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Fall beauty forecast


Published: 09/27/2016

by Ken McEntee

One sign of a client-centric salon is teamwork—staff members working together to make sure that your experience is as fabulous as it can be.


That’s one reason why Mary Malloy Siskovic, owner of Today’s Headlines Salon, in Strongsville, has adamantly resisted the beauty industry’s trend toward leasing stations to independent stylists, she says.


“I’ve always believed that employee-based salons have an atmosphere of cooperation, rather than competition, among stylists,” Mary insists. “We truly have a team environment where everybody helps one another and works together for the benefit of our clients. Our only concern is to make you look and feel wonderful.”


One way to look and feel wonderful this fall, she says, is to get in style with curls and exciting metallic coloring.


“Rose golds and metallic colors like bronze and silver are a huge trend this fall,” she says. “They combine warm and cool tones for a stunning metallic reflection. The silver metallics have been hot all summer and they aren’t going away.”


Today’s Headlines gets the scoop on all of the latest coloring trends. One reason is that Mary’s daughter, Cassie, is the regional education manager and platform artist for Kenra, the salon’s primary color line. Cassie often takes the stage with nationally famous stylists like Guy Tang and David Lopez.


And Mary knows a little about coloring herself.Before joining the original Today’s Headlines Strongsville team as a stylist in 1997, Mary was among the local hair coloring elite, having worked as a Goldwell color educator and having made frequent appearances on The Morning Exchange on Channel 5.


“We continue to offer any other product a customer prefers, but the Kenra color line is exceptional for the integrity and the condition of the hair,” Mary assures. “It intensifies the color and provides excellent coverage and versatility.”


Cassie, she says, is doing a platform show this month in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where Kenra is introducing some remarkable new colors and products.


“Among them are some neon colors that glow under black light,” Mary says. “They’re bringing out an orange neon that is ideal for Browns fans this season.”


Mary always has been a Browns football fanatic, but she’s upped her game now that her son, Connor, has become a sales rep for the team.


“They have nowhere to go but up, so it’s time to get onboard,” Mary challenges. “Filling the stadium with neon orange accents is a perfect way to show your Browns spirit.”


Other hot fall color trends, she says, include balayage highlighting techniques.


“Most people have moved into the balayage and away from the old traditional highlighting techniques because it tends to look more natural,” Mary explains. “It tends to be darker at the roots and lightens more as you come out to the ends of the hair. You can think about it as color melting out of your hair. The color is painted on freehand form to create very natural, multi-tonal results.”


Other fall trends include upstyles with braids, Mary says.


“By the end of the summer your hair can get over lightened and damaged from being out in the sun and you can lose a lot of tone. Fall is a perfect time to introduce warmer, richer tones that help your hair look healthier while helping to bring out your natural skin tone,” she says.


Curls, Mary notes, are quickly becoming the biggest change in styling trends.


“More people are being born with natural curls in their hair and hair care product manufacturers are definitely taking note,” she says. “More products and styles for people with curly hair are coming out and changing the industry. And curls are definitely in for this fall—not the big curls from the 1980s, but more controlled curls with movement.”


In October, Mary promises, Today’s Headlines will offer pink extensions for breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer awareness is a passion for Mary, who lost a sister and a friend and stylist to the disease. In June, Today’s Headlines hosted a fundraiser for the Rapunzel Project, a national non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping chemotherapy patients keep their hair. The event raised over $2,500.


“Kenra said it was most ever raised for a Rapunzel Project event,” Mary says. “Because of that, Kenra’s artistic director, Robb Dubre, is going to fly in from California to give our staff a personalized in-house education class.”


Although Mary has been at Today’s Headlines for 19 years as a stylist and co-owner, in November she will celebrate her first anniversary as sole owner of the salon.


“It’s been exciting,” she says, looking over a busy operation. “Our clients know they are not only going to get expert coloring and talented stylists, but they are also going to be catered to by our enthusiastic team.”


Today’s Headlines is located in the Greens of Strongsville, at 18320 Royalton Road. You can schedule your hair appointment by calling 440-572-2414, or get more information about the salon at or on their Facebook page.