ANDROGE Salon Hair Fashion Collection

Boy meets girl. Gender bending. Sexual ambiguity. All were inspiration for the talented team of hairstylists on the Cosmetologists Chicago Photo Trend Team as they created the ANDROGE collection for 2013.

ANDROGE, hair-speak for masculine haircuts that can be worn by a female, or feminine haircuts that can be worn by a male. These androgynous looks are a marriage of the latest fashion with the most current trends in cutting, hair coloring and styling.

By adding bright color to the hair, the CC Team brings the latest trend of having opposites complement each other to salon styles. Playing hard against soft, colorist John Blue began by creating a pale blonde base. At the shoot, he added strong panels of bold color with chalks and powder eye shadows to finished cuts. The color blocking adds to the creativity of the style and the overall professionalism behind salon color, cut and style.

As co-director of the Team, Karen Gordon, J. Gordon Designs, Chicago, notes, "There is something very organic that happens at a photo shoot. My co-director Amy Abramite of Chicago's Maxine Salon and I spent two months in planning. Then on the day of the shoot, when all the creative forces came together, magic happened! We are all very proud of the work that represents the collective talent of Chicago."

In addition to Gordon and Abramite, the Cosmetologists Chicago 2012-13 Photo Trend Team includes Joseph Cartagena, Genacelli; Sarah Koseck, Mario Tricoci Salons & Spas; Sylvia Kawa, J. Gordon Designs; Twylla Jane, Frank Gironda Salons & Spas; and Cliff Freeman, Maxine Salon. John Blue of Maxine Salon coordinated all the hair color for the collection.

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