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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 10:57
America's Beauty Show (ABS) has announced the new ABS Global Image Awards, a competition that aims to recognize international talent in the professional beauty industry. Formerly known as the STARS Photo Competition, the ABS Global Image Awards will honor stylists in eight different categories, highlighting the best of the best in original hair styling, coloring and cutting.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 13:55
by Patrick McIvor Summer creates all sorts of challenges and all sorts of opportunities to play with hair. Instead of fighting with nature, playing with it and its effects on hair can make this season a lot more fun. So this month, I want to share 10 ways we can play with summer hair:
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 12:08
Hair care and color brand Matrix recently announced well-known stylist, television personality, and author and business expert, Tabatha Coffey, as the brand's new Global Business Ambassador.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:48
On Sunday, July 24th, over 3,000 beauty professionals from around the globe gathered at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV for the 27th Annual North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders’ five model theatrical presentation “Cheeky Pop,” brought these beauty professionals to their feet with its exuberant, playful energy.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:56
Wella Professionals hosted its 2016 North American TrendVision Awards (NATVA) on Monday night in Las Vegas, NV. The annual awards honor some of the industry's top hairstylists from all over North America who created stunning styles based on one of this year's two themes: Molten Ecaille and Bronde Luxe. Beauty Launchpad congratulates this year's NATVA winners!
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:50
The Colorist congratulates the 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) Winners! For the last 27 years, NAHA has recognized the beauty industry’s most talented artists. Each year artists from across the industry enter the prestigious photographic beauty competition for a chance to be recognized in one of 14 categories. Take a look at the finalists and winners below:
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 13:36
When it comes to growing a business, there are few things more valuable than connecting with a successful member within the industry.
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 14:40
Goldwell recently announced the U.S. Finalists for this year’s 2016 Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge, the brand's annual hair coloring competition.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:48
Celebrity hairstylist Christine Nelli created a classically cool coif for Justin Timberlake at last night's 2016 ESPYs. The stylish cut - shorter sides with more length on top - keep the look timeless, while a touch of texture updates Justin's style. Recreate this look for all your male clients with Nelli's how-to, below! How To:
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 09:35
For the recent 2016 ESPY Awards, actress Olivia Munn stunned on the red carpet in a white, form-fitting gown with gold embellishments and textured, cascading waves to match.
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:33
by Patrick McIvor Summertime more than any other time of the year can wreak havoc on haircolor that is beautiful the rest of the year. No matter where you live in the United States, or the northern hemisphere for that matter, the tilt of the earth changes in summertime and the sun's effects are much more dramatic, often creating challenges with fading color.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 11:02
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 14:00
Celeb Luxury, founded by industry innovator Leland, is launching two hair care systems in August formulated to improve the appearance of hair color and keep it looking fresh, vibrant and healthy between salon visits: Gem Lite
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:11
Oligo Professionnel's creative team - a foursome of some of the industry's most talented and experienced stylists, individually handpicked to inspire and elevate fellow stylists' artistry - has released its 2016 Signature Looks collection.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 14:18
Wella Professionals has announced the three Prize Winners of the 2016 #WellaCares Challenge - grand prize winner, Adrienne Peters (pictured); second prize winner, Mandie Barnes; and third prize winner, Stephanie Gearheart. Each will receive $7,500, $5,000, and $2,500 respectively for their dedication and commitment to charity-related efforts.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:10
It's your last chance to enter PRAVANA's prestigious Show Us Your VIVIDS Contest, a hair coloring competition designed to encourage hair artists to unleash their inner creativity and share their brightest, most head-turning hair color creations. The first place winner will get their own editorial-style photo shoot in Los Angeles, a feature in a national magazine, PRAVANA products and more!
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 15:16
The beauty industry is growing and full of opportunity. The industry continues to thrive with revenues expected to keep increasing at 3.2 percent each year to $58.7 billion by 2019. A recent industry report claims that the U.S hair services industry has around 86,000 businesses around the country.
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 13:32
The Goldwell Hair Color has announced the 2016 Color Zoom Challenge U.S. Semi-Finalists. Hundreds of applicants nationwide entered for the opportunity to be selected as this year’s U.S. Color Zoom Global Creative Colorist, Global New Talent Colorist, and Global Partner Colorist winners.


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