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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 15:58
As summer comes to an end, chances are clients are going to be looking for ways to change up their look.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:14
“Change is good,” according to actress Lena Dunham. The creator of the hit HBO show Girls took to Instagram to reveal her new platinum blonde bowl cut over the weekend. Of course, Lena isn't the first celeb to brave bleached blonde strands - Giuliana Rancic is another brunette who recently traded her dark hair for a dyed 'do.
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 13:32
Every professional colorist has, at one time or another, had to fix a DIY project. Kayla Giordano, stylist at Carolyn’s Salon in Aquebogue, NY recently turned a lift gone wrong into a work of shiny pink art.
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 13:31
Schwarzkopf Professional recently announced that visionary artist Damien Carney will assume responsibilities of Schwarzkopf Professional Creative Director North America by overseeing the creative content and image for the brand, starting this fall.
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 14:33
A new season means a new a new hue! Dark hues are always in style, but never more than in the chillier fall and winter months. It's time to embrace the bold, new trend by gradually going darker over time. Credits:  Courtesy of Antonio Prieto Salon; d2 read more
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 17:12
Clients are more likely to come back  to your salon when their first visit leaves them with soft, shiny, colored hair that lasts for longer than they assumed it would. While half the challenge in achieving enviable tresses is yours, remind clients that caring for their own hair when you can't be there is the ultimate secret to awesome fringe. Credits:  Image: iStockphoto read more
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 17:23
Marco Pelusi recently presented on "Hollywood Reds" at IBS Las Vegas. He shares some of his top tips for creating beautiful red hair color. Holllywoodred2.jpg Hollywoodred3.jpg hollywoodred4.jpg hollywoodred5.jpg hollywoodred6.jpg Credits:  Photos courtesy of Marco Pelusi read more
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:56
Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell just had a major hair color change! The show may make dramatic waves and turns with its story lines around deep dark secrets, but Shay’s taking advantage now that the show’s off filming by keeping it light. Highlights that is! Credits:  Hair tips courtesy of George Papanikolas; Image: Instagram read more
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 14:46
The North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), a Professional Beauty Association (PBA) event and the most prestigious photographic hairstyling and beauty competition in North America, is pleased to announce the winners of NAHA 2013. The winners were recognized July 14, 2013 during a star-studded ceremony held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Hairstylist of the Year: Allen Ruiz Jackson Master Hairstylist of the Year: Dimitrios Tsioumas Newcomer...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 10:01
This summer there are lots of fun new ways to spin your hairstyle. Braids and twists are big news and there are dozens of ways to wear them. Here are three top choices from the style experts at Matrix, so go ahead--get twisted, sister!Headband BraidIs it hair or is it a hair style accessory? It’s both when you create a cute headband braid. Here’s how. Credits:  Image courtesy of Matrix read more
Monday, June 17, 2013 - 18:14
The Colorist congratulates the Color Zoom Challenge US Semi-Finalists! Thousands of applicants applied to the three Color Zoom Challenge categories: Global Creative Colorist, Global New Talent Colorist, and Global Partnership Colorist. 518-Vance-Partner.jpg Darren Reitberg 256-Derrick-Zeno-Global-Partner-Colorist.jpg 187-Guy-Auclair-Global-Partner-Colorist.jpg 312-Leah-Rush-Global-...
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 11:13
Wella Announces the 2013 NATV US Semi-Finalists Congratulations to the 61 U.S. Semi-Finalists! Over 900 stylists entered this year's North American Trend Vision Competition! Your entries made the most noise! Credits:  North American Trend Vision Awards 2013 read more
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 16:01
The NAHA nominations have been unveiled! Here are the 2013 nominees—congrats to all: Avant Garde Martin Alarie, Salon Pure, Montreal, Michael Albor, The Loft Salon, Boston, Nicholas French, Matrix, Westhampton, NY7730 Matt Swinney, Evolution, Minneapolis, MN7731 Jake Thompson, Lunatic Fringe Salon, Salt Lake City, UT7732 a_robert.jpg aJennifer.jpg Silas.jpg teal.jpg sue.jpg...
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:19
Marco Pelusi shares insight into the emotion of hair color with tips from his IBS New York Hollywood Reds presentation. What pops into your head when you think of the color red? Find out some of the popular associations with the color and how this can help you when creating the perfect red for your client!  hr4.jpg hr5.jpg hr6.jpg Credits:  Marco Pelusi read more
Friday, March 29, 2013 - 15:24
Colorists, rejoice! Pravana is expanding their beloved ChromaSilk Vivids range with the introduction of Vivids Pastels and Clear, the perfect option for clients who are looking for a fun, but soft, pop of color. Credits:  Image courtesy of Pierce Mattie Communications read more
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:59
Ombre is no longer labeled as a trend, but now a staple in salons across the country. Take ombre to the next level by incorporating ChromaSilk VIVIDS or NEW ChromaSilk Pastels to create a one-of-a-kind, gorgeous styles.   Begin by creating a subtle blended dark to light ombre on your client.  Follow the below steps to create a PRAVANA Urban Ombre.   Credits:  ulia Kuzmenko, Omaha Image Productions read more
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 13:46
Trend forecasters are telling us that gray hair color will be hot in 2013! Recently, artist and jewelry designer Malu Byrne went gray for a feature on Vogue Daily. Credits:  Image courtesy of Aura Friedman. read more
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 13:16
In October Wella presented the 2013 Trend Vision trends The Sound of Color in Madrid, Spain. Check out the stunning interpretations of trends Allegra, Echo, Decibel and Fusion. c1.jpg c2.jpg c3.JPG c4.jpg c5.jpg c6.jpg c7.jpg c8.jpg...


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