Chrystofer Benson is teaching a Visionary Shoot class scheduled April 1-2 in NYC. This Visionary Shoot class will provide the opportunity to watch and learn from award winning artists as they guide stylists through the entire beauty image creation process, including:• Conceptual process & creation• Storyboards & mood-boards• How to select your team• Access to models & selection• Photography process• Fashion wardrobe essentials & process• How to style hair for the camera• The Retouching process
Are you a makeup artist bursting with talent—talent that goes beyond the salon and spa? Are you looking to brand yourself, your work and possibly your own product line? You may just be the next winner of Calling All Makeup Artists (CAMA), a talent showcase and makeup competition being held in New York City on April 30, 2012. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves!
This week Emmy-award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Anderson Cooper Show wearing sunglasses.
Beauty Launchpad congratulates the PBA | NCA Sally Beauty Excel Winners! Seven $1,000 scholarships were awarded to high school graduates with the desire to enter the cosmetology profession.The 2012 Winners:Shominique Abston – Memphis, TNAdriana Cervantes – Chicago, ILChelsie Jones - Murrieta, CAKari McGowan – Portland, MESarah Pietrzak – Cannon Falls, MNAlicia Rangel – Frisco, TXGraciela Torres – Bloomington, CA
Sebastian Professional invited Beauty Launchpad behind the scenes on the set of the Summer 2012 Lookbook photo shoot for fashion brand Alice + Olivia. Sebastian stylist Thomas Dunkin created two whimsical hairstyles that complement the fun, flirty style of the Alice + Olivia girl. Watch the behind the scenes video, and then check out the how-to in the March 2012 issue of Launchpad magazine! —Karie L. Frost
At the Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 Paris show, Redken Creative Counsultant Guido nodded to the futuristic aesthetic that designer Sarah Burton embraces. The show itself was certainly all about storytelling, and Guido played a major role in helping create this story, choosing Japanese-anime inspired visors to give the girls an anonymity that put the emphasis on the fantastical clothing.
Peter Gray for Moroccanoil accented Paul Smith's androgynous yet feminine collection with soft, natural looking styles and the smooth healthy texture of the hair.
Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a romantic French twist for Valentino's Fall 2012 Paris show. The style complimented the folklore-inspired dresses with long sleeves and high necklines, and helped bring the signature Valentino femininity to the darker leather pieces in the collection.
Backstage at Catherine Malandrino’s Fall 2012 showing, models display beauty elements s-purrr-ed by cats. “The hairstyle is inspired by the 1982 movie Cat People,” says Moroccanoil artistic director Antonio Corral Calero, the man behind the hair design. “The movie poster shows this woman whose hair is drenched in water. It’s very dark and sensual.”