Hair News: Matrix Announces New Vice President of Marketing
Recently, Matrix Vice President and General Manager Paul Schiraldi announced the appointment of Laurie Lam to the position of Vice President of Marketing for the company. Lam is rejoining L’Oréal USA after a successful stint abroad, where she oversaw the L’Oréal Professionnel brand for the Asia-Pacific region, based in Paris, France. She will report directly to Schiraldi and will be responsible for the growth and development of the largest brand within the L’Oréal Professional Products Division.

The Jazz Age Inspires Nicholas French's Collection, Deco Decadence
Inspired by the sights, sounds and styles of the 1920s, Nicholas French puts a fresh twist on the Jazz Age in Deco Decadence.

Sizzling, Sexy Valentine’s Day Styles
Robert Santana, Matrix Artistic Designer and Matrix Latin Expressions Team Lead, shares in English and in Spanish some Valentine's Day Styles perfect for Latin women—and every woman! Latin women love flowing, touchable hair!  But it’s important to remember that these clients aren’t exactly the wash and go types—they’re all about polish and glamour. So as February 14 approaches, and your clients drop in for swoon-worthy style, keep it soft and real, but be sure that your work is finished to perfection!

News: George Papanikolas Joins Matrix
Celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas, known for transforming the haircolor of Hollywood’s most high profile blondes and brunettes, has joined Matrix.  According to VP/ Matrix General Manager Paul Schiraldi, George will bring his talent for creating “must-have” trends for his vast and impressive roster of celebrity clients to the Matrix family, allowing fellow stylists and loyal Matrix customers to get sneak peeks, first looks and insider information instantly on all of the hottest hairstyles and color design innovations. 

Hair Tips: "Pop" Goes Your Haicolor
Traditional hair colors like brunette, blonde and red can be both beautiful and timeless. But not everyone is satisfied with this classic, albeit somewhat limited, palette. Unconventional hues are becoming more and more popular with clients asking for bold colors like deep blues, sea-inspired greens or bright, stand-out coral. Here are a few more suggestions for bold, unique hair colors from the Matrix COLORINSIDER team.1. We All Scream for Ice Cream

Hair Tips: Fight Back Against Fading
A beautiful, rich hair color can utterly transform a person's look and even their mood. But there's nothing worse than seeing that gorgeous color begin to fade, leaving dull, lifeless hair in its place. Help your clients make the most of their color and help prevent unflattering fading with these tips that ensure long-lasting, beautiful hair.1. Skip the Sun

Tell Matrix What Makes You Happy and Win a Year's Supply of Biolage Exquisiteoil
Beginning July 1, when you Facebook, Tweet or Instagram that one special thing that makes you happy, Matrix might make you even happier! That’s because each week, through September 30, 1,000 winners will be randomly selected to receive free samples of the insanely popular Biolage ExquisiteOil --and that’s not all. Thirty grand prize winners will receive an entire year’s supply of ExquisiteOil! 

Matrix Stylists Spread the Love for Injured Boston Hairdresser
Creatively combining a unique educational experience with a moving philanthropic effort, Matrix Spread the Love Salon Owner Michael Albor of Boston’s The Loft Salon teamed up with Matrix Artistic Director Ammon Carver to raise money for fellow hairstylist Celeste Corcoran, who lost both of her legs in the recent Boston Marathon bombings. Her daughter Sydney was also seriously injured. The Help a Hairdresser Event allowed participants to purchase tickets to observe an actual photo shoot, conducted by multiple NAHA nominees Albor and Carver.

Hairstyles How To: 2 Cool Braid Hairstyles for Summer
This summer there are lots of fun new ways to spin your hairstyle. Braids and twists are big news and there are dozens of ways to wear them. Here are three top choices from the style experts at Matrix, so go ahead--get twisted, sister!Headband BraidIs it hair or is it a hair style accessory? It’s both when you create a cute headband braid. Here’s how.1.  Create a part that extends from the outer corner of your eye to the top of your head.

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