Ahhh…summertime. The time of year when the sun lingers on our days, our hair and our minds. I grew up in England where it's common to visit the nearby Mediterranean countries like Spain, Turkey and Greece for a couple of weeks each summer. People would flock to the all-inclusive resorts where the pool was the place to see and be seen. Where the way you look while languishing poolside sipping fancy cocktails is part of the fun. Resort style is almost its own "season" in the world of fashion.
by Marylle KokenToo many cookies, too much eggnog, too many presents - I don’t know about you, but the holiday season leaves me feeling like the bears know what they are doing with the whole hibernation thing… but don’t get too comfy yet! Before you know it, it’s time to boot and rally to the New Years Eve Par-tays!For this New Years, the holiday wound up o-u-t OUT, and lazy, loose and flawless is where it is AT. Don’t believe me? Just look to Christian Siriano’s fall Fashion Week show where this look took to the runway!
by Marylle Koken
Launchpad's Lizzy Sherman talks beauty street trends from Japan with Tokyo style blogger La Carmina!
Tokyo, Japan has a reputation for being on the cutting edge when it comes to beauty and fashion, so on my recent visit, I couldn't wait to explore the city's hottest beauty trends in person. I chatted with La Carmina, journalist, television host and author who specializes in Tokyo's style trends to get her insight on my observations.
by Marylle Koken, owner of The Harlot hair salonDon’t be fooled – pink hair isn’t just for princesses and mermaids. Add a couple of streaks to an already icy-cool mane and you’ve got yourself a fresh, feminine and flirty look.I introduce the "Always Blushing" trend, a look easily adaptable to clients who desire a girlish change but don’t want to stray too far from the sidewalk. I created this look during the Sebastian Creative Immersion class at the #WellaStudioLA.
-by Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage CEO and Founder
by Jill Marcordes, Executive Director of Cosmetology & Nail Technology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture“How often should I wash my hair?” is a popular client question. This is one of my favorite subjects when talking to our students and guest. Here’s my advice: 1. Consider Your Hair Type
by Teresa Stenzel, Director of Education for Bioelements
If you’re going to play around with color, do it with the big kids. Stand out in all the right ways with this luscious, crimson color…can somebody say vixen?!This isn’t your average scarlet mane that I created during a Sebastian Creative Immersion class at the Wella Studio in NYC. It’s vibrant, sultry and super sexy, pegged “Red Vixen” for obvious reasons.