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Each week Beauty Launchpad will be selecting one fabulous 'do to be featured as our hairstyle of the week! Submit your hairstyles on Instagram by tagging your hairstyle photos #lpweeklydo and @beautylaunchpad. This week's #lpweeklydo: This week's Hairstyle of the Week goes to @phildoeshair for this cool, graphic look!

Most salons are savvy enough to have an arsenal of social media accounts by now, but if they are not utilizing them properly, they are not business-building tools. Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California, one of the first in the industry to embrace and master social media, shares 4 FREE social media ideas a month on his YouTube Channel.

There are many factors that make summer one of the most enjoyable seasons of the year - pool parties, backyard barbecues, and warm, sunny days, to name a few - but those same things can often lead to a great deal of hair damage. Anything from exposure to chlorine, to excessive sun, to increased humidity can leave hair dry, brittle, and uncontrollable.

Vivienne Mackinder was named Master Hairstylist of the Year for her Asian fusion collection inspired by samurai warriors. She shares these words of advice for aspiring NAHA winners, "You just have to be true to yourself. I think you have to be true to your style and your brand and to your passion because you have one voice." Mackinder also stresses, "Surround yourself with great people."

Vintage Men's Hairstyles by Michael's Salon and Spa
Classic vintage cars meet classic men's hairstyles at Michael's Salon and Spa's shoot at The Packard Museum in Dayton, Ohio. Models pose with dapper do's created by the Michael's Salon and Spa team alongside Al Capone's last car purchase and a race car driven by Amelia Earhart.  

As the winner of the Joico Vero K-PAK Color Intensity “Extreme Colorist” competition, Ashley Spangenberg won a colorist’s dream — the chance to be one of the first to get creative with the two newest shades in the Intensity collection. The result is a mini-shoot featuring new Vero K-PAK Color Intensity shades Hot Pink and Soft Pink — a rosy riot of the two cheery hues.

There are a lot of common misconceptions about hair, even amongst the pros! As a leading stylist for nearly two decades, Ricky Pennisi, founder of the RI CI Cutting Technique and product line for wavy and curly hair, is putting an end to common misconceptions he hears from his clients daily.MYTH 1: You can't highlight curly hairAccording to Ricky, "Curly hair can  typically be more coarse, so highlights should be bold, otherwise they will get lose among the curls."

Moroccanoil Educator, Alaina Montgomery brought bridal style and inspiration to salon professionals at the Sweis Academy, the education branch of Sweis Inc. Professional Salon & Spa Products Distributor in Southern California.  During the education session she shared her wisdom on bridal consultations and business tools that pros can utilize to ensure the smoothest day possible for both the bride and the stylist.

No matter what hairstyle hue your client has her heart set on, we've got you covered. Flip through to see hair color inspiration for every shade of the rainbow! [pagebreak] RED Color by Robin Dorton from Salon Head Candy [pagebreak] RED/ORANGE/YELLOW Color by Shonda Broadus [Image courtesy of John Arthur Photography] [pagebreak] BLONDE

9 Bridal Checklist Tips For Successful Wedding Hairstyling
Weddings are big business, and those that are successful rely on a solid checklist of organized procedures, techniques and resources to deliver brides a stress free experience and beautiful hair.  Geneva Cowen, Artist Director for Sam Villa, shares her checklist. “Since weddings are such personal events, the best advertising is word of mouth.  Once you have a couple brides say they loved their hair and had a great experience with you, word travels fast…and to reach that point, you need a checklist,” says Cowen.

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