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Hair Trends: Four Celebrity Faux Bobs
The faux bob, a favorite hairstyle of celebrities and trendsetters alike, is one of spring's hottest hair trends, and the perfect way for a client to change up her look without committing to a shorter style. Celebrity hairstylist Frank Barbosa who has worked on movies with stars like Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, and Sarah Jessica Parker shares his tips for creating the latest spin on the look: "tucking" the faux bob:

Neuma Announces New Director of Education
Recently, Neuma Beauty announced Chad Parker Law as the company's new director of education. Law is the Founder and President of Empowering Salon Professionals and a beauty industry expert. He began his career by acquiring a top notch education from Vidal Sassoon Academy, and then honing his skills with years of hands-on experience doing hair at various salons before serving as an educator for big-name beauty brands, including L’Oreal and Toni & Guy, amongst others.

The Glamour Collection by Carlos Vidal for LAKMÉ
Carlos Vidal, Creative Director of LAKMÉ, was inspired by the 1950’s when creating the Glamour Collection, relying on notions of sensuality, elegance and sophistication. Vidal blended fantasy and sophistication with touches of Fifties glamour for an overall look that commands attention. Using "Tie & Dye" and Balayage coloring techniques, Vidal was able to create a range of natural tones from light blonde to mahogany brown.

American Crew Tips: Low Taper Men's Haircut
Theri DeJoode, Technical Director for American Crew, shares tips for how to create a men's haircut with a low taper! If you are looking for a men's cut with an experimental edge, this is a must-see!

Tousled or Trimmed: The Man's Guide to Grooming Trends
Women love a man with a bit of structure to their style. Does the man in your life still think a visit to the salon is “too girly?” Enter Bellus Academy’s Artistic Director, Diego Raviglione. Armed with at-home tips, Raviglione has the scoop for sprucing up any man. Learn how good grooming gets the girl, and a news flash for recent grads: grooming also gets the job! Diego’s tips:

Behind the Scenes at the TMG Beauty & Style Destination Pre-Oscar Luxury Suite
More than a dozen skincare and haircare brands (including Surface Hair Care, OPI, Sevique, Cocoa Brown and s.h.a.p.e.s Brow Bar) discussed their latest launches in addition to offering pampering sessions including blow-outs, manicures, massages, facials, lash extensions and more at the TMG Beauty & Style Destination Pre-Oscar Luxury Suite in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Dermalogica Celebrates International Women's Day by Supporting Women Entrepreneu
Pictured: Dermalogica honored International Women’s Day March 8 to 15 worldwide by initiating microloans for women entrepreneurs through FITE, Dermalogica’s philanthropic organization. Here, Dermalogica’s San Francisco team is joined by partners including ULTA, San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, and Bay area salons to bring FITE closer to its goal of funding 50,000 women entrepreneurs worldwide.

Spring Trends: Create a Perfect Faux Bob
The faux bob is a perfect way for clients to go from long to short without all their tresses ending up on the cutting floor. Whether she's test-driving a new style, or simply wants to change it up for the evening, help your client achieve a gorgeous faux bob with these steps from KMS California Artistic Director Sonna Brado: 1. Prepare hair by curling it with a 1.5” barrel iron, spraying KMS California HAIRPLAY dry wax on each section. 2. Next, lightly back-comb the crown to give volume.

Beauty Bus Provides Day of Pampering for Seriously Ill
Beauty Bus Foundation and NOVA partnered to provide patients dealing with serious illnesses some well-deserved pampering. Beauty Bus Foundation and NOVA sponsored a "head to wheels" mobility makeovers for people dealing with terminal or critical illnesses. The event was held at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park.

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