Pro Beauty

On Monday, September 16, I was reminded once again that there really is no place on earth like Southern California. I was invited by ColorProof Evolved Color Careas a special guest to join 27 sales consultants on a cruise around Newport Beach and nearby Balboa Island. The weather was perfect: mid-70s, slight breeze, sun glinting off the harbor sea. I was warmly received by Jim Markham, founder of ColorProof, and the sales team. After a few preliminaries, we were escorted onto two boats; I was on the boat captained by Jim Markham himself!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:51pm
On what could be the best hair day ever, this past April 22 (Earth Day), Aveda raised $220,000 to benefit clean water causes during its 24-hour global hair-cutting marathon. By raising $76,569.15, Aveda set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the most money raised for charity through haircuts in a 24-hour period.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:17pm
Portfolio: Rebelle
Nominated as a finalist in the 2014 Hair Expo Australia Apprentice of the Year category, Simone Menenti of é SALON in New South Wales presents her first collection.  
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 3:01pm
News: Beauty Portal Launches for Salon Pros
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 2:40pm
Blown Away With Damien Carney: Join the Team!
Lots of wonderful folks ask me how to break into an education/product company—I’m sure it seems a bit alien and unattainable, right? But let me tell you, loves, that there’s always room on board for amazing, motivated people; as long as you adjust your expectations (everyone starts at entry-level), and treat the process as you would any job hunt.  ·      Choose a company you respect and admire. You have to believe in the brand if you end up representing the brand.
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 1:41pm
Beauty News: Get Trained to do Lash Extensions with NovaLash
Looking to extend your services? Lash extensions are hot right now - visible not only in the celeb world but also among everyday working ladies and even stay-at-home moms. If you are ready to become an esthetician trained in the science of applying NovaLash's individual lash extensions, then open up the NovaLash Seminar Skills Training Manual.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 3:13pm
Hair News: Wella To Raise Funds for Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Mark your calendar for August 12, when a roster of the beauty industry’s top talent will gather to raise funds for the victims of the devastating spring tornadoes. The “Hair Aid Oklahoma Tornado Recovery Fund,” spearheaded by local professional beauty educator and former Vidal Sassoon Creative Director Sally Rogerson, will bring together artists from across the country in a one-night-only fundraising event at Bricktown Coca Cola Center in Oklahoma City.
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 1:53pm
Blown Away With Damien Carney: Follow the Leader!
Follow the Leader When you love your work as much as I do—and if you’re reading this, I’ll bet you do!—then nothing makes you happier than a cohesive team that strives for excellence each and every day. Sadly, my loves, that’s not always the case, is it? So often I hear from wonderful salon owners lamenting the fact that they can’t get their staffers to maintain the high standards necessary to run and grow a successful business. Or just as frustrating: They have a team that’s going in all different directions.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 3:08pm
Hair News: Affinage announces Global Ambassador, educational support team
Things just got a lot more beautiful at Affinage. In response to the growing network of Affinage distributors and their need for comprehensive product education, the company has appointed four industry veterans to its educational support team. Led by Education Manager Catie Hansen, the team will work together to service national accounts. Additionally, multi award-winning Scottish Hairdresser of the Year Tracey Devine is the new global ambassador responsible for the creative direction of the company.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:56am
Pureology announces winner of Global Green USA's Green School Makeover
Now it's even easier for this school to be green. Boston Latin School has just been announced the recipient of Global Green USA's 2nd Annual Green School Makeover Compeition presented by Pureology--meaning it will receive a $75K grant for green upgrades. The school aims to create a sustainable school garden, make improvements that will reduce energy usage throughout the school and reduce the amount of plastic water bottles on the campus. 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:07am