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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.

The Fastest Way to Straighten Hair
Anyone who straightens their hair knows it takes both time and skill, and they wish they had more of both. Sam Villa, founding partner of the Sam Villa brand and education artistic director for Redken 5th Avenue advises to instruct guests to “slow down to speed up,” meaning slow down the pass with the flat iron so heat and compression can straighten hair faster. See more of Villa's tips below for achieving pin-straight hair in minutes:Fastest Way to Straighten Hair

Spring Trends: Create a Perfect Faux Bob
The faux bob is a perfect way for clients to go from long to short without all their tresses ending up on the cutting floor. Whether she's test-driving a new style, or simply wants to change it up for the evening, help your client achieve a gorgeous faux bob with these steps from KMS California Artistic Director Sonna Brado: 1. Prepare hair by curling it with a 1.5” barrel iron, spraying KMS California HAIRPLAY dry wax on each section. 2. Next, lightly back-comb the crown to give volume.

Perfect Match Purple: Recreate Katy Perry's Vibrant Violet Strands
When Tiffany Conway, owner of CoCo Cheveux Salon, had a client bring in a picture of Katy Perry’s purple color, she know exactly how to achieve it with Goldwell SilkLift and Elumen Hair Color. Using the following formula, Conway was able to achieve a gorgeous, vivid, violet shade for her client.Perfect Purple (Existing Level 5)

Everything You Need to Know About Hair Extensions
Bobs and pixie cuts may have their moment, but full, flowing locks never go out of style. While red carpet superstars and Victoria’s Secret Angels make it seem easy and effortless, many of these ladies’ perfect manes are not just a result of great genes – most get a little (or a lot of) help from hair extensions.

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