Web Exclusive

Tattoo Tuesday: Stylists with Ink
Here at Beauty Launchpad, we love a stylist with some edge. These beauty pros chose to express their passion for their craft with an array of beautiful tattoos - a lasting tribute to the art of beauty. Flip through the slideshow to see more stylists' inspiring ink! (More images added every week!) [Photo courtesy @Amber_Wesser_Stankis via Pinterest] [pagebreak] [Alle O. via Facebook] [pagebreak]

Behind-the-Scenes at Sebastian Professional's What's Next Awards
Sebastian Professional's What's Next competition gives emerging talent and established hairstylists the opportunity to shine by creating "what's next" in the world of hair. Four Professional and Four New Talent finalists competed in Los Angeles on April 28th. In addition, Sebastian Professional's Lead Stylists demonstrated how to create styles from Sebastian's latest collections.  

Give your salon or academy a chance to shine! INSPIRE publishes the most contemporary looks, cuts, styles and colors for women and men. INSPIRE is currently looking for updos and hairstyle makeovers. To learn more about how to submit you work visit inspirebooks.com/getpublished.php.

It’s no secret that the salon chair can sometimes double as a confessional and stylists often work overtime as therapists. Former stylist turned author Tye Coe pulls from her own experience, supplying love advice in her new book #men? The 10 ComMANdments: #Womans Guide to Getting the Love You Want and Never Being Hurt Again!. Through humor and honesty, the book seeks to answer the 10 most frequently asked questions about men and relationships—think: How do I know if he’s the one?

American Crew All Star Challenge in Portugal: Finalist Photos!
American Crew puts men’s cuts and style center stage in Lisbon, Portugal, for the 2013-2014 All-Star Challenge, the annual global competition to recognize the best men’s hair stylists in the world. The Challenge focuses on the art of hairdressing – creativity, technique and one’s interpretation of masculinity in the modern world. The competition finals and crowning of the 2013-2014 Global Champion will take place at the MEO Arena in Lisbon, on April 28th.

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL) is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Beauty Changes Lives| CND | Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship .Professional nail care company CND generously funded the scholarship in honor of acclaimed actress and humanitarian Tippi Hedren. The scholarship pays tribute to Hedren’s leadership helping thousands of women find rewarding careers in the professional nail industry.Beauty Launchpad congratulates the following winners:

Klorane's Boho Braids at Coachella
Coachella music festival Weekend One was not only the place to check out great music, but also a desert oasis for spotting the latest trends in beauty. One of the most popular looks seen at the festival was braids and Klorane was on the scene to help festival-goers get this hot style!

Behind the Scenes Toronto’s World Mastercard Fashion Week with Jorge Joao
Chief stylist Jorge Joao knew from a young age he had a knack for doing hair. He started cutting his friends' hair in his parents' garage, and now he does the models for Toronto World Mastercard Fashion Week.

 How to Deal with 5 Common Hair Issues
Cutler/Redken Stylist Jenny Balding shares tips for helping clients overcome five common hair issues:#1: Lack of VolumeLack of volume could be caused by a variety of reasons but most common is using the wrong shampoo/ conditioner for your hair type, followed by using conditioner all over instead of just the mid-length to ends.  It’s an easy problem to fix and makes a huge difference.#2: Damage Control

Syndicate content