Not going to the NAHAs? Not a problem!
No need to boo-hoo the fact that you're not able to go to the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) on July 18. Since you're able to read this blog, it means that you have all that you need—a computer! The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and have partnered to bring the world the NAHA Awards Ceremony live through free online video streaming.

Wella & Brooke Burke Kick-off the Professional Color Discovery Tour in NYC

Judging the Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge
Talk about an honor! I just arrived home from the Goldwell headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, where I was a judge for the American Color Zoom Challenge. Phew! There were 158 submissions in three categories with each contestant presenting his or her best interpretation of the 2010 Goldwell Just Naked lifestyle collection. The judging took most of the day, with a welcome break for a scrumptious crab cake lunch and a photo op with president, Mario Argenti. This is one of my absolute fave entries!

OPI Hearts Education
Me and OPI Products president/CEO George Schaeffer

Which is worse: knowing too little or knowing too late?
According to an article from Reuters June 13 2010, New York senator Charles Schumer (D) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to divulge any data it has on a possible link between retinyl palmate, an antiaging ingredient used in many sunscreens, and an increased risk of skin cancer. The FDA has been investigating the possible link since July 2009, but hasn't yet issued any rulings or guidelines.

  Sometimes when you've been in a vocation for a number of years, you forget about the excitement of just starting out—how you're ready to tackle the world and soar to the top.  

Premiere Orlando: What a Blast!
I returned from the Premiere trade show in Orlando, Florida, at 1:00 this morning. I’m walking into walls! Was it worth the trip to this steamy area of the country? You bet! Nick Arrojo demos on the show floor at Premiere Orlando, June 5 to 7.

Shear Genius Brig Van Osten On Judging and Competing
The gracious judge poses with some of Empire Beauty School's future pros.

Win a Trip for Two to NYC Courtesy of Sebastian Professional

Sam Villa's Mood Board Philosophy
Sam Villa's mood board for his new DVD, "The Bardot" Photo shoots: Fun and rewarding, yet hard to execute. One reason? Not everyone visualizes a concept the same way. But for industry icon Sam Villa, the way to get everyone—photographer, artists, art directors and even models—on the same page is by creating a mood board.

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