Q&A: Marcia Hamilton – Celebrity Hairstylist
Marcia Hamilton is a LA-based, celebrity hair stylist who has masterfully coiffed the likes of Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Minnie Driver, just to name a few. Marcia sat down with AMMO to give us some insight on what fuels her passion, her favorite products, and style forecasts for Spring 2010:
what’s your AMMO?
My biggest form of inspiration comes from traveling. I’m always excited to see what the hot trends are in different cities. Europe is the best! They seem to have the funkiest hair cuts and color. I think the people there are more free spirited, which makes experimenting with different looks something of the norm.
as a hair stylist, what is your signature hair style?
My signature style is the mohawk. I’ve had this style for seven years and live it.
what are the major hair trends for Spring 2010?
I think the major hair trends for 2010 will be short hair styles with lots of sharp edges and geometric shapes. We are seeing lots of structure in fashion everything is becoming very architectural, hair will mimic this pattern.
for women of color, what are the best hair care tips to transition to warmer weather?
When transitioning to warm weather, your hair should be prepped with protein treatments. A clear cellophane also helps to promote shine and protection from harsh UV rays.
you have styled the beautiful manes of Kim Kardashian and Jada Pinkett, to name a few. How can our readers get full, luscious, and shiny locks like theirs?
To achieve full luscious locks like the stars you need to invest in your hair treat it with care. Avoid daily heat styling. Sleep with a silk cap on your head or a satin pillow case under it. Get regular trims(6-8 weeks). Get conditioning treatments(2 weeks).
what five products are in your arsenal that you cannot live without?
I cannot live without Tancho Stick, J Beverly Hills Perfect Hold, Joico K-Pak Restorative Styling Oil, White Sands Phase1 Corrective Conditioner, Frederick Fekkai Glossing Cream.
lastly, please let us know of any major professional plans you have in store for 2010.
I plan to establish a forum on line to help and encourage young hair stylists.