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Trend Alert: Lazy Fringe by Marylle Koken
Like we say at the Harlot, trend-setting is combing upscale with naughty. And with that, it's time to shed your summer beach waves and head towards the lazy fringe. Don't worry my dear, I've got your back.Drawing inspiration from trends we see on the daily at the Harlot Salon in Venice, this trend brings edge to the forefront with color, shape and texture. Here's a look at what I mean:

Five Reasons to Consider Going Organic with Your Salon
by Robyn Atticks, Creator of Shear Miracle Salon Products

-by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue; www.samvilla.com/pro/As stylists, we constantly look toward the future and the excitement of trends, yet I always find it interesting how some looks are timeless and still have a fresh feeling even 60 years later. 

HMUA: Sherri Jessee Photo: Nathan Mays

Five-Star Customer Service: Repêchage CEO Lydia Sarfati Reveals How!
Interested in providing the gold standard in customer service? We consulted with Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati to give you vital tips on boosting your staff's abilities and ensuring your clients have a spectacular experience. Below, Sarfati contributes her expertise!   Creating 5-Star Customer Service & Services

Summer's Hottest Trend: Day Clubs
by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue

Salon Tips You Need to Know for a Lucrative Summer
by Jill Marcordes, Executive Director of Cosmetology & Nail Technology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture It’s that time of year again, with many clients complaining of distressed summer hair. However, it can be a very lucrative time for salon professionals if you play your cards right. 

Hair Tales: A Hair Extension Journey around the World (India)
Every day hundreds and thousands of pilgrims come together throughout India, waiting in lines for hours to donate their locks to the Hindu temples. This is all done for religious reasons. India is dense with a population of over 1.2 billion, including more than 100,000 Hindu temples. Temple tonsures (Tonsuring show one’s love for the Gods by washing away one’s past and starting anew) are where women, men and children go to sacrifice their hair to God.

Summer Hair Care Tips You Need to Know
by José Buitron, Celebrity Stylist and Owner of Jose Luis SalonMany people love the summer season, but they do not realize that sun and chlorine exposure can be very damaging to their hair. I’d like to offer some easy tips you can employ that will help your clients combat this problem.

Textured hair of all types is fun and fabulous to work with as it can be molded into so many cool shapes…whether naturally super curly or crimped, textured hair can be a terrific base for exciting up-dos.  This French Braided Fauxhawk look was easily created on beautiful model, Maggie Lawson, who has naturally straight, smooth hair. 

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