According to Schwarzkopf Professional, blonde is so much more than just a hair color. Blonde is femininity, blonde is glamour, blonde is an attitude; but above all, blonde is iconic, and true iconic blondes can only be created by hairdressers with technical expertise and unlimited creativity.

Hollywood's biggest celebrities walked the red carpet looking simply stunning at the recent Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Get how-to's, straight from top celebrity stylists, to recreate the sophisticated looks!

No matter the hair color, the biggest Spring/Summer 2015 hair trend is all about lightening techniques to create or brighten natural tones. A-list stars, blonde and brunette alike, are bringing out their inner blonde while redheads are elevating their bold color to the next level. With a lengthy client roster of Hollywood starlets, Tracey Cunningham, Redken Celebrity Colorist shares her scoop on the blonding trend she is using on her own celebrity clients, and provides formulas to help you achieve these lightened and brightened looks on any client, no matter their natural shade.

The industry’s leading educators, stylists and colorists from around the world will gather in Las Vegas for Redken Symposium 2015 on January 25-27. Attracting nearly 10,000 beauty professionals ranging from novices to A-list celebrity colorists, the three day education event will cover everything related to the multi- billion dollar haircare industry and sneak peeks of the newest products, technologies and innovations that Redken has to offer.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Help your clients celebrate by creating these adorable French heart tips for your clients! Michelle Saunders explains how to get the look: 1. Apply a coat of first base base coat allowing each nail to dry.2. Layer 2 coats of ballet slippers on all 10 nails.3. Apply a coat of fiesta to the top half of the nail, closest to the tips, in the shape of 2 circles (like the tip of a heart).

“The Future is in Your Hands” is the tag line of the 2015 Redken Symposium, January 25-27 in Las Vegas, NV, and that future looks bright this year with new innovative products from Sam Villa.“The Redken Symposium is an ideal place to launch our new products, because thousands of stylists can see the Sam Villa team using the tools and then head to our booth to learn more about them," says Sam Villa, Founding Partner of Sam Villa and Redken Education Artistic Director. Sam Villa products are designed specifically for hairdressers for minimal effort with maximum results.

On Thursday, December 11th, actress Ashley Green was spotted getting an essie gel mani at The Painted Nail in Hollywood. Ashley's nail colors of choice included essie gel in slip dress and essie gel in the award goes to on the tips.The Painted Nail, owned by Katie Cazorla, is located at W Hotel in Hollywood next to the famous Walk of Fame. The salon is known for holding the largest essie wall to date, showcasing over 250 polishes and treatments. [Images courtesy of essie]

Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, is a big advocate of practicing. It may sound simple enough, but how many stylists actually practice on a regular basis to master their craft? It’s best to have a plan, so follow these tips from Roche to get started.1. Find someone who is better than you at what you want to practice and learn from them.2. Make the time – schedule it in your calendar on a regular basis, it should be just as important as scheduling in vacation or a vital meeting.

by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th AvenueSharing VALUE continues to be our message at Sam Villa, and will be our focus in our education throughout 2015. We will continue to think, say, and do differently to help bring value to the services salon professionals provide.

Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo worked with Kate Bosworth for The Cinema Society screening of “Still Alice" on Tuesday, January 13th in New York, NY.   BEAUTY INSPIRATION:   "Kate was super excited that she got to wear one of the late Oscar de la Renta's last designs to the premiere of 'Still Alice.’ We love Kate’s new short haircut and when we saw the dress, it was very reminiscent of a modern day Great Gatsby."   GET THE LOOK:

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