New Location in Pittsburgh

Thank you clients for being patience as I transition into my next phase of my career in Pittsburgh!

I was blessed and offered an AMAZING opportunity to share a suite with @hairsocietypgh.

I am on the waitlist at @steelcitysolasalons for my own. This is a very popular location, that could take up to a year+.

This opportunity gives me time to continue to build my dream clientele and work on my own brand. I really want to give my clients the best guest experience and my full time. ✨

I am so excited to branch out my own LLC business from Denver to my hometown city! ️

12 Hairstyle Ideas Proving the Rachel Haircut Is Still Thriving in 2023

Lisa was interviewed in this article for The Right Hair Styles.

The Rachel haircut, made famous by Jennifer Aniston’s character on the hit TV show Friends in the 90s, has remained a beloved and iconic hairstyle for decades. Despite being nearly 30 years old, the Rachel haircut continues to be popular and relevant in 2023. Its appeal lies in its versatile and flattering layers, which can be adapted to suit a variety of face shapes and hair types. Read on to explore the modern variations of the Rachel haircut that make it still thrive today!

What is The Rachel 2.0 Haircut?

The Rachel 2.0 haircut is a modern take on the original Rachel haircut Rachel haircut, featuring longer layers and a more relaxed, undone texture. “Framing around the face is the give away,” Lisa Amato, our consulting expert stylist adds. This updated version is perfect for those who want lots of bouncy layers and added volume.

How to Style the Rachel Hairstyle?

The overall look relies much on the styling, but it’s quite easy, Lisa says. “I tell clients to add a mouse or volume spray at the roots, on wet hair. One of my favorite products is Mousse Bouffant by Kerastase. It has a flexible hold and anti frizz.” Heat protection is also vital, thus follow up with Lisa’s favorite Thermique Blow Dry by Kerastase – or the one you prefer – spaying it on mid-ends.

Then, use a round brush to add volume at the roots and get the bouncy movement in the hair. When styling the face-framing layers, place the round brush under the strands and move it forward to give hair the iconic heart shape. “If clients have a hard time using round brushes at home, I suggest velcro roller or hot rollers on dry hair. And, of course, the Dyson air wrap is perfect for beautiful flippy movement on the ends,” Lisa notes.

After blow drying, add a little texture spray for volume and light hold to finish. The texture spray Lisa Amato would recommend is This is Dry Texturizer by Davines. “It is reworkable to go back and touch up, and has a natural look and feel,” explains the stylist.

The Rachel Green “Rachel” was styled with maximum volume and hairspray, which made the hair chunky and piecey. While fun, the modern look will have a softer finish. For example, you can just add a workable paste to define all the texture in your hair, Lisa recommends.

Looking to embrace Rachel’s signature hairstyle while adding a unique twist to it? Check out some great variations of the modern Rachel cut to find inspiration for your next hairstyle!

Read the rest of the article here.

Balayage for Curly Hair

Lisa Amata was once again interviewed in Latest Hairstyles about Balayage for Curly Hair.

Balayage for curly hair is a modern coloring technique that creates a chic dimension, highlighting the cut and curls’ texture exceptionally. You can go for a subtle sun-kissed effect or go all out with heavier highlight placement. The choice is yours!

Recently, I had a conversation with Lisa Amato, a professional and independent stylist in Denver, CO. She revealed a few balayage secrets for curly-haired girls.

Key Things to Know First

  • Find a hairstylist that’s experienced with curly hair. Visit their website or Instagram to learn more about their work. Schedule a consultation first to ask questions.
  • Please talk about your routine and the amount of upkeep you’re willing to put in with your stylist.
  • L’oreal Professional Blond 7 Clay or Blonde Studio 9 – Bonder Inside are great products to use during the session. Both can lift the base color slowly without obtaining damage.
  • The L’oreal Professional Curl Expression line is excellent for at-home care to nourish and hydrate hair.
  • Book a gloss session six weeks after the initial appointment for vibrant and healthy color.
  • Ask about adding fringe or bangs to your curly hairstyle.

Amato also advised bringing some visual inspiration to the consultation.

24 Stunning Ideas

Visit article to see some pictures of the most attractive ways to rock balayage for curly hair.

Pittsburgh POP UP

⚡️ITS OFFICIAL ⚡️🙌

👉My FIRST of Many~As a POP UP ARTIST in Pittsburgh! 👇
✨December 23 11am-6pm

👉Don’t worry my DENVER clients ~ I’m still working here too!!💋

👉 NEW THINGS TO COME IN 2022🌟

👉I AM SO EXCITED about expanding my business to my hometown! And to be part of Blacklabel Society team! ~Thank you! 💋

New Denver Location for Hair Extensions, Hair Color & Balayage

🌟 I’m so excited that I have joined @trademarcsalon! And to be working with a group of amazing talented stylist! ⚡️⚡️

TradeMarc Salon in DenverTradeMarc Salon
515 30th Street
Denver, CO 80205

Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Friday: Noon – 6pm

💫 Contact me or book online.

💫 Looking forward to having you as my guest in my new location 💋

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Denver Hair Stylist – Lisa Amato

I got to be on the other side of the chair on Friday. Thanks again @thomasobershaw for my new fall color!
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My Favorite Hair Product

lisas-fav-productPeople often ask me what my favorite hair product is and by far it’s: Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream.

Their description: A luxe reinvention of leave-in conditioner, this supreme cream satisfies the thirstiest hair, calming frizz, elevating shine and restoring hair to supernatural softness. Especially loved by medium-to-thick and extra-long hair.

My description: AHHHH-MAZING!

Check it out: Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream

Fearless Beauty

This Winter, The SideDoor Salon hosted an amazing night of fun, philanthropy and beauty with #fearlessbeauty!

The mission of Fearless Beauty is to empower women and girls by providing education, mentorship, and support in the beauty industry. Through education and guidance, women will create a sustainable income for themselves with beauty as a tool to empower and heal. This is a global effort, from India to NYC and beyond!

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Check out this great non-profit: Fearless Beauty

From Updos To Balayage: The Hottest Celebrity Hairstyles For 2015

Published by Lareese Craig in Sofeminine

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When it comes to new hair inspiration there’s no better place to start than the red carpet. The celebrity pack are always rocking, setting and changing the hairstyles trends that we’ll soon all want to copy. So to help you pick an A-list approved new ‘do we’ve rounded up the hottest hairstyles and haircuts, updos and blow outs to give you all the hair’spo you need for 2015. READ MORE

Lisa Amato – Featured, Independent Hair Artist in Boulder and Denver

Check it out! I’m the featured Hair Artist at latest-hairstyles.com!

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Lisa Amato – Independent Hair Artist in Boulder and Denver

My talent is creating hair that looks sun kissed. I specialize in natural looking hair color and Balayage. I use each of my clients as a new canvas of art. My philosophy is “Less is More!” I want to teach my clients a new way to look at their hair and how they view hair color. I love what I do and enjoy making people feel beautiful. My hair tip? Keep it simple!

Mad About Mad Men: How to Get Betty and Sally’s Iconic Hairstyles

I was the guest author and wrote this post for the Latest-Hairstyles. Enjoy! -Lisa

Hey Mad Men fans! Looking for that icy blonde look? We’ve got just the Mad Men style for you!

Betty Draper Francis, whom we all know as January Jones, is the blonde we’re referring to. As Don Draper’s ex wife, this Grace Kelly look-a-like’s style has evolved from movie star to politician. She might have beauty, but she is known to be a “frosty” mommy. Viewers love to hate the cold, selfish Betty, but we can’t help but love her Alfred Hitchcock-influenced, icy blonde style. Here’s how to capture her elegant, timeless look.

  1. Apply a thickening lotion to damp hair. Work the product into the ends and mid shaft of your hair first. Try Kevin Murphy Full Again. This weightless lotion will make your hair feel thick while providing natural movement and body.
  2. Use a medium size round brush to create volume at the base as you blow dry.
  3. Set hair with hot rollers, spray with hairspray and let cool.
  4. After the curls have cooled, take out the rollers and brush hair with a natural bristle brush to smooth the top and sides.
  5. Betty’s hair is typically worn with a soft flip on the ends, but this look is more of a half up half down hairstyle. To pin your sides back, you can use bobby pins or a barrette.
  6. Finish and lock in the style with Kevin Murphy’s Session Spray. This strong hold spray provides a firm, weightless and lasting hold.

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Sally Draper is the oldest child of Don and Betty Francis. She struggles with her parents’ divorce and tends to act out frustration. From refusing to eat her supper to calling Dad in the middle of the night and even cutting her own hair, Sally is a child who desperately wants to be an adult. This kid is not afraid to ask for what she wants and what she thinks she deserves. Those ladies in the “tween” ages want to look like Sally Draper. Here’s how to capture her “innocent” look.

  1. Start with Taming Spray by Paul Mitchell. This made especially for kids, ouch-free spray makes hair easier to comb through and detangle and even helps it to be more manageable. Spray the taming spray on damp hair and use a wide tooth comb to come through.
  2. Set dried hair with curlers and either sleep in them overnight, or set the hair the night before. This makes for an easier and quicker start in the morning for both kids and moms!
  3. Once you remove the curlers, gently brush through hair with a natural bristle brush like a Mason Pearson Brush.
  4. Brush the sides up into a small ponytail leaving the back down and smoothed under. Cover the elastic band with a bow or ribbon.
  5. Finish and set the style with your hairspray of choice.

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Can’t get enough of these Mad Men-inspired hairstyles? Learn how to channel your inner Roger and Joan here.

Mad About Mad Men: How to Get Roger and Joan’s Signature Hairstyles

I was the guest author and wrote this post for the Latest-Hairstyles. Enjoy! -Lisa

Hey you Mad Men followers! Want to look like a sophisticated gentlemen with a ‘silver fox’ appeal? What about a strong woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it? Well here are the hair secrets to look like all of the aforementioned, and like you just walked off Madison Avenue. Check it out!

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Roger Sterling is THE silver fox on Mad Men. With his fitted suits and crisp collars, this partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agency is notorious for being a womanizer. He is one of the most admired characters on the show, and so many want to duplicate his conservative style.

Roger’s hair is fairly low maintenance. The cut is short around the ears and tapered on the neck and sides. The top is kept significantly longer so that it can be parted and combed back. I would recommend MENSDEPT Microtech to get Roger’s signature look. It has a medium to firm hold with a natural finish while adding shine, texture and definition as well. Apply the product to damp hair, then part and comb hair back using a fine tooth comb.

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Formerly the Director of Agency Operations, Joan Harris is now a partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but we all know her as the redheaded bombshell of course! Joan isn’t above using her sexuality and bombshell looks to get what she wants. So if you’re craving the whole Marilyn Monroe look, Joan has got it! If you have short to medium length hair, this style is great for you.

What You Need:
1-inch barrel curling iron or hot rollers
Teasing comb
Bobby pins
Mason Pearson brush

How to Style:

  1. Start by using a volumizing product like Redken Thickening Lotion #6 at the roots for extra body, texture and shine. Apply it on damp hair, then blow dry using a medium round brush for volume.
  2. Use your curling iron to set barrel curls over your entire head. Pin the curls with clips and let them cool. Once curls are cooled, brush them out using the Mason Pearson brush (or boar bristle brush).
  3. Beginning at the nape of the head, back comb the hair to make a base, then gently smooth the top over.
  4. Start rolling and tucking the hair on the nape into a French twist. Secure the twist by adding bobby pins as needed.
  5. Smooth the front, leave out some fringe and then smooth the sides back.
  6. Set the style with hairspray like Quick Dry #18 Hairspray from Redken. It is a medium hold spray that is good molding and shaping hair and it easy to brush through.

Now hold your head (and your hair) high as you take a walk down 5th Avenue with your Mad Men-inspired hairstyle! Craving more Mad Men style? Learn how to get Pete and Peggy’s iconic hair looks here.

Mad About Mad Men: How to get Pete and Peggy’s Iconic Hairstyles

I was the guest author and wrote this post for the Latest-Hairstyles. Enjoy! -Lisa

From yesterday’s style to today’s hipsters, Mad Men has got the retro chic look from hair to toe. Unless you’re living on another planet, AMC’s Mad Men is one of the most talked about shows on television. Even today’s fashions have rewound to capture that sleek, clean, vintage-inspired style. What do we love most? The hair of course!

Pete Campbell is one of the partners working in account management at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency. His look is much younger and youthful than the rest of the male cast. From his prep school look with tailored blue suits (which largely vanish throughout the series), he blossoms into a younger Don Draper style. His hair is slightly different, sporting a much more sleek, wet look than the rest of the characters. Here’s how to get Pete’s signature hairstyle…

  1. Tell your barber or stylist to keep your hair tapered on the sides and nape, but longer on top.
  2. Keep the hair damp when styling. Using your product of choice, comb through the hair with a fine tooth comb. Comb back your sides and set your part on the right side.
  3. Create a slight wave in front, but not has high as the Don Draper wave.

I would suggest using American Crew Pomade to create this classic, slicked back look with extra control. You could also work Oribe Rock Hard Gel through wet hair for intense hold. Just be aware that it sets quickly and stays hard.

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Peggy Olson is a Brooklyn girl who was hip before her time. She is the modern day career driven girl! Peggy began as Don Draper’s secretary, then became the first woman copywriter at the firm since World War II. Peggy’s hair has evolved over the seasons along with her career. From a perky ponytail, to the modern flip (teased of course) and now to the sophisticated bouffant.

  1. To muse this perfect bouffant flip, begin with a volumzing spray gel or blow and set sculpting lotion. Apply the product to damp hair and work it in at the root area.
  2. Use a round brush to create volume at the roots as you blow dry, then set the hair with either a curling iron or hot rollers.
  3. Let the curls cool, then using your teasing comb, begin at the nape and work your way up to create the volume and base for your bouffant.
  4. Using a Mason Pearson brush, smooth and mold hair into a flip, then of course finish with hairspray and lots of it!

Try Unite Boosta Spray Volumizing for texture without feeling sticky or Unite Blow & Set Sculpting Lotion for perfect hair setting. Seal the style with Unite Max Control Spray for strong hold you can still brush through.

So don’t be a square, get out there and get your vintage on! Learn how to recreate Don and Megan Draper’s iconic hairstyles here.