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-by Jim Yates, President of Nuts & BoltsMaking the grade as a new professional is never easy. Young people graduate from beauty school believing they can knock out a platform-ready look no problem, only to discover that the real world doesn’t work like that. Many find out the hard way that it takes more than a grounding in basic technical skills to become a fully rounded professional.
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:57am
 Expensive BoHo
Lemme hear you roar, ladies. It’s time to tiptoe to the wild side, with a hint of color. For all of my darlings out there who don’t want to commit to a totally different color of their mane, this one’s for you. Meet the “Expensive Boho,” this month’s trend I’m translating for all of you from the streets of Venice Beach, CA. This look is all about fusion between the color and cut, the “authentic” and “unnatural” hair color. Trust me, you’ll turn heads.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:02am
Dr. Ronald Moy's DNAEGF Renewal skincare line
Last week I had the privilege of attending a special open house at the offices of Moy-Fincher-Chipps Facial Plastics & Dermatology in Beverly Hills. The doctors and professional staff opened their doors to 50 guests to discuss the services they offer, as well as Dr. Ronald Moy’s (yes, the same Moy whose name is on the door) DNAEGF Renewal skincare product line.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 3:21pm
The Nail Garden (nailgarden.com), a boutique nail salon chain in California, is officially hopping onto the blow dry bar bandwagon, with two of its locations having launched a blow-out area in the past few months! One of these locations (Porter Ranch) invited me to tour the salon and experience one of its signature mani/pedi and blow-out services.
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:42pm
 Transitioning Pixies to Longer Cuts
The last two seasons brought the famous pixie cut back; Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Hudson, Christen Chenoweth, and so many more rocked it. But, as the seasons change, many guests will want to transition into a longer cut, and that means growing out their pixie. The most important thing you can do is advise them on the transition process, and that means making sure they keep coming to the salon.
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:39am
Bobs, Beehives & Bouffants: My Life At The Cutting Edge
By Anthony Barnes-SmithHow did a working-class lad from Teesside, once destined to work in the shipyards, become one of the world’s top hairdressers and then go on to establish the award-winning Q Hair and Beauty in Chichester, one of the leading salons on the South Coast?
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:07am
BTS Making NAHA Collection
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 8:52pm
Trend Alert: Lazy Fringe by Marylle Koken
Like we say at the Harlot, trend-setting is combing upscale with naughty. And with that, it's time to shed your summer beach waves and head towards the lazy fringe. Don't worry my dear, I've got your back.Drawing inspiration from trends we see on the daily at the Harlot Salon in Venice, this trend brings edge to the forefront with color, shape and texture. Here's a look at what I mean:
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:53am
Five Reasons to Consider Going Organic with Your Salon
by Robyn Atticks, Creator of Shear Miracle Salon Products
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 4:33pm
-by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue; www.samvilla.com/pro/As stylists, we constantly look toward the future and the excitement of trends, yet I always find it interesting how some looks are timeless and still have a fresh feeling even 60 years later. 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:11am