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Golden Balayage Goddess by Shonda Broadus
Take your client's hair to goddess-level! Shonda Broadus shares how to create this bright and radiant golden balayage. Use Schwarzkopf 4-68 with a natural level 4 on roots. Mix Igora lightner and 20 vol, 6-89 and 10 vol and the formula used for roots. Paint each section with the above colors to create this look. Shonda explains, "Applying the color took around 45 minutes. There was no particular pattern used, just a lot of balayage work. I used EmBee Meche to keep my colors separate and my lightener moist."
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:22pm
Colorist Shauna Powers of Dukes and Dolls Salon in Petaluma, CA recently helped transform her client from a faded, grown-out ombre, to a gorgeous, rich, raspberry hair color. Below, she shares how she achieved the stunning new look!Says Powers, "My client was a natural level 3, and had a grown-out, faded red roots and 'ombre' - brassy level 8/9. I used Schwarzkopf color, Royal for the permanent, and Vibrance gloss+tone as the glaze."Formulas:Formula 1: 5-88, 5-99 + 30vol
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:59am
Caleb Cowan, of Cowan & Co. The Hair Studio in Glasgow, KY, recently transformed a client who wanted a whole new look. Says Cowan, "In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, 'Do one thing everyday that scares you…' and that is exactly what we did!
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:45am
The Savvy Savings Sweepstakes offers entrants a chance to win a JOICO haircare package, and free haircuts for a year from Great Clips.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 5:37pm
Guest Blog: Your First Appointment in the New Year Should Be With Yourself
Coming back to work after the holiday rush always makes me think about the past year: did I make more money? Did I grow my business? Did I achieve any of my goals? If you just heard a little voice ask: “What goals?” - pull up a chair, we need to talk.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Ahhh…summertime. The time of year when the sun lingers on our days, our hair and our minds. I grew up in England where it's common to visit the nearby Mediterranean countries like Spain, Turkey and Greece for a couple of weeks each summer. People would flock to the all-inclusive resorts where the pool was the place to see and be seen. Where the way you look while languishing poolside sipping fancy cocktails is part of the fun. Resort style is almost its own "season" in the world of fashion.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 4:58pm
For the recent People's Choice Awards, held in Los Angeles, CA, celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas worked with Karina Smirnoff to create a soft up-do hairstyle. The look was both pretty and elegant, perfectly complementing Smirnoff's bright, floral gown.Get the Look:1. Start by washing hair with the Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Fine Hair.2. Apply the Matrix Biolage Whipped Mouse.3. Flip hair upside down and rough dry.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 4:52pm
Celebrity stylist Maranda Widlund recently worked with Olivia Munn for the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Says Widlund, "We decided to give Olivia a cool textured ponytail to go with her couture-sequined dress." Below, she shares how she created the look using Matrix products.  Get the Look:1. Says Widlund, "I started by prepping the hair with Matrix Biolage VOLUMEBLOOM Full Lift Volumizer Spray, working it in at the roots to add a lot of height.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 4:44pm
Skincare Fundamentals recently announced its upcoming Beginning Eyelash Extensions Class, an extensive 8-hour course designed to help beauty professionals master the technique of applying eyelash extensions. Attendees of this workshop will be awarded a professional certification of completion, and will receive a Standard Kit including everything needed to begin your practice as an eyelash extension technician.Class Description:
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:41pm
LASH Artist of the Year, Bianca Martinez
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 5:19pm