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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 @rubydevine for this colorful "Digital Diva" look!

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.

Joi Rooks, owner of Fresche Salon in Atlanta, GA has started a new program, the EveryDayPeopleProject (#frescheEPP), to celebrate the beauty of everyday women. Says Joi, “I am so proud of [this] project… Each month we select a nominee who is deserving of a little pampering and a new look. They are women who may not always get that in their lives, and are so appreciative for this opportunity. They receive all hair services we feel they need, brow shaping, makeup and a photo shoot.

Pivot Point International, a global leader hair and beauty education, recently announced the winners of its first global-level student “Funk Up Your Head” photo competition.The Competition, which began with Pivot Point Australia, has grown this year to include participation from ten countries in regional competitions that led to the naming of the global winners. Participating countries included Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Canada, Korea, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015, Farouk Systems USA partnered with Lil' Audrey's Safe Place Foundation House, bringing gift bags filled with CHI and BioSilk products to residents and staff, in response to The Miss Universe Organization (MUO)'s challenge to participate in a humanitarian effort to help pilot MUO's #beMOREthanPRETTY campaign.

Colorists were challenged to interpret the Traditional Rebels trend and color collection for the chance to be selected the 2015 Goldwell Color Zoom Global Creative Colorist, Global New Talent Colorist and Global Partner Colorist. Get inspired with the stunning photos from the semi-finalists! CREATIVE SEMI-FINALISTS Leslie Cook - Tangles Salon in Wichita Falls, TX Darnell Wold - Powder Room D in Brooklyn, NY

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