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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.

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!) Tag your photos #lptattootuesday on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter + tag @Beautylaunchpad to get your tattoo featured! [Photo courtesy @Amber_Wesser_Stankis via Pinterest] [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.

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