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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:46
Rick-Wellman.jpg Master Colorist Rick Wellman and his expert team, Jeffery Pearce and Mary Cohen, join John Sahag Workshop’s 425 Madison Avenue location, bringing his artistic vision and signature color to Sahag’s renowned style. Formerly of the Patrick Melville Salon, Wellman is most known for his low maintenance, less severe, signature technique, Biolights, which results in brilliant colored hair with depth and movement. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:46
pbawebinar.jpg On Monday, April 6, 2015, (12:00 p.m. EDT | 11:00 a.m. CDT | 10:00 a.m. MDT | 9:00 a.m. PDT) the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) will host Who's Managing Your Salon's Online Reputation?, a complimentary webinar designed to help salon owners create an impactful online presence for their businesses.    Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:35
miumiu.jpg Miu Miu brought Paris Fashion Week to a close in a fun flashback to the ‘70’s with help from Redken Global Creative Director Guido, who styled a playful high ponytail for the runway. Using Redken’s Stay High 18 high-hold gel to mousse and Forceful 23 super strength hairspray to create retro waves, Guido’s “bad girl” look was the perfect finish to a grand Fashion Week finale. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:48
EC1.jpg The hair at Esteban Cortazar was wildly powerful with abundant texture. Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling, Eugene Souleiman, created the look with a sense of spontaneity, working visually, and treating each girl differently, reacting to her individual hair texture, length, and face shape. The result was an Amazonian look that was elemental and raw, savage and beautifully broken.     EC1.jpg read more
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 15:04
Farouk1.jpg Farouk Systems Inc. recently announced that it will be hosting 120 junior and senior students from the Career and Technical High School in Pasadena, Texas, a CHI partnered school. FSI honors these amazing students, their accomplishments and their instructors. They have worked diligently to perfect their craft at their young age and anticipate building future careers as professional hairstylists. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:55
McQueen1.jpg To complete the darkly romantic woman at Alexander McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway show, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a soft, but strategically shaped hairstyle for each girl. Guido created the fantasy-like, fluffy texture by blow-drying the hair with Redken’s new Stay High 18 high-hold gel to mousse, and then setting tight pin curls with Redken’s Iron Shape 11 finishing thermal spray. He then brushed out the pin curls and created a structured style suited for each girl’s face shape using Redken’s Forceful 23 super strength hairspray...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:11
Valentino1.jpg To continue the story of the feminine, romantic Valentino woman, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a soft style adorned with the daintiest of braids for the designer’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway show. After enhancing the hair’s natural texture with loose waves, Guido braided two tiny pieces of hair back into a small single braid using Redken’s new Braid Aid 03 braid defining lotion and Pillow Proof Blow Dry two day extender for added grip and texture. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:34
Front of Spa.jpg Now that awards season is winding down here in Tinseltown, we can share the secret to that beautiful glowing skin celebrities sport on their way down the red carpet.  It often comes courtesy of the Red Carpet Facial from skin-maven-to-the-stars Olga Lorencin-Northup, Founder of Kinara Skin Care Clinic and an eponymous skin care line. Instantly likeable and impressively knowledgeable, Olga makes it easy to understand why she’s an A-list fave (and her own glowing visage can’t help but serve as evidence of her expertise...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:01
BenStiller.jpg [Image:] With all the excitement of Paris Fashion Week, Valentino's Fall/Winter 2015 presentation truly shook things up with a surprise appearance by male models, Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson). Striding down the runway, the really, really, ridiculously good-looking duo had everyone talking about the possibility of a Zoolander sequel - a rumor that was later confirmed by Paramount. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:46
WellaCares.jpg The deadline for the #WellaCares Challenge is approaching! Wella, the salon professional division of P&G, has re-imagined its annual Charity Challenge to incorporate another way to challenge salon owners and hairdressers to think about their impact on their community and planet. With the addition of a new category focusing on salon sustainability, The Wella “Supports Your Cause” Charity Challenge is now the #WellaCares Challenge. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:29
Hermes1.jpg Redken Global Creative Director Guido created an understated, elegant up-do to enhance the richness and luxury on the runway at Hermes’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway show in Paris. Before twisting the hair into an easy French twist, Guido achieved a silky smooth blowout using Redken’s Satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion, and then applied Redken’s Move Ability 05 lightweight defining cream-paste for added texture. He finished the look with a mist of Redken’s Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist to play up the hair’s natural shine....
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 16:20
NovaLash.jpg Pictured (front row, l-r seated ) are NovaLash Brand Ambassadors Sophia Navarro and Bianca Martinez with NovaLash President Sophy Merszei, and (back row, l-r) Brand Ambassadors Marilyn Burr, Trina Smith, Lauren Wade, Francesca Mastalka, Stefanie Thurman, Lindsey Josly-Rohner, Karlene Winchester and Michelle Mirizio Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 14:55
samvilla.jpg Good continuing education not only teaches stylists tips and techniques for cutting, coloring and finishing faster and better, it also renews enthusiasm for the industry, as well as being part of salon team, and helps attendees set goals for the year… it’s so much more than just learning about hair. However, not all education is created equal. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 14:37
ruthroche1.jpg Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, believes education is a journey. It’s not about learning a specific cut or look, it’s about learning techniques that can be put together in multiple ways to create multiple looks. It’s about stuffing that confidence bag full of amazing ideas that can be applied when needed. It’s a journey she leads with her partner in crime, Wendy Bélanger, International Artistic Director for Pureology. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 14:31
kimkardashian2.jpg According to celebrity hairstylist David Antunes, now is THE time to go blonde. Says Antunes, “So you always wanted to be Monroe blonde? The new spring trend is platinum blonde. I think sparkling white hair makes you sexy and glamorous and people remember a platinum blonde!”Below, some tips from Antunes about helping your clients embrace this trend and unleash their inner blonde: Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 14:18
HA1.jpg The devil was in the details at Haider Ackermann’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, which showcased intricate stitching of colorful threads sewn throughout each garment. Wanting to play off these details, Aveda Guest Artist Kamo created a punk rock style complete with threaded needlework in the hair. “This woman is a party girl who has no problem rocking day-after hair from a long night of carousing,” Kamo said. “She isn’t yet hardened by the scene. She still has soft and romantic sensibilities about her.” HA1.jpg...
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 13:33
balenciaga.jpg To modernize a classic look, Redken Global Creative Director Guido sculpted a chic, shiny chignon for Balenciaga’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway show in Paris. Molding the chignon at the crown of the head with Redken’s Guts 10 volumizing spray-foam mousse and Forceful 23 super strength hairspray, Guido elongated the neck to create and elegant, beautiful silhouette. To add a futuristic feeling, Guido finished the look with an additional mist of Forceful 23 and Redken’s Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist for a lacquer-like effect....
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 13:25
ChristianDior.jpg To complement Christian Dior’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a sophisticated, sci-fi-inspired side ponytail for the runway show in Paris. Guido used Redken’s Satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion to achieve a super smooth blow dry, and then created a deep side part before gathering hair into a low side pony. He finished the asymmetrical style with a mist of Redken’s Fashion Work 12 versatile working spray for a clean, modern look.  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg...


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