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City of Hope's National Professional Salon Industry honored Harlan Kirschner of The Kirschner Group with the 2014 Spirit of Life Award. The evening included live entertainment by renowned singer Michael Bolton, a silent auction and a special opportunity drawing for a chance to win a 2014 Mini Cooper Coupe, courtesy of Jinny Corp.

This year famed businessman, TV personality and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was the keynote speaker for the PBA Business Forum held during 2014 PBA Beauty Week at Cosmoprof. Our Publisher and CEO Deborah Carver interviewed Mark Cuban at an insightful round table discussion breakfast. Topics discussed included how to get started as an entrepreneur, the importance of passion and effort, how to stay motivated and how to embrace competition from rival companies.

Watch: How to Create Fishtail Pigtails by Jasmine Chang
Hairstylist Jasmine Chang shows how to create cute fishtail pigtails on her mini-model, Kayla! Check out the video tutorial below!

Beauty Launchpad joined in the celebration of Dwight Miller's Lifetime Achievement Award for Artistry in Hair at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Flip through to see the photos! Launchpad Executive Editor Amy Dodds, Dwight Miller, Associate Publisher Danielle TImsit [pagebreak]   [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Watch: Regency Beauty Institute Celebrates Beauty Pros in New Campaign and Video
A career in beauty can be creative, flexible and rewarding. But despite the passion-driven business that beauty is, it’s often not viewed with the same respect as other creative careers. With the launch of a new brand campaign, Regency Beauty Institute is celebrating and inspiring cosmetologists to help raise the profession as a creative and inspiring career choice. 

Video A Day: Behind the Scenes with Weird Al
Parody singer Weird Al Yankovich recently announced that, in anticipation of his upcoming album, he will be releasing a music video every day for 8 days, starting with a rendition of Pharrell's "Happy." For the video, in which Weird Al replaces "happy" with "tacky," celebrity hairstylist Sean James helped create the over-the-top hair and makeup looks. Says James, " It was fantastic - so many fun stories!"Click through for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Weird Al's "Tacky" video! [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Watch! Meet the NAHA Winners
Beauty Launchpad's Amy Dodds interviews the NAHA winners! Get inspired with their stories and advice to stylists for entering the competition.

Summer's Hottest Trend: Day Clubs
by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue

NAHA 2014: Interview with Haircolor Winner Chrystofer Benson
Check out our interview with NAHA 2014 Haircolor winner Chrystofer Benson!

The Capozzi & Co. Salon Shear Runway Project 2014: Alice Goes to Oz
The team at Capozzi & Co. Salon recently announced its 6th annual Shear Runway Project, themed "Alice Goes to Oz," to be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Patchogue New York's Emporium.

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