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Tousled or Trimmed: The Man's Guide to Grooming Trends
Women love a man with a bit of structure to their style. Does the man in your life still think a visit to the salon is “too girly?” Enter Bellus Academy’s Artistic Director, Diego Raviglione. Armed with at-home tips, Raviglione has the scoop for sprucing up any man. Learn how good grooming gets the girl, and a news flash for recent grads: grooming also gets the job! Diego’s tips:

Behind the Scenes at the TMG Beauty & Style Destination Pre-Oscar Luxury Suite
More than a dozen skincare and haircare brands (including Surface Hair Care, OPI, Sevique, Cocoa Brown and s.h.a.p.e.s Brow Bar) discussed their latest launches in addition to offering pampering sessions including blow-outs, manicures, massages, facials, lash extensions and more at the TMG Beauty & Style Destination Pre-Oscar Luxury Suite in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Dermalogica Celebrates International Women's Day by Supporting Women Entrepreneu
Pictured: Dermalogica honored International Women’s Day March 8 to 15 worldwide by initiating microloans for women entrepreneurs through FITE, Dermalogica’s philanthropic organization. Here, Dermalogica’s San Francisco team is joined by partners including ULTA, San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, and Bay area salons to bring FITE closer to its goal of funding 50,000 women entrepreneurs worldwide.

Spring Trends: Create a Perfect Faux Bob
The faux bob is a perfect way for clients to go from long to short without all their tresses ending up on the cutting floor. Whether she's test-driving a new style, or simply wants to change it up for the evening, help your client achieve a gorgeous faux bob with these steps from KMS California Artistic Director Sonna Brado: 1. Prepare hair by curling it with a 1.5” barrel iron, spraying KMS California HAIRPLAY dry wax on each section. 2. Next, lightly back-comb the crown to give volume.

Beauty Bus Provides Day of Pampering for Seriously Ill
Beauty Bus Foundation and NOVA partnered to provide patients dealing with serious illnesses some well-deserved pampering. Beauty Bus Foundation and NOVA sponsored a "head to wheels" mobility makeovers for people dealing with terminal or critical illnesses. The event was held at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park.

Luxury Brand Partners (LBP), an incubator for artist-driven beauty brands, is pleased to announce Reuben Carranza’s role as President of R+Co, a new professional hair care line launching in May 2014. R+Co brings together a collective of top stylists, led by Howard McLaren, Thom Priano and Garren, to celebrate the culture of hairdressing, provide high-performance products created from a unique point of view and offer groundbreaking education.

Take a Stand Against Animal Testing: Jane Iredale Certified as Cruelty-Free
Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd., manufacturer of  jane iredale  – THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP, is proud to announce that jane iredale has been certified cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program. Made up of eight animal protection organizations, CCIC is the leading internationally respected coalition responsible for cruelty-free certification of personal care and household products. 

Perfect Match Purple: Recreate Katy Perry's Vibrant Violet Strands
When Tiffany Conway, owner of CoCo Cheveux Salon, had a client bring in a picture of Katy Perry’s purple color, she know exactly how to achieve it with Goldwell SilkLift and Elumen Hair Color. Using the following formula, Conway was able to achieve a gorgeous, vivid, violet shade for her client.Perfect Purple (Existing Level 5)

Girls Hairstyle Tips from Lead Stylist Sherry Heart
Sherry Heart, Lead Hairstylist from HBO’s Girls, dishes some helpful tips & tricks on how to create the hairstyles seen on Jessa and Marnie. Sherry says, “I used a sea salt spray to add the beachy texture, and then these bobby pins that matched her hair color, they were great for Jessa’s style.”

Everything You Need to Know About Hair Extensions
Bobs and pixie cuts may have their moment, but full, flowing locks never go out of style. While red carpet superstars and Victoria’s Secret Angels make it seem easy and effortless, many of these ladies’ perfect manes are not just a result of great genes – most get a little (or a lot of) help from hair extensions.

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