NEWPORT â€“ For three years Jon Somes has brought his creative style to Newport, offering hair styling, basic cuts, and skin care. Now, he's offering something more â€“ his own, specialized line of products.
Somes moved to San Francisco from the east coast years ago to study his craft. He then traveled to Paris for a time to apprentice with master cutters.
Returning to the United States, Somes moved to Taos, New Mexico, and picked up a clientele that include actors, authors, and film industry professionals. A return to the east coast led Somes to Newport, where he decided to fulfill one of his ambitions: to open his own line of beauty products for hair and skin.
â€śThe right cut is about enhancing the bone structure and shape of a person's face,â€ť states Somes. â€śYour hair and face are a combination; they complement each other.â€ť
An interest in developing his own product line came as a result of working with shampoos and conditioners for years. â€śI started to learn more about the ingredients in these products and decided I wanted to create my own product,â€ť said Somes.
For more of this story, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March, 19, 2013.