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Sam Villa, Founding Partner of Sam Villa and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue, is a Mentor Judge for the final competition of the epic 2014 Battle of the Strands (BOTS) in Las Vegas, October 4th - 6th. The event will LiveStream in movie theaters on October 6th and a TV version called “Global Beauty Masters” in part filmed at Sam Villa’s HairShow and air as a four episode series on Discovery Health and Fitness starting in December.   

A team of cosmetology students and instructors from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture are set to style the hair and makeup of models at the upcoming Latino Fashion Week, taking place in Chicago the week of October 1-5, 2014.

Beauty News: KEVIN.MURPHY Launches New, Improved Website
KEVIN.MURPHY recently launched its new website at www.kevinmurphy.com.au, featuring a clean, easy-to-navigate design, in-depth product information with how-to videos, and choice of seven different languages, as well as a new section about the charitable arm of the brand. The site also includes an all-new distributor and salon site with easy-to-use dashboard.

Getting booked for your beauty services is just a click away with new app PRIV which recently launched in Los Angeles and New York. This on-demand app will send you straight to your client's door. Co-founded by Joseph Terzi and Morris Sutton, the app is free to download and prices include tax and tip.Flip through to check out photos from the September 17th launch event in Los Angeles! [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

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.

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. 

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