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Hair Trends: The Deep Side Part
A return to a classic, old Hollywood look began cropping up all over Spring/Summer 2014 runways: the deep side part. With a nod to past Hollywood icons like Veronica Lake and Marlene Dietrich, stylists took to the style with a new, modern spin. According to Anthony Turner, Session Stylist for L’Oréal Professionnel at New York City, London and Paris Fashion Weeks, "A deep side part instantly elevates any style from mundane to chic, no matter what hair type you have and whether you prefer your hair loose or gathered into a chignon or ponytail."

Falling For Change: The Perfect Short Haircut
Fall is a time of change, and what better way to embrace the season than with a new, shorter haircut? It's the perfect time of year to help your client make the big chop: drier weather makes for good styling, short strands look cute peaking out from hats, and with frequent trims to keep short hair looking great, worries over dry ends will become a thing of the past.

Bleach Your Way to Perfection with IT&LY Hairfashion
International Creative Director for IT&LY Hairfashion, Pasquale Caselle, transformed this level 5 dark brunette into a dazzling level 11 blonde using IT&LY’s Blondly Bleaching Cream. This new tube bleaching system can lift 1-7 levels, perfectly adhering to hair for uniform results, and contains 2 formula secrets: Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil. These two oils work together to protect, nourish and restore hair fibers, safely lifting strands from dark to light and resulting in beautifully colored hair.

American Crew All-Stars Challenge U.S. Finalists
The American Crew All-Star Challenge is a global competition to recognize the best men's stylists in the world. The challenge focuses on creativity, technique and one's interpretation of masculinity in the modern world. Click through to see this year's three U.S. finalists that rose above the rest.  [pagebreak]

Pink Products: Hairfinity Fights for a Cure
This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we're highlighting products and collaborations that help support the cause.Recently, Brock Beauty Inc., makers of the popular hair growth natural vitamin supplement Hairfinity, has increased its efforts to support Breast Cancer research and awareness. The brand regularly reaches out to support cause-related, non-profit organizations by donating product proceeds and enlisting the help of celebrities to increase awareness.

Hair: I Fuoriclasse  |  Makeup: Cristina Marzo per Diadema  |  Photography: Stefano BidiniArt Director: Fabio Messina (Click the page numbers below to see each step) [pagebreak] 1.  Beginning at the hairline on the left, comb the hair into a natural fall.

Pink Products: FarmHouse Fresh's Pink Moon Hand And Body Creams
This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we're highlighting products and collaborations that help support the cause.

The Ugly C: An Interview with Nail Tech & Breast Cancer Survivor Becky Denningto
Becky Dennington is a nail tech, a wife, a mother of two, an author… and a breast cancer survivor. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with the illness, and took to writing to deal with it. In 2011, she released a book detailing her experiences: Me and the Ugly C. Now in remission, she's been involved with and honored by the 18 Fore Life Banquet, the American Cancer Society, and the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program 2013 Symposium.  

Simply Smooth is Simply Beautiful
Simply Smooth Keratin is known for their innovative use of a unique blend of keratin sourced from human hair and botanical keratin from seaweed and other plants. By employing the use of human and plant-based keratin together, Simply Smooth ensures that their product is more compatible with the structure of their clients' hair, and more able to successfully work with strands to create smooth flexibility.

Beauty Launchpad Interviews Director of Education for Sam Villa Andrew Carruther
This year, Beauty Launchpad had the opportunity to speak with Director of Education for Sam Villa®, Andrew Carruthers, at the final showdown of the Battle of the Strands 2013 in Las Vegas. Carruthers expressed his excitement about being a part of the epic competition, stating that this is "a totally new event for [Sam Villa], this is something that we just got offered this year for the first time, [and] it's something that we look forward to continuing to be a part of."  

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