Education

Launchpad's Marianne Dougherty to Present at Northeast Educational Conference
Carabito will host their fourth annual Northeast Educational Conference in Portland, Maine on November 2 and 3 with presentations and hands-on-workshops. We are excited to announce that Marianne Dougherty, Launchpad's Editor at Large, will be presenting Fall & Winter Hair Trends at the conference.

To continue the success and excitement of the North American Hairstyling Awards' (NAHA) 25th Anniversary Celebration, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Michael Shaun Corby have developed a 3-part web series to introduce NAHA to emerging stylists and first-time entrants. Known as the Oscars of Hair, NAHA is the preeminent photographic hairstyling competition in the U.S. and is internationally renowned.

Event Recap: Factory Downtown's First-Ever Makeup Workshop in NYC
Makeup artists interested in learning how to create glamorous red-carpet looks from renowned celebrity makeup artist and founder of Melt Cosmetics, Lora Arellano, attended Factory Downtown's first-ever makeup workshop held on August 15, 2014 at BitFireInc Studio in New York City. 

Creating hair collections and doing photo shoots is a very personal - and arguably, very essential - part of being a successful stylist. While everyone has a unique, individual way of styling shoots, there are certain things stylists can do in order to draw attention to an image, and create a successful collection. Here, Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, offers three tips to a successful photo shoot.

Beauty Industry Veteran Reaches Out on Behalf of Ukraine Hair Prodigy
Barristar Student Services President, Paul Barry has kicked off his 30 day Kickstarter.com crowd-funding project with two goals in mind: to bring very needed revenue to a very talented hair prodigy stuck in the Ukraine, and to bring her special talents to salon professionals here in the U.S. He is hoping to raise the necessary $30,000 to fund production of a multi-DVD educational series.  

PBA Launches Premiere Executive Summit for Beauty Companies
From left to right: Jane Buckingham, Steven Berlin Johnson, Carrie Mellage

Farouk Shami Receives Honorary Doctorate of Beauty Art Presented By Seo Kyeong U
The Council of Graduate Schools at Seo Kyeong University in Korea recently presented Farouk Shami with an honorary Doctorate of Beauty Art in recognition of his outstanding achievements and invaluable contributions to the academic and cultural development of the world wide beauty industry.“Seo Kyeong is helping advance my lifelong mission of education, environment and ethics. We are honored to be a part of this prestigious establishment,” said Mr. Shami.

Event Recap: The Gathering 2014 Inspires a "rEvolution"
More than 3,000 hairstylists and salon owners from over 24 countries attended this year’s Gathering on August 4 and 5 at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Inspired by lyrics from the Beatles, Paul Mitchell’s intensive two‐day education event celebrated the theme of “rEvolution” with live music, brilliant choreography, whimsical wardrobe, incredible acrobatics and several surprises in between.

Sam Villa's 5 Steps for Building a Career as a Stylist
Graduated beauty school and need a plan? Sam Villa, Founding Partner of Sam Villa and Redken Education Artistic Director, shares 5 tips for building a successful and rewarding career as a stylist.1. Go to every educational event you can, and continue advanced education even after you become a professional stylist, it is the key to success. Classes, shows, DVD’s, online, anything and everything you have access to.

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Michael Shaun Corby have developed a 3-part web series to introduce NAHA to emerging stylists and first-time entrants. Those interested can participate in a single session or attend all three to get an insider’s perspective on how to successfully enter NAHA. Webinar topics include the benefit of entering NAHA, what NAHA judges look for when evaluating entries, and how to create a successful NAHA photo shoot.

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