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Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:35
True, it’s fall, but some guests want to be summer blonde all year long.  It’s great to have a lifer blonde, but maintaining the integrity of the hair can sometimes be a challenge. The stylists at Di Rosa Haircare New York are trained to analyze blondes prior to any color application.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 13:11
Celebrity Colorist Rita Hazan, who began working with Jennifer Lopez years ago when she was a brunette, refreshed Lopez's color for Fashion Rocks. Rita kept J. Lo's golden hue, but gave the color a little more edge. "I gave her a toffee color with a chocolate brown base and golden blonde highlights." The finishing touch was the Rita Hazan Ultimate Shine Blonde Gloss to add shine.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:01
Edgy romance inspired the look on the runway at the S/S 2015 Badgley Mischka NYFW show. To create this look, nails, makeup and hair featured the rough elegance of dusty pastels. Taking the hair color to the next level was the brain child of Senior Colorist of Cutler Salon, Rachel Bodt.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 13:43
Carabito will host their fourth annual Northeast Educational Conference in Portland, Maine on November 2 and 3 with presentations and hands-on-workshops. We are excited to announce that Marianne Dougherty, The Colorist's Editor in Chief, will be presenting Fall & Winter Hair Trends at the conference.
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 16:46
Lena Dunham (Girls) showed up at the Emmy's rocking a platinum-blonde bob, while Gwen Stefani arrived in stick-straight hair - a radical departure from her retro buns, braids or up-do's. So, who looks better: Lena or Gwen? Cast your vote on Facebook!
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 17:03
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Show Us Your Vivids Contest! Over 500 incredible entries were submitted, and PRAVANA judges Vadre Grigsby and Danny Moon came together to place the winners based on technique, creativity and overall impact.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 14:18
The Martino Cartier Salon, located in Sewell, New Jersey, announced their partnership with SureTint Technologies, a revolutionary software system that improves hair color accuracy, repeatability and efficiencies for the salon and colorists. The SureTint System helps support both business and creativity, ultimately benefiting the salon’s clients.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 15:06
Hairstylist Caitlin of Nesbit Salon created this gorgeous, silvery-lavender hair color, featured as one of Beauty Launchpad's recent #LPWeeklydos. Says Caitlin, "My inspiration for the cut was my client's gorgeous facial structure.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:02
by Patrick McIvorHave you noticed lately that hair color is moving towards a new trend, and from the Emmy's red carpet to this season's Fall/Winter 2014 magazine covers, it's everywhere! So let's breakdown what's new and the keys to success for this season's hottest looks.Shine
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 09:39
In this issue:  FEATURES Top trending brunettes & redheads  »Pretty Smart Danielle Blakeley's take on pastels »She's Come Undone Top colorists' must-have products »The It List COLUMNS Farewell to Redken's Paula Kent Meehan »Upfront: So Long, Farewell Hairroin Salon opens in NYC »Top Shop: Addicted to Style Darnell Wold's custom-made wigs »Icons: Hair He Goes Remembering Scruples' Frank Liguo »Backstory: The Collector Google Glass changes education at Matrix »Point of View: Through the Looking Glass Cool stuff from Matrix, Lakme, Aloxxi, Affinage and more »Shelf Life Deb Gavin...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:08
Joico Celebrity Hair Colorist and Color Spokesperson Denis de Souza knows very well that one of the most important stops on the way to a red carpet for celebrities is the hair color chair. With the eyes of the world, and a thousand cameras, on every strand, it’s critical for hair color to be flawless on a big night like the Emmy Awards.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:01
“One thing that sets a good colorist apart from a GREAT colorist is foiling," says Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:31
As the final few weeks of summer wind down to make way for cooler temperatures and cozy nights, everything from fashion to beauty trends are sure to reflect the gradual change in seasons.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 15:13
Sebastian Core Team Artist Marylle Koken will immerse you in the elements and principles of design in this creative hands-on workshop. See your work as artists see their art. You'll translate the fundamental elements into graphic shapes, movements, and designs. This class includes cut, color and style.Date: Sept 21-22, 2014Time: 10am-4pm
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:53
Celebrity colorist Rona O’Connor shares how she created Heidi Klum's brilliant blonde Emmy Awards hair color:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:52
Celebrity colorist Rona O’Connor created the hair color looks for a few celebrities that attended last night's 66th Annual Emmy Awards, including Debra Messing's fiery red.  Get the Look: Debra Messing's Multi-Reflective Red:
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 14:58
Redheaded actress Jillian Rose Reed known for her expressive and outgoing role of “Tamara” on MTV’s Awkward, stepped onto the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet tonight sporting a cool, new cast to her signature red haircolor and a playful, textured hairstyle.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 16:01
Stylist Robin Dorton recently helped a client go from faded, grown-out color to a gorgeous, rich magenta. Below, she shares the steps she took to create the look!1. Pre-lightened mid-shafts through ends with Blondor and 20 volume two times for 30 minutes each time, then at the roots for 20 minutes.


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