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With warmer months right around the corner, it's the time of the year when clients want to lighten up their hair color. From subtle "babylights" to pure platinum, and everything in between, it's the season for blondes. Ensure that your clients are well-equipped to fight the many environmental and mechanical aggressors that lead to damage, brassiness and color-fading with Redken's Blonde Boot Camp, featuring tips from two top Redken Arists, and be prepared for any questions your clients may have.

Carte Blanche Hairstyling Tips
Isn’t it every stylist’s dream to have someone sit in their chair and give them carte blanche? A blank slate just waiting to be turned beautiful! Joi Rooks, owner of fresche salon (Atlanta, GA, www.fresche.net), was given the opportunity when her sister put herself in Rooks’ trusted hands.

Think Differently, Work Fast: A Visit with Haircolorist Jo Blackwell-Preston
New York City is a hustle and bustle metropolis; it’s expected that salon clients demand services that are not only speedy, but done with meticulous results—even if the service they desire requires more time. But, let’s be honest: Manhattan isn’t the only place these days where clients want to be in and out of your chair 30 minutes ago. Today’s consumer is savvy, informed and very much raring to go.

Did you see it on your client’s Facebook first? Or maybe you bumped into her with a new shade or obvious trim. Clients are fickle creatures sometimes. Few will say to your face, uninvited, what they truly feel about your service. The first you hear is when they are booking in with another stylist or, worse still, another salon. So, what strains the client/stylist relationship to the point of "breaking up?"

OSiS Brings on the Braids at LED Coachella Pool Party
Beauty Launchpad joined OSiS for some Coachella trend-watching at the LED poolside party at the Hilton in Palm Springs! Guests enjoyed music by DJs including Odesza, Deorro and Chromeo while looking their best thanks to OSiS stylists!

Rainy Day Hairstyles
The next time you get caught out in the rain, simply turn it into an opportunity to create a rainy day hairstyle! “Coming Undone” looks are a great way to showcase curly hair and tousled waves. Disheveled and mussed hairstyles are trending strong with naturally air dried looks becoming popular. Josef and Shaun Settle, owners of the Shaoé Haircare Secret Seven line of professional products, offer hairstyling advice on creating some fun rainy day hairstyles.

New York isn’t the only city with a notable runway. For Sun Juan Moda (sort of like Fashion Week for Puerto Rico), Cuccio Colour had the chance to design models’ manicures for the Miriam Budet Fall/Winter show. The design’s collection was entitled “Contrast” – thus the perfect accent was a sparkly metallic nail.

Festival season is just around the corner, and these weekend-long events aren't just about the music anymore. At any given festival, whether it be Coachella, SXSW, Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza, an array of gorgeous fashion and hair styles can be seen throughout the crowds. To celebrate the uniqueness of festival beauty, celebrity stylist Danny Moon, stylist Kait Marie, makeup artist Karen Sarahi, and style blogger Francis Lola teamed up with PRAVANA to create 3 stunning looks designed to last all weekend long.

5 Top Supermodel Skincare Tips from Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland is known as one of the most famous supermodels of the 1980s and 1990s. She has appeared in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues and on covers of magazines including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Teen and Seventeen. At 52, Kathy's skin looks healthy, youthful and glowing. This summer Kathy will launch her own professional line, NuGene Skincare, which utilizes human stem cell derived SCB Regenerative Technology.

Sunday, April 5 marks the beginning of the seventh and final season of AMC’s “Mad Men” and if there is one thing Don Draper and company have proven over the past six seasons (and decades), it is that vibrant haircolor never goes out of fashion. Although we will no longer invite our favorite Manhattan characters into our homes each week after this season, keep them around a little bit longer by recreating the looks of characters Joan (Christina Hendricks) and Betty (January Jones).Get the look: Joan Holloway Natural Level 6

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