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Sarah Livingston, hairstylist at Michael's Salon and Day Spa in Dayton, OH, created this casual wavy look that offers a cute, everyday style. To achieve this style, Sarah washed Maggie's hair and applied a hydrating styling cream before blow drying. She then curled the hair all over with a 1-inch curling iron. To finish the look, she sprayed the hair with a sea salt texturizing spray.   Check out the on-set video from the photoshoot, below!
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:02am
Actress/voice actress Wendy Schaal, best known for her role as Francine Smith on the animated show American Dad!, recently attended Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego, CA. Hairstylist Sean James created a casual, wavy hair look for Wendy that was both effortless and beautiful. Below, he shares his how-to for this versatile style.Get the Look:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 9:54am
To add to the drama of Dolce & Gabbana’s Couture show, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a variety of sleek chignons and knots to anchor the designer’s stunning headpieces. Says Guido, "The hair for Dolce & Gabbana was dependent on the headpiece made for each girl. I prepped the hair with Redken’s guts 10, and then created a center part before styling various types of chignons, loose Sicilian knots, braided knots and loose buns.” Get the Look:
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 1:02pm
For Valentino’s Couture show in Rome, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a Romanesque-inspired style finished with a delicate crown. "The inspiration for Valentino was Romanesque, so for the hair, we used the jewelry that was made for the collection as a crown," said Guido. "First, I prepped the hair with Redken’s satinwear 02 and then created a natural center part and blow-dried the hair using a round brush. Next, I put a very natural movement through the hair using a large barrel curling iron.
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:49pm
In celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit of the beauty industry, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) debuted the inaugural Beauty Pitch event at PBA Beauty Week 2015. The live event, featured during the PBA Business Forum, allowed five finalists to compete for four different prizes being offered. The grand prize consisted of a one-year mentorship with Shark Tank star, Mark Cuban, offered to 100% Pure.
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:26pm
StyleSeat, a leading destination for beauty and wellness bookings, recently announced that it has raised $25 million in a Series B round of funding. The round, led by Fosun Kinzon Capital, includes Lightspeed Venture Partners, Cowboy Ventures and SLOW Ventures, among others. 
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:02pm
“What if someone told you by using the right products you would only have to wash your hair once every 5 days and have 5 great styles with minimal work? As stylists we do this all the time, but with our guests now conserving water, having hectic schedules and updos being on trend, clients are more ready than ever to get creative with washing and styling,” says Jennifer Dorsey, stylist at Aurelio Salon (Howell and Toms River, NJ). Check out Jennifer's tips below for 5, wash-free days of styling, and pass them on to your clients!
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:16am
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) recently announced the 2015 North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) winners at a star-studded awards ceremony on July 12, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. NAHA's top honor, Hairstylist of the Year, was presented to Robert Grimes from RLG Salon in Austin, TX (see image above). This is Grimes's first NAHA Hairstylist of the Year honor. He also took home the 2015 award for the Contemporary Classic category.
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:25am
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) partnered with Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) to launch the ultimate brand presentation for beauty entrepreneurs at PBA Beauty Week 2015. Five finalists pitched their businesses to a panel of top investors including renowned entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and John Paul DeJoria. Launchpad's Amy Dodds talks to John Paul DeJoria about the first ever Beauty Pitch presentation and his business tips for entrepreneurs:
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 1:42pm
The Procter & Gamble Company announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge 43 of its beauty brands with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust Transaction. Among others, the transaction includes P&G’s Salon Professional business.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:05am