Dominique DeFrancesco, Colorist from De La Mer Salon in Bellmore, NY, created an add-on color technique for single process services that allows the stylist to upgrade their ticket and the guest to have a change without spending a full day at the salon. It’s called "All Around the World" and it takes minimal application time.

The 1980's made a major comeback at Unite Global Session 2014, held in San Diego, CA this past October. Unite Senior Artistic Director USA, Renee Africa, described the inspiration behind the overall look, saying, "The inspiration for this look is a real mash-up of 80's-inspired fashion, modern color-blending and a mullet-like, but feminine, soft haircut. This time period will always influence hairdressing and fashion in some way. For me, it was when I was brought up in hairdressing and will always leave a mark on my brain."

Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity hairstylist David Babaii have become a dynamic duo since partnering with Blo Blow Dry Bar this past summer. Since joining North America’s original blow dry bar, the beauty industry, as well as the franchising world, has seen a tremendous expansion in Blo locations around the world.

Celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett recently worked with Miranda Kerr for the Playing With Shapes Louis Vuitton Dinner on Tuesday, December 2nd in Miami, FL. “I was inspired to create her signature glossy bombshell waves, but a bit toned down and with more texture to complement the modern Louis Vuitton look she was wearing," commented Scarlett. See the how-to below to create this laid-back chic look.Get the Look:

Quickly brush up on your beauty knowledge with a century of hair and makeup trends. This time lapse videos from cut.com shows the hottest looks from every decade from 1910 to 2010.

The holiday season is a time for being thankful and spreading joy, and helping those in need is the perfect way to give back. Hairstylist and wig maker Darnell Wold was inspired to help those less fortunate than him by providing hope to a child battling cancer in the form of a beautiful wig.

Celebrity makeup artist Liz Pugh recently worked with British beauty Alexa Chung for the British Fashion Council Awards. Pugh gave Alexa a simple, yet beautiful, look, focusing on long, luxurious lashes for an overall feminine feel. Explaining the look Pugh said, "Tonight I wanted to go for a soft pretty eye with 'Bambi' lashes to complement [the look]. It was all about fresh glowing skin, defined eyes and a strong lip.

Cynthia Lumzy, owner of My Alter Ego Salon in Dixon, Illinois, loves to push the envelope with unique, edgy looks and cuts. "Whether bold and visual or soft and obscure with a hint of allure upon discovery, it is as if everything I see is if I am looking through a prism. I constantly see reflections of color through the projection and angles of light," says Cynthia. She often says that she even dreams in color. So, what’s next for Cynthia? January 18th she kicks off her “Dream In Color” eight city educational tour.

“In our industry, the latest cut can draw attention, but sometimes not cutting your hair makes the biggest statement of all,” says Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California, who’s latest chop benefitted the Hans Neumaier Memorial Scholarship - $1000 raised thanks to a $500 match donation from Goldwell New York - and a generous crowd at Intercoiffure donated $1,300 to cut McIvor and his two daughter’s hair for

Start your holiday season by giving a gift that is truly rewarding, volunteering your time to cut hair for the homeless. Tribeca Salon has a 4 chair Salon at the Village of Hope (Tustin, CA), a shelter which houses 190 men, women and children. The Tustin salon is looking for stylists who can help out one day a month. For more information visit rescuemission.org. [Image: Tim Telles, owner of Tribeca salon, cuts hair at the Tribeca Cut-a-Thon to raise money and awareness for the Village of Hope.]

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