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Fashion Week Nails: Flashback to the 70's with Essie's Layered Look
Veronica Beard's Fall/Winter 2014 collection was inspired y 1970's glamour with heavy references to David Bowie and the glam-rock movement. Julie Kandalec for essie created a layered nail look to compliment the designer’s retro-looking fabrics and flamboyant prints.essie Nail Products Used:ridge filling base coat"mink muffs""meet me at sunset""good to go" top coatGet the Look:1. Apply one coat of ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:03am
Celebrity Hairstyles: Paula Patton's New Cropped Bob
Lately, short hair in the form of long bobs, bobs and pixies has taken the spotlight in Hollywood and across the United States. Now, actress Paula Patton, wife of singer Robin Thicke, has joined in on the trend. At the recent 29th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations, Paula debuted a stunning layered bob in place of her long, dark locks. The look was chic as ever, paired with a gorgeous red lip and white gown. [Image: Getty Images]
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 4:16pm
Hair Trends: All That Glitters is Gold
The Spring 2014 runways at New York Fashion Week, including Jason Wu, Elie Saab, Lela Rose, Dries Van Noten and Dior, were glittering with golden accents. From bronzed skin to gilded eyelids to shimmering strands, gold took center stage, and inspired KEVIN.MURPHY stylist and founder, Kevin Murphy, to recreate a wearable take on the high-fashion look.
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 12:07pm
Hairstyles How To: "Project Runway All Stars" Looks, Episode 3
The Alterna Haircare team, led by Global Creative Director Michael Shaun Corby, did not disappoint last night on "Project Runway All Stars." The winning look, and in our opinion the coolest style of the night, featured a "wet hair don’t care" elastic-less pony. The sleek look was messy and grungy, yet chic at the same time, perfectly complimenting Victor’s fun and flirty cut-out dress.              
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 3:51pm
Trend Report: Janell Geason at Aveda Congress 2013
Inspired by the success of Aveda's seasonal makeup palettes, Aveda Artistic Director for Makeup Janell Geason created a series of brand new looks for the Aveda Congress 2013 stage, including limited edition makeup collections for spring, autumn and holiday. Though all of Geason's looks were stunning, the true highlight was a bejeweled smokey eye crafted with rich plums and sparkling grays from the Himalayan Holiday palette.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:35am
Trend Report: Ian Michael Black at Aveda Congress 2013
This year, Aveda Artistic Director for Hair Color, Ian Michael Black, took the tried-and-true ombre trend in a brand new direction for his show at Aveda Congress 2013. Black described his presentation as "a celebration of Avedad Full Spectrum Hair Color," and included bold brunettes, hyper-blonde pastels, futuristic hues and a salon-friendly "color belting" technique that reinterpreted the art of ombre.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 2:31pm
Trend Report: Tippi Shorter at Aveda Congress 2013
Aveda Artistic Director for Textured Hair, Tippi Shorter, found inspiration from her own nomadic lifestyle in order to create the travel-weathered, windblown textures at her presentation, Nomad: Aveda Congress 2013. The looks ranged from wash-and-go hair to sets to blow dry finishes. As one of the most sought-after textured hair experts in the beauty and entertainment industries, Shorter and her all-star team of stylists used the show to highlight how to transform curly, wavy and cooly hair into a series of perfectly-crafted textures.
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 3:45pm
Trend Report: Ricardo Dinis at Aveda Congress 2013
As a self-proclaimed "Japanophile," Aveda Global Artistic Director for Hair Cutting, Ricardo Dinis revealed that the inspiration behind his East-meets-West Aveda Congress 2013 presentation was the shape of the traditional Japanese kimono. Dinis especially emphasized the triangular shape of the kimono's sleeves by creating graphic, angled haircuts that featured strong lines and a mixture of male and female cutting techniques in order to create androgynous shapes.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 2:19pm
Cutting Council at Intercoiffure 2013
The Cutting Council Presentation at ICA showed off short crops and vibrant colors in unique, fun styles. See our video of the presentation below!  
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 2:56pm
ICA 2013: L'Oreal Professionnel's Paris-Inspired Presentation
L'Oreal Professionnel took the runway by storm this year with a Parisian-themed presentation, complete with bold, beautiful hair, at Intercoiffure. Check out our clip from the presentation in the video below!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 2:39pm