Emmy Award Winning Hairdresser
Emmy award winning hair stylist and owner of Matthew Ray Salon, He splits his time between several television shows, the salon, and guest appearances as a celebrity hair stylist. Matthew practices a diverse approach to working with hair, he believes that each person deserves something of their own. His work consists of a thorough consultations, and an in-depth look into the history of the hair. His signature way of doing hair combines structure, science, and finishing. He insists his passion and creativity is brought forth from his clients and friends who are always looking for something new and exciting. He is currently working as a hairdresser on various shows such as The Crazy Ones, Bad Teacher, The Voice, American Idol, Twisted, Unstrung and various commercials. Matthew is a member of IATSE Local 706, the Make-Up Artists & Hairstylists Guild.
**All images are mine unless noted.
What to learn more about what Matthew does?
Follow Matthew's work by reading our blogs. We are looking at two different versions so we can learn more about the blogging thing!
One if build on Blogger and is very simple. It is a great way for those who have never blogged before to get started. Take a look here. Keep in mind this one has been 'alive' for over 2 years so it has a lot of content.
Our newest Blog is on Word Press and just started so it isn't as full. I want to learn how to link the two lenses or transfer content. I like the look and feel of the lens but it is definitely for those who have some blogging and administration experience.
Soap Opera Digest - Style Squad - There's an app for that!
As a weekly contributor to Soap Opera Digest's 'dishiest' column you can learn what Matthew thinks about the looks of Daytime Stars' Red Carpet Looks!
Matthew's Latest Cover With Alison Sweeney
Alison Sweeney on the cover of the April 2013 Prevention magazine. Hair by Matthew Holman.
Good Housekeeping Cover with Alison Sweeney
Matthew's work is on the cover of the March 2013 issue of Good Housekeeping. He also did her hair for the article inside. Learn how Alison stays fit with her busy schedule.
May 1, 2013 Matthew receives his fourth Emmy Nomination! Congratulate him on his work as Head Hairstylist for Days of Our Lives.
People's Choice Awards 2013
Matthew Holman creates a beautiful hairstyle for Alison Sweeney at the People's Choice awards!
US Weekly Magazine
Check out the February 27th, 2012 issue of US Weekly for Matthew Holman's post work out hair tips!
Alison Sweeney's Bikini Spread in People magazine. Hair by Matthew Holman.
Which Blog Do You Like Better?
Please take a moment to look at our blogs and tell us which one you prefer!
Do you like my blogger blog or word press blog better?
Matthew Holman worked as Alison Sweeney's hairdresser on Biggest Loser. He worked on the show from 2007 - 2013. It is amazing how this show has grown and the amazing about of help it has provided not only to the contestants but to the fans who watch the show as well.
Here is a peak behind the scenes of Matthew at work!
If you want to learn more tips from Matthew and Alison follow Alison Sweeney's Blog.
What would you want Matthew to do for you?
Have you heard about The 'O' by Cloud Nine?
These are Matthew's favorite hot rollers. They are super cool and he shares tips on how he uses them on set at Days of Our Lives.
Biggest Loser Wavy Updo
Matthew Holman's Wavy Updo for Alison Sweeney on a recent episode of The Biggest Loser!
The first thing you have to do is start with a good blow-dry. Make sure to use quality products, too, including a heat protector and something for root lift. The key to this look, Matthew says, is a tool called a rod, which comes in different sizes for different types of curls.
A rod is different from a curling iron because there’s no clamp. Matthew used a one-inch rod on my hair to get a tighter wave. And then he used this fairly simple process:
1. Divide your hair into horizontal sections starting from the nape of the neck, and wrap sections (about the width of two fingers) around the rod from the roots to the ends. Alternate wrapping around from the left and the right with each curl.
2. At the top of your head, wrap the hair in sections from the front hairline to the crown, creating waves that move away from your face. Again, alternate how you wrap the hair around the rod, from the left and then from the right.
3. Once your hair is wavy, divide your hair from ear to ear and clip the front sections out of the way.
4. Take the back section of your hair and divide it in half. Twist each half into a loose bun and pin in it place with bobby pins.
5. If you want to wear a headband, put it on now so you can drape the front sections in or over it. (Matthew used a multi-colored rhinestone headband for my hair.)
6. Use a comb to place small sections of hair under the headband and alternate laying sections of hair over it. Pin each section into place.
7. Take a good look at your hair and make slight adjustments for balance, pulling down a few curls on the side where you think they'll look best.