Gwyneth Paltrow and David Babaii Visit Their Blo Chelsea Location
Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity hairstylist David Babaii were spotted this week visiting one of their franchise partners at the Blo Chelsea location. Their team was not only treated to an up close and personal experience but, as an added bonus, they also all participated in a day of education where David shared his trade secrets in achieving a "Gwyneth blowout."

$1 Million Endowment Ensures Lifelong Learning in Beauty Industry
Pivot Point announces Leo Passage Endowment Fund with $1 million donation from Passage Family Lynelle Lynch, President of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation; Robert Passage, Chairman and CEO of Pivot Point International; and Melanie Kopeikin, President of Pivot Point International Beauty and education do truly change lives!

Great Clips, Inc. Awards $100,000 in Cosmetology School Scholarships
Earlier this month Great Clips, Inc. awarded 100 cosmetology students each a $1,000 scholarship. Scholarships were awarded as part of the 2014 Great Clipper Event, which brought local Great Clips franchisees into local cosmetology schools across the United States and Canada.

City of Hope's National Professional Salon Industry honored Harlan Kirschner of The Kirschner Group with the 2014 Spirit of Life Award. The evening included live entertainment by renowned singer Michael Bolton, a silent auction and a special opportunity drawing for a chance to win a 2014 Mini Cooper Coupe, courtesy of Jinny Corp.

NAHA 2014: Interview with Haircolor Winner Chrystofer Benson
Check out our interview with NAHA 2014 Haircolor winner Chrystofer Benson!

The Capozzi & Co. Salon Shear Runway Project 2014: Alice Goes to Oz
The team at Capozzi & Co. Salon recently announced its 6th annual Shear Runway Project, themed "Alice Goes to Oz," to be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Patchogue New York's Emporium.

NAHA 2014: Giuliana and Bill Rancic Share Advice for Salons and Stylists
Straight from NAHA 2014 - Beauty Launchpad caught up with hosts Giuliana and Bill Rancic, who shared how beauty has impacted their daily lives, and offered branding advice to salons and stylists. Check out our exclusive interview below!

Kristen Stewart Debuts New Short Hairstyle
At the recent Chanel Haute Couture show at Paris Fashion Week, actress Kristen Stewart stepped out, debuting a new, short crop. The dramatic, asymmetrical style includes piecey layers and fiery red ends which the Clouds of Sils Maria star wore causally tossed to one side. With a little natural wave, grown-out roots, and a slightly feathered feel, the new look is the perfect mix of casual and rocker-chic![Image: Dominique Charriau via Getty Images]

In the Beauty Launchpad July issue, we shared inspiring stories of five fearsome industry couples. Each week we will bring you a video where the dynamic beauty duos share secrets to their success! Find out how Gerd Hoher and Lulu Bryant from Carlton Hair/arteasecolors first met! [pagebreak]

Skinspirations Announces Reopening, Donating Proceeds to Disadvantaged Women
Skinspirations, a Tampa Bay-based non-surgical cosmetic medicine center, has implemented many new procedures that have contributed to their expansion in the past 6 months. On July 10th, they will host a grand reopening event, from 5:00 PM -7:30 PM, during which the company will be accepting donations in exchange for raffle prizes which include aesthetic services and products. Proceeds will be donated to the women’s charity, Dress for Success.

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