Features

Behind the Scenes at a Sam Villa Photo Shoot
I just got back from a shoot in Montreal where we shot two collections and an assortment of editorial images. Being able to collaborate with talented people is vital to the growth of a stylist so I try to shoot numerous times a year, not only to fuel creativity, but to fuel my business, so it’s important for me to be extremely prepared. I need to maximize time, inspire the team, and creatively collaborate in an organized way so that the images/collections created are not only beautiful and interesting, but a representation of the brand and marketable.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 9:59am
Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week: Romantic Up-Dos at Marchesa
Hair stylist Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kérastase created a gorgeous, intricate up-do for Marchesa's presentation at Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week. The braided look is perfect for any hopelessly romantic bride-to-be!Knotted Up-Do:1. Apply a quarter size of Ciment Thérmique to clean, dry hair. Afterwards, layer a generous amount of Mousse Bouffante and Spray-À-Porter into sections for even distribution.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:57am
Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week: Fabulous French Twist at Carolina Herrera
Hair stylists Nina Dimachki and Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kérastase created a classic, beautiful French twist for the Carolina Herrera Spring 2015 presentation at Bridal Fashion Week. See the steps below to recreate the elegant style for your clients on their way to the alter!Prep:1. Apply a quarter size of Ciment Thérmique from mid-lengths to ends on clean, dry hair. Layer a generous amount of Mousse Bouffante, sectioning the hair during application for even distribution.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:43am
6 Warm Weather Skin Care Tips
Spring means warmer weather which, in turn, means more time spent enjoying the outdoors. But warmer weather doesn’t mean it's time to neglect your skin. In fact, more time in the sun gives you more reasons to protect your skin. Sun damage is the number one contributor to the appearance of aging, including sun spots and wrinkles. Learn the best, most effective ways to protect your skin this spring with these 6 tips from Bellus Academy’s esthetics experts. 
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:01am
PRAVANA Announces Three New Promotions
Hair care company PRAVANA recently announced the promotions of Tania Kingsrud to Vice President of Marketing, Irene Seferian to Director of Marketing, and Jamie Muniz to Marketing Associate.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 9:30am
Beauty News: Important Information for Salon Professionals from Patrick McIvor
This is a turning point for our industry. A non-professional was able to buy "professional-use-only" products and make a how-to video via YouTube that recommended using those products to lighten/bleach and tone her hair, while completely ignoring the manufacturer's instructions. Her video, which included harmful and dangerous information received 1.2 million views. As a salon professional, I created a video pointing out why what she did was unsafe. Now my video has been removed from YouTube, and I have been threatened with legal action.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:53pm
Pivot Point Announces 2014 L.E.O. Awards Winners
Pivot Point International, Inc. recently honored two hairdressers with vast international experience and a longtime connection to Pivot Point with the brand's coveted L.E.O. Award during “Beauty Changes Lives” at America's Beauty Show, March 24, 2014. The L.E.O. Awards represent Leadership in the professional beauty industry, Excellence in education, and Outstanding Pivot Point Connection. The name also honors Leo Passage, the founder of Pivot Point.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:10am
Chromastics Gets Real in Orlando
Hair color guru Tom Dispenza and Peter Ciotti joined forces 10 years ago to create Chromastics, a boutique hair color line designed with organic chemistry based on a combination of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Instead of hundreds of shades of hair color in the dispensary, Chromastics offers just 19 shades of permanent hair color from which you can create a near-infinite amount of formulations.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:36am
Hair Trends: Pretty in Punk
From the edgy Fall/Winter 2014 fashion runways to Nirvana’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, grunge is making a comeback in a big way. Kristen Stewart traded dark locks for bright orange, Katy Perry went green, and Amber Heard is sporting a dip-dyed pink style. From the runway to the salon, colorful strands, spiked ends, and unkempt texture are more than just a passing fad. 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:37pm
Get the Look: The Serpent & The Swan Collection at Fashion Week Australia
  Inspired by a recent trip to Bulgaria, the stunning The Serpent & The Swan Collection, presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), infuses a mixed metal color palette with the ancient rituals and symbols of Eastern Europe. O&M Creative Director Janelle Chaplin created a helmet-like shape teamed up with sharp, hard partings to complement the collection.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:45am