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Hairstyles How To: Joico's Braided Holiday Hostess Look
The second installment of Joico's Holiday Hairstyle Video Tutorial series helps you create a beautiful, easy braided look, perfect for when you or your client want to look stylish in a flash. The look is perfect for hosting a holiday get-together; in just minutes your client's hair will go from every-day to party-ready, leaving her all the time she needs to prepare for her guests!See the step-by-step instructions, and check out the tutorial video below!

Hair Tips: Ease Your Client's Short Hair Fears with These Tips from Pravana Styl
Recently, short haircuts have been cropping up all over Hollywood. Stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Pamela Anderson and Jennifer Hudson have been spotted looking fabulous with stylish new 'dos. The look is officially a trend, with women across the country asking stylists to take off their old length in favor of stylish bobs and cute pixies. However, cutting off all her length may leave your client feeling somewhat hesitant, no matter how much she wants to copy Hollywood's fresh, new look.

Makeup Tutorial: Gorgeous Smokey Eyes for the Holidays
Learn how to perfect your smokey eye look using three shades from the customizable "Build Your Own Artiste Palette" from Youngblood Cosmetics. Check out the video below to get the look! [Video/Image credit: Youngblood Cosmetics]

Hairstyles How To: Christina Aguilera's Sexy Curls on NBC's The Voice
For NBC’s The Voice last night, Christina Aguilera’s musical tribute to Michael and Janet Jackson inspired her glam squad. Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii used the theme "Smoke 'N Mirrors" as the vision behind her glamorous, sexy look. From a smoky eye by makeup artist Scott Barnes to David’s creation of huge, voluminous curls with tons of texture, Christina's performance ignited the ideas behind this perfectly over-the-top look.

Hairstyles How To: Hunger Games Braid
Just in time for the upcoming film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, learn how to create this beautiful, Katniss-inspired braid, designed by celebrity stylist Mika Fowler. See the tutorial in the video below! Step-By-Step Photos: Before: Step 1: Step 2:

Launchpad gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the year’s hottest film: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. —Alyson Osterman-KerrIt was only last year that Katniss Everdeen won the 74th annual Hunger Games, a competition that had her combating 23 of her peers in a fight to the death. But are the odds still in Katniss’ favor? While Hair Department Head/Hair Designer Linda Flowers may not be able to help the movie’s heroine in terms of battle tactics, she can save Katniss from a bad hair day.

Giving Back: Cosmetologists Chicago Announces Tornado Assistance Fund
The massively destructive tornado that swept across America's Midwest this month left many people injured and homeless. Adding to the devastation, many lost their place of business, and with it, their source of income, including salon owners and professionals.

Hairstyles How To: Manage Hat-Head With Cozy, Cute Styles
With cold weather setting in, your clients are starting to bundle up, topping off with cozy hats. But those chic beanies can result in some seemingly untamable cases of "hat-head," meaning your clients have to choose between having gorgeous hair, or staying warm. With these simple how-to's by founding partner of the Sam Villa brand and education artistic director for Redken 5th Avenue, Sam Villa, however, it's possible to battle the cold and look chic!

It's So Easy Announces Winners of Second Annual Summer Fun Nail Art Contest
First Place Design, by Martha A. of Central Falls, RI

The L’Oréal Professionnel Team on Their Daily Inspirations
During Intercoiffure’s Fall Atelier, we turned to the L’Oréal Professionnel Team to find out what inspires them. Click through to see their responses, and let us know what inspires you! Send a sentence on your inspiration to Alyson Kerr (akerr@creativeage.com) — you may just see your answer in the pages of our magazine! [pagebreak]

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