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Award winning London stylist extraordinaire Neil Smith presented the Art of Technique at Eufora's International Leadership Conference on October 20th. Smith, whose work has been featured on magazine covers all over the world, guided guests through an interactive session offering editorial styling tips and anecdotes from his own experience. Neil encouraged stylists to get outside of their comfort zone and "not to be their own obstacle" in the path to success.

Michael's Salon model Amanda was interested in cutting bangs, but was afraid to make such a big change to her hair without first knowing what it would look like. Stylist Ashley O'Dell used clip-in bangs from the company "Xtensify" so Amanda could get the look of bangs before actually cutting her hair. She loved them so much that she bought her own. Rather than cutting her hair, she can clip-in the bangs whenever she wants a different look! BEFORE:

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 amazing cut by @amanda.j.giordano is our #lpweeklydo! Click through to see previously featured looks! [pagebreak]

As we bid farewell to sunny summertime tresses, winter is a great time to turn on the color, switch up the style and welcome some version of the bob in your world. Below, Master Stylist Raphael Reboh, owner of Femme Coiffure Salon in Miami talks hair trends for winter 2014. Reboh has styled a-list tresses including Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Joan Collins, Adriana Lima, Bianca Jagger and even the late Joan Rivers.Warm Blonde

"It's time to strike it rich," says celebrated colorist Beth Minardi of this season's bold new forecast on the hair horizon. Shiny, deep, deliberate shades will dominate the cool-weather palette—brought to life with high-contrast highlights in spice, gold, butterscotch and much, much more. Watch this video to stay on trend with Beth Minardi's 2014 Fall and Winter color forecast!

It's officially fall, which means all eyes are on the new season in makeup trends. Lori Leib, Creative Director for Bodyography Professional Cosmetics has gathered some of her favorite looks from the recent runways that makeup artists can showcase on their clients this season.

Celebrity colorist Debi Dumas, who has worked with Chelsea Handler and Candace Cameron Bure, among others, is known for creating her signature diffused highlights. Now, as Dancing with the Stars returns for another season, Dumas offers five, fun dance-inspired colors for coloring the stars.

October is breast cancer awareness month, and we thank you for sharing your personal stories about how breast cancer has affected your lives. We are inspired by the brave stories of strength and support. Flip through to read the beautifully moving stories. [pagebreak]

Hair Tips: Caring for Long Locks
For clients with long locks, proper hair care is especially important. Maintaining long, beautiful hair requires frequent trims and deep conditioning, but often times, long-haired guests don't know the best way to keep their strands looking gorgeous. Advise your clients to follow these tips from Antonio Prieto, celebrity stylist and owner of Antonio Prieto Salon, for long, luscious locks.1. Clients should nourish their hair once a week with a serum or deep conditioner, starting at the scalp.

Philip Pelusi recently spotted an extraordinary star-in-the-making at a local retail outlet from which was born, Stardust. The Stardust look was descended by the Gods from the stars and the skies, angelic in both style and color. Powerful, soft, bright, and light. ‘In the sky she shines, with style and grace Her hair reflects light, a glow on her face Edgy and bold, yet soft and angelic A touch of color and style, her story poetic Hidden by day, by night she sparks bright

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