation, education and inspiration, Matrix encourages hairdressers across the globe to share the American dream and imagine all they can be!
In this Digital Photo Journal series, Matrix Artistic Director Daniel Roldan shares his personal views and storied photos as he travels across world educating artists on his craft, sharing tips, tools and techniques to creating inspired hairstyles – all while documenting via Instagram.
The Inspiration: Harbour Island, Bahamas
“One of the benefits of traveling is that you’re always experiencing new sites and sensations, which can be very inspirational. As a photographer, I capture these scenes and moments; but as a hairstylist, I strive to create looks that show my inspirations that can transcend beyond a photograph. For me, hair and photography go hand-in-hand as forms of expression that complement each other, telling stories about my travels. When I’m out and about, I’m always looking for different shapes, colors and infrastructures that serve as inspirations which are then reflected in my work.”
The Looks: Pastel pink
“When you think of a beach you automatically think yellow sand and blue water. While in Harbour Island in the Bahamas, this instant thought was changed when I was introduced to beautiful pink beaches. I learned that what makes the sand pink is a microscopic shelled animal known as Foraminifera. It was this dreamy pink beach that inspired my 3 looks in this journal series. Pink hair is very unique and pink sand you can only find in certain parts of the world. Both are unique, dreamy and mesmerizing”
Create the Looks
- To create Look A: Apply Style Link Mineral Grip Definer to damp hair. To style look use a medium round brush to dry the hair.
- To create Look B: Apply Style Link Mineral Grip Definer to damp hair. To style look use a medium round brush to dry the hair. Once hair is dry apply Style Link Mineral Airy Builder , curl random section with a wand. (hair was dry-cut with #dRshears)
- To create Look C: Cocktail Style Link Mineral booster with Style Link Gloss booster. Apply to dry hair, Braid hair following the Contour of the head. Use Stitchbydanielroldan and a black and blue elastic to secure the braid. No bobby-pins needed.
About: Matrix, the number one American professional hair care company in the world, is at the forefront of salon education and innovation, helping professionals build on and improve their skills while creating cutting edge, first-to-market products. Daniel used the Matrix Style Link line to create these inspired looks – Style Link allows for total styling freedom and makes it easy for anyone to prep, play and perfect!