GLOBAL SESSION Lands in London

Alive with amazing and artistic creative industries, London’s Shoreditch area was the destination for UNITE’s Global Session 2015. The historic venue of Shoreditch Town Hall was the perfect backdrop to the event, from October 3-4. An impressive 16 international artists took to the stage, presenting a wide and stunning spectrum of contemporary, classic, men’s and avant-garde looks to an audience of over 300 #UNITEfamily members.

Opened and compered by UNITE CEO and founder, Andrew Dale, alongside newly-appointed Director of Business Education UK, David Drew, the two-day event presented inspiring learning in its resident visual format, while also inviting, this year, a special Keratin Complex Color Therapy showcase.


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Emma Roberts Hollywood Waves Hair How-To

Nikki Lee from Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles created beautiful wavy hair for actress Emma Roberts at the Emmy’s last night. Nikki gave us the inside scoop with step-by-step details on how she achieved this modern, yet classic Hollywood hairstyle, including a list of all the UNITE Hair products she used.

HAIR BY: Nikki Lee of Nine Zero One for UNITE
EVENT: 67th Primetime Emmy Awards Show
HAIR INSPIRATION: “We did a modern take on an Old Hollywood Sultry Star.”

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Miami Swim Week 2016: CFDA Runway Show Hair How-To

HAIR: UNITE Hair led by Riley McLachlan
HAIR INSPIRATION: The finale of the show was intended to have groups of girls with the same outfit on, creating an army of girls. This inspired the militant slicked back, shiny, glossy hair with the sides held extra tight.

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Miami Swim Week 2016: Frankie’s Bikinis Runway Hair How-To

SHOW: Frankie’s Bikinis
HAIR: UNITE Hair led by Blo Blow Dry Bar – Brickell
HAIR INSPIRATION: Designer Francesca of Frankie’s Bikinis found inspiration for her recent collection from her hometown of Malibu. The hair was designed to compliment the looks with fun and flirty beach hair perfect for day or night featuring a top-knot, beachy waves and peek-through braids.

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Miami Swim Week 2016: Hammock Show Hair How-To

SHOW: Hammock
HAIR: UNITE Hair with Riley McLachlan as lead
HAIR INSPIRATION: For the Hammock show, several different designers were showcased together; therefore the hair was also altered throughout the show to provide different looks as the show progressed. As is it swim week, it was determined that a nice breezy, beachy wave that had an enhanced natural feeling without looking overdone would be the perfect base to build on throughout the looks. During the show the hair progressed from half-up into other beachy styles including pony tails and top knots.

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Miami Swim Week 2016: Lila Nikole Runway Hair How-To

SHOW: Lila Nikole
HAIR: UNITE Hair led by BLO Blow Dry Bar – Brickell‘s Chanel Peraza-Munoz
HAIR INSPIRATION: A bold, futuristic ponytail to compliment the Miami inspired suit collection.

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Miami Swim Week 2016: Wildfox Runway Hair How-To

HAIR: UNITE Hair led by Riley McLachlan
HAIR INSPIRATION: Imagine Bridget Bardot visits Haight-Ashbury in 1969. With a nice voluminous crown, texture and pixie braids; this look combines a throwback to the 60’s-70’s along with beach waves and the fun of today!

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Miami Swim Week 2016: San Lorenzo Runway Hair How-To

SHOW: San Lorenzo
HAIR: UNITE Hair with BLO Blow Dry Bar – Brickell
HAIR INSPIRATION: The San Lorenzo inspiration behind the collection was “MIND, BALI, SOUL” so the BLO Blow Dry- Brickell team lead by Chanel Peraza-Munoz created three different deconstructed looks enhanced with flowers for a relaxed, island feeling. Based on the models hair and what they would be wearing they were styled with either a wrapped fish-tail braid, a deconstructed top-knot or a loose, textured French braid.

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Miami Swim Week: Summer 2016

UNITE was glad to be back for Miami Swim Week – Summer 2016! We went backstage to create some incredible new looks for Wildfox, Frankie’s Bikinis, Hammock, San Lorenzo and more. We partnered with Snip Salon and Blo Blow Dry Bar to create these beautiful beachy runway looks. See below to find out which UNITE products stood out the most at Miami Swim Week!

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Glam.com: Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough sparkled on the red carpet at the Golden Globes in a gilded Monique Lhuillier gown, but the art deco inspired ball gown only caught half of our attention as the Rock of Ages star rocked a textured faux-hawk that we had to learn how to recreate. Luckily, Nine Zero One stylist Riawna Capri gave us a breakdown of constructing the show-stopping coif that she called chic, “edgy and sophisticated.”

To begin, Capri shampooed the star’s hair with UNITE’s BLONDA Shampoo and Conditioner to brighten her blonde locks with a large added dose of UNITE 7SECONDS Conditioner to detangle and add extra slip for the style. Next she spritzed the EXPANDA Volume Spray one to three inches from the roots for extra lift and dried with a Pro-System 74mm Round brush. Once fully dry, EXPANDA Dust was sprinkled throughout the root area at the top of her hair. Then starting from the back, Capri backcombed small horizontal sections one to two inches for volume all the way until the final front section. Then the backcombed Mohawk was clipped out of the way.

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