L’ANZA UK Celebrates Glasgow’s Top Talent

image005More than 100 hairstylists gathered in Glasgow for Scotland’s most exciting event of the year – the annual L’ANZA Photographic Competition Awards Ceremony!  Hosted at the prestigious Corinthian Club, guests were treated to an inspiring presentation from international platform artist Natasja Keijzer, as they eagerly awaited the unveiling of this year’s winner.


To enter the competition, stylists were challenged to unify the essence of today’s trends into a wearable salon look prepped, styled, and finished entirely with L’ANZA Healing Haircare.  The competition ran throughout Scotland this Autumn, and was an opportunity for stylists to showcase their unique definition of beautiful, on-trend L’ANZA hair!  Anonymous entries were judged by the L’ANZA Global Creative Team.


And the Winner Is…


Taking home the trophy for the third consecutive year: Victoria Taylor from Oxygen in Aberdeen!  Nabbing the Runner-Up slot was Kelly Love from Myles Retson in Larbet, with a Highly Commended nod going to Zara Pirie from Silk in Paisley.


As well as celebrating the winners, L’ANZA congratulates everyone that entered and attended the event, for sharing their creativity, skill, and success throughout the year.

Healing Center Spotlight | Salon Bleu

salon%20bleuStylist Desiree Brown wanted to bring a new level of artistry and education to her town. Fueled by a passion for hairdressing and helping others grow, Desiree founded Salon Bleu. Located in Columbus, Georgia the salon is staffed with a handpicked team of talented artists who collectively ensure every client receives exceptional service – every time.


Sprawling 2600 square feet, the 8-chair salon maintains a unique loft-style layout. Adorning the salon’s center is a circular Color Bar, where clients gather and socialize while receive an array of services. Big enough for eight, the Color Bar offers perfect lighting to capture true color hues, without the need step outside.


Long before launching Salon Bleu, stylist Desiree Brown tried L’ANZA Healing Color on her own hair. Amazed by the performance, she became a devoted L’ANZA user.  When Desiree prepared to jump from stylist to salon owner, she immediately knew L’ANZA would be her partner brand.   “We love L’ANZA and thoroughly enjoy the education they provide, and all the personal attention we receive”, says Desiree.


Thanks to a strong focus on retail education and professional services like Ultimate Treatment and Emergency Service, Salon Bleu’s profits are currently up from last year, and continue to surpass expectations.  Brand Consultant Aubrey Hill is thrilled with their success, and always looks forward to a visit with Desiree and her team.  Aubrey beams, “They are so welcoming! They always treat me like one of the family.”


Salon Bleu | 2979 N. Lake Parkway | Columbus, GA 31909 | 706.257.5096 | sbleu.com





Salon Bleu Business-Building Tip: Give first-time clients a complimentary experience of an Ultimate Treatment of Emergency Service.  Discuss the incredible benefits to the hair while performing the treatment, and explain the regular cost attached. They will enjoy the extra pampering, and the transformative hair results will inspire them to make treatments a regular add-on service!

Top L’ANZA Products

Trauma Treatment, Neem Plant Silk Serum, Design Foam, Dramatic FX, Beach Spray


Endless Summer VIBES Winner – “Summer’s Sunset” by Barbi Horn

4-finalOur Endless Summer VIBES Contest invited colorists to post Before & After shots of their most gorgeous VIBES designs, for a chance to win a pair of Beats by Dre™ headphones!

5-barbi-lanzaAfter a heated voting period, Barbi Horn emerged the clear victor!  See how Barbi achieved her winning design!


Model Starting Levels –

Roots: Level 6

Mid-lengths & Highlighted Ends: Level 9


Barbi prepped the hair for a perfect color service with a complete Ultimate Treatment* using the Moisture Booster.


On clean, dry hair, she began with a heavy balayage using Healing Powder Decolorizer + 20 Volume Healing Color Developer (1:2), and process till hair reached a Level 9.  Once achieved, Barbi did another Ultimate Treatment* using the Strength Booster.


*When using Ultimate Treatment with the new Color Attach System, for best results, do not use Power Protector.

2-middleBefore her VIBES color application, Barbi sprayed Color Attach-Step 1 on dry hair, then proceeded with the color application.

3-applicationVIBES Violet, Red, Orange, and Yellow was applied straight from the tube, without dilution, in back-to-back foils. Different VIBES formulas were applied down each section, beginning with VIBES Violet, then Red, Orange, and Yellow.


Barbi kept the pattern consistent throughout, but admits to straying here and there.  “Sometimes I let my creativity get the best of me” says Barbi, “I ended up choosing certain sections where I felt a variation would show even stronger color.”


Color was processed for a full 20 minutes, and then rinsed.  Hair was cleansed and conditioned with Healing Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner, and finished off with a generous mist of Color Attach-Step 2.


The final step: Barbi finished off her model in full deep treatment luxury with Keratin Healing Oil Emergency Service.  leaving the hair in extraordinary condition!





Where can we find you?

Sahair Salon in Parker, Colorado – a new L’ANZA Healing Center!


How long have you been a stylist behind the chair?

12 years


What’s your favorite current hair trend?

Shadow root to balayage highlights, and then a glaze to my guest’s preference.


What was the inspiration behind your entry?

In all seriousness, I love the new VIBES Orange and Yellow, and I couldn’t wait to use them!


Is there a name for this look?

Summer’s Sunset


My daughter is the model, and her name is Summer.  Once I saw the colors, I knew it was the perfect name!


What do you love about doing hair?

I love being involved in an industry that is constantly evolving and creating trends for us to learn and teach others.


Did you use any L’ANZA to complete your style?

I only use L’ANZA!


To prep the hair for blow-drying I cocktailed Trauma Treatment and Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment and applied it all over the hair.


Before beginning any iron work, I used a generous mist of Thermal Defense Spray.


Throughout my style I used Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray for flexible hold with an added pop of shine. I used Shape Putty to help control the fly-away hairs.  And for the final finish

Color Illuminator to instantly brighten hair color!


So You Had to Be a B.I.G. SHOT!

2016 #BIGSHOT Winner

Mark Dolan, L’ANZA Artistic Design Team Member

Editorial Shot of the Year



A photo posted by Mark Dolan (@markdolan2) on

L’ANZA brought the house down at the 2016 Behind the Chair ONESHOT awards in Ft. Lauderdale. Snagging the #BIGSHOT trophy for Editorial Image of the Year – Artistic Design Team Member, Mark Dolan!


Over 130,000 stylists posted images of exceptional work to Instagram for consideration in this year’s competition. Congratulations to Mark and his incredible win!


To read more about the inspiration and L’ANZA must-haves behind his award-winning design click here.


About Mark Dolan, L’ANZA Artistic Design Team Member:



Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Mark was adopted at age 4 and has been in the Minneapolis area ever since.  After graduating from the Aveda Institute in 2006, Mark spent two years honing his skills before joining on with L’ANZA’s very first Healing Center, Evolution Salon.


Mark constantly strives to push the boundaries of his creative and artistic ability. In 2014, his unique eye for design and impeccable technical skills yielded a nomination by the prestigious North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) in the Texture category. As an Artistic Designer for L’ANZA, Mark is key support for the Global Creative Team at photo shoots and major events like New York Fashion Week and the annual B.I.G. Event.

Mark’s Session Essentials:

Be sure to follow him on Instagram.

L’ANZA Style Wows NYFW!

This September, the runways of Spring/Summer 2017 New York Fashion Week lit up with L’ANZA style and shine!  Here is a wrap-up of all the fabulous hair fashion that rocked the catwalks this season.


Jeans for Refugees – Spring / Summer 2017

Hair Design by L’ANZA Global Creative Directors Matt Swinney & Ammon Carver



L’ANZA joined forces with designer Johny Dar to present his collection of hand-painted jeans, donated by dozens of celebrities, including Emma Stone, Sofia Coppola, Harry Styles, Anna Wintour, Tom Waits, and many more.


L’ANZA Style Essentials:  Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment, Molding Paste, Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray


Get the NYFW Look: Visit Modern Salon for complete style step-by-steps.


To view backstage photos, visit our Facebook page.



Son Jung Wan – Spring / Summer 2017

Hair Design by Jorge Luis for L’ANZA Healing Haircare



Celebrity stylist Jorge Luis used L’ANZA Healing Haircare to create high-energy looks accented with cornrow braids woven in at the top, blending into cascades of afro-inspired texture.


L’ANZA Style Essentials:  Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment, Dry Texture Spray, Color Illuminator, Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray

Interview with Jorge Luis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpeqOS3B_m0

View the runway looks: https://nowfashion.com/son-jung-wan-ready-to-wear-spring-summer-2017-new-york-19700


Donna Karan’s Urban Zen – Spring / Summer 2017

Hair Design by Jorge Luis for L’ANZA Healing Haircare

Loosely constructed upstyles and natural texture took centerstage at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen show.

L’ANZA Style Essentials:  Hair Plumper, Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment, Dry Texture Spray, Lustrous Finishing Spray


God Save the Queens – Spring / Summer 2017

Hair Design by Jorge Luis for L’ANZA Healing Haircare

Jorge’s “wet” look was inspired by the ultra-feminine, sensual lingerie designs of Polish designer Karolina Bernaciak.


L’ANZA Style Essentials:  Combing Cream, Dry Texture Spray, Lustrous Finishing Spray

Read all about the inspiration behind the finished looks.  https://theknockturnal.com/god-save-queens-backstage-beauty-ss17/

You can also watch the entire God Save the Queens show here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fg58qhAAXc


Michelle Helene – Spring / Summer 2017

Hair Design by Jorge Luis for L’ANZA Healing Haircare

Jorge Luis created eye-catching blends of contrasting global textures that accented 70s-flavored flirty silhouettes.


L’ANZA Style Essentials:  Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment, Dry Texture Spray, Lustrous Finishing Spray

Get the detailed how-to by visiting Beauty Launchpad!   http://www.beautylaunchpad.com/runway-report-unique-expression-michelle-helene


Hardeman – Spring / Summer 2017

Hair design by Kyle Malone for L’ANZA Healing Haircare

Amsterdam’s Sophie Hardeman introduced a collection of genderless, deconstructed designs set in an actual hay-filled “hoedown” with line-dancing.  Celebrity hairstylist Kyle Malone created airy free-flowing styles with L’ANZA, working with each model’s natural texture and natural look.  Hay was scattered throughout to complete the style.


L’ANZA Style Essentials:  Hair Plumper, Beach Spray, Dry Texture Spray, Lustrous Finishing Spray