How To's

There’s nothing quite like getting to work on a never been colored virgin model… a completely blank canvas with limitless options!  

Hair Color How To: Vibrant Purple by Michael's Salon and Spa
Michael's Salon and Spa owner Michael Schuh recently sponsored a contest amongst four cosmetology schools. This gorgeous, vibrant purple color, created and modeled by colorist Christina Thomson, was selected as the winner.When creating the look, Christina was inspired to create a color that truly stood out. She used PRAVANA color, alternating colors of Violet with a small addition of Pink as well as Magenta, foiled throughout the head. She then mixed equal parts Wild Orchid and Violet and applied it to the hair between the foils.

Fall just might be the most inspirational season for colorists, so just melt right into it with this beautiful fall color formula from Rosa Hawkins, owner of Di Rosa Haircare New York.Melting into FallBackground: 30 ml. Goldwell Topchic 5bg and 10 ml. Goldwell Topchic 4gWith 20 Volume.Detail A: 35 ml. Goldwell Silk Lift 20 Volume and 1 scoop Goldwell Silk Lift StrongDetail B: 20 ml. 4bv Goldwell Nectaya with 20 Volume

American Horror Story Makeup Tips
American Horror Story Makeup Department Head Kerry Herta used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics on the latest FX Network American Horror Story Freakshow Promo Campaign! She shares her product recommendations and tips for her "Double Head" look just in time for Halloween. Kerry says:

Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Stylist shares one of her favorite ponytail styles, the Sleek, Low Textured Ponytail. "This look is easy to do yourself and doesn't take long with a little 'know how' - it immediately gives you the glam effect with minimal effort. The texture in the ponytail is key to this look as it creates a point of difference from just an ordinary low ponytail." - Jenny Balding

Naomi Watts' Twisted Bun
Actress Naomi Watts warranted beauty accolades during the 52nd Annual New York Film Festival in Tribeca thanks to Macadamia Professional’s International Creative Director and celebrity stylist, Giannandrea. Watts was stunning in a pale-grey lace and silk tulle Gucci gown with hair styled in a romantic, relaxed, modern look that Giannandrea calls a “Twisted Bun.”  

Forget creepy – cute and confident is the way to go this Halloween. From galaxy glam to femininely fierce, these sought-after styles are more stylish than they are spooky. Follow the below steps from PRAVANA to create these must-have, movie-inspired looks for Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Katniss.

The bob never really looses its trend status, it just evolves along with whatever is happening in the fashion world... shorter, longer, sleek, shaggy…and right now the Long Bob is stealing the limelight,” says Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa.

Blues Hues Braid
Don’t stop plaiting yet, braids are still going strong for Spring/Summer 2015 – Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Sumo and Baja East featured disheveled, herringbone, rope and windblown versions. Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, spins her latest style on short hair to compliment blue hues.

Lisa Lobosco, Creative Director of New York Streets, shares the details on how to create two punk inspired hair looks that are easy to tone down for everyday styles for your clients. Or with Halloween just around the corner help your client go full 80's with neon and punk inspired hair.Lisa Lobosco, Creative Director of New York Streets explains how to get the looks:

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