Fashion

ICA 2013: Behind the Scenes with L'Oreal Professionnel's Pepper Pastor
Gold pipe cleaners used in hair? Yes! L’Oreal Professionnel Team Member Pepper Pastor walks you through her labyrinthine hairstyle for L’Oreal Professionnel’s Intercoiffure 2013 presentation, “Afternoon in Paris.” See her description of this unique, metallic look in the video below!

ICA 2013: "Past Perfect, Future Unknown"
ICA Creative Director Belinda Gambuzza and Sonya Dove tasked six salons in Canada and the U.S. with meeting the challenge of patterned hair color. The results are breathtaking in their presentation, "Past Perfect, Future Unknown." See Belinda and Sonya describe their inspiration for the beautiful presentation in the video below. 

ICA 2013: The New "Romeo and Juliet"
ICA Team Nouveau Creative Director Perry Monge reveals the inspiration behind the team's presentation, "Fall in Love with Falling in Love: Romeo & Juliet," presented at Intercoiffure 2013. See Monge describe his influences as well as the new, Millenial approach to the classic love story in the video below!

Hair Trends: Modern, Romantic Curls at Badgley Mischka Bride
Recently, Badgley Mischka Bride debuted a new collection for 2014 inspired by the classic femme fatales of Hollywood, Bette, Joan, Rita, Ava, Grace, and infused with the nonchalance and ease of the 1930's-era French Riviera.

Backstage at LA Fashion Week with Sebastian Professional's Anthony Cole
We went backstage at LA Fashion week and spoke with Sebastian Professional's Anthony Cole about one of the fun, dynamic stage looks he created. See his description of the look below!

ICA 2013 Red Hot Rio Gala Awards Dinner
Beauty Launchpad recently attended the glamourous ICA 2013 Red Hot Rio Gala Awards Dinner in New York City. Check out our photos from the elegant event! [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Backstage Beauty at Octavio Carlin
For its Spring/Summer 2014 presentation, Octavio Carlin enlisted the pros at VoCe Haircare to create voluminous, 70's-inspired hair. Lead stylist Whitney Olson used an array of VoCe Haircare's high quality products to create the look, including VoCe Haircare Touch Me for added hold, Volume Mist for body and texture, and Refresh Me Dry Shampoo for a matte finish. The look was described as "matte hair inspired by the 70's," a complement to the many prints found in Octavio's Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

Hair Trends: The Deep Side Part
A return to a classic, old Hollywood look began cropping up all over Spring/Summer 2014 runways: the deep side part. With a nod to past Hollywood icons like Veronica Lake and Marlene Dietrich, stylists took to the style with a new, modern spin. According to Anthony Turner, Session Stylist for L’Oréal Professionnel at New York City, London and Paris Fashion Weeks, "A deep side part instantly elevates any style from mundane to chic, no matter what hair type you have and whether you prefer your hair loose or gathered into a chignon or ponytail."

Sue Wong's Smash Hit: Jazz Babies Spring 2014 Collection
Internationally renowned designer Sue Wong hit all the right notes with the recent unveiling of her swinging "Jazz Babies" Spring 2014 Collection. The event, which took place at the Cicada Club in Los Angeles, revealed a collection that features a greatest hits list of trends, including polka dots in a variety of colors, intricately embroidered bodices, and an array of day-to-evening pieces in beautifully muted shades of lilac, pink, black and beige.

Paris Fashion Week Hairstyles How To: Margiela S/S 2014
Hair by Guido, Redken Creative Consultant  Redken Creative Consultant Guido continued with the natural, grunge trend at Margiela. While the back section was pulled up into a messy updo, the overall look was meant to be unrefined and a bit unruly. To maintain the model's natural texture, Guido did a dry style with shine flash 02 glistening mist and control addict 28 high hold hairspray to create this unpolished look.  

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