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The Beauty Thoughts of Kiyah Wright
"Change your hair, change your life" - that's the attitude of two-time, Emmy Award winning celeb hairstylist Kiyah Wright when it comes to makeover magic. As a brand ambassador for Clairol Professional, serving as a celebrity colorist, Kiyah recently held an all-day, marathon makeover session with women of various ethnic backgrounds and hair textures from straight to wavy to kinky. Kiyah transformed the locks of model Dot Smalls by adding extensions with ombre hair color, framing her face with a softer look.

Empire Beauty Schools Offer Local First Responders Complimentary Hair Cuts
In order to express thanks for the courageous work local first responders do in the treatment and prevention of domestic violence, Empire Beauty Schools is offering complimentary haircuts to all police officers, firefighters and EMTs at all Empire student salons next week.

3 Eco-Friendly Salons
In an increasingly green-conscious world, many salons are taking steps to become more eco-friendly and use sustainable practices. Check out three salons that are leading the way! [pictured above: Ion Studio] [pagebreak]Ion Studio, New York

The Millennium Conference 2014: Get Tickets Now
Beauty pros, mark your calendars! The Millennium Experience 2014 conference is coming June 22-24 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Register now at www.harms-software.com/experience.  

Beauty Bus Foundation Announces 5th Annual Beauty Drive
The Beauty Bus Foundation offers beauty and grooming services to the terminally and chronically ill with the hope of preserving dignity and hope for all those affected by disease and their caregivers.In a recent interview on KCAL 9 News, the charity's CEO Ronda Wilkin and co-founder Wendy Marantz Levine discuss the life events that led them to creating the foundation, as well as the upcoming 5th Annual Beauty Drive, taking place April 27th, 2-5 PM, at the Annenberg Building at the California Science Center.

Hairstylist Inspired Jewelry
  Show off your passion by accessorizing with fun and unique jewelry! We searched for some eye-catching and clever hairstylist inspired pieces. Whether you are looking for a special gift or can't resist doing a little shopping for yourself, here are three designers you must check out! [pagebreak]LOR G JEWEllERY

January Jones at the Mad Men Premiere
January Jones’ graphic French/twist back braid is so imperfect, that it’s perfect. The look leaves plenty of room for interpretation and can easily be translated into an everyday look with an element of surprise!   Step-By-Step Styling:1. Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner.

Zoey Deutch Makes Waves at the Kids' Choice Awards
Actress and star of the film Vampire Academy Zoey Deutch wore a soft, flowing, bottom-heavy hairstyle at the recent Kids' Choice Awards. Created by celebrity stylist Aviva Perea, the look was relaxed and chic and effortlessly polished.Get the Look:1. Beginning with damp hair, prep the hair with Oribe Surfcomber Mousse for texture and Leonor Greyl Mousse for volume, then rough-dry the hair with fingers using the T3 Evolution LongLife Dryer.

Tattoo Tuesday: Stylists with Ink
Here at Beauty Launchpad, we love a stylist with some edge. These beauty pros chose to express their passion for their craft with an array of beautiful tattoos - a lasting tribute to the art of beauty. Flip through the slideshow to see more stylists' inspiring ink! (More images added every week!) [Photo courtesy @Amber_Wesser_Stankis via Pinterest] [pagebreak] [@baileydoeshair via Instagram] [pagebreak]

World View: Yin and Yang
Paul Mitchell Australia’s Kobi Bokshish explores the concept of complementary forces in his latest collection. Flip through to see gorgeous photos from the collection![pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

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