Stories from Beauty Launchpad
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 14:15
LPPBA.jpg In honor of National Hairstylist Appreciation Day on April 30, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is honoring all beauty professionals throughout the month of April as part of their "I Am Licensed" movement and dedicating April as #IAmLicensed Month. To celebrate the hard work and dedication of all those in the beauty industry, PBA is asking all licensed professionals and licensing supporters to post 15-second videos to their respective social media accounts about the importance of licensing and how it has impacted them, using the hashtag #IAMLICENSED...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 13:53
CharlizeTheron.jpg Charlize Theron stunned on the red carpet during the Paris premiere of her highly-anticipated new film, Dark Places. She sparkled in Dior Haute Couture accompanied by a sleek up-do. Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist, Enzo Angileri says, “We were going for an overall look of sophisticated simplicity so I decided on a loose up-do that is parted on the side.”Get the Look: Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:26
JordanaBrewster.jpg Celebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath used Matrix Style Link Products to create Jordana Brewster’s look for the Furious 7 premiere in Los Angeles. Heath gave the actress a simple, laid-back look that was effortlessly beautiful. Below, she shares her steps for recreating the style.Get the Look:1. Says Heath, "First, I applied Matrix Style Link Volume Booster throughout the roots and running any extra product through the ends. Then I combed the product through and created a center part. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:13
after.jpg Jessica Rivera, hairstylist at Aurelio Salon recently had a client come in with level 4-8 color and a natural level of 5 wanting a bubblegum pink hair color. Rivera decided to use Elumen Hair Color for it’s vibrant color choices and long lasting vibrancy to give her guest the perfect shade. Below, Rivera shares her formulas and the steps she took to create this fun bubblegum pink! Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 13:57
MainImage.jpg The Exclusive Division of Zotos International, which comprises the JOICO, ISO and Minardi Luxury Color Care brands, has announced the appointment of two new members. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:37
pastel1.jpg Pastels are taking over in a new way this spring. No longer reserved for Easter eggs and candy hearts, these soft, stylish shades are cropping up on the heads of Hollywood's biggest celebs. Two starlets stunned this weekend at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, debuting their uniquely chic pastel looks and proving that soft can still make a strong style statement. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 09:41
Easter1.jpg The team at Michael's Salon and Day Spa are gearing up for spring with this adorable Easter-themed photo shoot. Stylists Reese Abner and Devin Withrow created the perfect looks for welcoming the new, warmer season - from cute, flowing curls to sweet ringlets with a fresh pop of green!Click through to see more from this darling photo shoot! [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 14:11
sarahhyland.jpg Celebrity hairstylist Ryan Richman worked with actress Sarah Hyland for the recent Kids' Choice Awards. The Modern Family star showed off her new, chic haircut, perfectly accentuated with relaxed, beachy waves. Said Richman, "Sarah's Michael Kors look was all white and very clean so we decided to do her hair natural and tousled to show off her new short, layered haircut."Get the Look: Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 11:44
headshot.jpg Macadamia Professional recently announced that Michelle Dailing joined the company as Director of Business Development, Specialty Retail. She brings over 15 years of experience working within the beauty industry.Michelle will work with direct chains and dot com partners, while also looking for expansion for Macadamia Professional. In this role, she will manage relationships with Ulta, Beauty Brands. Peninsula Beauty, Folica.com, Dermstore.com, Beautybar.com and Beauty.com. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 14:49
BiiLogo.jpg Bii Hair Salon (West Dundee, IL) is committed to beauty of all kinds - from gorgeous hair to a healthy planet. The salon takes part in many environmental programs and green efforts, and its latest endeavor is no different. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 13:49
image004.jpg (Elaine D'Farley, Beauty Director at SELF Magazine, with Repêchage Global Education Leader Lauren Streeter) Editors from Vogue, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Glamour, SELF, Refinery29, W, Marie Claire, Allure.com, Total Beauty, US Magazine, Star, Town and Country, and the Luxury Spot recently ventured to Eva Scrivo Salon in downtown NYC to be treated to the Repêchage SeaSmooth Artisan Seaweed Wax Experience. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 11:11
NailVinylDecaCollegeNormall1.jpg The nail art trend has shown no signs of slowing down, with graphic, chic designs popping up on recent Fashion Week runways and Hollywood's red carpets alike. In the salon, clients are still requesting fun nail looks, whether simple and minimalist, or more intricate and festive, but these designs aren't always easy to create. From perfecting straight lines to creating miniature scenes, these nail looks can be difficult and time consuming. Fortunately, indie nail brand KBShimmer has the answer – the brand's Vinyl Nail Decals...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:42
bridalhair.jpg Spring marks the official beginning of "wedding season" - the time of year when many brides are preparing for their upcoming spring and summer weddings. For beauty pros, this means it's time to refresh your skills when it comes to bridal beauty. As Cristophe Salon Newport Beach owner Scott Fontana knows, a bride’s beauty choices are at the top of her priority list when planning, and you'll want to make sure that she looks absolutely gorgeous on her big day. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 09:26
Lanvin.jpg Top manicurists for essie headed backstage at several Paris Fashion Week shows - including Lanvin, Vanessa Seward, and Alexis Mabille - to add the finishing touches to the models with chic, sophisticated nail looks. At each show, the overall tone of the collection was used as an influence when choosing the complementary essie polishes to best enhance both the look and feel of the show.Lanvin Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:08
KM1.jpg The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is showing the first American museum exhibition of the work of fashion designers Bernhard Willhelm and Jutta Kraus from February 7 - May 17, 2015. "Bernhard Willhelm 3000: When Fashion Shows The Danger Then Fashion Is The Danger" is a site-specific work at MOCA Pacific Design Center that functions as a sculptural installation and features the designers' Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:55
Untitled-1.jpg The 2015 edition of Cosmopack, the international event dedicated to the supply chain of the beauty industry, recently hosted the second edition of "The Wall - Eco/Beauty Edition" project that has rewarded the most innovative products, from design to finished product, expressing a particular attention to the protection of the environment. The products were displayed in the "Eco-Beauty Wall" during the four days of the event. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:13
MainImage.jpg As the cold, grey days of winter begin to give way to the warm, budding days of spring, there's no better time to embrace a fresh, new look. From new lengths, to lighter strands, and everything in between, it's the season for hair transformations, and the team at Jose Luis Salon (Austin, TX) has all the inspiration you need to take your clients from bland to beautiful. MainImage.jpg read more
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 15:51
Cuccio.jpg Anthony Cuccio, founder and CEO of Cuccio, recently announced a new strategic partnership with the Burmax Company in developing a new, multifaceted marketing strategy focusing on product education. Its purpose is to inspire new beauty professionals to develop a foundation of loyalty to the brand. This partnership incorporates various levels of education and product support through Burmax to beauty schools nationwide of all Cuccio systems, including Cuccio Pro, Cuccio Colour, Cuccio Veneer and Cuccio Naturale....