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Fears over the potentially damaging effects of the proposed Gainful Employment legislation have spurred the US's leading provider of vocational education programs to set up a free webinar to spread the word and rally support against the plans.The webinar, hosted by Nuts and Bolts Training, takes place on November 12, 11 AM PST and will look at the likely fallout from the changes, intended as a way of ensuring federal funding for higher education is spent on programs that produce professionals capable of making a living in their chosen field.

Farouk Systems USA proudly announced their continued support of Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars as the official hair care provider for season four, premiering October 30 at 9/8c. Fourteen of the most talented Project Runway designers from past seasons will compete for runway gold with guidance from mentor Zanna Roberts Rassi. The returning designers will be impressing host Alyssa Milano and judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman.

With the promise to bring “More Sam to More People,” the Sam Villa brand recently introduced SamVillaLive.com – the newest brand outlet for stylists to access LIVE education. This live content teaches stylists how to learn to think, say and do differently to prosper professionally. The first stream is on November 24th at 7:00pm EST.

At the recent Intercoiffure America/Canada 2014 Fall Atelier, V76 by Vaughn debuted its recently launched men’s grooming line at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The man behind the brand, celebrity groomer Vaughn Acord, brought V76’s campaign to life by showing that a new hairstyle can transform a man’s entire look. “Going from uptown to downtown, work to play, country to city, those contrasts interest me.

John Paul DeJoria was recently honored with the Lifetime Humanitarian Award at the 39th Annual Honors Gala hosted by the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research on October 21st, 2014 and will be receiving the Humanitarian Award at The Dream Foundation’s 2014 Celebration of Dreams Gala on November 8th, 2014. 

Jane Wurwand, Founder, Co-Owner and Chief Visionary of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute (IDI), and founder of the brand’s social impact initiative, FITE, has been awarded top honors by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), one of the cosmetic industry’s leading executive associations, as one of this year’s recipients of the prestigious CEW Achiever Award. The Awards ceremony took place on October 17 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

It may have started as a dream, but it ended with the reality of a first-place win for James Gartner in the inaugural Pravana 2014 Show Us Your Vivids contest for educators. Gartner's look was deemed the premiere interpretation of the power of PRAVANA's Vivids color line.

TONI&GUY held its 19th Annual Photographic Awards as part of its 2014 Summit, held in September near Dallas, Texas. The high-energy awards program kicked off with a performance by the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers, and continued with impressive photographic presentations from the nominees, along with a handful of live models showcasing finalists’ work. Read below for a complete list of winners, and click through to see some of the award-winning looks.Winners

This month marks the ten year anniversary of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture's flagship campus. Mario Tricoci founded Tricoci University of Beauty Culture a decade ago with a goal to redefine beauty education. He launched the Chicago Northwest campus on Harlem Avenue in 2004 and then went on to open nine more campuses across Illinois and Indiana. 

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.  

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