Last weekend, Matrix Artistic Director Nicholas French hosted a special educational event, Skyfall Academy, at his home in sunny Palm Springs, California. Attendees included up-and-coming hair stylists – all of whom were selected winners of the Regis POP Art contest. The POP Art contest was entered by over 300 stylists from the Regis Premium Division, and the top 24 winners got to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event as part of their prize.

Matrix Artistic Educator Victor Mendoza recently worked with Paula Abdul for the T.J. Martell Foundation's Spirit Of Excellence Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 1st in Beverly Hills, CA. Says Mendoza, "Paula requested her hair to look really natural, with a mild wave." Below, Mendoza shares his tips for recreating the naturally gorgeous style.Get the Look:1. Says Mendoza, "I prepped the hair with Style Link Smooth Setter, which delivers a satin finish but does not weigh down hair.

Matrix Destination 2016, an exciting, 3-day, educational event held in Orlando, FL, is coming up January 23-25. The fun and informative event will feature an array of industry icons and educators, including:

After the highly successful launch of its innovative Programs of Passion in 2014, Matrix announced an expanded lineup for 2015. Included on the roster is Matrix Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas, who will conduct a session entitled “Celebrity to Reality;” iconic haircolor educator Gina Khan, who will lead a class on “Logical Color” and Matrix Artistic Director and Latina hair expert Robert Santana, who will offer a course called “Brunette. Journey to Lightness.” 

Former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman was recently spotted getting her hair cut and styled by Matrix Celebrity Stylist Nick Stenson in New York. Said Stenson, "Dorfman’s cut maintains length, yet still give her loads of volume and movement for the active life she lives." Check out Stenson's how-to below so you can recreate this classically gorgeous look for your clients! Get the Look:

Hairstylist Shelley Hinkle Fister recently created this pure, vibrant purple haircolor for her client. Paired with a cute, pinup style, the look is equal parts retro and modern. Below, Shelley shares her formulas and how-to so you can recreate the look for your own client!

Hairstylist Shelley Hinkle Fister recently helped her client go from box-brown to beautiful, Wild Orchid. Says Shelley, "[My client] had a long history of box color when I met her… [so] we started her slowly on her path to Wild Orchid." Shelley first corrected her client's color, then, over the course of two salon visits, helped her achieve the rich, gorgeous color she wanted. Get the Look:

Crystal Kestenberg, stylist and owner of Hair Ambition Salon in Nutley, NJ, recently helped her client undergo a dramatic change from grown-out ombré to a pure, stunning platinum. Below, Crystal shares her formulas and how-to so you can recreate the look for your own client.FORMULASRoots: Matrix Light Master 30 volume with OlaplexEnds: Matrix Light Master 20 volume with OlaplexHOW TO:

Marietta, OH-based hairstylist Amanda Harsche recently transformed her client's hair from average ombré to this bright and beautiful rainbow look. Amanda used new PRAVANA VIVIDS Locked-In colors to create this fun look. See her formula and step-by-step process, below!Get the Look:   1. Says Amanda, "[I] started with a faded Matrix SOCOLOR 3VR to blonde ombré done about 2 months ago.

Tabatha Coffey - celebrity, salon owner, hairstylist, and star of Bravo TV’s Tabatha Takes Over - will host and participate in Matrix’s three-day educational event, Matrix Destination. Tabatha will kick off the event on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Orlando, FL, with an anticipated audience of 2,000 beauty professionals. She will also lead inspirational and business-focused classes.

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