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
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
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
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
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.
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 1:36pm
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 12:07pm
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.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 2:50pm
Recently, the world of hair had its collective eyes set on New York Fashion Week to see how the designers chose to further express their collections’ statement through hair.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 2:15pm
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 1:42pm
Confession: I've never had my lashes done! Or I hadn't ever, up until a couple of weeks ago.
I always thought my lashes were pretty decent, especially with the help of mascara. But being in the beauty industry, or at least writing about the beauty industry, imbues one with the desire to push the envelope. My lashes were OK—fairly dark, medium length and I had a lot of 'em—but it always bothered me that they didn't have a curl, or even hold a curl.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 2:55pm