The Privé Design Team led by master stylist Laurent Dufourg did a record number of shows at Style Fashion Week in Los Angeles this week. Launchpad’s Editor at Large Marianne Dougherty went backstage yesterday to watch the team prepare for the first show of the day, which featured three designers: Tina Marie, Silvia Bours and Cristina Nitopi. Dufourg’s son Chelby, who is Director of Education, gave her the lowdown on the three disparate looks. Let’s start with CrisTina NiToPi where the models sported very textured 1940s rolls but with a modern twist.
Becky Dennington is a nail tech, a wife, a mother of two, an author… and a breast cancer survivor. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with the illness, and took to writing to deal with it. In 2011, she released a book detailing her experiences: Me and the Ugly C. Now in remission, she's been involved with and honored by the 18 Fore Life Banquet, the American Cancer Society, and the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program 2013 Symposium.
Hair loss, especially at a younger age than we’re used to seeing, is a common concern these days. Statistics show a dramatic increase in the number of people seeking treatment for thinning, balding, and brittle hair. Several factors contribute to hair loss, including lifestyle, genetics, and nutrition. Don’t invest in a wig just yet thought – in many cases, hair loss is reversible, or at the very least, can be stopped, by following a few key lifestyle tips:
With winter quickly approaching, a quick update to a makeup look or routine allows your client to try something new with little commitment. Below, Jane Iredale, the Skin Care Makeup, gives us their top trends to try this winter.
It's officially fall – a time where the color scheme in our world changes completely. From the leaves to the hair on top of our very own heads, it's undoubtedly one of the most color-rich times of the year. Celebrity Colorist Michael Canalé, the man behind some of the most iconic hair in Hollywood (including Jennifer Aniston since the beginning of her career on “Friends”) has personalized tips for how to perfect and freshen your client's hue for the season ahead. FOR BLONDES:
David Antunes, celebrity hair stylist and artist for Youthful8 – The Milania Collection, has some great advice for keeping hair on trend this Fall/Winter. Antunes says the key to great, stylish hair this season is "versatility and flexibility of cuts that showcase healthy, shiny hair." He stresses that cuts should be able to adapt to any style - sleep and straight to loose romantic waves - and still look fabulous either way.
Aveda’s Global 24-Hour Hair Cut-A-Thon Sets a Guinness World Records® Title for the Most Money Raised for Charity through Haircuts in a 24-hour Period!On what could be the best hair day ever, this past April 22 (Earth Day) Aveda raised US $220,000 to benefit clean water causes during its 24-hour global hair-cutting marathon. By surpassing $75,000 Aveda set a Guinness World Records title for the most money raised for charity through haircuts in a 24-hour period.
Eufora guest artist Hidenori Nishimura dreams up surreal "BRAIDART" creations! Hidenori's unique braid techniques have been seen at fashion and hair shows as well as high profile photo shoots.
From punk influenced street style to the more traditional, Eufora's Japanese team presents colorful and creative hairstyles that will take your breath away. Check out the stunning photos from the presentation at Eufora's Global Connection 2013!
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