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Emily Blunt's Timelessly Chic Look by Laini Reeves
Three cities in 24 hours ─ that was the challenge facing celebrity hairstylist Laini Reeves of Tomlinson Management Group in creating three distinctive red-carpet hair looks for Edge of Tomorrow star Emily Blunt. After walking the red carpets at the London and Paris premieres, Emily Blunt arrived in Manhattan for the last leg of the marathon event. Here, in her own words, Reeves breaks down Emily Blunt’s head-turning look for the New York City premiere. Inspiration: 

Wella Professionals Announces Semi-Finalists for the 2014 North America Trend Vi
Wella Professionals recently announced its list of semi-finalists in the 2014 North America Trend Vision Competition. This year’s live competition and award show will be held in Los Angeles at LA Live on July 20th. Stay tuned to find out which 7 finalists from each category will be chosen to compete in one of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious creative competitions!Young Talent CategoryErik Thrane - Bellus Academy

3 Solutions to Scary Salon Waste Issues
While some industries have access to paid recycling for paper and plastic, the bulk of salon waste – hair, metals, excess chemicals, and much more – has always been destined for the trash bin and the sink. Often times, these materials make their way into the water supply, or to landfills where they remain indefinitely.

Pivot Point Hosts Creative JAM Sessions in Taipei and Stockholm
Pivot Point International, a worldwide leader in beauty education, encourages salon professionals throughout the world to attend the two Pivot Point CreativeJam sessions slated for this summer and early fall in Taipei, Taiwan, and Stockholm, Sweden. “Travel in itself is educational,” says Yolly ten Koppel, Pivot Point’s Global Artistic Director. “Add unrivaled, hands-on creative exploration with like-minded hairdressers, educators and trainers, and your travel adventure can be life-changing!” 

Balayage Bride by Robin Dorton
Hairstylist Robin Dorton of Salon Head Candy recently helped a soon-to-be bride achieve the perfect, natural-looking blonde for her upcoming wedding day. Below, Dorton shares the formula she used to take her guest from faded color to fabulous blonde!Says Dorton, "Getting this bride-to-be ready for the big day in 2 weeks! She wanted soft and natural, sun-kissed highlights, so she got a balayage (or hair painting) technique, and long layers with a straight razor cut."

Celebrity Hairstylist David Babaii and Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Join Blo Blow Dry
Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars David Babaii have joined forces with Blo Blow Dry Bar.Blo is thrilled to align with Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the world’s most recognized actresses. Gwyneth’s keen business instinct for the latest and hottest trends and her emphasis on high quality customer experience makes this an ideal collaboration.

Morgan Taylor Makes Its Broadway Debut
Morgan Taylor Lacquer is set to become a permanent fixture in the iconic Times Square landscape with the debut of a brand new ad. The 15 second spot, which debuted at midnight on Wednesday, May 14, will run twice an hour, every hour, for 24 hours a day and seven days a week through 2015.

Celebrity Hairstylist Cesar Ramirez Joins Forces with MIZANI
MIZANI, a leading authority for all curl textures, recently announced renowned hairstylist Cesar Ramirez as the brand's newest MIZANI Celebrity Artist. Known as an “artistic maverick,” Ramirez’s innovative styling technique, as well as his meticulous and cerebral flair shown in his creations, have led to his immense success. Recognized in Hollywood’s hair scene, Ramirez is devoted to his celebrity clientele, and has touched the manes of Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, La La Anthony, Rita Ora, Cassie, Ciara and Demi Lovato, among others.

Lash Wars, The First North American Eyelash Extension Competion, Comes to Vegas
The first eyelash extension competition in North America, Lash Wars, will be held at IBS Las Vegas from June 21-23. Contestants will compete in Classic, Volume and Fantasy/Strip Tease categories. In addition to bragging rights as the best North American lash extensions beauty professional, the first place winner will also receive $200 cash, a Glamcor Elite Light Kit and a Lash Wars Golden Tweezer Trophy. For more information about Lash Wars visit NEESA.org!

Get the Look: Whitney Port's 90's-Inspired Top Knot Bun
Celebrity stylist Akira Yamane of the Eiji Salon in New York amped up Whitney Port's new long bob hairstyle with a very 90's-inspired look at the recent fashion and beauty summit, BeautyCon. The look was fun and fresh with just a touch of edgy-chic.Get the Look:1. Whitney had an angled bob and she wanted to have a simple hairdo. First, Yamane blew out Port's hair straight and ironed the ends for shine to keep it simple and modern.2. For added moisture and shine, Yamane used Elujuda oil from Milbon on Port's locks.

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