The Makeup Show, an exclusive boutique beauty event, recently announced its 2015 dates and another year full of inspiration, education and opportunity to five states across the US.

Fashion Icon, Jerry Hall, ushered in the holiday season at the flagship store of the famed department store, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, with the help of a “monster“ made with real Hairdreams hair! Haute Coiffure Star Designer, Charlie Le Mindu, created the pink hairy monster which is part of  a unique, show-stopping promotion of the luxury Parisian department store.

The 1980's made a major comeback at Unite Global Session 2014, held in San Diego, CA this past October. Unite Senior Artistic Director USA, Renee Africa, described the inspiration behind the overall look, saying, "The inspiration for this look is a real mash-up of 80's-inspired fashion, modern color-blending and a mullet-like, but feminine, soft haircut. This time period will always influence hairdressing and fashion in some way. For me, it was when I was brought up in hairdressing and will always leave a mark on my brain."

We're Thankful For Mark Bustos, Hairdresser Who Cuts Hair For Homeless
A stylist at New York City’s Three Squares Studio, Mark Bustos spends Sundays offering free haircuts to men and women who are living on the streets. His kindness and empathy will amaze you. —Amy Dodds Tell Launchpad readers about yourself. How did you get into the industry? What made you want to become a stylist?

Nuts and Bolts Training, a leading provider of business education programs for cosmetology professionals, has completely rewritten its curriculum to recognize the changing needs of young people growing up in a multimedia world. The new Cornerstone series incorporates the latest research in effective teaching methods, adapting all materials for online learning; introducing video and multimedia support to provide up-to-the-minute information about critical applied business skills students need to build a successful career. 

The ColorBar at dpHUE salon, the first to offer cliental hair coloring services similar to the dry bar concept, pop-ups across the nation just opened on November 3rd in Los Angeles. 

MassageLuxe Spa opened its second Michigan location in West Bloomfield, MI and Repêchage Professional Skin Care was there to help celebrate! Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati attended the event with her team to offer personalized skin care recommendations, and work with MassageLuxe to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen organization. 

Another year means another year of non-stop education. The Lydia Sarfati Post-Graduate Skin Care Academy recently released their class schedule for 2015. The brand new course lineup includes technique, skin care science, business know-how, and Repêchage product knowledge. 

KEVIN.MURPHY recently announced that the brand will release special edition men’s products in honor of "Movember" (November) and men’s health awareness. Three of the brand’s bestselling men’s products - EASY.RIDER, NIGHT.RIDER, and GRITTY.BUSINESS - will feature a small mustache, the symbol for Movember, on packaging. Each product also comes with a stick-on mustache gift with purchase throughout the month of November.  

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