Colorist spotlight: Mags | Prema New York


Spring has sprung in NYC, and what goes better with a season change than a color change?

 

We sat down with one of Prema New York’s colorists, Maggie Lawrenson, to pick her brain about BLONDES

Describe your best AND worst hairstyles as a child.

Best: My first holy communion updo. Definitely my first taste of vanity. Worst: Bleaching the box dye out of my hair so I could be “blonde” (aka brassy orange)

 

What’s your specialty?

I’d have to say my specialty is blonding, specifically balayage. But I love it all!

 

What are most clients asking you for these days?

Whether it’s a double process or balayage, most clients are requesting icy ashy blonde. They all want to look like the mother of dragons! (Did you know? Khaleesi’s wig isn’t white! It’s a blonde wig that gets toned in post-production with lighting and computer effects.)

 

What would you like to see/do more of with blondes?

I’d really love to get to play with more rosy, pink toned blondes. I’m also so ready for sheer, warmer tones as opposed to everything being so icy.

What do you think a big misconception is within the blonde world?

Going through Instagram and hair blogs there’s such an emphasis on warmth being a bad thing. Brassiness and warmth are totally different; brassy to me is lightener that hasn’t been lifted all the way or hasn’t processed fully but most people think brassy is any type of warmth. There’s intentional gold; beautiful buttery blondes – think Reese Witherspoon or Gwenyth Paltrow. A cool toned blonde is still beautiful don’t get me wrong, but it’s such a trend at this point that seeing something other than that is super refreshing.

 

What is key to achieving the ultimate balayage look?

A good base color is important because balayage is typically only 2-3 levels lighter than your base color. Balayage is intended to give you a natural, sun kissed look so when your base is super dark and you have these really bright highlights throughout, it doesn’t read as a natural sunkissed look! I’d stay away from a “base break” or a high-lift toner, which will create a bit too much warmth throughout whereas lifting your base leaves you with a clean canvas to work with. If you’re wanting to achieve overall brightness I’d recommend lifting the client’s base first, then a beautifully-placed balayage to create dimension while keeping a natural tone-on-tone look.

 Follow us at @premahair to keep up with the latest things we’re up to, and be sure to book in your complimentary color consultation with Mags and make your hair dreams a reality. Click here to book! 

PREMA X ADAM CIACCIA  

 Prema New York had the honor of hosting award winning Australian hairstylist Adam Ciaccia while he was in town to bring his next-level hairdressing stateside. Here, he filmed some cheeky ‘MUST HAVE HAIRCUTS 2019,’ tutorials.

 

Adam Ciaccia is owner & Creative Director of Canberra’s Axis Hairdressing. Adam is widely regarded as one of Australia’s best haircutters, fine-tuning his cutting style over his 20 year career. He’s drawn influence from many cutting philosophies, his greatest influence being Vidal Sassoon.

 

Launching his YouTube Channel early 2011, Adam wanted to showcase his work to all corners of the globe. His channel provides an insight to his daily life as a haircutter and allows hairdressers to learn as if they were in the salon learning right next to him.

Adam has created an incredible demand for his services throughout local and national regions in Australia, as well as many international clients that fly in from other countries such as New Zealand, South East Asian, India, North America and even Europe thanks to his exposure via YouTube.

 

Prema’s New York salon, located in the Lower East Side, was Adam’s home base to tend to his bustling clientele.  Adam also showcased his cutting techniques in an intimate hairdressing workshop hosted at Prema!

 

 

It was an absolute pleasure hosting Adam and we can’t wait to welcome him back! Be sure to check out Adam’s YouTube channel and follow his Instagram to see when he’ll be making an appearance in your city.

 

Instagram: @adamciaccia

THROUGH THE PREMA LENS: MET GALA 2019

YOU’VE SEEN THEM, YOU’VE JUDGED THEM. NOW HEAR WHO HAD THE BEST HAIR LOOK OF THE NIGHT AS TOLD BY THE PREMA TEAM

Lily Collins’s dreamy 60’s bouffant

Samantha Faidley: “It’s HUGE and I LOVE it. Priscilla Presley vibes are back in a big way”

Samantha is a Bondi styling extraordinaire

 

Ciara’s Diana Ross Big Diva Energy

Beau Puglisi: “I couldn’t pick just one! Cesar De Leon Ramirez is celebrating Ciara’s natural texture, he’s a genius.”

Beau is a our newest spunky stylist in Surry Hills

 

Yara Shahidi’s heavenly curls

Beau Puglisi: “My second pick! This is major Westminister Kennel Club standard poodle ‘best in show’ award. Obsessed with these brushed out curls.

 

Celine dion’s…well, the whole thing, really

Heath Grimmond: ‘Three words: THEATRICAL, CAMP, FANTASIA! Amazing headpiece by milliner Noel Stewart’

Heath is THE Colour Guru of Surry Hills and Bondi

 

 

Gigi Hadid’s iced-out twiggy

Tori Kerrison: “When someone is wearing an elaborate costume head to toe, overdone hair is too much and looks dated! Gigi’s custom headpiece, created by Stephen Jones, and subtle 60’s pieces are perfect for this! Save the big hair for a singlet, jeans and diamond earrings!”

Tori is a Colour Queen in both Surry Hills and Bondi

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (10225566ge)
Kim Kardashian West
Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Camp: Notes on Fashion, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA – 06 May 2019

Kim Kardashian’s drowned rat but make it chic

Gigi Piscicelli: “I love Kim Kardashian’s wet look. Classic 1920’s finger waves re-enter into the 21st century.”

Gigi is a Senior Apprentice in Bondi. Watch this space…

 

 

Ezra Miller’s dizzying 40s pantomine

Bek Forsyth: “Putting aside the work of art that is his face, I’m living for the ‘mom from That 70’s Show,’ wig. A masterpiece!

Bek is our Assistant Boss Lady in Surry Hills

 

Hair Icons | Madonna through the years

Madonna is and always will be an icon. Her career, spanning nearly 40 years, has spawned a multitude of legendary hairstyles. Check out a few of our favorites!

 

Natural texture/frosted blonde Madonna:


Platinum Blonde Roller Set Madonna:


Breathless Mahoney Curls For Days Madonna:

Blonde Ambition Ponytail Madonna:

Blunt Black Bob Madonna:

Strawberry Blonde Disco Comeback Madonna:

Rooty Blonde Beach Waves Madonna:

Brigitte Bardot Bombshell Madonna:

Richie Shazam for i-D | Hair by Dale Delaporte

Prema New York friend and client Richie Shazam discusses life in-front of and behind the lens with i-D, featuring hair by Prema Creative Director Dale Delaporte.

“Richie Shazam is the self-described ‘NYC Bollywood Princess’ and a photographer, who has walked the runway for the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Ashish, shot for Interview and Thom Browne, and injected some much needed glamor into New York’s sometimes drab streets. During the summer, the creative polyglot is seemingly omnipotent Downtown, usually wearing something rather miniscule. “I need things in my wardrobe that express my DNA very vibrantly,” Shazam says, which is one way of describing their often wild, always fabulous getups.”

Click here to check out the full article!

Photography Conor Lucas