Local stylist Martin Weston explains how a few small tweaks to your hairstyle can yield big results

Baby Steps Local stylist Martin Weston explains how a few small tweaks to your hairstyle can yield big results. How do you add a bit of Valentine’s Day va va voom to a 20-year-old humdrum hairstyle? Like samplings from that heart shaped box of chocolates, you do it a little at a time. As in all relationships, we can grow a bit meh with the same old thing every day. Raise your hand if you’ve known a couple w ...

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All eyes are on Melania Trump, the new trending First Lady

Presidential Style All eyes are on Melania Trump, the new trending First Lady. By Martin Weston Since Martha Washington, our country has obsessed over the First Lady’s fashion and hair choices. While some have held to traditional looks, others have rightfully attained full-fledged trendsetter status. Throughout history these White House trends included bonnets with bows, hair accessories, flowers, curls, up ...

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What to do if your experimental hair shade won’t wash out as easily as expected

Temporary Color What to do if your experimental shade won’t wash out as easily as expected. By Martin Weston Back in the ’80s I graduated from a California beauty school that no longer exists. In recent years I’ve driven past their store front windows and suddenly remembered teachers and fellow students I thought I’d forgotten. The school was a springboard for burgeoning talent, imaginative experimentation, ...

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Stylist Martin Weston on hair care products worth investing in

The Right Stuff Stylist Martin Weston on hair care products worth investing in. One of the most memorable events where I worked as a platform hair care artist was held in a Los Angeles hotel in 2006. When requested to headline the show, I knew I wanted to do something different. With limited time left until the start of the show, I immediately shook my creative muse awake and got to work. Taking center stag ...

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The power and beauty of memories is more than skin deep

A Change of Heart The power and beauty of memories is more than skin deep. By Martin Weston Near my office writing desk are two crammed bookcases, and amongst my art and poetry books is my mother’s old Bible, a gift from my father on Christmas morning in 1972. Even now I can see the tears she shed and the look in his eyes as she unwrapped the box. Written inside was this inscription: “The trials of life are ...

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Local stylist Martin Weston goes beyond hair and beauty to unveil the mom underneath

Celebrating Mothers Local stylist Martin Weston goes beyond hair and beauty to unveil the mom underneath. Am I Biased? Out of all the articles I’ve written, none mean as much as those I write celebrating Mother’s Day. For me, there is no greater beauty than what’s found within, and no beauty more remarkable than what’s found in a mother’s loving eyes. Awakening After going through a horrific divorce in the ...

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Stylist Martin Weston goes in search of the perfect men’s hairstyle

Lifestyle Hair Stylist Martin Weston goes in search of the perfect men’s hairstyle. For most of my adult life (except during my adventures into the corporate world where it was frowned upon) I’ve worn my hair long. That changed a few years ago when, as one of 55 artistic lead stylists nationwide, I flew to Dallas to take part in a fast paced week of education with the billion dollar company I worked for. Wh ...

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How to tip at the hair salon

Salon Etiquette Stylist Martin Weston talks tipping. A few years ago, a good friend from Los Angeles came to Anthem for a haircut. Preparing to travel to another country, she needed something edgy but easy to care for. “Something new!” she told me during our consultation. Together we found a perfect cut for her. When it came time to pay, I ran her credit card and handed her the machine to enter the tip amou ...

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Bronde! Babylights! Balayage!

Bronde! Babylights! Balayage!  Say goodbye to the cap-and-hook days of color, says local stylist Martin Weston, and opt for these color techniques instead.   Ah, the joys of the ever-evolving hair colors, techniques, and their names! Inevitably, some will catch on and become worldwide salon staples, while others will be sneered at and end up in magazines as last season’s hair-don’ts. Years ago, the com ...

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Stylist Martin Weston foresees the hair trends for the year ahead

Hair Trends for 2016 Stylist Martin Weston foresees the hair trends for the year ahead. How often do we completely change our look? What the world embraces as the must-have style of the moment may not suit your features or personal style. Regardless of trends, how you look should always convey a sense of who you are as an individual. We find what is comfortable and stick with it, perhaps tweaking it a bit t ...

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