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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 11:47
bikerchic1.jpg Brittany "Monroe" Minton, hairstylist at Michael's Salon and Day Spa in Dayton, OH, created this biker babe look for a recent photo shoot by the salon. Pumped up volume with a hint of rockabilly, this look is both chic and wearable - a perfect, every day style for the somewhat edgier client. Get the steps you need to recreate this style, below. Get the Look: Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 11:17
main.jpg GLAMSQUAD, a leading on-demand beauty app offering professional and affordable hair and makeup services from your home, office, or even a hotel, recently announced its new partnership with essie to bring manicures and pedicures into clients’ homes.  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 11:17
main.jpg GLAMSQUAD, a leading on-demand beauty app offering professional and affordable hair and makeup services from your home, office, or even a hotel, recently announced its new partnership with essie to bring manicures and pedicures into clients’ homes.  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 15:16
Tracy1.jpg Visit Tracy's fundraiser page, here: Tracy1.jpg read more
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 14:03
purplemain.jpg Melissa Emerick, a stylist at Dolce Salon and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona​, recently helped her client transform her faded, purple hair color to this beautiful, multidimensional lilac. Rich purple paired with whispers of silver and bits of lavender result in a stunning final look. Below, Melissa shares how she created this lovely lilac hue.​Before Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:33
hairstylist2meme.jpg Your hairstylist is working hard to make sure you look your best and feel good. It goes without saying that you should be nice to her. After all, the fate of your hair is in your stylist's hands. In honor of Hairstylist Appreciation Day, here are 10 important reasons not to piss off your hairstylist. 1. Green doesn't look good on you. hairstylist2meme.jpg read more
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:05
JerryGordon_FrankGironda_DeniseProvenzano.jpg Pictured left to right: Jerry Gordon, Frank Gironda and Denise Provenzano, Cosmetologists Chicago presidentCosmetologists Chicago initiated a new award for excellence during a special ceremony at America’s Beauty Show, March 21-23, 2015. “There are many awards for hairstyling excellence and other creative aspects of the salon industry,” said CC President Denise Provenzano. “But there are few to recognize the business side of our business.”  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:19
okafor1.jpg The Allilon Education Art Team has launched Okafor, a stunning collection inspired by the hyperrealist portraits of renowned pencil artist, Kelvin Okafor.Boasting dramatic shapes with flashes of dark colour, the collection takes inspiration from the shape of the eye – the focal point of Okafor’s drawings. Fusing a mixture of portrait photography with black and white and pencil drawings, the collection truly comes to life to showcase the work of the collaborative artists. okafor1.jpg read more
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:28
both.jpg Macadamia Professional recently announced two new hires: Stephenie Staton will be the brand's new Global Director of Channel Marketing, and Sonya Raubeson has joined the sales team as the new Regional Business Development Manager for the East. Stephenie Staton is responsible for leading the strategy and execution of all channel marketing activities including promotions, sales support materials, presentations and trade shows for the distributor, national account and international channels.  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:33
pravana.jpg To showcase the versatility and vibrancy of the new PRAVANA NEVO Color Enhancer Treatments, PRAVANA Guest Stylist Lara C Kay created a gorgeous Burgundy Ombré in the PRAVANA Studio of Innovation using the Pure Light Power Lightener, ChromaSilk and the brand new NEVO Color Enhancer Treatments. In the salon, the NEVO Color Enhancer Treatments can be used to create a gorgeous new looks, or refresh an old ombré that might be starting to fade. pravana.jpg read more
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 13:46
bfw.jpg The ECRU New York team was inspired by screen legends Audrey Hepburn and James Dean when creating the hair look for Malan Breton's Spring/Summer 2016 presentation at Bridal Fashion Week. Stylists translated the two stars' signature looks into two styles: a high, voluminous ponytail to represent Hepburn, and a tall, untamed coif inspired by Dean. Get the how-tos for each look below.Get the Look: Audrey Hepburn-Inspired Ponytail Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 13:38
ash_fortis.jpg Ash Fortis explains how she created this amazing sherbet transformation! Watch the video to get Ash's color tips for this unique and colorful rainbow hair color creation.   ash_fortis.jpg read more
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 12:28
avedaearthmonth.jpg April is Earth Month, and there's no better time to help better the planet we all call home. Last year Aveda’s global network of beauty professionals and corporate employees in more than 30 countries passionately pursued the goal of protecting and preserving clean water for everyone, everywhere, and raised a total of $6 million for clean water. During this year’s Earth Month campaign (which is almost coming to a close), guests are encouraged to vote online for what they love the most in a #ProtectWhatYouLove Earth Month campaign...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:08
kentuckyderby.jpg The sundresses, the thoroughbreds, the hats and fascinators – there is an undeniable energy and elegance to the annual Kentucky Derby that reminds us of the thrill of dressing up and flaunting our finest. Whether your client is heading to Louisville on May 2nd, or will be toasting with her mint julep from afar, Pureology Artistic Ambassador Ruth Roche has the perfect hairstyles to match.  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 15:16
Untitled-1.jpg Robert Passage, Pivot Point chairman and CEO and Lynelle Lynch, president and owner of Bellus Academy, and president of The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 14:06
billiejoearmstrong.jpg Celebrity makeup artist Elizabeth Cook used ARDENCY INN Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Grey to give Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong his signature look at the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Check out the makeup breakdown, below!Get the Look: Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:45
thinninghair.jpg Androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) is the most common cause of hair loss affecting up to 70% of men and 40% of women. It’s a pretty sensitive subject, yet one that should be addressed. Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, refers to balding spots as "light areas" when consulting guests on the right products, cut and tools to help make hair look thicker and fuller.  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:07
ChadW.jpg Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa recently announced the appointment of Chad Waetzig as its Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Waetzig brings more than 25 years of experience in the beauty, entertainment, and hospitality industries, to the Red Door Spa executive team. In this role, Mr. Waetzig will be focused on leading Red Door growth initiatives through brand repositioning, new business opportunities, and brand partnerships to address a changing competitive landscape. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more


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