Launchpad gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the year’s hottest film: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. —Alyson Osterman-KerrIt was only last year that Katniss Everdeen won the 74th annual Hunger Games, a competition that had her combating 23 of her peers in a fight to the death. But are the odds still in Katniss’ favor? While Hair Department Head/Hair Designer Linda Flowers may not be able to help the movie’s heroine in terms of battle tactics, she can save Katniss from a bad hair day.
Everyone is talking about Jennifer Aniston's new haircut! The actress who is known for starting hair trends, think "The Rachel," has chopped off her locks and is now sporting a short bob. Aniston recently explained to Elle UK why she cut her hair. She revealed, "It wasn’t for a role. My hair went through a phase - I did this thing called a Brazilian and my hair did not react really well to it."We spoke to experts to get some more insight into why Jennifer's hair might have reacted poorly to the treatment.
Renowned makeup artist, Anthony Nguyen is known for his beautiful and diverse work, whether he is helping stars like Katy Perry, Hilary Duff and Joseph Gordon-Levitt prepare for the red carpet, putting together bold, gorgeous looks for advertising and editorial, or, more recently, presenting his own face as the canvas for Halloween-inspired makeup tutorials. Here, Anthony lets Beauty Launchpad in on his makeup and beauty influences, his favorite fall beauty trends, makeup essentials, and more!
The Hot Iron Holster provides a clever solution for managing hot styling tools and hair accessories. We spoke to inventor Erin Balogh to get the scoop on how she came up with the idea and what's next.How did you come up with the idea for the hot iron holster?
Joshua Ladner is OutServe's Fashion, Beauty and Style Editor. He is an accomplished fashion stylist and beauty blogger, as well as manager of Stylique Salon in Minot, North Dakota. He is happily married and a proud father of two children; Andrew, age 6, and Madison, age 8.
Eufora co-founder Don Bewley shares his thoughts on what trends he believes both benefit and hurt the salon industry. His latest mission is getting the word out about why long hair may be ruining the industry.
Launchpad caught up with Sebastian Professional celebrity stylist and 2012 North American Trend Vision judge Janine Jarman to get the inside scoop on just what judges look for at Trend Vision. Janine was thrilled with the outstanding level of talent at the competition, admitting that with such impressive finalists, judging was no easy job. "What we are looking for is overall presentation, the entire look -the makeup, the hair, the clothing, the attitude.
Christina Perez, NovaLash 2011 Lash Artist, shares her favorite memories from her NovaLash experience:
What was your favorite trip taken out of New York, Houston, Hong Kong, Miami and Vegas & why?
Besides all of the touristy things, each trip brought upon brand new, rare experiences and has its own reason for being my favorite. In NYC, I not only had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the beauty industry’s top magazines, but I was also interviewed and featured in a few different articles over the year!
Oribe co-founders Daniel Kaner and Tev Finger interview each other about the iconic brand’s beginnings and philosophy.
Tev Finger: How did you get started in the hair industry?
Daniel Kaner: I became friends with Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher through my now-wife, Sonia Kashuk, who was consulting with Aveda on its makeup line. At the time, I was in scrap metal recycling, but I moved to New York City and started developing Aveda here. I found my calling—and I’ve never looked back. You?
One of the most anticipated episodes of The Biggest Loser is the makeover episode, and Ken Paves Salon has been responsible for the transformative makeovers for the last four seasons. Paves explains, "I am always amazed at how much the contestants inspire me. It's an honor to be a part of The Biggest Loser, the show gives us all hope that it's never to late to get healthy and become your personal best!"Ken Paves shares his experience on season thirteen of The Biggest Loser: