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The Beatles Hair Quiz: Hair Styles Trends
Test your Beatles hair trivia knowledge! We all know that when The Beatles deplaned at New York's JFK Airport on February 7, 1964, they introduced the world to a new hairstyle. But did you know that a member of the Fab Four actually wanted to open a chain of salons? Or that one had given the cut a name? Read on to test your Beatles hair knowledge! Answers on the last page.
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 4:24pm
See Pictures from ISSE Long Beach 2014
Produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA), the 2014 International Salon and Spa Expo Long Beach (ISSE Long Beach) continues to be the West Coast's largest and most influential total beauty event. An energetic crowd of nearly 40,000 beauty professionals from around the world attended the show. PBA's ISSE concept has evolved beyond the traditional "hair show" to be the industry's most complete beauty event for professional hair, nails, cosmetics, esthetics, wellness, massage and advanced education.
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:53pm
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
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
GiGi Announces New Waxing Tutorial Video Series
The globally well-known hair removal line GiGi recently announced the launch of a new video tutorial series. The series includes waxing instructional videos covering the topics of brow, bikini, leg, lip, arm and underarm waxing. In addition, the series includes informative videos regarding set up, clean up, precaution and safety. All of the videos promote the proper techniques and use of GiGi soft wax application.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:48pm
Oribe Hair Care Named Most Promising U.S. Company by Forbes
Oribe Hair Care Named One of the Most Promising U.S. Companies by Forbes
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 4:09pm
OPI Welcomes Mary van Praag, General Manager
OPI introduces General Manager Mary van Praag. Launchpad Publisher Deborah Carver, OPI General Manager Mary van Praag, Launchpad Executive Editor Amy Dodds At a special luncheon on January 21, 2014, a group of editors from consumer and trade magazines, including Beauty Launchpad, were invited to celebrate the arrival of OPI's new General Manager, Mary van Praag.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 4:59pm
Author and Motivational Speaker Lizzie Velasquez on True Beauty
Lizzie Velasquez is one of only three known people in the world who can't gain weight or build muscle. Cruelly dubbed "The World's Ugliest Woman" in a YouTube video now seen by over 4 million viewers, Lizzie was crushed - but not for long. Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh for MASTERS Audio Club, Lizzie describes her best revenge.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:42am
GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, and Pilot Pen hosted a stunning pool-side celebration honoring the Nominees and Presenters of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous award shows – The 2014 Golden Globe Awards. The event took place on the rooftop of the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, a first-class celebrity destination. Guests were pampered with gifts from participating lifestyle sponsors and enjoyed music by celebrity DJ, DJ Don P, and sipped on wine from West Hollywood's V Wine Room.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 3:07pm
Joico Partners with Artist Bella Pilar, Hosts Voting Contest
To kick off Joico's partnership with the effervescent artist, Bella Pilar, the hair care company will host a voting contest on its Facebook page to allow all voters' voices to be heard. Fans of Joico on Facebook can vote on which of the designs by Bella will be featured on the packaging of a very special product promotion to be released later this year. Voting is open to everyone, and for US residents only, each individual vote will automatically enter the voter into a special giveaway where he or she can win prizes, including a grand prize.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 3:09pm