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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: @smokedlacehair created this fiery "color melt" look for her client, making for one hot Hairstyle of the Week!

As the countdown begins for the launch of 2015, many begin to think about acts of self-improvement for the new year onwards. Why not consider a resolution for the largest and most visible organ of our body – skin? Dr. Carolyn Kim of DermOne Dermatology Centers offers five skincare resolutions that are easy, practical, and lifesaving. Practice these tips, and pass them along to your clients for a rejuvenated new year! 

All work and no play makes for a dull holiday season. You may be extra busy this time of year, beautifying all your clients for work parties, family get-togethers, and formal affairs, but that doesn't mean you don't deserve some fun yourself! When the salon is closed, treat yourself to these 8 fun and festive cocktails. Whether you're hosting a holiday party, or attending a New Year's Eve celebration, these bubbly beverages are sure to delight!TOP SHELF TOAST

Hang up the ugly Christmas sweater; there's a new way to get decked out for the holidays this year - Beard Baubles! Created by Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford of the Grey London creative agency, Beard Baubles are just what they sound like: small, clip-on ornaments for your beard.

We spoke to Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California, to get his expert advice on how to help clients address the dandruff issue. Read the interview below and then head to Launchpad's December digital edition for our dandruff-nixing product suggestions.

From the adorably clever to the hilariously sarcastic, signs are a fun way to show off some salon sass. Get inspired by these amazing signs that can be displayed in your salon. Take a look at some of our favorites and where to purchase them! [pagebreak] This cheeky sign will get the point across to inattentive parents without preaching "at" them. It reads, "PLEASE NOTE: UNATTENDED CHILDREN will be given espresso and a free puppy." The vibrant turquoise makes it even more fun.

Fashion Icon, Jerry Hall, ushered in the holiday season at the flagship store of the famed department store, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, with the help of a “monster“ made with real Hairdreams hair! Haute Coiffure Star Designer, Charlie Le Mindu, created the pink hairy monster which is part of  a unique, show-stopping promotion of the luxury Parisian department store.

The holiday season is a time for being thankful and spreading joy, and helping those in need is the perfect way to give back. Hairstylist and wig maker Darnell Wold was inspired to help those less fortunate than him by providing hope to a child battling cancer in the form of a beautiful wig.

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