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February 27, 2017

MODERN SALON BRAIDS & BRIDES TOP 5 FINALISTS!


SEMIFINALIST + AVEDA INSTITUTE TORONTO EDUCATOR: STEFF SMITH


MODERN Salom launched their Braids & Brides competition in January to promote special-occasion artistry and name one of YOU as the newest member of our exclusive 2017 Artist Collective. 


After narrowing thousands of Braids & Brides submissions to our 10 semifinalists, the 10 talented stylists were tasked with creating a braided style. Our Artist Collective judges picked their five favorites! 


The five finalists not only earn major bragging rights, but they also receive our sponsor challenge box packed with top-notch products and tools from some of our favorites—Pink Pewter, GKhair, HairUWear Professional and Amika. These pro beauty brands pulled out all the stops to give this group with the goodies to help up their special-occasion business and create flawless, voluminous finishes.


The finalists have ONE MORE challenge before one of them is named the grand-prize winner—MODERN is asking them to create their best bridal updos, and they have to use at least ONE product or tool from the Challenge Box we're sending their way.


Take a look above to view all the seminfinalists' submissions, see who the finalists are, and stay tuned as our top five submit their best bridal work for a chance at the grand prize. On March 6, public voting opens, and you'll decide who our big winner is! 


Congratulations to our very own Aveda Institute Toronto Finalist - Steff Smith -  @stylesbysteff and her amazing team...


@morganroyg - Creative Director Aveda Institute and Academy Salon 


@flipyourwig_ - Toronto Educator


@s.gafoor - Model


@natashagerschon - Photographer 


"Wow! I am so HONOURED to be chosen as a semi finalist along with all the other amazing stylists! Congratulations and good luck everyone!" 
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This group not only earns major bragging rights, but also incredible prizes, including a gift box packed with goodies to help up their special-occasion business and create flawless, voluminous finishes. We still have more challenges for this group to get to our GRAND PRIZE winner! CONGRATULATIONS
@hairbysaretta @stylesbysteff @shelleygregoryhair @jt_hairandmakeup @krystlewaiviohair @_aagmouse @detrashalee @yulia_tyan @updosbykarina @vecherahair


Want to re-create the braided look? Here's how...


1. Prep with Aveda Hair Potion & use Humectant Pomade to combat flyaways.
2. Create a triangle section past the crown to slightly above parietal ridge. 3D split twist braid off the scalp, overdirecting forward, & secured with elastic. Pull out braid & secure to head with U pins.
3. Start a second 3D split twist braid from the bottom of the crown, picking up hair from either side all the way to the end of the hair, directing to the left side.
4. Use a U pin to weave the first braid into the second to have the illusion that it was one continuous braid. Pull out braid to emphasize shape.










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