The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) are hosting Beauty Pitch at this year's PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas. The newest addition to PBA Beauty Week, 2015 Beauty Pitch allows established and up-and-coming beauty or personal care product companies the unique opportunity to present to a panel of top investors including renowned entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and John Paul DeJoria.
A stylist at New York City’s Three Squares Studio, Mark Bustos spends Sundays offering free haircuts to men and women who are living on the streets. His kindness and empathy will amaze you. —Amy Dodds
Tell Launchpad readers about yourself. How did you get into the industry? What made you want to become a stylist?
What's it like to start your own cosmetics company from the ground up? A thrill ride not for the faint of heart, to be sure! To get the straight facts from someone who's been through it all, we talked to Michael Perich, founder of Camp Cosmetics. The burgeoning brand has already made its way to QVC and offers a variety of unique SKUs, plus the mission behind Camp is truly remarkable.
We ask Dr. Robert Dorin, hair loss expert and Diplomate at The American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, our most pressing questions related to tress loss.Q: What are the different types of hair loss?
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.
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]
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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:
"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.