Interview

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.

On Monday January 27, Aveda's Artistic Directors will gather on one stage to launch the Aveda Spring/Summer 2014 Collection: Culture Clash. The looks are a collision of gritty and glamorous – tribal, folkloric, futuristic and chic.We spoke to Janell Geason, Aveda's Global Artistic Director for Makeup, about the must-see presentation and the new collection:Can you share a sneak tip for working with the products in the collection?

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.

Experts Respond to Jennifer Aniston's Brazilian Reaction
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.  

Makeup Artist Anthony Nguyen on Fall Beauty Trends, Makeup Essentials and Transf
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!

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