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Ardency Inn Wins WWD Beauty Inc. 2013 Award for "Newcomer of the Year"
Ardency Inn, a new makeup brand rooted in the downtown New York music scene, is excited to announce that it has won this year’s Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) Beauty Inc. Award for “Newcomer of the Year” in the prestige beauty category.

Hairstyle How To: Sofia Sisniega's PETA Hairstyle
Stylist Sean James shares how to create Sofia Sisniega's look for the PETA campaign:1. Using CRUELTY FREE Phyto volume at the roots, blow dry the hair with a large barrel synthetic round brush section by section vertically.2. With your Solano Blowdryer, take a 1" barrel Solano curling iron and spray each section with Phytolaque soi.3. Wind away from the face. Tip the hair upsidedown and spray again.4. Flip hair back, shape, structure and SCULPT! [Image: Hair by Sean James; Makeup by Anthony Merant]

Hair Trends: Go Rose Gold with the Sombré Technique
Rose gold is the latest hot trend of the season, spotted coloring the locks of It Girl Mary Charteris and Sienna Miller, and adorning the fingertips of celebrities like Rhianna. From fashion to beauty, the shade offers unlimited possibilities, and is the perfect accent to sparkly sequins or a glass of champagne for the holidays.

Sweis Plays Santa to Patients at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach
This holiday season, Sweis played Santa at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach with a generous donation of toys, supplies and funds for new iPads. Miller Children’s provides specialized pediatric care for babies, children and teens ranging from general pediatrics to cancer and blood disorders and intensive care. Their Child Life Program helps to educate parents and children about the medical care and process, while bringing a sense of normalcy through playtime in one of their five playrooms.

Millennium by Harms Announces New Company Name to Reflect Exciting Company Growt
Millennium by Harms Software Inc. recently announced its new name, Millennium Systems International, effective immediately. The name change comes in conjunctions with Millennium's new corporate headquarters, redesigned logo and the upcoming launch of their new cloud-based salon software platform, Meevo.

The 2014 Miss Texas Teen USA pageant was held on Sunday December 1, at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel. Contestants from across Texas competed for the crown in front of a live audience and panel of judges including CEO of Farouk Systems, Basim Shami. Farouk Systems is an international hair care manufacturer based in Houston most known for its CHI and BioSilk brands. CHI has been the title sponsor of Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions for over ten years.

China Glaze and Ardell Announce Official Sponsorship of Miss California USA Page
Polish, primping and pageants have never looked so good together. This year’s Miss California USA® and Miss California Teen USA® pageant season kicked off with an over-the-top glam-athon when beauty industry leaders China Glaze® Nail Lacquer and Ardell® Lashes proudly announced official sponsorship of the competition.

Brooklyn-Based Spa Creates Champagne-Infused Pedicure
Nestled in the diverse neighborhood of Clinton Hill Brooklyn, The Nail Boutique—opened for just one year—has quickly become a community staple for its harmonious blend of high-end services and quality products. The Nail Boutique, owned by Brooklyn-bred Sabrina Carson, highlights its Madison Avenue Pedicure as the premier spa service for the holiday and winter season, adding elements of a wonderland soiree to the most basic of beauty needs: a fabulous pedicure.

Pantone Announces Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid
With the new year just around the corner, Pantone announced its annual color of the year for 2014: a gorgeous, pinky-purple hue, Radiant Orchid. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination.

Hair Trends: Just Extensions Offers Just About Beads Training Course
Hair extensions have been growing tremendously in popularity, now comprising an estimated $3 billion dollar business annually. Just Extensions, Los Angeles' first hair extension bar, is now offering a certification training program in order to help hair professionals obtain the skills they need to expand their business and earn a lucrative income by becoming an extensions expert. The Academy by Just Extensions offers hair extensions certification courses to professional stylist, cosmetologist and vocational students.

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