How To's

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue Magazine have been working in tandem to support the next generation of American fashion designers through their joint endowment. Last week the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists participated in a runway show, held in Los Angeles, California. Aveda Guest Artist Jon Reyman created a distinct knotted style for the models of designer Simon Miller.

With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to start thinking of creative new ways to style clients' hair for upcoming parties and events. Here, KMS California’s Artistic Director Sonna Brado offers tips for how to dress up a braid and keep it trending for a night out. By adding a classic finger wave to a fishtail braid, Sonna easily takes this braid from day to night.Get the Look:

Hairstylist Jennifer Yepez recently created an elegant, 1940s-inspired red carpet hairstyle for Brazilian model Jeisa Chiminazzo for Angel Ball 2014, hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on October 20, 2014.

For artists such as hairstylists, unique characteristics of the changing seasons are very inspiring, as well as everything they come in contact during those seasons – it can all evoke a feeling or design.

Josie Sanchez, Master Stylist at Dop Dop Salon, recently transformed her hair from jet black to a rich, coppery red using Olaplex. Says Sanchez, “I have done a drastic color change prior to this, from dark brunette to platinum blonde which left my hair very dry with split ends. With Olaplex, I see a visible difference in the vibrancy of the color and shine and my hair feels incredibly soft with little to no split ends.”Get the Look:

Inspired by the upcoming final episodes of AMC's Mad Men and Megan Draper's classically chic beehive, stylists for evo created this simple how-to, showing how clients can rock a modern-day version of the look. Check out the steps below! HOW TO: 1. Prep hair with mr fantastic. Section the hair into three. Using a low side parting, create a clean section at the top of the head to the top of the ears. Then, create a clean section from the top of the ears across the crown.

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:

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