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Go Green with TerraCycle's Zero Waste Program
Salon owners and employees regularly transform clients, but now they can transform the salon itself to become a zero waste establishment. By joining the Zero Waste program from recycling pioneer TerraCycle, salon owners can collect and recycle everything from empty product tubes and bottles, old brushes and combs, latex gloves and even human hair.TerraCycle offers a several Zero Waste Boxes that can help salons reduce their environmental impact.   These include:
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 3:35pm
2014 Grammy's Beauty: Leona Lewis' Tight, Voluminous Curls
Celebrity hair stylist Patricia Morales was inspired by Nineties supermodels when creating singer Leona Lewis' Grammy Awards look. Tight, voluminous curls added body and texture for a style that was naturally beautiful.Get the Look:1. Beginning with damp hair, Morales applied a light mouses and rough dried hair using the T3 Evolution LongLife Dryer to create texture.2. Taking 1" sections, Morales made small, tight pin-curls around the entire head.
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 2:38pm
2014 Grammy's Beauty: Ariel Winter's Braided Chignon
For the 2014 Grammy Awards, celebrity hairstylist Aviva Perea created a messy, textured, braided chignon for "Modern Family" actress Ariel Winter. Says Perea, "It's always fun doing hair for music events because you can be more risky." The overall look was both polished and fun, and perfect for the event.Get the Look:1. Beginning with damp hair, Perea prepped with both a volumizing spray and a mousse, then rough dried using her fingers and the T3 Evolution Longlife Dryer.
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:21am
2014 Grammy's Beauty: Bright and Beautiful Nails by Essie
Last night's 56th Annual Grammy Awards was a star-studded affair with an array of celebrities showing off their gorgeous looks on the red carpet. Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves and Presenter Anna Kendrick both complemented their elegant gowns with pretty, fun manicures using Essie nail polish shades.Get the Looks:
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:00am
Hair Color How To: Recreate Pantone's Radiant Orchid with PRAVANA
Pantone’s Radiant Orchid has been named the 2014 Color of the Year and from the runway to the salon, everyone’s implementing a dash of the purple hue into all facets of fashion and beauty. A confident color with magical warmth, this charming shade can dress up neutrals in the wardrobe or be a bold, statement making pastel shade for hair. Now with PRAVANA’s ChromaSilk PASTELS and VIVIDS, you can help your client achieve the look that’s caught the attention of celebrities like Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, and Jenna Malone.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 4:07pm
Giving Back: Beauty Bus Announces Upcoming Training Dates
The Beauty Bus Foundation is committed to helping the chronically or terminally ill by providing self-confidence, grace and hope in the form of beauty services. Now is your chance to take part in this valuable cause - the foundation recently announced its upcoming training dates for beauty professionals wishing to volunteer their time and services to those in need.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 3:44pm
The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Website
According to new research from hibu, a leading provider of digital marketing solutions and websites, just 37 percent of business websites in the hairstyling industry are mobile-friendly. This puts the industry in eighth place in a ranking of 10 industries by mobile-friendliness.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 3:13pm
Giving Back: The Kindest Cut
For more than half her life, 16-year-old Annie struggled with hair loss caused by alopecia areata. "It was hard going to school looking so different," she reflects. "I spent years treating the condition, but none of my efforts were effective." Relief finally arrived via Wigs for Kids, one of several national organizations that accepts and transforms tress donations into perukes for those suffering myriad medical ailments. Nearly anyone can donate hair, once a few basic provisions are met.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 2:04pm
Kick Start Creativity with In-Salon Education
“The most common comment we hear when someone leaves their long-term hairdresser is that they never changed…they never offered something fresh,” says Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa®. In-salon education can kick start creative juices and teach stylists the latest looks so they can keep clients on trend and in the chair.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 1:38pm
Hair Trends: True Romance on the Spring/Summer 2014 Runways
Spring and summer are traditionally a time for a little romance, a fact embraced by fashion runways such as Alberta Ferretti, Diesel Black Gold, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. Here, Redken Creative Consultant and hair stylist Guido provides simple tips and techniques for creating these runway looks for your clients.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 1:35pm