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From Then To Now: 10 Iconic Blondes
The saying goes that "blondes have more fun," and from the days of Hollywood's Golden Age to the revolutionary 1960s to present day, blondes have been setting trends and most certainly having fun along the way. But blondes don't just have fun; they also make history. Check out our list of 10 iconic blonde superstars, known not only for their gorgeous hair, but also for their impact on fashion, beauty, popular culture and the world.

Launchpad stopped by the set of the Gloss & Toss shoot with Billy Lowe to get a sneak preview at the new products! We can't wait to share more about the products, but until then here's a peak behind-the-scenes! (Continue to page 2 to see more photos!) [pagebreak]

Hair and Makeup How To: Taylor Schilling's Flirty, Feminine Look
For a recent event, the 30th Annual Night of Stars in New York City, stylists and makeup artists for White Sands Haircare gave Taylor Schilling, star of the TV Series, Orange is the New Black, a glamourous, feminine look.The Hair:

Ines Di Santo Fall 2014 Bridal: Couture Collection
The new Ines Di Santo Couture Collection, recently debuted at the New York International Bridal Market, takes flight into a dreamy, sensual, otherworldly realm with a heavy emphasis on the feminine. Known for her signature mermaid styles, it seems only fitting that Ines Di Santo's collection would be partially influenced by the legendary city of Atlantis, which inspired the airy silhouettes that give the appearance of floating along with sublime lightness.

Hair Trends: Accessorize with Head Wraps
Hair accessories can instantly transform your look from ordinary to eye-catching. A little sparkle or an interesting headband can make an otherwise average hairstyle stand out. This fall and winter, head scarves and head wraps can be spotted on runways and streets alike, adorning the most fashion-savvy of heads.

Hairstyles How To: Kate Hudson’s Look at the LACMA 2013 Art & Film Gala
The always gorgeous Kate Hudson recently stepped out in a modern day Grace Kelly look created by her long time hairstylist and friend, David Babaii. According to David, “Kate can wear any style as she is one of Hollywood’s most stunning women." He opted to create a sleek knot to show off Kate’s perfect silhouette.

How To Handle Negative Online Reviews: Be Nice!
I think we can all agree that not everyone should be granted the First Amendment Right. I know, I know, that would be considered “unconstitutional.” Freedom of Speech is great, unless you have a disgruntled client that goes online and writes a review that is a complete lie. Has this happened to you? Because it has happened to me, more than once, and each time it made me feel like a complete failure. I have had an employee that I fired go online and pose as an unhappy client and write a horribly untrue review. Lie.

John Paul DeJoria on ABC's Shark Tank
Tune into ABC’s Shark Tank tonight to catch John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell Hair Care and Patrón Spirits, and the self-dubbed “serial entrepreneur,” as he dives into the tank as a guest Shark.

Elements of Color: Earth, Air, Fire and Water with Pravana VIVIDS
Stylist Liz Kidder drew inspiration from the natural elements, earth, air, fire and water, to create stunning, colorful representations using Pravana VIVIDS. According to Kidder, the gorgeous looks were made possible by "Pravana's stunning fashion colors… There are endless color combinations that [you] can use to create any look [your] client desires. The brilliantly vibrant shades are not only show-stopping, but long-lasting as well."

Athletes With Style: Paul Mitchell Joins the 27th Annual Malibu Triathalon
This year marked the 27th anniversary of the Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon, held on September 8th and 9th. The athletic event, involving a 1.5 Kilometer swim, 40K bike ride and 10K run along Zuma Beach, was joined by stylists from Epic The Salon, A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon in Encino, CA and Future Professionals from Paul Mitchell The School, Sherman Oaks. Stylists provided a number of services for attendees and athletes competing in the triathlon, including $5 braids and $15 haircuts, as well as free samples of Dry Wash and MITCH Double Hitter.

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