In the middle of her hair appointment, Launchpad's Lizzy Sherman interviews Guy Tang about his journey as a hairstylist. From moving to Los Angeles with no clients, to dealing with bad Yelp reviews and online haters, Guy Tang shares inspirational personal stories and advice straight from the heart. Check out some highlights from the interview below or watch the full video on Periscope:
One of the biggest beauty issues clients face is hair thinning and loss. Both men and women struggle with thinning hair, leading to decreased self-esteem and increased anxiety. Celebrity hairstylist and licensed trichologist Shann Christen is an expert when it comes to hair loss. After facing the issue himself, Shann discovered trichology - the scientific study of hair and scalp health - and after 12 years of study, he earned his degree in Trichology from Comunicazione e Tecnina per il Business in Italy.
Tal Peleg, a makeup artist from Israel, dreams up stunning and unique eye makeup art that has earned her an admiring following on social media. Her imaginative style takes eye makeup to a whole new level, as she creates detailed fantasy scenes around the eyes. We caught up with Tal to chat with her about her journey as a makeup artist and to get some of her top product tips!
How did you first get into doing makeup? Do you have a background in art?
Inspired by California beach style, Johnny Ramirez is known for his low maintenance lived in color. His stunning work has attracted celebrity clients including Jessica Alba and a dedicated Instagram following. Johnny chats with Beauty Launchpad about his signature technique, favorite trends and social media tips for fellow stylists.Beauty Launchpad: Why do clients love your signature lived-in color and how does it differ from Balayage and ombre?
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.
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.
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.