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Hair Products: White Sands' Orchid Hair Care Line
Recently, Pantone announced its official color of the year for 2014 - a pinky-purple hue called Radiant Orchid. And while the color is sure to become a fashion staple in the upcoming year, White Sands Haircare is also offering a unique collection of orchid flower hair care products to keep your strands beautiful all year. The brand's strand of orchid flower extract (Bulbophyllum sp), works to reduce the appearance of split ends, close the cuticle layer, fill in strand imperfections and combat frizziness.

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Hair Through History: 9 Iconic Hairstyles of the 1970s
The 1970s was a decade of change. Dubbed "The Me Generation" by author Tom Wolfe, the young adults of the seventies found value in self-reflection and personal empowerment. The counter-culture revolution of the 1960s made way for hippie-inspired lifestyles, including free-flowing hair, psychedelic experimentation and increased interest in non-U.S. cultures. As feminism gained momentum, women's hairstyles became somewhat more androgynous, with many of the popular looks being sported by both men and women alike.

Dina Culotta, Artistic Director for Ladies and Gentlemen Salon and Spa in Cleveland, Ohio and Vivienne Mackinder art team member shares this raw and edgy collection. While Dina is usually drawn to soft "Victoria Secret" hair, photographer Abe Robinson, owner of Blind7 PHotography, tends to create work with an element of darkness. The team worked together to combine both worlds. The result was both glamorous and edgy at the same time!Dina Shares Her Tips:

Hair Trends: Just Extensions Offers Just About Beads Training Course
Hair extensions have been growing tremendously in popularity, now comprising an estimated $3 billion dollar business annually. Just Extensions, Los Angeles' first hair extension bar, is now offering a certification training program in order to help hair professionals obtain the skills they need to expand their business and earn a lucrative income by becoming an extensions expert. The Academy by Just Extensions offers hair extensions certification courses to professional stylist, cosmetologist and vocational students.

Hair Trends: L’Oréal Professionnel Formalizes Balayage Certification Program
The extremely popular ombré trend has led to a dramatic increase in interest and recognition of the Balayage technique, an age-old professional coloring technique that allows colorists to unleash their creativity and produce beautifully colored hair. Despite its growing popularity, however, the Balayage technique has still only been truly mastered by a few colorists across the country.

Before and After: Extending Options by Olivia Taylor Salon
The beauty team of Jaime Queenin and Rita Carda of Olivia Taylor Salon in Anaheim Hills, CA recently created two new makeovers. Both transformations showcase the use of hair extensions to produce dramatically beautiful results, and each look was styled two different ways to highlight the versatility of the gorgeous makeovers. Click through to see the two before-and-after looks! [pagebreak]Aubrey

Stylists Giving Back: A Day of Haircuts at the Village of Hope
Recently, Tim Telles, owner of Tribeca Salon, along with his brother Wayne Telles, owner of Family Afhair in Whittier and mother Terry Telles offered their services to their community by spending their day off cutting and coloring hair at The Village of Hope on Tustin in Orange County, CA. Tim's salon Tribeca has a 4-chair salon space at the transitional housing facility to serve the 190 men, women and children who live there. At "86-years-young," Terry has her beauty license, and joined her sons in giving back to the residents of The Village of Hope.

Hair News: AG Hair Team Expands
AG Hair recently announced two significant promotions within their dynamic Marketing & Creative Department. Samantha Shamash has been promoted to the role of Marketing Director for AG Hair. Drawing on 7 years of experience in the advertising and branding industry, along with an MBA in marketing strategy, Samantha brings expertise in building brands and fostering business growth. At AG Hair she will oversee the marketing department developing new products, go-to-market strategies, branding and promotional campaigns.

Portfolio: Juxtaposed by Studio C. Salon
Studio C. Salon's newest collection, "Juxtaposed," focuses on versatility with sixteen different, two-for-one looks. The Irvine, CA based salon's approach allows for multiple ways to style the same head of hair, and is therefore ideal for the many moods, occasions and desires of each woman. Click through to see the gorgeous looks, and the how-to's from the Juxtaposed collection. [pagebreak] Nadia

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