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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 14:55
marylleflow.jpg Stylists joined Marylle Koken at Sebastian Jam to bring their creativity to new levels, break boundaries and think outside of the box. Sebastian is all about thinking forward and fearlessly creating something new and original. Attending stylists couldn't wait to take on the task and dive right into the hands-on portion of the class. pastel_model.jpg read more
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:26
Gyo-Yuni-Kimchoe-2.jpg After two successful seasons of New York Fashion Week, Cuccio Colour made its way across the pond and was a staple backstage during the Fashion Scout FW15 shows at Freemasons’ Hall. Lead manicurist Naomi Gonzalez and her team used the brand in 22 shows.Designers included James Kelly, Mariana Jungmann, Ashley Isham, Daniel Barros and Joao Melo Costa, Ccuoco, Judy Wu, Apu Jan, Youjia Jin, Mimi Tran, Rohmir, Zeynep Kartal, Kiev Fashion Days, Xiao Li, Gyo Yuni Kimchoe, Pam Hogg, Lulu Lui, Javob Birge Vision. Dora Abodi, Marko Mitanovski, CJ Yao and Fad...
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:10
redvelvet.jpg Colorist Dustin Stone recently created this decadent, red velvet hair color for his client. Subtle, sultry crimson blends down into vibrant, fiery red for a rich, bold effect. Below, Stone shares the steps he took in creating this gorgeous hair color.Get the Look:1. Says Stone, "I used Schwarzkopf Igora Royal 3-68 for new growth.2. "Then, I applied 20g L-89 10g L-88 30 vol. and painted in my red.3. "Processed at room temperature 45 minutes… really simple!" Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 15:27
hairdreams1.jpg Renowned hairstylist and artist, Charlie Le Mindu, will be hosting a highly artistic, fashion-forward exhibit, featuring stunning hair creations created, in part, with Hairdreams Hair Extensions. The exhibit, “Le Bord des Mondes” (The Edge of Worlds), focuses on the meaning of art with digital technology, fashion, photography, and science. The exhibition, held at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris’s highly-acclaimed contemporary art museum, will run from February 18-May 17, 2015. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 13:25
AF1.jpg To enhance the romance of Alberta Ferretti’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a simple, soft, low ponytail for the runway. To achieve a silky-smooth texture with natural movement, Guido blow-dried the hair using Redken’s Satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion, and then pulled it back into a loose ponytail for a romantic, pure feeling.  Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:06
KA1.jpg For the recent Kristian Aadnevik AW 2015 presentation at London Fashion Week, Global Moroccanoil Ambassador Antonio Corral Calero took the uniform of wavy hair and enhanced its femininity to create a look described as the "Waves of Wellington." The soft, feminine style is designed to complement the collection, but be easy to recreate at home, therefore bringing fashion off the runways and into the salons. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:01
temperley1.jpg In keeping with the effortless, laid-back look of the Temperley London AW 2015 collection, Global Moroccanoil Ambassador, Antonio Corral Calero, created a rock and roll version of polished hair. Inspired by the idea of hair as an accessory to the outfit, Calero created a look that relied on movement and energy, while enhancing the natural beauty of each woman.   Key Products Used: Moroccanoil Treatment and Moroccanoil Root Boost.[Image credit: Piers Macdonald for Moroccanoil] Featured_475x323_Default.jpg
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:39
1st_Julie-Lang_After.jpg Sassoon Academy Creative Team and their industry partner, Nuts and Bolts Training Company, revealed the winners of the 7th annual Sassoon Academy | School Connection (SA | SC) Cut & Color Competition during this year’s International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE).   Nearly 100 students from participating SA | SC schools throughout North America entered the competition by submitting before and after photos of their best work. 1st_Julie-Lang_After.jpg read more
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:37
silverombre1.jpg Mark South, Stylist at Regis Salon Albuquerque, NM, recently created this striking, ghostly silver ombré for his client. Says South, "My client came to me with pre-lightened, 22-inch, level 10 extensions, with her desired look being a long, black-to-silvery-platinum ombré." The smooth transition from dark to light results in a soft, smokey effect that is both dramatic and beautiful. Below, South explains his process in creating this look. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 11:11
amandajenkins.jpg In a structural and conceptual change, ARROJO Master Stylist Amanda Jenkins is taking the newly-created position of Cosmetology School Artistic Director for Nick Arrojoʼs eponymous brand. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:24
ruthroche.jpg According to Charlie Price, Founder of Beauty Underground and head of the Beauty Underground Artistic Team, “We are photographers, hairdressers, makeup artists, fashion stylists and models that create illicit spontaneous fashion and fearless beauty. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 14:45
melanie.jpg Raw Hair Organics, Raw Curls and Rodz Grooming for Men founder, Melanie Nickels, recently announced the company’s new charity: The Melanie A. Nickels Nutz & Boltz Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to provide free mobile men’s health and cancer screenings, such as prostate and testicular cancer exams, throughout the country, including sporting events, car races, car and motorcycle events and more. The mobile screening would also be available to underserved and underprivileged communities....
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:35
fishtail.jpg Stylist Jasmine Chang guides you step-by-step to create this messy braided half-up fishtail hairstyle. Watch this video to learn how to get the fun and flirty look! [Image and video courtesy of Jasmine Chang] fishtail.jpg
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:27
hairofthedogmain.jpg Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is sending cosmetology and esthetics students from their Highland, Indiana campus to take part in an artistic animal-themed hair and style show at the Humane Society Calumet Area’s Hair of the Dog Gala (held at the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville on February 28th, 2015). The students will have the honor of working alongside the national hairstylist pro, Ben Mollin, star of the reality show Shear Genius and owner of Ben Mollin Hair Education. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg...
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 16:17
M1.jpg Francisco Catedral for EVOLUTIONMAN created a well-groomed look for the models at the recent MENAGERIE fashion show. Said Catedral, “The look created for the men consisted of a really natural, clean, and matte complexion; enhancing bone structure to define masculine features. The eyes were subtly contoured, and a hint of mascara was applied to lashes to achieve an intimate and seductive look to coincide with the design of the brand.”   Get the Look: Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 13:46
carmenE.jpg Celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway worked with Carmen Ejogo for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 21st in Santa Monica, CA. Redway gave the Selma star a not-so-basic ponytail, adding interest by incorporating a chic, knot. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:29
stephenf1.jpg While New York Fashion Week was winding down for the season, the scene at the Oak Room in The Plaza Hotel could not have been more robust on Wednesday, February 18. The occasion? The presentation of the Stephen F Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. "The collection is named the LILI Collection and it is inspired by my grandma Lili, who survived being in Auschwitz in the Second World War," says Stephen Ferber, Creative Director of Stephen F. Featured_475x323_Default.jpg read more
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 23:35
emmastone.jpg On Hollywood’s biggest night, it’s no surprise that the starlets in attendance opted for beautifully timeless hairstyles over riskier trendsetting looks. From chic chignons to bombshell waves, the common thread was classic Hollywood glamour. PRAVANA Global Creative Advisor Sherri Jessee shares how to recreate 3 top trends of the evening.  1. BOBS AND LOBS emmastone.jpg read more


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