Blogs

hair & makeup: Sherri Jessee photo: Roberto Ligresti
Award winning hair and makeup artist Sherri Jessee shares some of her favorite creations. 
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:46am
Summer Makeup Tips: How To Avoid a Meltdown
While many of us adore summertime, heat and makeup don’t always work so well together. Thankfully there are tricks you can use to prevent makeup from melting in the sunshine. Follow this practical advice from two expert educators at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture: the Executive Director of Esthetics, Gabriela Santana-Blackburn and Master Educator, Carla Jelens. Step 1: Use an oil-free moisturizer and SPF 30
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 12:36pm
Seeing Red: My Summer Makeover & How-Tos
A couple of weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to visit Sally Hershberger LA for a true tress transformation. I'd always harbored a desire for red hair, but every time I consulted a salon in the hopes of achieving the bold shade, I'd end up with red undertones or a slight tint—but no dramatic difference. Was my hair just resistant to change?
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:07am
Double Identity
-by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 3:57pm
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
Riqua Hailes, Owner of Just Extensions
Hair extensions are no longer Hollywood’s little secret. Now celebrities talk openly about their hair extensions. And, the demand for hair extensions is continuously on the rise. Great for a business like mine -- but what happens when the hair quality is inconsistent and 20 new hair distributors pop up daily claiming to sell top notch, Brazilian, Indian, Malaysian, or Russian extensions hair?
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 3:55pm
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