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Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:09
On Sunday, June 5, 2016, 52 contestants from around the United States competed for the title of Miss USA 2016. First Army Reserve Officer from the District of Columbia, Deshauna Barber (26), came out the victor, winning the crown as the new Miss USA. The event was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, hosted by Julianne Hough, Terrance J and Ashley Graham.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:40
Denim hair color is officially one of the biggest trends of the year, with gorgeous shades of blue cropping up all over in salons and on social media. Like its fashion counterpart, denim hair is completely customizable to best complement the wearer’s skin tone and style.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:52
by Patrick McIvor With the start of June and Father’s Day just on the horizon, I was thinking a lot about men’s haircolor and how much it has not only changed but how it has also become acceptable and - even the norm - for many men. Not long ago, men’s color was just plain old bad.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 15:18
Haircare and color brand Matrix recently announced the launch of its new program, Salon Inspiration. Designed to help salons elevate the overall look and feel of their businesses, Salon Inspiration seeks to help shift clients' mindsets from "I have to do it," to "I love to do it," making each service a personal, fulfilling and memorable experience.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 14:51
Redken recently announced that model, actress and producer Lizzy Jagger will serve as the brand’s newest muse, joining the collective of Redken muses and trend creators including actress and model Suki Waterhouse, supermodels Mariacarla Boscono, Lea T., Soo Joo Park, and Crystal Renn, Redken Global Creative Director Guido and Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 09:28
Colorist Dustin Stone recently helped transform his client with this bright, bold look. Perfect for summer, this grape-colored 'do is sure to make your guest stand out - in the best possible way! Recreate the look in the salon with Dustin's how-to, below! Get the Look:
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 14:57
Colorist Chad Stokes recently created these bright, fun underlights for his client. Says Chad, "I used inspiration from a fellow colleague and educator Ruby Devine!" Recreate this perfect-for-summer look with Chad's how-to below! Get the Look:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:31
With warmer days just around the corner, clients are looking now more than ever to switch up their look with fun colors. From mermaid and unicorn hair, to oh-so-pretty pastels, summer is the time for dreamy, sun-washed hues. To help you achieve this on-trend hair colors for your clients, Matrix is launching its new Color Sync Watercolors - 5 new, light-catching, long-lasting shades.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:22
PRAVANA's 2015 SHOW US YOUR VIVIDS winner, Erica Keelen, recently showcased the brand's new VIVIDS Jewels
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:15
Christina Aguilera recently switched up her look from icy blonde to soft, subtle lilac, debuting the new 'do on a recent episode of The Voice. Paired with edgy hair piercings, the look goes from romantic to tough, adding a fun twist to the pastel hair trend and providing all the inspiration your client needs for the upcoming summer season.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 17:11
Congrats to the Paul Mitchell Color Outside the Lines finalists! Best National Finalists Cameron LeSeige (New York, NY)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 13:37
The TIGI Creative Team showcases 6 shades and 5 exclusive, on-trend techniques featuring high-lift blonde shades to soft cool ash tones. Each technique can be customizing to match a client's complexion and style. Here's how to get the looks:                 Pure Blonding - Street Tribe
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 17:04
Given the climate conditions where some of my friends live, it is effectively summer all year round. But for those of us in climates that have a traditional 4 seasons, summer can be more of a 3-4 month time span that can make coloring hair different.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 14:55
  A comprehensive approach to the red-hot new “Strobing” highlighting technique, presented through the prism of a rebellious, rock and roll vibe, forms the concept of
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:43
TIGI Inspirational Youth is a program close to TIGI International Artistic Director & Founder Anthony Mascolo’s heart. He started the program to foster the growth of young hairdressers and to provide them with mentors to share their knowledge and techniques with them the way his older brothers did for him.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 08:48
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 14:27
In this issue: FEATURES Australia's Adam Isles merges urban style with wild color in the Pure Heroine collection.  »Concrete Jungle Bring on summer fun with these color-protecting hair care essentials  »Sun Days Expert highlighting and low-lighting tips, formulas and techniques   »Light Show COLUMNS How Spoke & Weal achieves harmonious cuts and color looks   »Upfront: Communication is King Wella's Sonya Dove shares her formula   »Cover Look: A Color How-To Matrix taps the strobing highlighting technique; seaworthy tools from Paul Mitchell; Kevin.Murphy is on the fringe; introducing...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 09:21
Haircare and color brand PRAVANA has introduced three new shades to its popular VIVIDS hair color line. Inspired by nature's brilliant gemstones, VIVIDS Jewels allows for the creation of bold, beautiful hues, including the trendy "oil slick" look.


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