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The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Website
According to new research from hibu, a leading provider of digital marketing solutions and websites, just 37 percent of business websites in the hairstyling industry are mobile-friendly. This puts the industry in eighth place in a ranking of 10 industries by mobile-friendliness.

Giving Back: The Kindest Cut
For more than half her life, 16-year-old Annie struggled with hair loss caused by alopecia areata. "It was hard going to school looking so different," she reflects. "I spent years treating the condition, but none of my efforts were effective." Relief finally arrived via Wigs for Kids, one of several national organizations that accepts and transforms tress donations into perukes for those suffering myriad medical ailments. Nearly anyone can donate hair, once a few basic provisions are met.

Kick Start Creativity with In-Salon Education
“The most common comment we hear when someone leaves their long-term hairdresser is that they never changed…they never offered something fresh,” says Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa®. In-salon education can kick start creative juices and teach stylists the latest looks so they can keep clients on trend and in the chair.

Hair Trends: True Romance on the Spring/Summer 2014 Runways
Spring and summer are traditionally a time for a little romance, a fact embraced by fashion runways such as Alberta Ferretti, Diesel Black Gold, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. Here, Redken Creative Consultant and hair stylist Guido provides simple tips and techniques for creating these runway looks for your clients.

The Jazz Age Inspires Nicholas French's Collection, Deco Decadence
Inspired by the sights, sounds and styles of the 1920s, Nicholas French puts a fresh twist on the Jazz Age in Deco Decadence.

GiGi Announces New Waxing Tutorial Video Series
The globally well-known hair removal line GiGi recently announced the launch of a new video tutorial series. The series includes waxing instructional videos covering the topics of brow, bikini, leg, lip, arm and underarm waxing. In addition, the series includes informative videos regarding set up, clean up, precaution and safety. All of the videos promote the proper techniques and use of GiGi soft wax application.

Oscars Hair Trends by Ray Salazar and Corey Chambers
Celebrity hair stylists Ray Salazar and Corey Chambers of Nelson j Salon in Beverly Hills foresee a lot of "off the shoulders" drama and glamour in hairstyles for the 2014 Academy Awards. 

First popularized in the 1950's, the pixie cut has been a staple in women's hair ever since. Typically worn shorter on the sides and longer on top, the look has evolved over the years from soft and feminine, to choppy and punk, to smooth and sleek, and everywhere in between. Take a look back at the history of the pixie cut with our list of 10 of the best pixie haircuts of all time.

Hair Trends: Classically Romantic Styles for Spring/Summer 2014
On the Spring/Summer 2014 fashion runways such as Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Celine, Miu Miu and Nina Ricci, easy met elegance with an array of hairstyles that were simple, pretty and understated. From relaxed updos to flowing locks, to classic ponytails, these hairstyles were classically romantic. Redken Creative Consultant, Guido, gives pro tips for recreating these runway looks.

SAG Awards Beauty: Julie Bowen's 70's-Inspired Hairstyle
At the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards, celebrity hair stylist Jill Crosby used T3 products to give actress Julie Bowen a 70's-inspired hairstyle. With Hollywood icon Brigitte Bardot in mind, Crosby modernized the classic voluminous, disheveled ponytail by adding just a touch more polish.Get the Look:1. In order to create Bowen's look, Crosby began by blow drying the front of her hair using the T3 Evolution LongLife dryer with the T3 SoftTouch Diffuser and a 2” bristle round brush.

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