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The Butterfly Effect by Robert Masciave

One of London’s most imaginative hotel, The Mandrake, has brought some creative spirit to its existing art collection. It is featuring a new cultural collaboration that combines art and beauty. Award-winning Robert Masciave has unveiled an installation on a chandelier designed by Lara Bohine. It is located in the lobby of The Mandrake. As the two-time Southern Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards, Robert Masciave is also at the helm of acclaimed boutique-style salon Metropolis Hairdressing in Kingston-Upon-Thames. The chandelier installation gets its inspiration from the stalactite shape and other nature-centric elements of the chandelier. “My...

Festival Season Is Coming So Get Creative!

Festival Season is here and it’s the perfect time for clients to be more creative and inventive with their hair looks. Festivals are fun and adventurous and so is festival hair! "Think quirky, more intricate hair ups and left down styles with extreme volume and texture," says Sabrina Dijkman, Alterna Europe Ambassador. "Hair accessories are also more popular than ever. They are great with a number of hair looks to instantly transform the style. They also take it up a notch and give it that added festival edge. Below are a few of my favourite festival hair looks, which...

Bling for Spring! Beyond ribbons and bows…

Bling for spring 2022 is trending now. Accessories are making a big comeback, from flowers & beads to color & sparkle, from classic to innovative... Keep your scrunchie on hand for removing makeup and facials. But this season feel free to indulge in stylish hair accessories that range from whimsical to luxurious and beyond. Indeed, beyond the bear claw, Instagram, Pinterest and leading fashion mags are brimming with options. Angela Cattaneo has over 8 years experience in featuring artists from around the world and following the latest styling trends in our industry. Estetica spoke with her, the founder of Beyond...

Vivid Colour on Short Hair – Tips & Tricks

Bright, vivid colour isn’t the domain of long, wavy hair – nothing looks more dramatic than a short vivid pixie crop – and if you follow the advice from Pulp Riot Artist Christabel Legrand, it’s easier than you think. “Vivid colour isn’t going anywhere – and for summer 2022 the brighter the better," explains Christabel Legrand. "We’re used to seeing gorgeous colourful waves on Instagram, but a pop of colour can add the wow factor to any short hairstyle. Icy and silver have always been a favourite for short hair, but we are starting to see people becoming more...

Bubble Braids: trending now!

Influencers and Celebrities have decided that the latest trend is a variation on the theme of “bubbles” that can be found everywhere. Bubble Braids: trending now! Lately it has been stealing the scene from simpler hairdos like chignons and pony tail. Braids are getting more and more popular for hair lengths that go well below your shoulders. One of the latest variations is Bubble Braids, with the length divvied up into “bubbles”. They have become a very versatile must-have look, ideal for “street” styling and more formal coifs. Even for brides! https://www.instagram.com/p/CbtS1UjtpIa/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=b315a55e-aae7-4190-9351-3d18e56947b1 More elaborate or simple Individual or multiple, bubble braids are making...

Emmanuel Esteban for Diva Pro Styling

The new ambassador of the Diva Pro Styling brand, Emmanuel Esteban, has put his name to several new creations to accompany the launch of the new Gold Dust range of tools. One of the looks created in the collection for the launch of Diva Pro Styling Gold Dust is on the cover of the Spring '22 issue of Estetica France. We took the opportunity to go behind the scenes and talk to Emmanuel about himself and his creative work, as well as his association with Diva Pro Styling. Can you describe your background to us? I am French, although I left...