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

Melissa Emerick, a stylist at Dolce Salon and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona​, recently helped her client transform her faded, purple hair color to this beautiful, multidimensional lilac. Rich purple paired with whispers of silver and bits of lavender result in a stunning final look. Below, Melissa shares how she created this lovely lilac hue.​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: Our Hairstyle of the Week this week goes to @hairbyvalyrie for this lovely, romantic updo!

10 Reasons Not To Piss Off Your Hairstylist
Your hairstylist is working hard to make sure you look your best and feel good. It goes without saying that you should be nice to her. After all, the fate of your hair is in your stylist's hands. In honor of Hairstylist Appreciation Day, here are 10 important reasons not to piss off your hairstylist. 1. Green doesn't look good on you.

Pictured left to right: Jerry Gordon, Frank Gironda and Denise Provenzano, Cosmetologists Chicago presidentCosmetologists Chicago initiated a new award for excellence during a special ceremony at America’s Beauty Show, March 21-23, 2015. “There are many awards for hairstyling excellence and other creative aspects of the salon industry,” said CC President Denise Provenzano. “But there are few to recognize the business side of our business.” 

by Paul Tate, CEO of Shortcuts SoftwareWhen the love is gone and your client cheats on you, it might break your heart. But it’s what she says behind your back to her friends - and anyone else on the internet - that could break your business. Too many salons have discovered that, nowadays, when a relationship sours the fall-out can be painfully public.

The Allilon Education Art Team has launched Okafor, a stunning collection inspired by the hyperrealist portraits of renowned pencil artist, Kelvin Okafor.Boasting dramatic shapes with flashes of dark colour, the collection takes inspiration from the shape of the eye – the focal point of Okafor’s drawings. Fusing a mixture of portrait photography with black and white and pencil drawings, the collection truly comes to life to showcase the work of the collaborative artists.

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