CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS (VOL 1, ISSUE 1) —LISA VALENTINE CLARK

With hair as their canvas, stylists and colorists are part of a larger community of artists who create original pieces of work each day. In Creative Conversations, I discuss creativity and the creative process with artists of different mediums, with the hope of developing my own creativity. In this issue, I talk with Lisa Valentine […]

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LESSONS FROM PRINCE AT PAISLEY PARK

Recently I was in Minneapolis teaching a class and had some time to kill before my flight home. It was just enough time for me to tour Prince’s studio (which was essentially his home too, especially during the last years of his life). The property was converted into a museum when he died in 2016. […]

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GEEK PEEK: LOCAL COLOR

I like looking outside of my profession to get inspired creatively and broaden my way of thinking. Last year I found this book and I fell in love with it. It’s about connecting memories and color. Color has a way of imprinting itself in my mind when it catches my eye. I notice it everywhere […]

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GEEK PEEK: THE POWER OF CREATIVITY

I always thought of myself as a creative person, even long before I became a colorist. As a kid, I made different clothes for my Barbie; I created different hairstyles. I owned my own “restaurant” where my family could step up to the counter and order from my creative hand-drawn menu. I wrote my own […]

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GEEK PEEK: MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

In 2017, I set a New Year’s Resolution. The very first resolution I have ever kept and accomplished. (Let’s not worry about how old I am. Let’s just appreciate anyone who continues to work on self-improvement.) Did you know that 80% of resolutions fail by February? Isn’t that crazy? So it was kind of a […]

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