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Hairstylist Margarita Ford recently helped transform one of her long-time clients, taking her hair from basic brunette to this gorgeous, "caramel kiss" balayage hue. Says Ford, "I've know this beautiful 21-year-old beauty since she was five, giving her haircuts throughout most of her milestones. Once I moved out of state, I didn't see her for a few years but she promised me I'd be the first to color her hair when she was ready.

It’s almost fall which means clients are trading in effortless waves for more polished looks. Enter the bombshell blowout, one of the most popular and most-requested styles. Brush up on your blowout skills with these tips from Sam Villa, Founding Partner of Sam Villa and Redken Education Artistic Director, and share them with your clients so they can achieve a gorgeous, voluminous blowout at home!

Could the precision cut be returning after all the natural waves and texture? Joi Rooks, owner of fresche salon in Atlanta, GA (, has more and more clients requesting control and polish, and she’s turning to precision cutting to deliver. Vidal Sassoon pioneered precision cutting – a technique based on the theory that with the proper design and cut even the most unruly hair could be tamed to perfection.

One of fall's hottest hair trends is metallic hues. To help you achieve this look quickly and beautifully, PRAVANA has launched new ChromaSilk Express Tones. Created in collaboration with hair guru Guy Tang to coincide with the new Pure Enlightenment Balayage Kit launch, the Express Tones are gentle and ammonia-free, leaving hair shinier and healthier in under five minutes.

Colorist at Bouffant Beauty Bar in La Mesa, CA, Amelia "Violet" Camp, recently helped her client achieve this rich, vibrant red colormelt. Says Camp, "This is my clients starting canvas [see below]. She came in with a few inspiration pictures, but the one she kept coming back to was Guy Tang’s Dark Pheonix he posted a couple months ago.

Fall is just around the corner, bringing with it the promise of cooler temps, cozy nights, and changing leaves. Just in time for the transitioning season, hairstylist Nicole Dubravski recently created this gorgeous colormelt for her client. Touches of rich purple alongside pops of burnt orange, vibrant pink, and subtle peeks of blue act as a stunning interpretation of fall leaves against a crisp autumn sky. Below, Nicole shares how she created this beautiful color so you can recreate the look for your clients!

With summer nearing its end and fall just on the horizon, clients are starting to request warmer, darker, more season hair colors. Kyle Hawk, a stylist at Headlines The Salon in San Diego, CA, recently helped transform his client from a summery, beachy blonde to this rich, radiant red. The look is perfect for transitioning into cooler, crisper months. Get Kyle's formula below so you can recreate this gorgeous red!Get the Look:

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:

Celebrity hairstylist and founder of Hair Room Service, Michael Dueñas, recently announced that he will be launching a YouTube series on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in response to Instagram fans' requests for red carpet trend tutorials.

Supermodels are known for their seemingly effortless beauty, and no one epitomizes this like model and actress Cara Delevingne. From red carpet premiere to Fashion Week runway, Cara is almost always rocking perfectly tousled waves with just the right amount of body, bounce, and shine. Help your clients mimic the look with the simple how-to, below!Get the Look:1. Apply a quarter size of OSiS+ Session Label Silk Shine Cream from roots to ends.

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