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
ICA 2013: Behind the Scenes with L'Oreal Professionnel's Pepper Pastor
Gold pipe cleaners used in hair? Yes! L’Oreal Professionnel Team Member Pepper Pastor walks you through her labyrinthine hairstyle for L’Oreal Professionnel’s Intercoiffure 2013 presentation, “Afternoon in Paris.” See her description of this unique, metallic look in the video below!
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:36pm
ICA 2013: "Past Perfect, Future Unknown"
ICA Creative Director Belinda Gambuzza and Sonya Dove tasked six salons in Canada and the U.S. with meeting the challenge of patterned hair color. The results are breathtaking in their presentation, "Past Perfect, Future Unknown." See Belinda and Sonya describe their inspiration for the beautiful presentation in the video below. 
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 3:02pm
The Privé Design Team led by master stylist Laurent Dufourg did a record number of shows at Style Fashion Week in Los Angeles this week. Launchpad’s Editor at Large Marianne Dougherty went backstage yesterday to watch the team prepare for the first show of the day, which featured three designers: Tina Marie, Silvia Bours and Cristina Nitopi. Dufourg’s son Chelby, who is Director of Education, gave her the lowdown on the three disparate looks. Let’s start with CrisTina NiToPi where the models sported very textured 1940s rolls but with a modern twist.
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 7:02pm
Can't attend Paul Mitchell's Gathering at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas? Watch it streamed LIVE at PMGATHERING.COM, August 12 and 13. The Grand Opening Show starts August 12 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET, and the Closing Ceremony airs August 13 at 3:45 PT / 6:45 ET.   [Video courtesy of Paul Mitchell]
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 5:41pm