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Beauty News: Sexy Hair Celebrates Marilyn Monroe
Sexy Hair, the professional hair care brand and creator of the best-selling and award-winning Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play hairspray, recently launched a celebratory campaign to honor the 60th anniversary of the day Marilyn Monroe shot one of the most iconic moments in film history. The scene in the film The Seven Year Itch, where Monroe’s white dress is blown up by a gust wind from a New York City subway, has become almost as famous as the actress herself.

October marks Domestic Violence Awareness month and highlights an issue that continues to affect countless women, men and children on a daily basis. The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) CUT IT OUT: Salons Against Domestic Abuse program is dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States by building awareness and training salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients, colleagues, friends and family to local resources.  

Famous Names recently announced another exciting new partnership in Europe this September: Manicura Artistica Siglo XXI, S.L., the newest addition to Famous global distributor family.

Launchpad's Marianne Dougherty to Present at Northeast Educational Conference
Carabito will host their fourth annual Northeast Educational Conference in Portland, Maine on November 2 and 3 with presentations and hands-on-workshops. We are excited to announce that Marianne Dougherty, Launchpad's Editor at Large, will be presenting Fall & Winter Hair Trends at the conference.

Beauty News: Andis Adds Three to Education Team
Andis Company is enhancing its education team with the addition of three new hair professionals: Sean Casey, Renee Chamberlain and Dave Diggs.“Adding these talented and respected educators will help Andis enhance our all-star team of educators and meet the increasing demand for clipper education in the beauty industry. Each brings his or her own unique flair and skill sets to deliver the very best content for hair professionals,” says Aileen Nunez, Andis international manager of education and style.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Show Us Your Vivids Contest! Over 500 incredible entries were submitted, and PRAVANA judges Vadre Grigsby and Danny Moon came together to place the winners based on technique, creativity and overall impact. Flip through below to see all the winners! [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [Images courtesy of PRAVANA]

FHI Heat Announces Gregory Patterson as New Spokesperson
FHI Heat is proud to announce the addition of celebrity stylist, Gregory Patterson, as the new FHI Heat spokesperson. "As one of the most recognized global hair tool companies, we needed someone with exciting, fresh and youthful energy. Gregory’s level of success internationally, along with his creativity and dedication to produce the very best in the hair industry makes him the ideal candidate," says FHI Heat President Shauky Gulamani. 

“Salute the Runway” Honoring Military Servicewomen and Veterans Kicks Off New Yo
Salute the Runway fashion show, presented by Little Black Dress Wines and Fatigues to Fabulous, kicked off New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 by honoring America's veterans. Fourteen military servicewoman and veterans from around the country walked the runway in an effort to raise awareness and support for our women in uniform, and their transition to re-entering civilian life. Each servicewoman wore a different variation of the iconic little black dress.

Celebrity Stylist Martino Cartier Launches Suretint Technologies at Martino Cart
The Martino Cartier Salon, located in Sewell, New Jersey, announced their partnership with SureTint Technologies, a revolutionary software system that improves hair color accuracy, repeatability and efficiencies for the salon and colorists. The SureTint System helps support both business and creativity, ultimately benefiting the salon’s clients.

Murad, Inc., the skincare brand founded by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, that is synonymous with high-performance, science-based products, has announced its plans to open the company’s first official stand-alone retail boutique. The freestanding store, which will serve as Murad’s Global Flagship retail location, is scheduled to open October 2014 and will be located on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles.

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