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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:05
PadmaLakshmi.jpg Padma Lakshmi recently attended the 7th Annual Blossom Ball, a gala event celebrating the work of the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA), in New York City. Lakshmi, who is one of the founders of the EFA, looked relaxed yet elegant in a shimmering, two-tone gown and soft, side-swept waves accented by a white orchid. To complement her feminine vibe, Lakshmi's makeup artist Birgitte Philippides created a soft, pretty makeup look that emphasized the eyes for a subtle touch of glamor. Get the full makeup breakdown below...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 15:47
glam1.jpg This past weekend in Palm Springs, GLAMSQUAD took over Coachella with #GLAMCHELLA, glamming the festival goers of Coachella one braid at a time. GLAMSQUAD stylists provided fun hair and makeup looks to those attending multiple events. Victoria Justice was one of many celebs who used GLAMSQUAD to help her achieve a fresh Coachella look, in addition to the various stylish bloggers who were loving the GLAMSQUAD stations. From flower head pieces to funky braids, GLAMSQUAD made all Coachella looks come to life....
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:21
BlueMermaid1.jpg Hairstylist Amber Yancey recently created this pretty, pastel blue mermaid hair for her guest. Deep cobalt and indigo complement lighter shades of turquoise and ultramarine for a stunning, multidimensional effect. Below, Amber shares the formulas she used to create this gorgeous look.Get the Look: BlueMermaid1.jpg read more
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 11:00
JC1.jpg With blockbuster movie credits to her name like Big Hero 6, The Hangover Parts II and III, and acclaimed TV series such as Once Upon A Time, and Believe, one can say that actress Jamie Chung – who, by the way also runs her own lifestyle and fashion blog – is not only busy, she is one hardworking woman. But with Jamie it’s not just all about her. On her blog she gets involved with her readers by inviting her readers, to get involved with her. JC1.jpg read more
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:10
juliehair1.jpg Emily Dantoni, stylist at Aurelio Salon, had a client that was a level 6 at the root and a level 7/8 warm on the ends. The client wanted a peach ombré, leaning more towards an orangey peach. Below, Dantoni, a graduate of the Goldwell Master Colorist Program, shares how she was able to achieve this look in one appointment.Get the Look Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 09:49
ColorRebelGroup.jpg For the client who's interested in switching up her hair color, but isn't sure about the commitment and upkeep involved, Redken offers a solution with its new, limited edition Color Rebels Naturals temporary hair makeup. Available in five shades, Color Rebels Naturals allows guests to test drive some of the hottest hair color trends of the season, including ombre, sombre, babylights, champagne, and rose gold. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 11:25
kyliejenner.jpg Just in time for Coachella, Kylie Jenner, who's rocked everything from long, dark locks, to dipped turquoise tips, to silver strands, and blonde ombré, went back to a gorgeous teal hair color. This time, Kylie went all the way, transforming her entire mane into mermaid-inspired tresses.  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 11:09
CosmoAd.jpg Sexy Hair recently announced an exciting new partnership with PowaTag, an innovative mobile platform, to bring one-touch shopping to next month's issue of Cosmopolitan (out April 14th). For the first time in a major U.S. publication, readers will be able to instantly purchase Sexy Hair's best-selling product, Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play hairspray, by simply scanning the ad with their smartphone. This marks the first time a beauty brand has implemented PowaTag's instant shopping technology in a major U.S....
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 14:27
wella1.jpg With music festival season right around the corner, beginning with Coachella's 2-weekend festivities this month, there's no better time for client's to embrace the pastel hair color trend. Wella Professionals' new iNSTAMATic by Color Touch hair color line offers an array of gorgeous colors so your guest can celebrate in style, whether she opts for dip-dyed ends, rainbow strands, or embraces her inner mermaid. Best of all, these demi-permanent shades fade beautifully so your client can keep rocking a subtler version of her color long after Coachella ends...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:09
cosmoprof.jpg Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) has announced the launch of its first-ever "Discover Scent" program. The program is presented in cooperation with Sniffapalooza, an organization that brings together fragrance aficionados and industry heavyweights from around the world.Inspired by close to a decade of success with its exclusive Discover Beauty program, which facilitates one-on-one introductions of innovative beauty brands to forward-thinking retailers, CPNA aims to capitalize on the Featured_475x323_Default.jpg...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:35
firstresponders.jpg To say thank you for the courageous work local first responders do in the treatment and prevention of domestic violence, Empire Education Group is offering complimentary haircuts to all police officers, firefighters and EMTs at all Empire student salons next week.During First Responders Day celebrations Tuesday, April 14, 2015, local first responders will be treated to the complimentary services performed by senior level students under the supervision of licensed educators at all Empire Beauty School and Hair Design School student salons...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 13:34
MajesticJewels.jpg Hairstylist Ash Fortis recently created this rich, jewel-toned hair color for her client. A dark base serves as the perfect backdrop for pops of magenta, purple and blue for a seriously striking look. Below, Fortis shares her formulas for recreating this gorgeous "majestic jewels" hair color.Get the Look:Purple formula: 1/2 tube of PRAVANA Wild Orchid with 1/2 quarter of PRAVANA Violet Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:04
DestinationImagination.jpg Matrix recently announced its upcoming, 3-day event, Destination Imagination, to be held January 23-26, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. This education-driven event will offer 7 classes, including 3 hands-on workshops and 4 "Look & Learn" courses, as well as a hair show put on by NAHA award-winning stylists. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:28
Untitled-1.jpg The perfect style for spring and summer, long, cascading waves are always on-trend. Great for pool days, night's out, or simply running errands around town, boho waves can easily and beautifully take your client from day to night. Perfect your technique with these steps from New York Streets (, below.Get the Look:1. Prep and protect hair with Hair Repair.  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:57
After.jpg How does an educator inspire students to participate in class and stay interested in the technique at hand?They get them involved the outcome so they have a vested interest in the content. That’s exactly the method Lori Panarello, owner of I.d salon (New York), used at BSG Baltimore Fashion Focus. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:21
After1.jpg Hairstylist Leigha Cannon (Instagram @mrssssstylist) recently helped a client transform her faded, grown-out color into a whole new look. Cannon added subtle highlights to a deeper base for a richer blonde, then created an on-trend, wavy, bob haircut to complete the style. The result? Gorgeous, beachy blonde strands that are perfect for spring. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 13:36
HaitainHibiscus.jpg Hairstylist Krista Inzinga recently created this fun, bright hair color for her client. Shades of purple melt to indigo and fade to muted lime-green for a striking, complementary visual contrast. Below, Inzinga shares the steps she took to create this beautiful Haitian Hibiscus hair color.Get the Look: Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 11:55
DolceAndGabbana.jpg Wedding season is fast-approaching, and salons will soon be booked with bridesmaids and brides-to-be, looking for the perfect hairstyles for their walk down the aisle. There's no better way to ensure that your guest is on-trend and wedding-ready than by taking a cue from Fashion Week runways for the most of-the-moment, beautiful looks. From elegant up-dos, to wind-swept styles, to romantic waves, Redken Global Creative Director Guido shares his looks straight from the Fall/Winter 2015 runways. Click through to see these 4 Fashion Week-inpsired bridal...


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