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10 lucky winners will receive a ColorpHlex Intro Kit!ENTER HEREThe ColorpHlex Intro Kit Contains:1x Step 1: Color Strengthening Additive (2 fl oz/ 60ml)1x Step 2: After Color Strengthening Finish (4 fl oz/ 118ml)

Beauty Launchpad Wins Two Maggie Awards
Beauty Launchpad was honored with two Maggie Awards from the Western Publishing Association on Friday, May 1 at the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. Beauty Launchpad Executive Editor Amy Dodds and Art Director Danielle Caseñas accepted the awards for Best Health, Fitness, Beauty & Grooming Trade for the June issue and for Best Editorial Layout (Circulation over 50,000) Trade for "Living Green" from the April issue.

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) recently announced the winning students and honorable mentions chosen to attend Beacon 2015. These students were selected from more than a thousand applicants based on the creativity, presentation and content of their resume, professional portfolio, and creative marketing pieces. All Beacon applications were judged by PBA members, including top manufacturers, distributors and licensed professionals from across the country. Meet these exceptional students at PBA Beauty Week in Las Vegas July 11-14, 2015.

Sweet summertime is drawing near. Trips to the beach, cocktails by the pool, and basking in the sun are just a few of the ways to enjoy this time of year. With the change in season, many clients are looking to change up their style with a new cut or color. Celebrity stylist and owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, Scott Fontana, has the hottest tips and trends to get your clients' hair summer-ready. COLOR TRENDS

Brittany "Monroe" Minton, hairstylist at Michael's Salon and Day Spa in Dayton, OH, created this biker babe look for a recent photo shoot by the salon. Pumped up volume with a hint of rockabilly, this look is both chic and wearable - a perfect, every day style for the somewhat edgier client. Get the steps you need to recreate this style, below. Get the Look:

GLAMSQUAD, a leading on-demand beauty app offering professional and affordable hair and makeup services from your home, office, or even a hotel, recently announced its new partnership with essie to bring manicures and pedicures into clients’ homes. 

Shonda Broadus, stylist at Color Me RAD Salon, recently transformed her client from brown box color to this vibrant shade of strawberry red. Says Shonda, "My client has always wanted to try fashion shades but was always a little nervous. She's typically a red-brown (box) color and I wanted to show her that with the right fashion shades not only would she look great with it, she'd LOVE it!"

Tracy DeBarmore Dorame, a longtime hairdresser based in Southern California, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014 after suffering a seizure at her home that left her hospitalized. Devastated by the news, one of Tracy's first concerns was not only what her three children would do, but how her clients would get their hair done. Like many stylists, Tracy's clients are more than just clients to her - they are like family.

On Sunday, April 19, 2015, 200 top hairstylists gathered at the Avalon Hollywood, one of Tinseltown's most historic landmarks. The theatre at Hollywood & Vine has been a show business epicenter since opening in 1927 during the silent film era.

Left to right: Lynn Bouchard, Nancy Chenard, Marilyn Garcia, Kim Tanner

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