Interview

Celebrity Hairstylist Ursula Stephen on Inspirations, Passion, and Opening Her F
Celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen has embraced creativity from a young age, knowing early on that hair was her destiny. Through hard work, dedication and seizing every opportunity that came her way, she has become one of the most sought-out hairstylist in Hollywood, working with some of the industry's top leading ladies, including Rihanna, Iggy Azela and Kerry Washington to name a few.

Interview: Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Hosts of NAHA 2014
Reality show stars, business professionals and beloved couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic will be hosting this year's North American Hairstyling Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Below, read an exclusive interview with the couple where they discuss everything from their philanthropic ideology to parenting to, of course, beauty!1. ON GIVING BACK: 

Tress legend Jim Markham knows a secret or two about success. From his rockin’ role as 60’s star stylist to that of CEO and founder of five iconic hair-care brands, the pioneer has never stopped pushing beauty industry boundaries. Here, he shares personal life anecdotes, plus highlights from an extraordinarily accomplished career, to help fellow stylists and budding entrepreneurs in search of pro advice. [pagebreak] Beauty Launchpad: How did you get started in the industry?

Gay of Thrones, the Funny or Die sketch which breaks down Game of Thrones in a hilarious and entertaining wrap-up, was born in Jonathan Van Ness' stylist chair. While putting a gloss on longtime client and Funny or Die producer, Erin Gibson's hair, Jonathan recounted a Game of Throne episode -the rest is history. The first year of Gay of Thrones was shot at a salon nearby the Funny or Die headquarters. This year a fabulous set was built for the online series! Read our interview with Gay of Throne's star Jonathan Van Ness:

The Beauty Thoughts of Kiyah Wright
"Change your hair, change your life" - that's the attitude of two-time, Emmy Award winning celeb hairstylist Kiyah Wright when it comes to makeover magic. As a brand ambassador for Clairol Professional, serving as a celebrity colorist, Kiyah recently held an all-day, marathon makeover session with women of various ethnic backgrounds and hair textures from straight to wavy to kinky. Kiyah transformed the locks of model Dot Smalls by adding extensions with ombre hair color, framing her face with a softer look.

The Skinny: Two Entrepreneurs Dish On How To Succeed in the Skincare Business
Jane Wurwand, visionary co-Founder and co-owner of the Dermalogica brand, launched her iconic skincare company a year or two before young entrepreneur, Peter Friis, creator of Essio, the industry’s newest name in aromatherapy, was even a gleam in his parents’ eyes.

The Beauty of Mentoring: Michael Haase
We talk to top stylists about their experiences with mentoring and why it is important.  Read on to find out what they had to say!Michael's thoughts on mentoring: One of the most profound moments of my career was when I had a new hairdresser come and say to me, “I heard you just came back from overseas and you studied for 2 years. What did you do there? Can you teach me some of that?”

The Beauty of Mentoring: Jane Wurwand, Founder of Dermalogica
We talk to top stylists about their experiences with mentoring and why it is important.  Read on to find out what they had to say!

We talk to top stylists about their experiences with mentoring and why it is important.  Read on to find out what they had to say!

Interview: Celebrity Stylist Melissa Schleicher on Inspirations, Mentorship and
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Melissa Schleicher has become well known as one of Nashville's leading hair and makeup artists for over 20 years. Her warm and friendly personality, combined with her incredible talent and style make Schleicher one of the favorite go-to hair and makeup artist for many renowned music artists and celebrities, including Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Lisa Marie Presley, among others.

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