This month, we sat down with PIN Salon hairstylist, Cam, to get the inside scoop on his favorite upcoming trends for summer and his source of inspiration.
What is your hairdressing background?
I was educated at the Toni&Guy Academy in Carrolton. After graduating I worked for TONI&GUY and then eventually such a Osgood-O'Neil here in Dallas and Propaganda Hair Group in Austin. I have styled celebrities such as British supermodel Karen Elson, Matthew Mcconaughey, and comedian Anjelah Johnson (Bon Qui Qui) to name a few.
How would you describe your hairstyling/haircutting style?
Modern. All of my cuts will have a classic foundation. I'm able to tailor the amount of edginess I add to the style, depending on who's sitting in my chair.
What haircut trends are you seeing for spring/summer?
Embracing your natural texture is totally in! Finding a cut and style that work with how your hair naturally grows will give you the most flattering shape and will also be the easiest to style.
What are your favorite products to use on your clients right now?
For women, I think almost everyone can use a dry shampoo/texture builder. The Kevin.Murphy Doo Over Texture Spray is a perfect example. This is like a dry shampoo with a very light hold hairspray combo. You can make day-old, lifeless hair super sexy again with this product. Also a great foundation for upstyles for a night out. For guys, I think finding that pomade, gel or cream that works best with their natural texture will give great hold and look very natural.
Any advice for transitioning your hair out of cold months?
Spring and summer are coming and that is a great opportunity to either change or fine-tune your look.
Which celebrity's hair do you like best?
Sienna Miller is always a favorite of mine. She is always on trend and is not afraid to try things on both ends of the style spectrum. I admire people who are brave enough to switch their look up a lot. Life's too short to be boring, right!?
Which hairstylist do you most look up to?
Jenny Cho is responsible for some of my favorite hair moments so I would give it to her. She's done a lot in a small amount of time.
On the heels of fashion month - which show did you like best in terms of hair?
Gareth Pughs fall 2016 ready-to-wear was awesome!
What hair advice do you most often give your clients?
Don't be afraid to try new things! People get so stuck in a rut and think that only one thing looks good on them. I urge them to step outside of their comfort zones a little and have some fun.
Any hairstylist or hair salon misconceptions you'd like to dispel?
That we are always busy all the time. While I wish this were true, and a good amount of the time it is, we are ALWAYS looking for new clients to keep our amazing salon running strong. Referrals are the best way to achieve that so tell your friends and family!