LE SLEEK, C’EST CHIC: THE “NOW” SLICKED CENTER PART BY STYLIST LIZ GRACE + COLOR BY PATTY MARTIN

Crazy colors, shaved sides and wild cuts have been de rigeur for some time now. We still (and always will) love them, as our staff’s multicolored manes prove, but this fall runway trends are beginning to slide to the other side of the scale: natural, understated hair looks with rich color and expertly subtle cuts and styles.

For our first fall-inspired shoot, colorist Patty Martin gave our model Meaghan G. of Maggie, Inc. this chocolate brown hue to compliment her perfect skin and make her eyes pop. For style, Liz Grace created this symmetrical masterpiece using products from the Oribe Hair Care line, including Gel Serum, Rock Hard Gel and Soft Lacquer Hairspray.


Wardrobe credits (from top): (LOOK 1) Grey split-neck sweatshirt by MM6, $290; Dark denim stretch skinny jeans by Goldsign, $260; both at Riccardi. Platform sneaker boots by Jeffrey Campbell x Karmaloop Paradigm Collection available at Karmaloop.com. (LOOK 2) Black knit dress with “cape” shoulder detail, Blayde; $398 at Riccardi. (LOOK 3) Sweatshirt; stylist’s own. Wool pleated harem trousers by Forme, $785 at Riccardi.
Hair Color: Patty Martin
Hair Style: Liz Grace
Makeup: Cole McNair
Photos: Sandy Poirier
Model: Meaghan G. of Maggie, Inc.
Wardrobe courtesy of Riccardi
Shoes courtesy of Karmaloop.com
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BUZZWORTHY: NEW FACE EDIS MODELS THIS STYLISH + EASY TO WEAR MEN’S CUT BY LIZ GRACE

We may show off a lot of longer hair (and females) in our many photos, but we have an equal appreciation for our male clients and the techniques that will make for a super-precise short cut. Stylist Liz Grace gave model Edis T. this chic, streamlined cut that requires little to no styling, but still highlights the face and adds a modern edge. No wonder a lot of our favorite menswear labels (think Raf Simons and Givenchy) count on simple cuts with a slightly unique shape on their runways!

For the t-shirt-and-jeans type who doesn’t like to spend time primping or using product, the right haircut is a perfect, fuss-free and cost effective way to keep your look current. Call us at 617.268.2500 to book an appointment with Liz Grace– trust us, guys, you will wish you did it sooner!

Photos: Sandy Poirier
Haircut: Liz Grace
Model: Edis T.

COLORIST CHERYLANN ESPOSITO + STYLIST LIZ GRACE GIVE US THEIR TAKE ON THE MILEY CYRUS BLOND SHORT HAIRCUT IN SULTRY RED

SHAG colorist Cherylann Esposito and cut stylist Liz Grace paid homage to Miley Cyrus’ new blond, short haircut (which you’ve probably seen by now)! See Liz show off her cutting skills with this on-the-money redheaded recreation of “the Miley”.

We’ve never been huge Miley Cyrus fans (okay, fine… “See You Again” is super catchy) but even we have to take our proverbial hats off to her for being one of the few starlets willing to give her waist-length extensions the boot. The result is flattering and totally badass.

If you love this cut or need another cut expertly (re)created, or you are ready for some of the best color in the biz, call to schedule an appointment with Liz Grace (cut) or Cherylann Esposito (color) at 617.268.2500!

Haircut: Liz Grace
Color: Cherylann Esposito
Miley snapshot via her own Instagram

SHAG HITS THE CLAYMORE CHALLENGE AT HIGHLAND MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK: CONGRATS TO 2012 WINNER BRANDON SEMENUK!

This past weekend, Sandy Poirier and his rebel band of talented hairstylists hit Highland Mountain Bike Park for the Claymore Challenge, a slopestyle biking competition brimming with extreme flips and aerials.

Helmet hair? Hell no! Thankfully, Brie Coons (shown below with one of her masterpieces), Dayna Gamba, Liz Grace Cummings and Samantha Kane were there to make sure the bikers’ X-TREME style lived up to their on-the-course talents, along with front desk maven Lauren Sinclair on cheerleading duty.

To see Poirier’s pics of Brandon Semenuk and Sam Pilgrim, along with a full gallery of crazy tricks, crazy hair, and of course the smart + gorgeous women of SHAG, CLICK HERE!