Blogs

My Daily Game-Changer: Cezanne Perfect Finish
We all have our beauty challenges, those little things that keep us from having a good hair day or a flawless finish. Mine is was frizz. Past-tense, because I'm happily frizz-free thanks to the revolutionary Cezanne Perfect Finish smoothing treatment, which I had the opportunity to receive at Casablanca Salon & Day Spa in Sherman Oaks, California.

Beauty News: Important Information for Salon Professionals from Patrick McIvor
This is a turning point for our industry. A non-professional was able to buy "professional-use-only" products and make a how-to video via YouTube that recommended using those products to lighten/bleach and tone her hair, while completely ignoring the manufacturer's instructions. Her video, which included harmful and dangerous information received 1.2 million views. As a salon professional, I created a video pointing out why what she did was unsafe. Now my video has been removed from YouTube, and I have been threatened with legal action.

Giving Back: Donating Hair to Beautiful Lengths
For the past few years I have been showing my support to women with cancer by donating my hair to various charities that provide wigs to those in need. 

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Photo: Nathan Mays
Blondes aren’t the only ones having fun… beautiful brunettes turn their share of heads with radiant tones ranging from rich caramels to decadent chocolates. We certainly don't want our clients to be wearing boring brown...Now is a great time suggest fun color enhancements and take them from drab to fab!

Developing a Mission Statement: Repêchage CEO Lydia Sarfati Reveals How!
We are privileged and excited to present a guest blog from Lydia Sarfati, a true pioneer in the beauty industry. Sarfati is the CEO and Founder of skincare and haircare giant Repêchage. She opened the Lydia Sarfati Skincare Academy in Secaucus, New Jersey, and continues to develop ground-breaking beauty products and services for the industry. Here, Sarfati reveals some of the secrets to her success—specifically, how you can develop a mission statement for your business and cultivate your image. We hope you enjoy!

This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Hairnet
The hairnet, although today thought of as a cafeteria mom’s must-have, has a very significant ‘hair story’ in women’s history. During World War Two in the 1940s, women joined the workforce in droves, taking over jobs traditionally done by men. By mid-1943, nearly 90 per cent of single women and 80 per cent of married women were employed in critical work for the war effort. Of course the elaborate long hairstyles of the time proved hazardous on the job.

When planning our education - whether it be digital, online or show/classes - and when creating mood boards for editorial shoots, it’s always an inspiration to look at what happens on the runways. 

In the beginning of the year, I shared my mission to speak and work differently to demonstrate how stylists can deliver more value to clients in today’s world.  Changing language to start conversations that open the door to discovering new creative approaches in cutting and finishing globally influenced shapes.  Using condensed and precision cutting to create modern details, beginning cuts in unfamiliar sections of the head and working with sectioning patterns to cut and finish hair effortlessly and quickly.

Oh, luscious locks, how I love thee! Here I am with Hotheads Educator Sheenon Ol
I admit it: I have a tendency to get stuck in a beauty rut. My morning routine consists of lightly misting my hair with spray to stave off the effects of humidity. That’s it. I haven’t even colored my hair beyond a demipermanent gloss. Yet for quite some time now, I’ve wanted to do something different…

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