Trends In Cut & Color: Your Hair’s FOUNTAIN of YOUTH

by Pat Nowak

Remember the line from the rock musical “Hair”, “Give me a head with hair, long, beautiful hair?” Well, the request is still relevant for women of all ages. The 70’s found us the “Dorothy Hamill” natural blow dry look. From there we had the “Toni Tennille,” the Farrah Fawcett, the “Rachel” (made popular in the 90’s by Jennifer Aniston on Friends) and, of course, the Victoria Beckham inverted bob of the 2000’s.

Your hairsytyle and how to make it stand out is a never ending quest to look young and current. To learn about hair trends for 2016, we sought out some NW Ohio top hairstylists to get their ‘trend report’.

Most agree, hair is the first thing people notice, while everyone’s hair is different— embrace it  and all of the wonderful (and sometimes not-so-wonderful) attributes.


Carmen Wigmans: Owner

Reve Salon and Spa 5633 Main St, Sylvania | 419-885-1140

How did you get your start? I began my career in cosmetology at Sylvania Northview High School. In 1987, I opened Reve (“reve” means “dream” in French) at 4024 North Holland-Sylvania Road and I struggled to accommodate my clients. After 12 years, I relocated Reve to Main Street in downtown Sylvania. Today, the building on Main Street is a hive of hip and warm service and the result is a light, bright, five-story salon and spa that includes room for 20 cutting stations, a central color bar, eight pedicure spas and six nail booths.

What are the hair trends for 2016? Currently, hair color is more natural with multi-shading— deeper color at the roots and lighter at the ends. Stylists apply color and use depth and tone to achieve an overall soft shading that enhances a woman’s natural beauty. Hair is short this season and women are going shorter and shorter. Ombre and chunky colors are out.

How important are products? When you visit a salon your stylist uses products that work for your own personal texture, color and style. When you purchase products at a drugstore or supermarket, they are made for the general public and you have no idea if the formulation is going to work as well for your hair as products from the salon.


Janice Edinger: Owner

Attitudes A Salon 2200 Maple Avenue, Maumee, OH 43537 419-382-1466

6754 Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH 43560 419- 885-7300 |

How did you get you start? I started at Lion’s Store and had a wonderful mentor Phil Fennel who taught me the importance of education to keep up to date and to continue to learn throughout your career.

What are the hair trends for 2016 – 2016 is  a time that so many different things are in play for your hair. Hair styles are now categorized as organic, contemporary, street, and couture. Each woman can find a unique style that is attractive and great for her lifestyle.

Color for longer hair features adding dimension, usually lighter, around the face and ends. When you experiment with color it does not always mean choosing blonde. It is most important to compliment the skin tone, complexion and eyes when choosing color.

How important are products? Know what you once had is not as great as it was and sometimes,impossible.  Hair ages just as skin and you have to do more to keep the hair  looking good and healthy. The right products are vital to keep your hair looking spectacular.


Jessica Johnson | Jennifer Eppard | Leah Wilson | Victoria Perry (left to right above): Owners

Soto Loft & Signature Spa 580 Craig Dr. Suite 6, Perrysburg 419-872-5555 |

How did the salon get its start? Jessica Johnson and Jennifer Eppard of the Salon, and Leah Wilson and Victoria Perry of the Spa, were mentored by Denise Soto, the original owner for years prior to her death.  Soto’s vision was of a salon that catered to the needs of each and every guest creating a relaxed and memorable experience that continues today with the current team.

What are the hair trends for 2016? In hair color, we are seeing very natural-looking and “sun-kissed” trends. Think of what a child’s hair looks like at the end of summer— the subtle highlights around their face . With hairstyles, sleek and shiny is a big trend. The curly hair trend is moving in the direction of natural-looking waves and texture.

How important are products? Soto Salon uses the best products because they know they will get the best results. When it comes to at-home care, protecting the investment that you are making on your hair is vital. Color-safe shampoo and conditioner, heat protection, and the necessary treatment plan is important for the longevity of your color, as well as the future health of your hair.


Kevin Charles: Owner

Kevin Charles Productions 6626 Monroe St., Sylvania 419-882-3400 |

How did you get your start? I have always loved creative practices which yield something beautiful. Combining that interest with a love for people and communication, I found a career where I could create beautiful hair while visiting with people all day.

What are the hair trends for 2016?  What’s trending now is to work with your natural hair quality and to incorporate that texture and movement into something that styles easily for you and that doesn’t need to be styled fresh daily.

We promote matching one’s hair color to one’s skin tone and then staying within that family of colors. The trend is for hair color, or at least lighter hair colors, to look slightly grown out by allowing the natural color to gradually morph into lighter tones without an extreme amount of contrast.

How important are products? There are four main categorIes: cleansing, conditioning, resurfacing and hold cleansing. We now have shampoos to strengthen, moisturize, volumize, smooth and straighten, protect or enhance color. The options are endless.

The brand and quality of the products you use is extremely important. Inferior products will cause the hair to be heavy and limp or flyaway and full of static. Having beautiful hair takes effort, but the results will be fabulous.


Madonna Fong: Owner

La Luna Salon and Spa 5577 Monroe St., Sylvania 419-885-8070 |

How did you get your start? I had a friend who was attending cosmetology school, and I thought it sounded interesting; I enrolled and discovered my passion and talent for hair design. As a 50-something year young woman, I have come to realize how important it is to keep creative passions ignited and to live my life with a profound sense of gratitude for the beautiful opportunities, friendships and connections La Luna Salon and Spa have gifted to me, my business partner/husband, John Fong, as well as the community we have joyfully served since 1995.

What are the hair trends for 2016?  I would say that the trends for 2016 vary, from youthful and natural, to beautifully polished and bold. Styling is now taking a more modern, deliberately-undone-look, approach to classics. There is more emphasis this year on individuality and hair accessories are all the rage. There are many coloring techniques; however, no matter what the trends happen to be, it is very important that you know what truly works for you, by making beauty decisions that result in bringing out your personal best!

How important are products? As an AVEDA Concept Salon, it’s founder, Horst Rechelbacher, is the impetus for my salon product decision and our mission to care for the world we live in, from the ways we make our products, to the ways in which we give back to society. Whatever we place on our skin and hair will find it’s way into our bloodstream, so the product choices we make, and use, will impact our overall health and personal appearance.


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