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Battle of the Strands 2015 is just around the corner, and this year, the amazing beauty event will be featured in select cinemas nationwide! The stylist, the makeup artist, and the nail professional are finally in the spotlight in this one night only movie presentation in 647 theaters across the country. Bring your clients, friends and family to see what you, and your incredible industry, are all about. Get ready for the artistry and the amazing innovations in the imaginative world of Battle of the Strands Live!

More and more hairstylists and beauty professionals are turning to technology to advance their businesses and extend their services to an ever-widening array of customers. StyleSeat, an online salon booking service, is one popular tool being used by stylists to connect with new clients. Celebrity stylist and colorist for Matrix, George Papanikolas, is one of the beauty industry's top influencers using StyleSeat to build his business. Says Papanikolas, "Started using the StyleSeat App to manage my client formulas and bookings and loving it!

Celebrity hairstylist Bridget Brager created a soft, subtly glamorous hair look for actress Kiernan Shipka for the recent Claiborne Swanson Frank’s "Young Hollywood" book launch hosted by Michael Kors on Thursday, October 2nd in Beverly Hills, CA. “Kiernan's look tonight was inspired by her beautiful Michael Kors dress," said Brager. "We opted for soft waves and shine."Get the Look:

The recent Beauty Biz Roundtable 11, presented by Mazur Group, successfully brought together 100 top executives, media and thought leaders at the leading edge of the beauty industry for an evening of education, discussion and inspiration. Executives from the west coast’s fast-growing beauty scene, including Drybar, Dermalogica, Bumble and bumble, wet n wild, and more, gathered to address hot topics and trends in innovation, leadership, product development and category growth.

A high pony is modern, timeless and chic. Here, it goes high fashion with soft, neutral highlights.

Hotheads Hair Extensions is proud to announce Hair With A Voice’s SHAIRING Initiative, a progressive hair donation program that offers charitable contributions through the proceeds from the sales of hair. This Initiative ensures that donations of hair directly benefit Friends Are By Your Side, a program started by Martino Cartier to grant Wigs & Wishes to women and children undergoing cancer treatment.

Achieving a messy, rebellious look for Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer 2015 show in Paris, Redken Creative Consultant Guido used several texturizing and shine-inducing Redken products to achieve a wet style. Guido sprayed Redken’s new Fashion Waves 07 Sea Salt Spray all over the hair for added texture before drying the hair and combing it back to cover the ears. Using both Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray and Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist, Guido achieved a polished texture with hints of roughness. 

In keeping with the statement of luxury that Hermes is known for, Redken Creative Consultant Guido created an elevated blowout for the designer’s Spring/Summer 2015 show in Paris. Using Guts 10 Volumizing Spray-Foam Mousse to add height to the hair, Guido used a round brush to blow-dry the hair and finished by clipping the hair into pin curls, removing the clips after several minutes to achieve lavish hair with slight contour. 

Melding futurism and classicism into one, Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a Japanese-inspired look for Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2015 show in Paris. Achieving a wet-hair look by saturating the hair with Redken’s Hardwear 16 Super Strong Hair Gel, Guido used a card to both flatten and fold the hair up into a rectangular shape, ultimately creating a modern look that McQueen has become known for. 

On Monday, October 20, 2014, (at 1:00 p.m. EDT) the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) will host, Build Your Brand with YouTube, a complimentary webinar designed to teach salon owners how to use YouTube to drive more traffic to their websites and increase clientele. Matt Beck, Founder of FreeSalonEducation.com, will join PBA for this webinar and provide helpful tips on how to cultivate your business using YouTube.This 30-minute webinar will explain:

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