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KMS Launches Curl Up Products for Curly Hair
KMS has launched two new revolutionary products for styling curly hair; CURLUP leave-in conditioner and Perfection Lotion. Clients with curly hair spend 43% more on hair care products than their straight-haired counterparts, and they are all looking for the same result; bundled curls that are touchable, frizz-free and have all-day shine.

Ready to polish your skills and achieve creative excellence? Get inspired with new courses from the Goldwell KMS California Academy! The expert educators at Goldwell and KMS California have crafted the ultimate course roster that will take your skills to the next level and help grow and support your business. The 2015 Education Portfolio is full of innovative new Academy courses, taught by the brand’s Global Masters, and overseen by visionary International Artistic Director and Editorial Stylist, Dimitrios Tsioumas.

At last night's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, model Behati Prinsloo dazzled on the red carpet, sporting an updated version of a classic look. Celebrity hair stylist, Gio Campora, who created the look, stated, “My inspiration for Behati’s look was Brigitte Bardot, but we made it a little more undone for a modern twist."Get the Look:

One of the latest hair trends to take social media by storm is the mohawk braid. Stylists, like Karen Agostino of Di Rosa Haircare in New York, are sharing their work on Instagram, helping the style to become increasingly popular. “This is an example of how using social media can create demand for something,” says Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California.

Dominique DeFrancesco, Colorist from De La Mer Salon in Bellmore, NY, created an add-on color technique for single process services that allows the stylist to upgrade their ticket and the guest to have a change without spending a full day at the salon. It’s called "All Around the World" and it takes minimal application time.

“In our industry, the latest cut can draw attention, but sometimes not cutting your hair makes the biggest statement of all,” says Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California, who’s latest chop benefitted the Hans Neumaier Memorial Scholarship - $1000 raised thanks to a $500 match donation from Goldwell New York - and a generous crowd at Intercoiffure donated $1,300 to cut McIvor and his two daughter’s hair for

A good colorist knows the value of mastering the art of creating a great redhead. Lisa Buckles, Goldwell Educator at fresche salon in Atlanta GA recently had a guest come into the salon with a DIY job that left uneven tones and compromised hair health. Here’s how Buckles turned up the volume:Get the Look: Fiery Red1. Shampoo hair with Goldwell Dualsenses Rich Repair Shampoo and blow dry.

Actress Willow Shields dazzled on the red carpet at the recent premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 in a mermaid-green, custom Christian Siriano dress with a long train. Celebrity hairstylist Ryan Richman states “It was such a glamorous dress that I wanted to offset it with a more natural feel to keep her look youthful.” As a fun last minute decision, Ryan decided to cut four inches off of Willow’s hair and add a soft undone wave. Ryan then brushed her hair into a deep side part to add a touch of old Hollywood glamour.

“Barbering is an art that many hairdressers shy away from because they are intimidated by the technicality of a men's cut," says Arielle Calamari of Aurelio Salon in Howell, NJ, "but like with any design, it is all about the shape of the head; that's where you'll find the areas you need more height, de-bulking, etc. The intimidation with men's cutting is that you will see everything, but that's your opportunity to showcase your best work.”

KMS California Artistic Director Sonna Brado created this unique up-do hairstyle that's perfect for all of your client's holiday parties this season. Simultaneously fun and sophisticated, the look involves crimping to build interesting texture and volume. Brado shares the steps to recreate the look below:Get the Look:

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