Guest Blogs

Furthering Your Education: Repêchage CEO Lydia Sarfati Reveals How!
Interested in pursuing an advanced education in beauty? We consulted with Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati to give you vital tips on continuing your education and expanding your knowledge base. Below, Sarfati contributes her expertise!  
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 10:40am
Building a Solid Foundation for Style
The ponytail is a foundation technique for stylists, just like cooking eggs is for chefs - they are timeless and a principal in editorial/runway trends. Ponytails, however, do require discipline and time to master. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that require the most skill, yet, once mastered, make your foundation as solid as a rock and stable enough to build on. Think about how many times the ponytail comes into play in session work, stage demos, up-dos and education, not to mention behind the chair. Share this knowledge with your guests and they will repay you with loyalty.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:04am
Creating a Professional Image: Repêchage CEO Lydia Sarfati Reveals How!
Wondering how to make a perfect first impression? We consulted with Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati to give you vital tips on creating a professional image. Below, Sarfati contributes her expertise!  
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:34pm
Health Meets Beauty: FabFitFun's Spring 2014 VIP Box
FabFitFun has established itself a reliable and fashion-forward purveyor of all things beauty- and fitness-related, and this spring, the subscription box service truly outdid itself! The Spring 2014 VIP Box was my favorite yet!  
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 3:06pm
Behind the Scenes at a Sam Villa Photo Shoot
I just got back from a shoot in Montreal where we shot two collections and an assortment of editorial images. Being able to collaborate with talented people is vital to the growth of a stylist so I try to shoot numerous times a year, not only to fuel creativity, but to fuel my business, so it’s important for me to be extremely prepared. I need to maximize time, inspire the team, and creatively collaborate in an organized way so that the images/collections created are not only beautiful and interesting, but a representation of the brand and marketable.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 9:59am
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.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 1:11pm
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.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:53pm
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. 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 10:48am
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!
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 8:31am
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!
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:02am