Director of Education and Stylist
The Look: Pixie cuts are very popular right now. I believe it’s due to social media
influence. With Instagram and Pinterest at everyone’s fingertips, they are exposed
to many more styles.
Favorites: Keune Volume Powder is definitely one of my go-to products. It gives
the hair some grit and hold at the scalp for added volume and texture, as well as
helps maintain the style throughout the day.
Recommends: The right products and tools are key to maintaining the look at
“As a stylist who takes pride in the products I recommend to my guests, it’s important for me to be able to give them
home. Keune Mousse Forte is one of my favorites. It’s a medium hold mousse that is easily layered and
provides heat protection from external and internal elements. The right hard tools such as a vent brush at
home are important. Vent brushes allow air to pass through hair while drying to create extra volume.
exclusive salon products. The loyalty that is created through that exchange is priceless. As a salon industry we should
always strive to accomplish salon exclusivity.”—Britton Monk
Artistic Director and VP-product development
Peter Coppola Beauty, Portland, OR
The Look: A longer men’s haircut and female blonding. With two big session
shoots coming up, my eye is on incorporating men’s hair in a different way, so per-
sonally, that is where my creative brain lies. The long bob is the new standard cut
in women’s beauty. It remains ingrained in beauty culture right now, as well, and I
attribute that to a few things. Where once long hair was considered
“beautiful,”“sexy” and“attractive,” the long bob is now a shorter, stronger, more
versatile definition of beauty. It allows the woman to own the look completely
with hair still long enough to play with. Women want options, and the long bob
provides options. I like options.
Favorites: Peter Coppola Steel hair spray. The formula is lightweight and workable, with a true medium hold.
It doesn’t flake or turn white with heat. It’s tough to over-spray and generally washes or brushes out when
misted lightly. It’s a great session spray for sure. Also Peter Coppola Blondest Lightener, the best bleach in
Recommends: In addition to Peter Coppola Steel hair spray, I recommend removing 1 to 2 days of heat
styling per week. It really is the solution to having healthier hair. Learn to braid-set hair for waves, grab a
product to air dry one day a week. Change it up and talk to your stylist, he or she is ready to teach.
“Manufacturers of hair products should spend double the money in R&D and stop treating sylists like they are stupid.
Most products are not novel. We still have known toxic goods being sold as “safe.” If the industry spent money on
product creation, we could have less harmful, more sustainable, better products for our community and for our clients.
That should be the goal; the numbers and profit will follow.”—Stephen Lightfoot