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WHAT TO BUY: The 5 Best Holiday Hair Reads

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Ashley Rubell

Ashley Rubell is a New York based hair stylist and contributing writer to Mane Addicts. Originally from Los Angeles, Ashley was trained at some of the best salons in Beverly Hills before making the move to NYC. She has assisted some of the leading names in our industry including Giannandrea, James Pecis, Eugene Souleiman, Guido Paulo and MA founder Jen Atkin. Her clients include Nike, Marie Claire, and Refinery 29. As a freelance hairstylist with a professional background in fashion PR and Marketing, Ashley loves the opportunity to learn about new products and brands, and share the unique stories of her peers, mentors, and clients that inspire her every day.When off set, she spends her time camping, traveling, and writing for mane addicts around the world.
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The holidays. It’s a time of love, it’s a time of cheer, and it’s a time to catch up on all those books you tried reading this year but couldn’t finish! Whether you’re traveling to be with family or simply enjoying the vacation days away from the grind, the point is there’s extra downtime to be utilized. Even when it comes to reading, we prefer the hair-obsessed. Here’s a list of recommended reading for all you Mane Addicts to delve into this holiday season…

HAIR: FASHION AND FANTASY

by Laurent Phillippon

Hair Fashion and Fantasy

This book gives so much cultural context behind the status and symbolism of hair styling and it’s expressive capabilities throughout time and in various parts of the world, while still showcasing the creative minds impacting and expressing the world today.

HAIR: GUIDO

by Guido Palau

Hair: Guido

A book of Guido’s greatest works, this book will without a doubt leave you with some #manespiration, in awe and in wonder.. because that’s just what Guido’s work does. 

GRACE: A MEMOIR

by Grace Coddington

Grace A Memoir

Ok, so this isn’t exactly hair-realted — guilty as charged. But it qualifies somewhere in the mix of the fact that her fluffy orange hair is her trademark look, she’s married to one of the industry’s most influential hairdressers (Didier Malige) and she tells the unique story of how she got to where she is today: being the creative genius behind Vogue magazine.

TECHNIQUE AND ART OF MARCEL WAVING: CREATING 1920’s HAIR WAVING STYLES IN SIX STEPS

by William F. Zentler

TECHNIQUE AND ART OF MARCEL WAVING: CREATING 1920's HAIR WAVING STYLES IN SIX STEPS

This is a staple read for any professional hair stylist. If you want to recreate those classic red carpet looks, this book is a great point of reference. It reminds you of how to properly use your marcel irons and the different wave patterns that you’re capable of creating. It was a book that one of my mentors in Los Angeles (Mane Master Nikki Providence) gave to me last Christmas before I moved to New York. ❤️ 

THE ART OF HAIR: THE ULTIMATE DIY GUIDE TO BRAIDS, BUNS, CURLS, AND MORE

by Rubi Jones

THE ART OF HAIR: THE ULTIMATE DIY GUIDE TO BRAIDS, BUNS, CURLS, AND MORE

Great for the mane addict at any age, this book was written by Mane Master Rubi Jones, and gives an easy to follow DIY approach to nearly 50 variations of hair styles. No matter what your length, texture, or level of experience, this is a user friendly guide to help you master the art and task of mane-tenance. 


Don’t stop here! Check out 7 Books for the Mane Obsessed for more hair reads!

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