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Just in time for spring/summer, OPI has released 4 new polish collections. Drawing inspiration everywhere from petal-soft spring flowers, to hot summer nights, to tropical Hawaiian paradise, the new collections offer something for everyone.Brights Collection by OPI

Hair by Derrick Zeno, Gold Winner in the Global Partner Colorist division for Color Zoom 2013

In just 5 days, on April 20, 2015, fifteen country finalists will be flown to Rome, Italy for the 2014-2015 American Crew All-Star Challenge. Widely considered one of the top men’s grooming competitions among professional hairdressers, the All-Star Challenge is an annual global event that challenges stylists across the world to cut, style and deliver an image of the ultimate interpretation of the modern, classic American Crew man. Each year thousands of submissions are trimmed down to just a select few finalists from countries around the globe.

This past weekend in Palm Springs, GLAMSQUAD took over Coachella with #GLAMCHELLA, glamming the festival goers of Coachella one braid at a time. GLAMSQUAD stylists provided fun hair and makeup looks to those attending multiple events. Victoria Justice was one of many celebs who used GLAMSQUAD to help her achieve a fresh Coachella look, in addition to the various stylish bloggers who were loving the GLAMSQUAD stations. From flower head pieces to funky braids, GLAMSQUAD made all Coachella looks come to life.

Sebastian Professional announced the 2015 What’s Next Awards winners during the live finale event this week. Professional category finalist Oliver Shortall and Student category finalist Samantha Peters were named winners in the competition for their fearless style and artistic creation in their respective categories.

The beauty industry united on Saturday, March 21, to celebrate the legacy of a man who revolutionized the business of beauty education. The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL) posthumously honored Leo Passage, founder of Pivot Point International, Inc. Passage’s widow Lenie, and son Robert accepted the award. Held at the Art Institute of Chicago, the sold-out event was attended by a “who’s who” of industry and media leaders, and served as the signature event for America’s Beauty Show.

Sexy Hair recently announced an exciting new partnership with PowaTag, an innovative mobile platform, to bring one-touch shopping to next month's issue of Cosmopolitan (out April 14th). For the first time in a major U.S. publication, readers will be able to instantly purchase Sexy Hair's best-selling product, Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play hairspray, by simply scanning the ad with their smartphone. This marks the first time a beauty brand has implemented PowaTag's instant shopping technology in a major U.S.

Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) has announced the launch of its first-ever "Discover Scent" program. The program is presented in cooperation with Sniffapalooza, an organization that brings together fragrance aficionados and industry heavyweights from around the world.Inspired by close to a decade of success with its exclusive Discover Beauty program, which facilitates one-on-one introductions of innovative beauty brands to forward-thinking retailers, CPNA aims to capitalize on the

To say thank you for the courageous work local first responders do in the treatment and prevention of domestic violence, Empire Education Group is offering complimentary haircuts to all police officers, firefighters and EMTs at all Empire student salons next week.During First Responders Day celebrations Tuesday, April 14, 2015, local first responders will be treated to the complimentary services performed by senior level students under the supervision of licensed educators at all Empire Beauty School and Hair Design School student salons.

In honor of National Hairstylist Appreciation Day on April 30, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is honoring all beauty professionals throughout the month of April as part of their "I Am Licensed" movement and dedicating April as #IAmLicensed Month. To celebrate the hard work and dedication of all those in the beauty industry, PBA is asking all licensed professionals and licensing supporters to post 15-second videos to their respective social media accounts about the importance of licensing and how it has impacted them, using the hashtag #IAMLICENSED.

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