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Creating Magic

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Magic

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Model: Meg Bolin

Photography: Michael Lessner

Hair: Terry Savas

Location: Downtown Roseburg, TS Studio

Products Used: Unite Max Control,  Unite Expanda Dust and Unite Texturiza

 

I feel everyone needs a creative outlet.

For me,  it is creating magic with hair, fantasy and photography.  I had the pleasure of working with one of my best friends in the creative industry.  Michael and I have been working together for many many years.  The passion that we both feel for our work is a force to be reckoned with.  We create an art that sometimes only we get and sometimes I feel we can blow the world away.

This day was all about wiggery.  Yes I said wiggery.  It is the art of creating a look using fake hair.  All of the hair used in these photos are fake, wigs I made. Meg has a ton of hair!!  It would take me all day to get these looks with her hair and using wiggery it only took me 5 min.

I love getting to play and be creative.  But sometimes I get nervous…..  What if the hair doesn’t do what I have in mind.  (which happened)  You roll with it.  Sometimes you end up creating something even more amazing.

I was able to learn how lighting in a studio can make all the difference in the world.  Michael, you have been a fantastic teacher.  I thank you for teaching me your craft Michael.

Best,

Terry Savas

 

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The Edge On Location Part 2: FUN

Part 2: Unbelievable Fun

Part 1 was from the side of me that is all about the PASSION of Education whereas Part 2 is all about the FUN I had with incredible people.

Day 1: Downtown Vegas

After a fun day at the pool… That I somehow missed…  It was time to start prepping my two beautiful models: Carsen Fromdahl and Maria Johnson. I have learned over the years that if you properly set a style you can do anything with it AND it will stay all night. In a rush of excitement, I quickly had both the girls ready to go and shoot in old Downtown Las Vegas.

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  Carsen’s hair needed to be pinned it up until it was about time to shoot – as her hair does not like to hold curl… or so she thought! But Maria’s on the other hand – she has hair for days, and it will hold till the cows come home!!

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 Night 1 was just a fun little impromptu photoshoot where photographers and models could meet.

And we were off… Walking around Downtown Las Vegas where there are some really fun murals – and just cool stuff to shoot in front of. As the photographers were shooting, I walked between models and fluffed their hair and put it back where it should be. It was a little windy that day. Remember, I put a lot of work into the prep using Unite Hair Care Products.

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 We were on our way to go have some fun after shooting on the top of a parking garage when all of a sudden Louise Ungerman decides that “HEY, this elevator looks cool.” Boy did it! These ladies are the best and just go with the flow.

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 We ended the first night with some good old fashioned fun – watching the light show and people watching. This is Vegas after all. With a night that ended finally around 1AM, I needed some sleep!!

Day 2: 3:30am – Model Prep

I woke at 3:30 to start getting the models ready by 4:15. We had to leave the hotel by 6:30 to meet up with all the other photographers, models, and glam squads. Then we were off to Nelson, Nevada.

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 Nelson, Nevada is about the size of Roseburg High School’s campus. It is tiny but full of the most amazing things. They have every prop imaginable for movies, music videos or photoshoots. As we pulled up in a HUGE coach bus, everyone was so excited to get started. First came the set up – I had to have my glam space. I had the privilege of working with Kristen Upright. She is a fantastic make-up artist. We set up our little corner and got to work finishing all our models. As Kristen and I were finishing up Maria, Carsen, and Cam, there was another model there named Teegan who had very fine hair. She told me “my hair does NOT hold curl.” Challenge accepted! I again went through the routine of properly prepping her hair with the correct Unite Products. I curled her hair and voilá – waves for days that lasted into the night.

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Model: Teegan, Photographer: Louise Ungerman, Hair: Terry Savas, MUA: Kristen Upright

As prep of the models came to a close, the photographers that were participating in the education event were learning new techniques to try for the day from two great photographers – John Pyle from Columbus, Georgia and Tori Gaddis from Ventura, CA.

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The perfect BoHo

The day flew by! I did several different looks on the models, including Cam. He even got a few different looks. I found myself just watching and listening to the education around me and just made sure all the models that I was working with stayed beautiful. I found that I really love doing this kind of work. It was so creative and free. I would love to work behind a camera more – it was an amazing feeling.

As the day went on, we went to a dry lake bed in the middle of nowhere! The sun was setting and it was a “hurry up and get the models out there” type of situation! Here are some of the images the photographers captured.

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Unite Hair Dry Lake Bed

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It was a fantastic day. I will never forget it! A huge thank you to Louise for asking me to come and create at this event! I met so many new people I hope I get to work with again. Here is to many more fantastic experiences!

Cheers.

P.S. At dinner, I told the models to put their phones down and enjoy the ones they were with instead. Whoever picked up their phone before dinner was over would get to PAY for my dinner!! They made it!

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The Edge On Location

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Model: Teegan Sierra

Photographers: John PyleLouise Ungerman and Gary Vanderberg

Hair: Terry Savas

MUA: Kristin Upright/Lauryl Estelle

Location: Nelson Ghost Town, Nevada

I always say EDUCATION IS KEY.  This goes for every job, hobby, art and all around creativity.  Your industry will pass you by if you don’t keep up with what is going on.  You always have to answer the all mighty question of “Whats New?”

So how do you always know “Whats New”?

To do this you must tirelessly attend hours of class demos or even better yet get hands on education.  Being creative and passionate is a fire that burns inside of you.  The desire to be the best you can be ignites ambitions you never knew could live inside you.

March 4th and 5th 2016 I had the privilege of being asked by Louise Ungerman to come to an educational event that she had put together for photographers from all over the United States.   She needed me to do hair for her models and maybe help out with a few other models.  She brought in John Pyle.  He is a nationally recognized, published, award winning photographer and national speaker.  He is one of the most sought after senior and teen portrait photographers in the industry by creating personalized sessions for each of his clients.   

It is amazing working with like minded people.  John came to this event with an energy and enthusiasm that drew you in.  I would listen to what he had to say to the group of photographers and I really could appreciate how much you could see his passion come through.  He was knowledgeable and took the time to not only tell them how something may work better but he showed them.  This is where I feel hands on experience is the best way to learn.  For me at least …

Everyone who knows me, knows that I love to educate and be educated.  To watch another art be taught with such keenness just captivated me.  I think photograph may be my new hobby!!  He sure did inspire me to want to check it out!

Cheers.

Terry

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Sunny Days Ahead

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Beachy Hair

Model: Marina Smith

Photographer: Karen Brook

Hair: Terry Savas

MUA: Meagan Brown

Styled By: Dean Hall

Sunny days are on the way.  Beach waves are what we need.

By simply wrapping hair around a one inch curling iron, forward and backward you can achieve this look. Shake the waves and finish it up with Unite’s Texturiza Spray to separate the waves and add hold.

This was my very first Editorial Photo Shoot. I had the opportunity to work with Unite’s Creative Director Gary Baker to learn how to run a successful photoshoot. In this process I found that Editorial hair is a new passion of mine. It is very empowering to see your work come to life and make the look.  Working with professional clothing stylist and make up artists just toped off the look. But we can’t forget the photographer. They are the ones with the eye to capture what we all worked so hard to put together! I hope that I have many more to come!

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Naughty Knots

Lived in beachy hair by The Edge Hair Design

Lived in beachy hair by The Edge Hair Design

Even as summer is leaving us, lived in beachy hair is still one of the best styles to go with.

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Photography: Life Wide Open Photography

Hair: Kayla Caylor

Don’t just settle for a plane braid down the back and give the top knot a break. Think bigger. Why not alternate what kinds of braids you do? Fish tail the top, knot the bottom and twist the sides. It’s all up to you. Nothing is out there saying you can’t. So have fun and go for it!

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Short-N-Sassy

Leyton House Professional trend collection with pink highlights.

Leyton House Professional trend collection with pink highlights.

Sophie’s color was inspired from a Leyton House Professional trend collection. At The Edge Hair Design love to go educate ourselves further to give our clients the hottest trends.

Model: Sophie Lessner

Photography: Life Wide Open Photography

Hair: Terry Savas

Location: The Edge Hair Design

Sophie is always the adventurous type, so when Terry asked to shave her sides and make her platinum with pink highlights … She said “YES”! Terry is always wanting to push her creative limits to see where the art will take her. Sophie is a beautiful person inside and out and that is what makes this hair style a perfect choice for her. Nothing but love for you!

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Balayage Beauty

Hair painting by The Edge Hair Design

Hair painting by The Edge Hair Design

One of the HOTTEST trends right now is Balayage. The word Balayage is French for a sweeping motion. The look was finished using Unite Hair Products. After shampooing the hair we layered on 7 seconds conditioning spray and Blow & Set Lotion then blowing her hair dry. Next using a 1 inch curling iron rotating back and forth to create a disheveled messy look. Finishing the look with Texturiza Spray.

Model: Brook Eichman

Photography: Life Wide Open Photography

Hair: Anna Darrow, Kayla Caylor and Terry Savas

Balayage is done by a continuous motion from your arm painting color on the hair. This technique can be applied to the hair in several different ways. It is Hair Painting, every artist is different and it is all about the interpretation of the lived in look your wanting.

Why sit on arrows in the middle of Down Town Roseburg? Because with Balayage you can go so may ways and create so many things.

 

 

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Braided Blonde Beauty

Boosta spray, elevate mousse, Seven Seconds conditioning spray, Expanda Dust

Braid using Unite Hair Products. Photo shoot in Downtown Roseburg Oregon Hair By Terry Savas Photo By Life Wide open.

This loose Dutch Braid was pinched and pulled to perfection. The look was created by layering Unite blow & Set, Elevate Mousse and Boosta Spray. Then Blown dry and curled the hair adding Expanda Dust, and Max Control Hair Spray.

Model: Lisa Gill

Photographer: Michael James with Life Wide Open Photography

Hair: Terry Savas

Location: Historic Downtown Roseburg, Oregon

Braids are the look for every occasion. If you are having a day at the beach or a lazy day at home, a braid is just what you need. Want to glam it up? BRAIDS!! Braids can be done is such intricate ways. This braid was created for a rainy day photo shoot in the Fall by wrapping the braid around the head making Lisa’s hair look unbelievably thick by utilizing a pinching and pulling technique. Lisa, you are SO beautiful.

 

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Electric Updo

Great Lengths Extensions with braids of color

Great Lengths Extensions with braids of color

Pops of color throughout your hair can change your look even if its just for the day.

Model: Brook Eichman

Photography: Life Wide Open

Hair: Terry Savas

Have you ever wanted to have crazy color in your hair but thought that work may not like it? Clip in extensions are for you!  They are the perfect way to dress up a braid or have peak a boos coming for the bottom of your hair. The best part is that they unclip and you can put them away until the next wild day hits you. Great Lengths Extensions come in many different colors. Just ask us!

 

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Team Work Makes The Dream Work

Photo shoot in the streets of downtown Roseburg Oregon Hair By Anna Darrow and Terry Savas Photo By Life Wide open.

Photo shoot in the streets of downtown Roseburg Oregon Hair By Anna Darrow and Terry Savas Photo By Life Wide open.

At The Edge Hair Design we like to work together creating the perfect color and styles for our clients.  Starting with hair wet we layered styling products: Unite Blow & Set, Elevate Mousse and Boosta Spray. Second, we blew Lisa’s Hair out with round brushes  each working a side. Third, Anna and Terry curled Lisa’s hair using a one inch barrel iron alternating ways with some  stands wrapped in the iron and some wrapped using a curling wand. Last, Expanda Dust was added to the root area and  we shook the curls out and used Max Control Hair Spray to set the look.

Model: Lisa Gill

Photographer: Life Wide Open Photography

Hair: Anna Darrow and Terry Savas

Location: Historic Downtown Roseburg Oregon

Working together on a client does one thing. It saves clients time!  When we can get a service done faster, you can get beautiful and move on with your day. We all know how important it is to be efficient with our time. But we still understand being a the salon is like a little mini vacation from the craziness of our lives.

 

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