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Sudzz FX Discusses the Launch of Their New Academy, Company Growth and New Produ
Beauty Launchpad Assistant Editor Molly Kossoff caught up with Carla Ross, Owner of Slash Salon and Academy and Creative Director of SUDZZfx at Cosmoprof North America 2014 to discuss the recent launch of the SUDZZfx Academy. Focused on innovation rather than replication, as well as the individual stylist's needs, the Santa Monica, CA based academy provides education and hands-on experience for hairstylists.

Launchpad readers - it's time to share your favorite products! Vote for your top picks in our annual Reader's Choice Awards. You could win $500 worth of amazing products just for participating. The winning products will be revealed in our December 2014 issue!Vote HERE!

Can't get enough vintage hair? From the French Roll to the Beehive, master classic retro looks with Sharon Blain's Vintage Reinvented DVD. 4 lucky winners will receive a copy of the DVD!

This July CPNA proudly brought back the successful sampling concept, BOUTIQUE, to its already exemplary program of new and returning initiatives. This sampling bar allowed attendees to select deluxe-sized samples, including the latest in up-and-coming cosmetics, skin care, nails, hair and some classic beauty favorites.

UNITE Haircare created a wide range of looks for the recent Mercedes Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim 2015 presentations. From beachy texture at Frankie's Bikinis, to tousled waves at MIKOH, to fluffy volume at Wildfox, each unique look perfectly captured the feel of warm summer days and long nights.Click through to see UNITE's looks, and get the how-tos, at Miami Swim Week 2015! [pagebreak] Show: Frankie's BikinisDate: Friday, July 18 2014

Hair Color How To: The Origami Collection from Paul Mitchell
One kit, four new color techniques - Paul Mitchell's latest Color Shift kit was inspired by origami, an art of infinite transformations. Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color's new Origami Collection presents innovative color techniques designed to spark change for guests in the salon. Co-Owner and Artistic Director for Education Angus Mitchell developed the process for dramatic transformation after reflecting on the craft of origami.

On July 24th, over 100 guests enjoyed appetizers from Gravina Malibu and fine wines from Morandell Imports and celebrated the grand re-opening of YUKA STYLE BH. The evening featured a hair and fashion show with 12 international models and a live hair show. Guests included actresses Bai Ling, Judy Tenuta, Patrick Darbo, actor Blaine Gray and Judith Mancini.

Summer Song
Affinage recently shared its latest collection, the Miami Heat Collection, from Affinage Global Ambassador Tracey Devine. “I love the summer vibe and all the sounds, tastes and scents that come with it, and that was the concept we wanted to recreate in this collection,” says Devine, who adds that this was a back-to-basics shoot because it pulled together many natural elements. The vibe: cool, edgy and editorial. “The whole collection works with the natural texture of the hair and projects the beauty of long, lazy, sunny days.”

Bridal Hair How To: 5 Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles by Lizzie Liros
Hairstylist Lizzie Liros created 5 stunning bridal looks in her recent collection, Runway Bride. Romantic, sexy and classic all at once, each look offers inspiration for any bride. Below, Liros shares step-by-step tutorials to help you recreate each style for bride-to-be clients!Look 1:

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