Contest

Launchpad readers - it's time to share your favorite products! Vote for your top picks in our annual Reader's Choice Awards. You could win $500 worth of amazing products just for participating. The winning products will be revealed in our December 2014 issue!Vote HERE!

Making The Cut Competition to Name Top OC Stylist
Created by Scott Fontana, celebrity stylist and owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, Making the Cut is the beauty industry’s first and only live hair competition of its kind. Now in its second year and backed by sponsors that include L’Oréal, Milani Hair™, Fontana Brands and Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, the high-end, professionally produced event will feature live hair cutting and styling on stage by leading local stylists and will be judged by a panel of beauty industry elite to award the title of OC’s Top Stylist 2014. Entries are open now through Feb.

2013 Readers Choice Results
We can't believe it's been 10 years since Launchpad's first annual Readers Choice Awards. To honor a decade of celebrating beauty's best products, we've listed every winner here (199 products and 16 professional resources!), in alphabetical order and with the product photographed highlighted in red. Which products get the industry's illustrious seal of approval? Read on to find out! BEST HAIR COLOR Permanent All-Nutrient Professional Cream Haircolor Aloxxi Chroma Creme Colour JKS International Professional Italian Cream Color Gray Coverage arteasecolors Aloxxi Chroma Creme Colour Paul Mitchell N+ Gray Coverage Series Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect Ammonia-Free Kemon NaYo Hair Color Matrix COLORINSIDER Organic Color Systems Bleach Joico Vero Light Keratin Complex It's a Blonde Thing Wella Professionals Blondor Color Touch Up JKS International Color Touch Up Spray Rashell Masc-A-Gray Style Edit Conceal Color Care ColorProof Evolved Color Care Malibu C Color Prepare Wellness Treatment Matrix Biolage Colorcarethérapie Demipermanent Matrix Color Sync Paul Mitchell PM Shines Schwarzkopf Professional Igora Viviance Scruples True Integrity BEST HAIRCARE Eco-Friendly All-Nutrient Aveda Keune So Pure Mask Enjoy Hair Mask Joico K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor Surface Bassu Hydrating Masque Keratin Smoothing Treatment — Light Keragreen Keratin Smoothing System Rejuvenol 24 Hours Keratin Treatment Trissola Solo Shampoo and Conditioner It Factor Quick Blowdry Medium to Coarse Matrix Biolage Fiberstrong Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Dry Shampoo Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo GKhair Dry Shampoo Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Detangler Black 15in1 Miracle Hair Treatment It Factor Simply It Quick Blowdry Smoothing Lotion Malibu C Leave-In Mist Conditioner Matrix Biolage Hydrathérapie Detangling Solution Women's Thinning Regimen Bosley Professional Strength Groh Hair Advanced by RevitaLash Hair Oil — Coarse Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment ColorProof Evolved Color Care Extreme Shine Treatment Oil Moroccanoil Treatment Hair Oil — Fine Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Spray Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Styling Treatment Oil Keratin Smoothing Treatment — Highly Textured GKhair The Best Inoar Professional Brazilian Keratin Straightening Treatment Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy BEST STYLING Volumizer Eufora Powder Lift Oribe Volumista Style Sexy Hair Blow It Up Mousse Enjoy Volumizing Mousse Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger HydroCream Whip Hairspray Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Kenra Professional Volume Spray Sebastian Professional Shaper Plus Thermal Protector Keune Care Line 2-Phase Spray KMS California FreeShape Hot Flex Spray Matrix Total Results Sleek Iron Smoother Anti-Frizz Earthly Body Marrakesh kaHm GloProfessional Infinite Shine Smoothing Oil Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum Finishing Serum CHI BioSilk Silk Therapy Eufora Beautifying Serum Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum Curl Enhancer Catwalk by TIGI Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream Paul Mitchell Curls Shine Enhancer Aware Amazon Oil Joico K-PAK Protect & Shine Serum Lakmé K.Style Polish Smooth&Shine BEST SKIN CARE Anti-Aging GloTherapeutics Cyto-luxe Serum Refineé Firming Mineral Moisture Cream Repêchage Vita Cura Triple Firming Cream Acne Aveda Outer Peace Malibu C Zinc C Serum Repêchage Hydra Medic Face Wash Toner Aveda Botanical Kinetics Skin Firming/Toning Agent Murad Hydrating Toner Refineé Soothing Floral Toner Cleanser GloTherapeutics Purifying Gel Cleanser Malibu C Purifi Repêchage Sea Cleanse Foaming Seaweed Cleanser Moisturizer Aveda Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Timeless by Pevonia Collagen Moisturizer Suncare Aveda Tinted Moisture SPF 15 Bioelements Sun Diffusing Protector Coola SPF 30 Face Classic Sunscreen BEST MENS Skin Care Line American Crew Aveda Men Murad Man Styling Aid American Crew Pomade Redken for Men Firm Grasp Texturizing Clay TIGI B for Men Power Play Hair Care Line Eufora HERO for Men Mitch by Paul Mitchell Surface Men Shave Eufora Hero Exceptional Shave Moisturizing Shave Solution Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shave Gel Surface Men Shave Cream Thinning Treatment Bosley Professional Strength Dietary Supplement for Men Groh Ergo Boost Surface Awaken Therapeutic Treatment Haircolor Goldwell Men's ReShade Paul Mitchell Flash Back Scruples Menz BEST HAIRPIECES Taped Platinum Seamless SHE by SO.CAP. USA Simplicity Bonded Great Lengths Micro Point Solutions by Cyberhair SHE by SO.CAP. USA Wig Gemtress Jaclyn Smith Raquel Welch Clip-I Hair U Wear Top Secret Haircessory Ultratress Ultraclips Wire Balmain Halo Couture Sizzle BEST TOOLS Clipper/Trimmer CHI Shrimp Oster Classic 76 Wahl Sterling Mag Curling Iron CHI Turbo Digital Ceramic Spring Curling Iron Hot Tools NanoCeramic Salon Curling Iron Paul Mitchell ProTools Express Ion Curl Blow Dryer Brazilian Heat 1875 Watt Ion Salon Dryer FHI Heat Platform Nano Salon Pro 2000 Hot Tools Silver Lining Turbo Ionic Salon Dryer Croc Premium Digital Dryer Shears Cricket Centrix Jaguar Washi Silver Phoenix Tweezers GiGi Swiss Epilating Tweezer Mehaz Professional Depil-A-Tweez Tweezerman Slant Tweezer Razor Arrojo Feather Plier Razor Jatai Feather Styling Razor Surface Titanium Razor Brush/Comb Cricket Ultra Smooth Conditioning Comb Spornette Smooth Operator The Wet Brush Styling Iron Gamma Piú One + ISO Professional Omega SalonTech Titanium 450 MF MAKEUP Concealer GloMinerals Camouflage Oil-Free Concealer Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Concealer TIGI Cosmetics Concealer Pencil Blush Aveda Petal Essence Face Accents GloMinerals Blush Mirabella Beauty Blush Colour Duo Remover Bodyography Professional Cosmetics Cleansing and Soothing Wipes Dermalogica Precleanse Repêchage Opti-Cleanse Foundation Bodyography Professional Cosmetics Natural Finish Foundation Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Mineral Illusion Oil- Free Foundation Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Natural Loose Mineral Foundation Mascara Bodyography Professional Cosmetics Dramat-Eyes Mascara TIGI Cosmetics Luxe Lash Mascara Your Name Professional Brands Luxury Mascara Eyelash Extensions Lavish Lashes NovaLash Xtreme Lashes Lipstick/Gloss GloMinerals Lipstick Rashell Cosmetics Lipstick TIGI Cosmetics Decadent Luxe Lipgloss Eye Shadow Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color Bodyography Professional Cosmetics Expressions Sorm´ Treatment Cosmetics Long Lasting Eye Shadow Eye Liner NovaLash Lash Liner Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Smearproof Eyeliner TIGI Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner BEST EDUCATION Advanced Academy Matrix Sassoon Academy Sexy Hair Institute of Courage TIGI Online Joico Matrix Sam Villa BEST NAILCARE Polish Cuccio Colour Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer OPI Products Remover CND Shellac Power Polish Nourishing Remover SpaRitual Fluent Lacquer Remover Zoya Remove + Base Coat China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat Cuccio Nail Solutions Base Coat Gel CND Shellac Gelish OPI Products GelColor Top Coat Essie Good to Go Top Coat OPI Products Top Coat Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat Clipper/Nipper Mehaz Professional Cuticle Nipper OPI Products AccuNipPlus Tweezerman Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper BEST SALON MANAGEMENT Business-Building Program Aveda Business College Millennium Shortcuts Software System Millennium Salon Iris Shortcuts Appointment Tracker DemandForce Millennium StyleSeat  

Win a "Must Have" Disinfectant Tray from Mehaz
Mehaz is giving away 10 "Must Have" Disinfectant Trays to Mehaz Facebook Fans…and 2 of the trays will have a surprise inside consisting of $50 worth of Mehaz implements!   This compact tray with see-through window has a basket inside for safely disinfecting implements. Closing the lid lowers the basket into the disinfectant liquid and raising the lid lifts the basket out of the disinfectant liquid so implements can be removed, dried off and ready to use for the next service. 

Congratulations to the winner of our Halloween photo contest, Elizabeth C. from Long Beach. Elizabeth will be enjoying an amazing gift basket containing $500 of professional beauty products!Thank you to everyone who entered! We were blown away by all of your imaginative hair and makeup designs.

London's Calling: Color Rebel Contest
Are you a color rebel? Have an idea for the next big color craze?

 Enter Our 2013 Halloween Hairstyles Contest!
VOTING CLOSED The entries are in!  Now it's time for YOU to vote for your favorite Halloween hair styles!  HURRY!  Voting closes Sunday, November 10th!

Gel II just launched a spooktacular Halloween contest - they're giving away a bottle of Rave Glow in the Dark gel polish to THREE of the best Halloween-inspired nail artists in honor of All Hallows Eve!

Contest: Enter American Crew All-Star Challenge and win $5,000!
You know you’re a great stylist. But can you compete with the best? Find out by entering the American Crew All-Star Challenge, a global competition to find the best men’s hair stylist in the world. But hurry, the deadline to apply is September 30, 2013!

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