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Texture Expert: Tips from the Industry's Curl Masters
Curly girls form a large portion of your client demographic—don't miss your chance to be a valuable beauty resource for them! Here, we've compiled tips from some of the industry's foremost texture experts—from consultations to dry-cutting, shrinkage, top products and more. Read on to learn the essentials of working with curls!   [Image: The Image Bank/DreamPictures] [pagebreak] Milady Diane Da Costa, educator in Milady's Perspectives in Hair Design Video Series, imparts two crucial tips:

Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week: Chic Chignons by L'Oréal Professionnel
Hair stylist Yann Varin created the intricate chignons backstage at Oscar de la Renta using L'Oréal Professionnel products. The overall effect was both elegant and chic.Get the Look:1. Divide hair into 3 sections, one on each side and a thicker one in the middle.2. Take the middle section and pull into a very low ponytail, then secure.  3. Wrap the side sections around the ponytail to create a weaving effect.

Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week: Romantic Up-Dos at Marchesa
Hair stylist Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kérastase created a gorgeous, intricate up-do for Marchesa's presentation at Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week. The braided look is perfect for any hopelessly romantic bride-to-be!Knotted Up-Do:1. Apply a quarter size of Ciment Thérmique to clean, dry hair. Afterwards, layer a generous amount of Mousse Bouffante and Spray-À-Porter into sections for even distribution.

Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week: Fabulous French Twist at Carolina Herrera
Hair stylists Nina Dimachki and Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kérastase created a classic, beautiful French twist for the Carolina Herrera Spring 2015 presentation at Bridal Fashion Week. See the steps below to recreate the elegant style for your clients on their way to the alter!Prep:1. Apply a quarter size of Ciment Thérmique from mid-lengths to ends on clean, dry hair. Layer a generous amount of Mousse Bouffante, sectioning the hair during application for even distribution.

6 Warm Weather Skin Care Tips
Spring means warmer weather which, in turn, means more time spent enjoying the outdoors. But warmer weather doesn’t mean it's time to neglect your skin. In fact, more time in the sun gives you more reasons to protect your skin. Sun damage is the number one contributor to the appearance of aging, including sun spots and wrinkles. Learn the best, most effective ways to protect your skin this spring with these 6 tips from Bellus Academy’s esthetics experts. 

Get the Look: The Serpent & The Swan Collection at Fashion Week Australia
  Inspired by a recent trip to Bulgaria, the stunning The Serpent & The Swan Collection, presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), infuses a mixed metal color palette with the ancient rituals and symbols of Eastern Europe. O&M Creative Director Janelle Chaplin created a helmet-like shape teamed up with sharp, hard partings to complement the collection.

January Jones at the Mad Men Premiere
January Jones’ graphic French/twist back braid is so imperfect, that it’s perfect. The look leaves plenty of room for interpretation and can easily be translated into an everyday look with an element of surprise!   Step-By-Step Styling:1. Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner.

How To Create Bolder Brows
Natural blondes may appear to have won the genetic lottery with their gorgeous sun-kissed locks, but they tend to face a unique problem when it comes eyebrows.: light-colored brows can appear to disappear, not for lack of hair, but simply because the shade is so subtle.

Curly Queen: Lorde-Inspired Locks by Xiphium Salon
Stylist Geena Mericle at Xiphium Salon was inspired by singer/songwriter Lorde's signature curly mane when creating a recent new look.Mericle worked with her model's natural texture, defining and separating her gorgeous curls with Aveda's Be Curly Style Prep and Curl Controller. Once the curls had set, Mericle lightly back-combed the hair using her fingers, adding volume and working in the products for enhanced shine. She then finished the look with Aveda's Air Control hairspray.

The New Mohawk: Robert Wilson on the Set of CW's The Originals
Mohawks, in the form of braids, volume and even the original - shaved sides with a long straight strip down the center - are experiencing a recent resurgence in popularity. Stylist Robert Wilson used a Sam Villa Signature Series Sleekr flat iron to give Felicia Lester on the CW’s The Originals a Mohawk with a sleek strip.

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