Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:35am
Having just opened a new location in Beverly Hills, California, celeb stylist and salon owner Kristoff Ball, invited the Launchpad team for cuts and blowouts at his new eponymous digs. A mixture of eclectic art pieces, self-crafted furniture (did we mention Ball is also an accomplished carpenter) and a cool rockstar vibe (oh yeah, he's a musician too!), the atmosphere is anything but boring; just like Ball, who regaled us with exciting stories from his many years in the biz while knocking out bombshell manes in no time.
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:11pm
As the age old saying goes, "It's not the destination, but the journey." My journey, or at least this little blog, begins with a break-up. My girlfriend and I, after three and a half years, recently broke up. As everyone knows, break-ups are hard and they are painful, especially when you live together. However, when you are the one being broken up with, well, that just takes it all to a whole other level of pain and difficulty. So, I'm doing all the things one is supposed to do after a break-up.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 11:08am
In this article you will find a series of photos and videos documenting an amazing day where I did hair for a New York Fashion Week extravaganza.  See footage from the event as Paper Magazine's very own Mr.
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 2:03pm
What could be a better way to celebrate Grammy Awards weekend than with a rockstar blowout?! I stopped by the Grammy Pop-Up Beauty Bar at Cristophe Salon hosted by L'Oréal Professionnel Stylist Roy Teeluck for the most amazing blowout by stylist Mia Moore. Mia's secret ingredient was Roy Teeluck's signature "hair plumping" collagen product Concentre de Collagene. "The results from applying collagen to the hair and scalp are astonishing. It creates an enriched environment for hair to maintain its optimal health as it grows," explains Teeluck.  
Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 1:00am
Séchoir+, blowout, dry bar
It's amazing what a good blowout can do. In honor of celebrating a milestone-worthy birthday, I took time out to visit the fabulous new hybrid blow dry bar in my neighborhood. Located on the very popular Montana Ave. in Santa Monica, California, Séchoir+ not only offers an extensive cut, color and even extension menu, but includes a downright fabulous selection of blowouts to sample, crafted by owner Nava Nabavi.
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 5:02pm
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 7:59am
Kate Bosworth's Chic & Sleek Sundance Hair
While we were in Park City, UT for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Kate Bosworth took time out to be honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Gala. She was wearing a stunning Valentino dress which in itself was a work of art, and I didn't want to to anything too "busy" with her hair.  I decided that in order to keep it elegant, chic, and best compliment the high neck line of her dress to keep her hair in a simple updo with a messy bun.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:56pm
Trend Release as seen in Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide: the Bob is Back!  
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:07am
I recently visited Tomi Ilic at The Butterfly Loft in Encino, CA, to get my son a trim. Tomi was good enough to give him his first haircut; this was his second. I don't know what it is, but I have a really hard time getting my son's hair cut. It looks way better afterward, but still. Something in me resists. So, in three years, James has only had his hair cut twice. Perhaps it's knowing that he's growing up? Or that I'm afraid that his beautiful copper-red hair will not come back? Or maybe his curls will dissappear?
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 6:08pm