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Hair Tales: A Hair Extension Journey around the World (India)
Every day hundreds and thousands of pilgrims come together throughout India, waiting in lines for hours to donate their locks to the Hindu temples. This is all done for religious reasons. India is dense with a population of over 1.2 billion, including more than 100,000 Hindu temples. Temple tonsures (Tonsuring show one’s love for the Gods by washing away one’s past and starting anew) are where women, men and children go to sacrifice their hair to God.

Summer Hair Care Tips You Need to Know
by José Buitron, Celebrity Stylist and Owner of Jose Luis SalonMany people love the summer season, but they do not realize that sun and chlorine exposure can be very damaging to their hair. I’d like to offer some easy tips you can employ that will help your clients combat this problem.

Textured hair of all types is fun and fabulous to work with as it can be molded into so many cool shapes…whether naturally super curly or crimped, textured hair can be a terrific base for exciting up-dos.  This French Braided Fauxhawk look was easily created on beautiful model, Maggie Lawson, who has naturally straight, smooth hair. 

hair & makeup: Sherri Jessee photo: Roberto Ligresti
Award winning hair and makeup artist Sherri Jessee shares some of her favorite creations. 

Summer Makeup Tips: How To Avoid a Meltdown
While many of us adore summertime, heat and makeup don’t always work so well together. Thankfully there are tricks you can use to prevent makeup from melting in the sunshine. Follow this practical advice from two expert educators at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture: the Executive Director of Esthetics, Gabriela Santana-Blackburn and Master Educator, Carla Jelens. Step 1: Use an oil-free moisturizer and SPF 30

Seeing Red: My Summer Makeover & How-Tos
A couple of weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to visit Sally Hershberger LA for a true tress transformation. I'd always harbored a desire for red hair, but every time I consulted a salon in the hopes of achieving the bold shade, I'd end up with red undertones or a slight tint—but no dramatic difference. Was my hair just resistant to change?

Double Identity
-by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue

Furthering Your Education: Repêchage CEO Lydia Sarfati Reveals How!
Interested in pursuing an advanced education in beauty? We consulted with Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati to give you vital tips on continuing your education and expanding your knowledge base. Below, Sarfati contributes her expertise!  

Building a Solid Foundation for Style
The ponytail is a foundation technique for stylists, just like cooking eggs is for chefs - they are timeless and a principal in editorial/runway trends. Ponytails, however, do require discipline and time to master. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that require the most skill, yet, once mastered, make your foundation as solid as a rock and stable enough to build on. Think about how many times the ponytail comes into play in session work, stage demos, up-dos and education, not to mention behind the chair. Share this knowledge with your guests and they will repay you with loyalty.

Riqua Hailes, Owner of Just Extensions
Hair extensions are no longer Hollywood’s little secret. Now celebrities talk openly about their hair extensions. And, the demand for hair extensions is continuously on the rise. Great for a business like mine -- but what happens when the hair quality is inconsistent and 20 new hair distributors pop up daily claiming to sell top notch, Brazilian, Indian, Malaysian, or Russian extensions hair?

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