This award-winning texture collection by Julie Kocanyar of Reverie Salon in Chicago, Illinois features perfectly placed Zulu knots, twists, braids, and tendrils. It's the ultimate play on texture and precision, which won her the 2017 North American Hairdressing Awards honor for the Texture category.
For Julie, education is a constant and hair color is all about freedom. A seasoned stylist and colorist, Julie studied at the Casal Aveda Institute and spent four years specializing in hair color at an Ohio-based Aveda salon. In 2015, she moved to Chicago to work at Ladies & Gentlemen Salon & Spa where she assisted under Sal Misseri. She is a certified Davines brand ambassador, and a member of the Cosmetologist of Chicago NextGen team. Always hustling to hone her skills, Julie has worked on multiple editorial and NAHA photo shoots, and has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad to attend hair shows and learn from a wide variety of educators. Julie’s thirst for learning extends to her teaching, where her approach is defined by a desire to share knowledge and passion amongst the hair industry. She enjoys the creative freedom of developing the perfect tint, but she especially loves that moment when a client is finally free to be themself–or somebody else–thanks to their new look.
Hair Artist: Julie Kocanyar - NAHA 2017 Texture Winner • Makeup: Kerra Coticchia • Wardrobe: Marni Seabright • Photographer: Sal Misseri • Photos courtesy PBA