North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

Top Stories

October 20, 2010

Fultondale hair stylist takes talent to NYC

FULTONDALE — Although supermodel Naomi Campbell is known for being a diva, Fultondale stylist Angela Kanaday said Gisele is the one who threw a hairbrush at her.

If you’ve never heard of those models, that’s probably normal; on the other hand Kanaday, who works at All American Curls in Fultondale, recently worked with the models for Vogue Magazine’s “Fashion’s Night Out” show, which kicked off Fashion Week in New York City and aired on CBS last month.

Kanaday also works for hair care product company Redken as a “Redken artist,” where she is sent to other places, often out-of-state, to teach other hair stylists her artistic methods. She was among 120 stylists chosen from 5,000 Redken employees to participate in Vogue’s show.

“Being a part of the backstage hair team allowed me to sharpen my hairstyling skills and find inspiration in runway hair trends,” said Kanaday. She and the rest of the stylists worked together to create seven hairstyles: “Fifties Flair, “Rocker Chic,” “Weekend Wrap-Up, “Pure of Heart,” “Tartan Twist,” “Go Global,” “Super Model” and “Jazz Age Cool.”

“I would love to move to New York someday,” she said. “It’d be hard to right now, though. My mom and I have created a home here, and it would be hard to leave that behind.” Kanaday’s mother works at All American Curls with her, and they have plans to expand the business.

One of the expansions involves another of Kanaday’s passions: Photography. The salon is planning to install a photography studio inside the building.

“Photographing hair can be challenging. Hair is very three-dimensional and pictures are very two-dimensional. You have to find ways to give them depth,” she said.

Kanaday has been interested in photography since high school, and she said it helps diversify her portfolio and strengthens her artistic process when styling hair. For instance, she says her photography helps her find color patterns in everyday objects and apply them to her hairstyling.

Text Only
Top Stories
Featured Ads
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot
Twitter Updates