Hair Trends: L’Oréal Professionnel Formalizes Balayage Certification Program
The extremely popular ombré trend has led to a dramatic increase in interest and recognition of the Balayage technique, an age-old professional coloring technique that allows colorists to unleash their creativity and produce beautifully colored hair. Despite its growing popularity, however, the Balayage technique has still only been truly mastered by a few colorists across the country.

Stylists Giving Back: A Day of Haircuts at the Village of Hope
Recently, Tim Telles, owner of Tribeca Salon, along with his brother Wayne Telles, owner of Family Afhair in Whittier and mother Terry Telles offered their services to their community by spending their day off cutting and coloring hair at The Village of Hope on Tustin in Orange County, CA. Tim's salon Tribeca has a 4-chair salon space at the transitional housing facility to serve the 190 men, women and children who live there. At "86-years-young," Terry has her beauty license, and joined her sons in giving back to the residents of The Village of Hope.

Hair News: AG Hair Team Expands
AG Hair recently announced two significant promotions within their dynamic Marketing & Creative Department. Samantha Shamash has been promoted to the role of Marketing Director for AG Hair. Drawing on 7 years of experience in the advertising and branding industry, along with an MBA in marketing strategy, Samantha brings expertise in building brands and fostering business growth. At AG Hair she will oversee the marketing department developing new products, go-to-market strategies, branding and promotional campaigns.

Skin Care With a Cause: Dermalogica's FITE Initiative Partners with ONEHOPE Wine
Recently, Dermalogica's FITE initiative, the skin care company's global program to support woman-owned enterprises worldwide, held a fundraiser in collaboration with ONEHOPE Wine, a unique social impact wine vintner that matches the price of each bottle of wine sold and donates the money to a specific cause.

News: George Papanikolas Joins Matrix
Celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas, known for transforming the haircolor of Hollywood’s most high profile blondes and brunettes, has joined Matrix.  According to VP/ Matrix General Manager Paul Schiraldi, George will bring his talent for creating “must-have” trends for his vast and impressive roster of celebrity clients to the Matrix family, allowing fellow stylists and loyal Matrix customers to get sneak peeks, first looks and insider information instantly on all of the hottest hairstyles and color design innovations. 

Moroccanoil Introduces First-Ever Black Friday and Cyber Monday Promotions
This year, Moroccanoil is offering its loyal customers Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for the very first time. Beginning midnight on Thursday, November 28th and lasting through 11:59 PM on Monday, December 2nd, consumers will have the opportunity to receive over $150 worth of complimentary, full-sized products from the luxurious body collection with the purchase of a e-Gift Card.

Sally Beauty Holdings Names New President for Sally Beauty Supply LLC.
Sally Beauty Holdings recently announced that Tobin Anderson has been appointed President of Sally Beauty Supply LLC. As Senior Vice President of Sally Beauty Supply, Mr. Anderson has been overseeing Sally Beauty Merchandising and Marketing departments. He will continue to report to Gary Winterhalter, Chairman and CEO of Sally Beauty Holdings.

GK Hair at Battle of the Strands
The Battle of the Strands 2013 season ended with a phenomenal display of talent by the world’s best teams of stylists from the US, Mexico, Panama and Puerto Rico October 14 in Las Vegas! This platform celebrates tremendous creativity in hair, makeup, nails, wardrobe and the total execution of a look in a runway show. It has even been noted as being the "Beginning of a Beauty Revolution" or the "Project Runway" of the beauty industry. GKhair was an exclusive sponsor in this competition! The brand featured Dry Shampoo, a celebrity favorite at the event.

News: George Schaeffer retires from OPI
Coty Inc. Announces Retirement Of OPI Founder & CEO George SchaefferBeauty Industry Legend to Remain as OPI's Strategic Board Advisor, Supporting Long-Standing Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann and Newly Appointed GM Mary van Praag

Aveda Honored with First Legacy Leaders Award at Cradle to Cradle Innovation Cel
Aveda The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences and maker of botanically-based professional hair, skin and body care, makeup and lifestyle products was recently honored by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for its role in environmental leadership in the beauty industry.

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