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Gugu Mbatha-Raw's Retro Glamour Look by Ted Gibson
Ted Gibson explains:I was thinking about 20s and 50s glamour when I looked at Gugu’s dress. I know, I know that doesn’t make sense but I am a beauty guru that likes to mix up decades! Those two decades have some of my favorite hair moments. I wanted her to look like a movie star and I think I did just that! I wanted to do something different for her -movie star sexy, hot and modern!GET THE LOOK

Haircolor How To: Sun Kissed Strands by Pasquale Caselle
Celebrity hairstylist and IT&LY HAIRFASHION NA, Inc. Creative and Editorial Color Director Pasquale Caselle is known for his mastery of signature color formulation and technique. Amongst his A-list clients is Sarah E. Fahey, writer of VH1’s popular Hit the Floor, who credits her rich, natural, and personalized “sun kissed” color exclusively to Caselle. Below, Caselle shares the formulas and steps needed to create a gorgeous, sunny color like Fahey's.Get the Look: Color

Summer is almost over, but the arrival of fall is a great excuse to encourage your clients to refresh their beauty look. Below, Jill Marcordes, Executive Director of Cosmetology & Nail Technology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, highlights two hot hair trends for Fall 2014.

Elongating eyeliner – known as “arrowed eyes” – has made a recent resurgence on runways, with makeup artists highlighting a vivid assortment of different plays on the trend. Creating arrows, wings and points with eye liner is a great way to mix up your client’s makeup look in a way that’s both wearable and expressive. Shawn Towne, makeup artist and global educator for jane iredale shares her tips for creating four on-trend eye looks. Thick Glam

Salon Tips: Overcoming Scheduling Challenges
What do you do when a client wants a creative cut and color, but isn't booked for enough time? “You make it work,” says Joi Rooks, owner of Fresche Salon in Atlanta, GA.

NYFW Get the Look: 50s-Inspired Looks at Perry Ellis
Perry Ellis recently presented the Spring/Summer 2015 Collection, presented by CHI Hair Care. From the day he launched his first line in 1976, Perry Ellis made fashion meaningful simply by not taking it so seriously. This year's themed collection, according to the company’s Creative Director Michael Maccari, is an Active Wear Trend, comprised of active silhouettes with active wear fabrics.

NYFW Get the Look: Retro Strands at Coach Spring/Summer 2015
Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a cool, 70’s-inspired hairstyle at the Coach presentation this season, playing up the retro-inspired collection. He used Guts 10 Root Targeted Volume Spray Foam and Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray to achieve the natural, "cool-girl" look. He finished the look with a mist of Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray to allow for movement as seen in the various looks at Coach. 

NYFW Get the Look: Quintessentially Californian Looks at David Hart
Menswear designer David Hart took us to Palm Springs with his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. “The inspiration behind the prints is the natural landscape of Palm Springs,” said David. To complement the colorful, tailored clothes, lead hairstylist Kien Hoang created a relaxed yet polished look with lots of shine for the models. “When creating the hair, I imagined European guys on vacation,” said Kien. “They’re super stylish, and I wanted the hair to reflect that, but it’s not overly done. It’s relaxed and easy and quintessentially California.”

NYFW Get the Look: Marcia Brady-Inspired Looks at Kaelen
For Kaelen’s tropical-inspired Spring/Summer 2015 collection, hairstylist Amy Farid created a clean and innocent look from the 1970's, with a nod to hair icon Marcia Brady. “We wanted that freshly washed, really brushed hair,” explained Farid. “Like how Marcia Brady would brush her hair 100 times before bed.” Farid also made sure to keep the models’ hair tucked behind their ears. Before the presentation, the hair framing the model’s face would show off a natural bend around the cheekbone. Some models also wore a hair clip with fresh orchids on it.

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