Features

Sudzz FX Discusses the Launch of Their New Academy, Company Growth and New Produ
Beauty Launchpad Assistant Editor Molly Kossoff caught up with Carla Ross, Owner of Slash Salon and Academy and Creative Director of SUDZZfx at Cosmoprof North America 2014 to discuss the recent launch of the SUDZZfx Academy. Focused on innovation rather than replication, as well as the individual stylist's needs, the Santa Monica, CA based academy provides education and hands-on experience for hairstylists.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 11:00pm
Launchpad readers - it's time to share your favorite products! Vote for your top picks in our annual Reader's Choice Awards. You could win $500 worth of amazing products just for participating. The winning products will be revealed in our December 2014 issue!Vote HERE!
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:42am
Can't get enough vintage hair? From the French Roll to the Beehive, master classic retro looks with Sharon Blain's Vintage Reinvented DVD. 4 lucky winners will receive a copy of the DVD!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:00pm
UNITE Haircare created a wide range of looks for the recent Mercedes Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim 2015 presentations. From beachy texture at Frankie's Bikinis, to tousled waves at MIKOH, to fluffy volume at Wildfox, each unique look perfectly captured the feel of warm summer days and long nights.Click through to see UNITE's looks, and get the how-tos, at Miami Swim Week 2015! [pagebreak] Show: Frankie's BikinisDate: Friday, July 18 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:56pm
Hair Color How To: The Origami Collection from Paul Mitchell
One kit, four new color techniques - Paul Mitchell's latest Color Shift kit was inspired by origami, an art of infinite transformations. Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color's new Origami Collection presents innovative color techniques designed to spark change for guests in the salon. Co-Owner and Artistic Director for Education Angus Mitchell developed the process for dramatic transformation after reflecting on the craft of origami.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:06pm
On July 24th, over 100 guests enjoyed appetizers from Gravina Malibu and fine wines from Morandell Imports and celebrated the grand re-opening of YUKA STYLE BH. The evening featured a hair and fashion show with 12 international models and a live hair show. Guests included actresses Bai Ling, Judy Tenuta, Patrick Darbo, actor Blaine Gray and Judith Mancini.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:31pm
Summer Song
Affinage recently shared its latest collection, the Miami Heat Collection, from Affinage Global Ambassador Tracey Devine. “I love the summer vibe and all the sounds, tastes and scents that come with it, and that was the concept we wanted to recreate in this collection,” says Devine, who adds that this was a back-to-basics shoot because it pulled together many natural elements. The vibe: cool, edgy and editorial. “The whole collection works with the natural texture of the hair and projects the beauty of long, lazy, sunny days.”
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:36am
Bridal Hair How To: 5 Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles by Lizzie Liros
Hairstylist Lizzie Liros created 5 stunning bridal looks in her recent collection, Runway Bride. Romantic, sexy and classic all at once, each look offers inspiration for any bride. Below, Liros shares step-by-step tutorials to help you recreate each style for bride-to-be clients!Look 1:
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:49pm
Makeup Tutorial: How to Disguise Scars
One of the many wonderful benefits of makeup is its ability to help boost a clients’ self-esteem. Sometimes clients have scars caused by injury, surgery or acne and are looking for clever ways to hide them. Below, Gabriela Santana-Blackburn, Executive Director of Esthetics and Teacher Training at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture shares two tips for concealing scars.
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:08pm