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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.

Start your holiday season by giving a gift that is truly rewarding, volunteering your time to cut hair for the homeless. Tribeca Salon has a 4 chair Salon at the Village of Hope (Tustin, CA), a shelter which houses 190 men, women and children. The Tustin salon is looking for stylists who can help out one day a month. For more information visit rescuemission.org. [Image: Tim Telles, owner of Tribeca salon, cuts hair at the Tribeca Cut-a-Thon to raise money and awareness for the Village of Hope.]

As the season changes, not only do we change our clothing, we also change out hairstyles. This Winter 2014 is going to be all about out with old and in with the new you... and what’s the best way to try out the Top 5 Hairstyles of Winter 2014 without the commitment? Hair extensions, such as Eye for Design’s 100% human hair extensions, are a quick way to go from drab to fab in a blink or an eye. Here are five of the best and long lasting hair trends for Fall/Winter 2014-15.

Everyone wants to look and feel their best during the holiday season, radiant hair included. Unfortunately, with our social calendars filled to the brim from Thanksgiving into the New Year, it can be challenging for clients to find the time to care for and maintain their hair color. To help guide your clients' hair care regimen this season, Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham shares her top tips for making the most of their time at the salon during the holidays.

Winter is one of the harshest seasons for skin. Extreme cold, icy winds, and the use of heaters indoors can all lead to itchy, dry, irritated skin. To combat these less-than-beautiful winter side effects, check out these 5 tips for winterizing your skin from Danne Montague-King, Founder of DMK Skincare, and pass them along to your clients, for gorgeous, glowing skin all season long!

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