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Timeless Elegance by Moroccanoil at the Suzanne Rogers Presents: ZAC POSEN Show
At the recent Suzanne Rogers Presents: ZAC POSEN show, held in Toronto, Canada, the designer was inspired by the alluring elegance of 1940's American film star Veronica Lake. Mimicking her signature style, the "peek-a-boo curl," Moroccanoil's Global Creative Director Antonio Corral Calero created soft but structured flowing curls that were reminiscent of Old Hollywood with a contemporary twist. Says Calero, “This look was the true depiction of timeless, feminine elegance." Get the Look:

Hairstyles How To: A Modern Day Veronica Lake by Abraham Sprinkle for Keratin Co
A day of pampering and a return to old Hollywood glam were on the docket at the Keratin Complex Spring/Summer 2014 Extravagant Beauty Blowout in New York last week, where the haircare brand unveiled two new stylers in its Style Therapy Collection, MoldMe Matte Texturizing Cream and Iconic Polish High Shine Pomade.“We’re using the products just like a designer or a makeup artist would,” shares Keratin Complex International Creative Team’s Abraham Sprinkle.

Create Glamorous Side-Swept Waves with Tips from David Antunes
Celebrity Stylist David Antunes predicts that the must-have look for this season of proms and weddings is classic, side-swept waves, inspired by old Hollywood glamour. "Old Hollywood glamour hairstyles can be easily recreated into more modern looks," says David. "Many top celebrities have made these classic retro hairstyles into a popular trend, and you can try the following red-carpet worthy hairstyles at home."Create the classic look for your client with these tips:

Magical Mohawk by Brandon Christmas
Hair stylist Brandon Christmas of A Cut Above Hair Design in Sumter, SC recently created this fun, colorful hairstyle for a client. Get the how-to for the look below!Cut:#4 guard clipper on sides for a Mohawk sectioning leaving wispy sideburns. Mohawk texturized with razor.Color:Wella Blondor, Matrix Color Sync, and PRAVANA Chromasilk Vivids.Lightener (applied to top Mohawk and wispy sideburns):Blondor + 20v. Process to a level 9 (client's level was a natural level 6).

Before and After: From Dull Dark Blonde to Shiny Creamy Beige
With the onset of warmer weather and more sunshine, now is the perfect time to take dull dark blondes to shiny creamy beiges for spring and summer. Joi Rooks, owner of Fresche Salon in Atlanta, GA says recommends that, before considering a double process or hi-lift blonde, you ask your client the following questions:

Tortoise Shell Color Application by ProRituals
According to ProRituals Global Artistic Director Terrence Michael Renk, natural highlights are on trend for spring/summer 2014! "Toffees, caramels, chocolates and tobaccos can add just the right amount of visual texture to so many beautiful multi-tonal hairstyles," shares Renk.     However, the application is different from the traditional ombré method. Instead, Renk shares, “tortoise shell” color application is the newest color movement.    

GKhair's Sophisticated Spring Updo
Just in time for the wedding/prom season, GKhair International Creative Director Misha Belfer shares tips on creating a sexy and sophisticated updo for spring!    Before:   After: Note: This should be done on pre-curled hair.  Continue on for the step-by-step how to! [pagebreak] 1- (Triangle Facing down) Create ear to ear sections separating the front from the back. 

Rosy Radiance by Tammi Savic
Hair colorist Tammi Savic created a gorgeous, rosy pink color for her client using Goldwell color. Get the formula for the look below!Formula:Total time: 4 hours1. Pre-lighten hair to level 9 yellow. Says Savic, "I used Goldwell Silk Lift 30 Vol. mid to ends (first), and 20 Vol. Silk Lift on the scalp." Process for 30 minutes, then shampoo, condition, and dry.

Create Salon Head Candy's Sweet Licorice and Cotton Candy Inspired Hairstyle
Salon Head Candy's new spring collection is inspired by sweet treats including Nerds, chocolate bars and butterscotch. The vibrant red and plum creation seen on model Emily weaves in various colors inspired by licorice and cotton candy.  

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:

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