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Whether your client has a hot date planned with her beau or a girls' night out, make sure she makes a statement this Valentine's Day with these top five beauty tips from celebrity makeup artist, Jami Svay. Svay, who has worked with Meghan Trainor, Brooklyn Decker, and Angie Harmon, among others as well as top fashion brands like Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Laura Ashley, and Perry Ellis shares her tips below for the perfect Valentine's Day beauty look!1. Kiss and makeup:

Have you ever dreamed of being on the cover of Beauty Launchpad? If you are going to ISSE Long Beach 2015, be sure to stop by booth #1010 to take a photo on the cover of Beauty Launchpad (or our sister magazine Nailpro). Tag your photos #launchpadselfie and #ISSELB15 for the chance to win a VIP gift bag full of the hottest professional tools and products!

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 @jeni_does_ham for this amazing, red velvet makeover!

Dominique DeFrancesco, Colorist from De La Mer Salon in Bellmore, NY, has seen her fair share of homemade "ombré" hair color. Created at home with box color, "do-it-yourself ombré" is rarely successful, but that doesn't stop many clients from trying. Below, check out DeFrancesco's list of tips she now shares with her guests on why doing their own color at home is a less than stellar idea.  

No matter the hair color, the biggest Spring/Summer 2015 hair trend is all about lightening techniques to create or brighten natural tones. A-list stars, blonde and brunette alike, are bringing out their inner blonde while redheads are elevating their bold color to the next level. With a lengthy client roster of Hollywood starlets, Tracey Cunningham, Redken Celebrity Colorist shares her scoop on the blonding trend she is using on her own celebrity clients, and provides formulas to help you achieve these lightened and brightened looks on any client, no matter their natural shade.

Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, is a big advocate of practicing. It may sound simple enough, but how many stylists actually practice on a regular basis to master their craft? It’s best to have a plan, so follow these tips from Roche to get started.1. Find someone who is better than you at what you want to practice and learn from them.2. Make the time – schedule it in your calendar on a regular basis, it should be just as important as scheduling in vacation or a vital meeting.

According to CareerCast.com Hairstylist is the least stressful job of 2015! How is stress measured? Spending one-on-one time with others and being able to set your own schedule are some of the factors associated with jobs with healthy stress levels. On the other hand, jobs where deadlines are tight and where lives are in danger are associated with high stress.

Battle of the Strands 2014 pitted 18 teams of beauty pros from nine different countries against each other in a high-energy, ultra glam competition for the title of Global Beauty Masters. Culminating with a finale in Las Vegas streamed live in more than 600 theaters nationwide, the weeklong tournament was filmed for broadcast as a four-part docu-series on Discovery Fit and Health Network.

Taking the leap from working at a salon to operating your own salon suite is a big decision. If you are considering taking the steps to becoming an independent contractor and managing your own business, there are many critical questions you must ask. From examining your expenses to assessing responsibilities to understanding tax obligations, thorough research will help you determine if the decision is right for you.

Discover creative ways to accessorize hair for the winter season. From glam to bohemian, dress up hair with these pretty picks!Katie Burley, a milliner and fine artist, designs some fabulous hair statement pieces! Take a look: Ready to try one of these bold hair accessories? Find them HERE!

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