Interview

Salon Suites are changing the way beauty professionals conduct businesses, offering stylists the opportunity to be their own bosses and control their own schedules. Leaving a traditional salon is a big decision and there are many crucial questions to ask to help determine if transitioning to a salon suite is the right move for you. We spoke to haircare line founder and Sola Salon Studios stylist Brandie Kekoa to get her insight on the Salon Suite experience.

Mark Hayes Explains the Sassoon Academy S/S 2015 Collection
At Premiere Orlando 2015, Sassoon Academy showcased their Spring/Summer 2015 collection, The Group. Sassoon Academy International Creative Director Mark Hayes met with us the morning of the Mainstage presentation as the team prepped the models to explain the concept behind the Beat generation-inspired looks we would see that day.

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.

We're Thankful For Mark Bustos, Hairdresser Who Cuts Hair For Homeless
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?

Diary of an Entrepreneur: We Speak to Michael Perich of Camp Cosmetics
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 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?

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