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:
Launchpad brings you an exclusive interview with Aquage's Luis Alvarez at ICA's Fall Atelier 2011.
Launchpad brings you an exclusive backstage interview with ICA North America Makeup Council's Director Lori Neapolitan at ICA's Fall Atelier 2011.
Launchpad brings you an exclusive backstage interview with ICA North America Haircolor Council's Creative Director Gina Khan as she prepares to present "Decades of Hollywood" at ICA's Fall Atelier 2011.
Launchpad brings you an exclusive backstage interview with Perry Monge at ICA's Fall Atelier 2011.