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Backstage at NAHA 2014
NAHA 2014 may be over, but we can't get enough of the stunning hairstyles and inspiring looks we saw! Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at NAHA 2014! [pagebreak]   [pagebreak]     [pagebreak]   [pagebreak]   [pagebreak]

Beauty Launchpad joined in the celebration of Dwight Miller's Lifetime Achievement Award for Artistry in Hair at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Flip through to see the photos! Launchpad Executive Editor Amy Dodds, Dwight Miller, Associate Publisher Danielle TImsit [pagebreak]   [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Video A Day: Behind the Scenes with Weird Al
Parody singer Weird Al Yankovich recently announced that, in anticipation of his upcoming album, he will be releasing a music video every day for 8 days, starting with a rendition of Pharrell's "Happy." For the video, in which Weird Al replaces "happy" with "tacky," celebrity hairstylist Sean James helped create the over-the-top hair and makeup looks. Says James, " It was fantastic - so many fun stories!"Click through for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Weird Al's "Tacky" video! [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Sam Villa's 5 Summer Hair Fixes
Summertime means more sunshine and longer days, and more time spent outside at the pool, at the beach, or at a summer barbecue. However, all of this time spent outdoors in the heat and humidity can lead to some hair troubles. Sam Villa, Founding Partner of Sam Villa and Redken Education Artistic Director, suggests advising clients to switch up their hair care rituals with the seasons. In the summer, protecting hair from the sun, water, chlorine and salt is a full time job while trying to look chic on the beach and poolside.

Philip Pelusi Salons Bring Trendy SplashLights to Pittsburgh
SplashLights, one of the latest and hottest trends in hair color techniques coming out of the heart of New York City, is now available at Pittsburgh's Philip Pelusi Hair Salons. The customized color designs by the Philip Pelusi Design Team are all-the-rage, gaining popularity quickly and adding a big, fun splash to hair styles this summer.   

Hair Trends: Parisian Influence Takes Over the LA Beauty Scene
In recent years an array of Parisian fashion styles has made its way to Los Angeles and its influence on West Coast style is taking hold. Angelenos are forgoing traditional Hollywood glamour and So Cal comfort for a more sophisticated, cosmopolitan look, beginning with their hair. 

Create the Perfect Up-Do for Your Client: Tips from Robin Dorton
Hair: bridesmaid up-do by Tronisha Robinson with makeup by Chrissi Vitanza

Everything You Need to Know About Managing Hair Extensions During the Summer Mon
Less is more when it comes to achieving sexy hair during the warm weather months. There is nothing more easy and breezy than effortless-looking beachy waves. But what happens when ladies are faced with the dilemma of creating this seasonal look while simultaneously maintaining their hair extensions?

Joi Rooks, owner of fresche salon in Atlanta, GA says when men want a change, they don’t always know what to ask for and look to their stylists for expert guidance.  She offers tips to make manovers a success:

License and Registration, Please: Boom Boom's Brow Tips
Why is it important that waxing technicians are licensed aestheticians with a current license? Because, when hot wax is being applied to tender skin, clients want a pro! Owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar in NYC, Boom Boom, provides some simple tips to help you create a pleasant, painless experience for your guests:To avoid unnecessary burns or skin removal, make sure your salon uses cream-based wax. Most cream-based waxes, like Boom Boom Flash Wax, can be kept at a lower temperature to avoid accidents.

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