Massachusetts salon owner and internationally recognized industry expert in hair color, design and styling, Edward Blum, just returned from New York this week after working with the color and design team for fashion designer Donna Karan as she introduced her Fall 2010 collection during Fashion Week (February 11-18th).
Blum, who was a team colorist with the “dynamic duo” Christopher and Sonya Dove, was brought to New York’s Fashion Week by Wella Professionals as a colorist/stylist for Donna Karan’s models. Blum is co-owner of the prestigious Makeovers Salon & Spa, a state-of-the-art facility located in Easton with a staff of 80. Known for his artistry and technical knowledge, Blum has been a hair stylist for 31 years and a salon owner for more than 21 years. Makeovers Salon & Spa is his fourth salon and one of the largest salons and spas in Massachusetts.
“Donna Karan’s Fall collection has an emphasis on curves with gathered suiting, body hugging wraps and scarves. Hair style and color is all about looking very natural and approachable yet at the same time, ultra chic and refined. Any hint of brassiness in hair color is out. To get the gorgeous, shiny, natural looking hair that the models are sporting is definitely an investment,” noted Blum.
Blum shared some of the fashion trends that will be seen this fall:
• Hair color will be natural looking with glosses and glazes leading the way. Hair styles will be sporty and slightly edgy.
• Nails will be natural looking. Gel nails and gel polishes will be all the rage.
• Trends in body care will be bio-organic and very moisturizing.
According to Blum, “We’re really going to see a turn towards the natural and organic this fall and it will be reflected in hair style and make-up, even in spa treatments.”
Blum has worked alongside a number of greats over the years including Vidal Sassoon, Jon Louis David and Jaque Dessange. He trained with Alexandre de Paris and also served as the International Spokesperson and Market Leader for Wella Corporation for 15 years, providing hair design and styling for major hair shows in the U.S. and Europe.
He is a contributing writer to many professional beauty publications including Modern Salon Magazine, American Salon Magazine and Salon Today Magazine. No stranger to the stars, Blum has been the stylist for “One Life to Live” soap opera’s Christian Alfonso and Judge Maria Lopez of the “Maria Lopez Show” as well as for Buena Vista Studios-Disney, New England Today, Boston Channel 5 and Channel 4. He has won numerous awards and worked on many other stage, hair and fashion award shows over the last three decades.
On the local level, Blum holds the Northeast Cutting and Styling Championship title and his salon has been honored 15 times with First Place Reader’s Choice Award in all beauty categories. Additionally, he frequently serves as a consultant to many cosmetology schools in New England.
About Makeovers Salon & Spa
Makeovers Salon & Spa is owned by the internationally recognized, award-winning designers Edward and Norah Blum. As one of the largest salon and spa in Massachusetts, Makeovers Salon & Spa is a 13,200 square foot “paradise” with 26 styling stations, nine large treatment rooms and a staff of more than 80 providing hair styling and coloring; nail and spa services. Makeovers Salon & Spa has been honored 15 times with “First Place Reader’s Choice Award” in all beauty categories.
Every member of Makeovers Salon & Spa hair design team undergoes an intensive two years of training at the salon. The majority of the salon’s design professionals have been with the company for at least 15 years. Makeovers Salon & Spa designers travel to New York for training in the latest color and cutting techniques each Spring and the salon frequently hosts renowned international guest trainers. Services offered at the Day Spa include facials, laser treatments, massage, manicures/pedicures, wraps, body treatments, waxing, reflexology and aromatherapy. Makeovers offers a range of Day Spa packages including special Day of Beauty, Bridal, Groom’s, Couples and Men’s packages, as well as the ability to host private parties from 4 to 40. Their line of high quality products include G.M. Collin and Glymed Spa products and Wella, Sebastian, Rene Furtier, Alterna and Icon hair care products.
Salon owner Ed Blum has been the stylist for “One Life to Live” soap opera’s Christian Alfonso and Judge Maria Lopez of the “Maria Lopez Show”, Susan Wornick and Natalie Jacobson of Channel 5 Boston and numerous others. Most recently, Makeovers Salon & Spa was the set for the Disney pilot, “Postcards from Heaven” with medium Maureen Hancock and casting calls with ‘The Rock’.
Makeovers Salon & Spa is located at 574 Washington Street in Easton, MA. For more information, visit the website at www.makeoverssalon.com or contact (508) 238-1211.