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Simplicity Hair Extensions by TressAllure at ISSE
Stylist extraordinaire Vivienne Mackinder and VP of sales and marketing Judi Meola share the latest style trends and education news with Simplicity Hair Extensions.
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 3:58pm
WATCH: Keratin Complex @ Cosmoprof
Launchpad senior associate editor Alyson Osterman gets the dish on Keratin Complex's latest stylers and tools! 
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 1:58pm
WATCH: Macadamia Natural Oil @ Cosmoprof
Launchpad managing editor Jillian Gordon chats with Macadamia Natural Oil's Michael Cain about the company's new Reviving Curl Cream, 100% natural boar bristle brushes and more.
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 11:16am
The Simplicity team gives us the skinny on its hair extensions.
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 2:27am
Pivot Point Founder Leo Passage Passes Away
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leo Passage, Pivot Point's beloved mentor and founder. As many of you are aware, Leo was diagnosed with a degenerative lung condition that he conquered for the past 12 years. For many years, Leo was able to stay ahead of his disease by taking very good care of himself and always remaining positive. In recent weeks, as the fight became even more challenging, Leo surrounded himself with his family, and passed peacefully this morning (May 11, 2011).
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:34am
NAHA Finalists Announced!
And the wait is over! No, we're not talking about the royal wedding—we're talking about the finalists for the 2011 North American Hairstyling Awards! (Image: Jake Thompson, Avant Garde)
Friday, April 29, 2011 - 9:41am
Adil Mehboob-Khan to ascend to P&G president—global salon professional
We just got news that P&G's president—global salon professional, Robert Jongstra, is retiring from the company following more than 29 years of devoted service. Adil Mehboob-Khan, currently VP—female beauty, Western Europe, will take the reigns following Jongstra's departure on May 1, 2011.
Monday, April 25, 2011 - 1:17pm
Japan Relief
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month and a half, you've witnessed the devistation surrounding the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that wreaked havoc on Japan. But if there's one thing that beauty pros like you remind me of time and time again is that you're a caring, giving and innovative group, and the salons below are no exception. Read on to see what they're doing to aid in relief efforts, and if you're inspired to help yourself, please send me a line and let me know what you're up to! We'll post it here on BeautyLaunchpad.com!
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 10:06am
John Moroney new VP of Education for Goldwell & KMS
Goldwell/KMS is experiencing some ch-ch-ch-changes—in a very good way! Not only does the revered company have a brand-new president and CEO—Cory Couts—but it now adds the talents of John Moroney to its ranks! Couts announced today that Moroney has been named vice president of education, with the mission of leading the education efforts of both the Goldwell and KMS California brands in North America.
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 11:00am