Magazine Photo Shoots

Please submit in email:
01. Hairstylist’s Contact Info
02. Hairstylist’s Social Media Info
03. Full Frame Image of Model
04. Un-retouched Makeup Free Headshot of Model
All models must be accompanied by a professional cosmetologist.

Submit to: casting@universalsalons.com

Universal Salons Photo Shoots are specifically designed for individuals in the cosmetology industry. We have long lasting relationships with the largest hair publications in the world. 

Magazine Covers

UniversalSalons.Com has a long history of getting profrssional cosmetologists published in some of the largest hair publications in the world. Some of the publications we work with are, (Left) Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, (Center) Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care Guide, and (Right) Hype Hair

Join our open casting call for a chance to be featured in upcoming issues of Hype Hair, Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide, and Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care Guide.

If you are chosen, your photo shoot price will be reduced to $50.00, (a $125.00 discount).


Mission Statement:

UniversalSalons.Com is dedicated to promoting positive exposure of the professional cosmetologist to their target markets through Magazine publications and web site distribution.


The goal for this shoot is to allow the participating cosmetologists to showcase their talents in a way that we hope will make a lasting statement on the hair industry. We feel that by removing the hurdle of an upfront cost to participate, cosmetologists will be able to create the best look possible to promote their salon brand. By assisting the hair salons in this endeavor, UniversalSalons.Com will become the recognized online leader for trendsetting hairstyles as well as continuing to be the major supplier of high-quality hair images to national hair publications.

Isn’t it Time We Took Back the Hair Industry

Another goal is to put some distance between the professional cosmetologists who built this industry and the “social media superstars”, who are diluting the black hair industry with their unprofessional standards and practices. We built our business on the belief that “Nobody deals with the second best as long as the best is available.”  When the public can see the benefits of patronizing the professional cosmetologist, we will be intrical in the rebirth of the black hair industry.

“We’re not looking for hairstyles that will just get published, we want hairstyles that will make a statement.” Chip Foust – UniversalSalons.Com CEO

Rainbow Hair Color from Jennifer Nealy

Hair: Jennifer Nealy Salon: Hair Favor Mode: Palmer Make Up: Queen Combs

TOP REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN A UNIVERSAL SALONS PHOTO SHOOT

1. www.UniversalSalons.Com

With over 2,400,000 hits a month www.universalsalons.com is one of the largest Black Hair websites in the world. You get a page for the stylist, and a page for the salon. Plus, we NEVER charge a website fee. Past participants say www.universalsalons.com is the LARGEST INCOME PRODUCER in the program. 

2. Hair Photographer Chip Foust

For over 15 years, Chip Foust has been one of the world’s most published hair photographers. His work has appeared in Hype Hair, Sophisticates Black Styles, Essence, Ebony. Jet, Hot Hair, BlackTress, Inspire, Passion Braids, Newsweek, and many many more. Mr. Foust is also the founder and publisher of UniversalSalons.Com. 

3. Professional Makeup Artist Design Team

All of our makeup artist are nationally recognized as the best in their field. They are ALL regularly published in the largest hair publications in the world. 

4. We Submit You to Other Publications

We use our relationships with some of the top hair publications in the world to get your images INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE. 

5. High Resolution CD of Your Images*

Other photographers will give you a copy of your images on a low resolution disk. This means any large photos you try to print will be blurry. We give each client a copy of their images in the highest resolution possible, along with a copyright release. 

6. Take Price Out of the Picture

When people see your work in worldwide media and decide to patronize your business, they do so because they like your work. When they come to your salon they aren’t as worried about price they pay because they want the styles that you created.. 

7. Build Your Portfolio

We always use nationally published makeup artist and photographers,therefore  participating in a UNIVERSAL SALONS photo shoot is a great way to get new content for your portfolio.

8. Personalized Salon Apps*

Now, every hair salon that participates in our photo shoots can have their very own web app. Imagine your customers walking around with a constant connection to you on their phone, (not to mention your logo also)..

9. Online Appointment Setting*

Give your customers the ability to make appointments with you without the worries of monthly fees.

10. Stylist Blogs* 

Finally, each stylist tells a story. Each salon has a culture of its own. Be a part of one of the largest marketing tools in the 21st century. Blogging is more effective and cheaper than most other forms of advertising.

*Additional fees apply