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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Product Guide
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there's no better time to support this important cause by donating to research and awareness organizations that help save lives. Don't know where to start? We've gathered together a list of some of the top beauty brands' hair, skincare, and nail products and tools you'll love - all of which donate to breast cancer awareness organizations.Click through to see the guide! [Image: Getty Images] [pagebreak]

Hair Color How To: Vibrant Purple by Michael's Salon and Spa
Michael's Salon and Spa owner Michael Schuh recently sponsored a contest amongst four cosmetology schools. This gorgeous, vibrant purple color, created and modeled by colorist Christina Thomson, was selected as the winner.When creating the look, Christina was inspired to create a color that truly stood out. She used PRAVANA color, alternating colors of Violet with a small addition of Pink as well as Magenta, foiled throughout the head. She then mixed equal parts Wild Orchid and Violet and applied it to the hair between the foils.

October marks Domestic Violence Awareness month and highlights an issue that continues to affect countless women, men and children on a daily basis. The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) CUT IT OUT: Salons Against Domestic Abuse program is dedicated to mobilizing salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in communities across the United States by building awareness and training salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients, colleagues, friends and family to local resources.  

Michael's Salon model Amanda was interested in cutting bangs, but was afraid to make such a big change to her hair without first knowing what it would look like. Stylist Ashley O'Dell used clip-in bangs from the company "Xtensify" so Amanda could get the look of bangs before actually cutting her hair. She loved them so much that she bought her own. Rather than cutting her hair, she can clip-in the bangs whenever she wants a different look! BEFORE:

Each week Beauty Launchpad will be selecting one fabulous 'do to be featured as our hairstyle of the week! Submit your hairstyles on Instagram by tagging your hairstyle photos #lpweeklydo and @beautylaunchpad. This week's #lpweeklydo: This amazing cut by @amanda.j.giordano is our #lpweeklydo! Click through to see previously featured looks! [pagebreak]

While in Berlin for Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge 2014, I got a sneak peek at Traditional Rebels, the company’s hair fashion collection for 2015, and it rocks. Everything about this collection suggests that chaos is the new order. Inspired by what they saw on the runway, the Global Color Zoom Creative Team created a rebelliously fresh collection that defines elegance in a completely new way. Historical elements clash to create new trends. Look for tribal influences or ornamentation—think Scottish tartans or African masks.

-by Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage CEO and Founder

Fall just might be the most inspirational season for colorists, so just melt right into it with this beautiful fall color formula from Rosa Hawkins, owner of Di Rosa Haircare New York.Melting into FallBackground: 30 ml. Goldwell Topchic 5bg and 10 ml. Goldwell Topchic 4gWith 20 Volume.Detail A: 35 ml. Goldwell Silk Lift 20 Volume and 1 scoop Goldwell Silk Lift StrongDetail B: 20 ml. 4bv Goldwell Nectaya with 20 Volume

American Horror Story Makeup Tips
American Horror Story Makeup Department Head Kerry Herta used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics on the latest FX Network American Horror Story Freakshow Promo Campaign! She shares her product recommendations and tips for her "Double Head" look just in time for Halloween. Kerry says:

For Carolina Herrera's Fall 2015 Bridal show, Kérastase Lead Artist Stephanie Belly created a sleek, twisted bun look using products from the brand's iconic Couture Styling collection. Here's how to create the look:

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