Local stylists to compete for ‘Top Salon’ honors

Interested in seeing local hair stylists create unique hairstyles live? Stylists from 12 local salons will vie for the “Top Salon” title at the Hospice of Dayton inaugural Hair Show Friday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College..

We checked in with several of the stylists who are all donating their time to this cause:

Aubra Frederick, Square One Salon

Q: What’s the one styling tool you can’t live without?

A: My favorite styling tool is a goo,d old-fashioned hairspray. I love Aveda Hair Control because it keeps my clients’ styles in place and looking flawless. I also can’t live without a large round brush. It gives volume to every hair type and texture.

Q: Is there a hairstyle or trend that best describes Dayton?

A: Clients are switching from summer blonde to more natural fall inspired hues. A rich brunette, a vibrant red or a subtle ombré are top choices for autumn. For men, a current hair trend is the prohibition “high and tight” which instantly adds polish and edge.

Tonya Roberds, Designs by Tonya

Q: Is there a hairstyle or trend that best describes Dayton?

A: Dayton is a very innovative city where anything goes, from the Prohibition cuts to glamorous Hollywood styles. History is repeating itself in terms of hair styles and Dayton is quickly reclaiming its fame as a city of growth and movement.

Q: Why are you supporting the Hair Show?

A: I am happy and excited to be associated with the other wonderful salons and help this selfless organization. Hospice eventually touches most all of our lives in some way.

Jodi Reese Abner, Michael’s Salon

Q: What’s the one styling tool you can’t live without?

A: I love my round brush. It’s hard to duplicate what it offers.

Q: Is there a hairstyle or trend that best describes Dayton?

A: Dayton is very diverse and that’s what is so amazing about my job. Every client and every day is different and that keeps me on my toes.

Angela Crews, Salon Lofts

Q: Why are you supporting the Hair Show?

A: I am volunteering as a chance to give back and raise awareness for this incredible organization. From my personal experience, I have seen firsthand how the staff goes above and beyond to ensure a peaceful experience for both the patients and their loved ones.

Q: Where do you find your best ideas?

A: My inspiration comes from surroundings and current fashion influences. I look at hair as fabric with an opportunity to create something beautiful with my razor as my pencil and paint dimension with color.

Becky Lockwood, Studio One Salon

Q: What’s the one tool you can’t live without?

A: I can’t live without my thermal protecting spray and a boar bristle round brush.

Q: What’s the one fashion trend or hairstyle that best describes Dayton?

A: Dayton’s fashion focus includes an eclectic blend of professionals throughout our community. The best hairstyle that perfectly describes our area is classic that can also be on the edgy side.

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