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Janine Whitman

Janine Whitman


Janine is an expert stylist whose training both in the U.S. and abroad makes her accomplished in all areas of styling – from editorial and bridal to razor and precision cutting.

Janine has over a decade of experience in the field of beauty, having trained at the L'Oréal Academy in short hair cutting, balayage, color, and color correction.

She brings a unique energy and excitement to her role as educator. Focusing on helping her students to master a strong foundation in order to be able to create more freely as artists, Janine also enjoys the personal connections she is able to make as an educator.

Enthralled by the beauty and energy of high fashion, Janine worked on television and editorial print work overseas in Warsaw, Poland. She has also worked New York Fashion Week with designers such as Jason Wu, Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, and Marchesa.


Q. Can you share why a 3-Step Regimen is important for a client’s hair care routine?

A. Beautiful hair comes from a place of loving care. A 3 step regimen creates the perfect foundation for happy healthy hair! Choosing a Kerastase Cleanse, Treat, and Prime option perfect for your hair concerns is made easy by using our K profile app! A thorough consultation and prescription will provide you with hair that is properly cleansed and treated. Our Thermique collection primes the hair by feeding it all the nutrition in needs in a leave in treatment method. It also protects the hair with 450 degrees of heat protection!

Q. Has the new Kérastase pricing changed the way you speak about products to your clients? Are there certain regimens that you are suggesting more of? And why?

A. The new global pricing has been a great way to reach guests that have always wanted to try our 3 step regimen. One that I cannot praise enough is our Aura Botanica line. I really enjoy that it has 98% naturality. I love that Kerastase has spoken to this huge hair and lifestyle trend! The new pricing also provides an opportunity for our existing Kerastase fans to go beyond the 3 step regimen and begin to play with our Couture Styling line.

Q. Many clients experience seasonal changes with their hair and skin, are there specific regimens that you are suggesting more often?

A. When you live in a climate with all the seasons ( Like myself over here in Michigan) your hair is not always the same from month to month. In the dry winter months our Nutritive Magistrel line gives the hair the beautiful smooth moisturized feel using Irisome and Royal Jelly to nourish hair from the inside out. Moving into our warmer season the majority of my guests are ready to get out of that grey dark mood. They go brighter! When adding highlights I recommend our Resistance regimen. Ceramides strengthen and support the hair keeping the brighter summer hair beautiful!

Q. Are there any products/routines that you like to encourage in the warmer summer months for client whom may experience frizz?

A. Of course! Our Discipline range has it all. If you have curly or straight hair that you are trying to keep frizz free look no further. Our Morpho Keratin Complex is used throughout this line. If you Cleanse, Treat, and Prime in this range you can achieve 72 hours of frizz protection! Personally love the Fluidissime Spray Leave in. It is so easy to apply and great for natural curls. You can even use it as a day 2 refresher.

Q. If a client is shampooing their hair every day, which Cleanse, Treat, Prime regimen do you like to prescribe and why?

A. When shampooing every day my main concern is maintaining moisture. With every cleanse you are removing lipids. To combat this without weigh hair down I would recommend our Nutritive Bain Satin 1 shampoo (cleanse), Lait Vital hair conditioner (Treat), and Nectar Thermique heat protectant (prime). This regimen will replenish the moisture removed from cleansing everyday while remaining weightless.

Q. What are your latest product tips and tricks behind the chair?

A. Being that we are finally headed into warmer months I have been having so much fun with natural textures. I have Cleansed with Aura Botanica Bain Micellaire shampoo, Treated with Soin Fondamental hair conditioner and Primed with Lait de Soie blow dry hair milk. This gives me a perfect nude touch to the hair that feels so clean and natural. I then define the curls by misting with Eau de Vagues hair texturizing beach wave spray. This incredible beach like texture spray uses sugar to get that texture we all love! 2 to 3 sprays per section and then I begin wrapping them around two fingers and unrolling to place the curl. Beautifully defined and textured beach waves!!

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