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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:42am
Beauty Charity: Bellezza Spa's Paola Berrios Joins "Look Good Feel Better" Campa
Paola Berrios, owner of Bellezza Spa of Centreville, VA, is joining the “Look Good Feel Better” campaign held at Life with Cancer, a hands-on workshop conducted by professional cosmetologists to help women manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Berrios will teach Look Good, Feel Better workshops on Aug. 12 and Oct. 14 in 2014; and Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, June 15, Aug. 17, Oct. 19 and Dec. 14 in 2015 at Life with Cancer offices at 8411 Pennell Street in Fairfax, VA. 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:33am
Macadamia Announces New Chief Financial Officer Saurabh Nayyar
Macadamia’s former Chief Financial Officer, Ron Hock announced his retirement earlier this month. Hock joined Macadamia in 2012 as the CFO with over 35 years of distribution background within Fortune 500 companies as well as entrepreneurial businesses and was a significant contributor in the development and reorganization of Macadamia Professional. As Macadamia bids Ron adieu they are pleased to announce that Saurabh Nayyar has been appointed as a new Chief Financial Officer.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:20am
Rebecca Taylor has a knack for designing clothes that appeal to every type of girl, and her Fall/Winter 2014 collection was no exception. The talented designer filled her collection with wearable pieces like boxy wool coats, flirty dresses and slouchy pants that would be go‐to pieces for seasons to come.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:07am
SIR New York designer Auston Bjorkman sent us on a trip to deep space with his extraterrestrial‐inspired Fall/Winter 2014 collection. With its black lights and neon decorations, the room at Number 8 club in NYC set the stage for Auston's streetwear designs, which incorporated fluorescent details.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:54am
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Michael Shaun Corby have developed a 3-part web series to introduce NAHA to emerging stylists and first-time entrants. Those interested can participate in a single session or attend all three to get an insider’s perspective on how to successfully enter NAHA. Webinar topics include the benefit of entering NAHA, what NAHA judges look for when evaluating entries, and how to create a successful NAHA photo shoot.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:22am
Each week Beauty Launchpad will be selecting one fabulous 'do to be featured as our hairstyle of the week! Submit your hairstyles on Instagram by tagging your hairstyle photos #lpweeklydo and @beautylaunchpad. This week's #lpweeklydo:
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 3:35pm
Get the Look: Keratin Complex Styles Beachy Waves at Miami Swim Week 2015
This past weekend, local Florida-based hair company Keratin Complex, a leader in the smoothing, color and styling hair category, once again made a splash at Miami Swim Week, creating relaxed waves and loose braids for models at the Rip Curl Fashion Show. Held at The Raleigh Hotel Penthouse on Saturday, July 19th, stylists from Sean Donaldson Salon, led by Senior Stylist and Salon Educator for Sean Donaldson Hair, Nichola Lynch, used Keratin Complex styling products and hot tools to create the beach ready looks for the show.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 3:19pm
Schwarzkopf Professional Welcomes Fred Collins as New USA Vice President of Sale
Schwarzkopf Professional recently announced the appointing of Fred Collins to the position of USA Vice President of Sales. All
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 2:55pm
NYFW Get the Look: Glossy Ponytails at Mathieu Mirano Fall/Winter 2014
After his first collection debuted last season, Mathieu Mirano had established himself as a luxurious womenswear designer with an eye for sophistication and glamour. For his second collection, however, the young designer worked some tougher elements like fur and leather into his elegant designs to give his girl more of an edge. This contrast extended to the hair as well. "You get the best of both worlds with this look," said Rita Marmor, lead hairstylist for Oribe Hair Care, backstage at the runway show at Lincoln Center.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 2:19pm