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Braided Beauty by Kimberly Simon
Hairstylist Kimberly Simon recently created this gorgeous twist on a braided headband for a client. The look is casual enough for a weekend of relaxing by the pool or the beach, yet elegant enough for a more formal evening event as well. Below, Simon lists the steps she took to create this fun hairstyle!Get the Look:

The team at Australia's Chi Hair Skin Body salon merges past and present in Neverwhen.  Flip through below to see more photos from the collection or read about the styles in the Beauty Launchpad July Digital Edition! [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Hair Tales: A Hair Extension Journey around the World (India)
Every day hundreds and thousands of pilgrims come together throughout India, waiting in lines for hours to donate their locks to the Hindu temples. This is all done for religious reasons. India is dense with a population of over 1.2 billion, including more than 100,000 Hindu temples. Temple tonsures (Tonsuring show one’s love for the Gods by washing away one’s past and starting anew) are where women, men and children go to sacrifice their hair to God.

The "Simply A State of Blackness" Collection by Kearns & Co Hair
In this dark and moody collection, made from recycled hair form the floors of Jason Kearns and Kearns & Co Hair in Toronto, dramatic, avant-garde hairstyles take center-stage. Unique shapes and interesting, varying textures prevail throughout the collection, along with striking photography, stylized makeup and somber fashions.Click through to see more images from the collection! [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Portfolio: Primary Colors
This exclusive collection from Steve Elias offers a contemporary twist on classic haircuts, from the bob to the shag. Flip through below to see more photos from the collection or read about the styles in the Beauty Launchpad July Digital Edition! [pagebreak] [pagebreak] Photographer: Will Taylor; Makeup: Sherrie Long

Kristen Stewart Debuts New Short Hairstyle
At the recent Chanel Haute Couture show at Paris Fashion Week, actress Kristen Stewart stepped out, debuting a new, short crop. The dramatic, asymmetrical style includes piecey layers and fiery red ends which the Clouds of Sils Maria star wore causally tossed to one side. With a little natural wave, grown-out roots, and a slightly feathered feel, the new look is the perfect mix of casual and rocker-chic![Image: Dominique Charriau via Getty Images]

Protect The Skin You're In: SPF Skincare Product Roundup
Summertime brings with it long, sunny days spent outdoors at the beach, at the pool and at the park, and while proper SPF skincare is essential year-round, it's never more important to protect your skin than while outside in the summer sunshine. To make your SPF skincare a snap this summer, we've rounded up some of our favorite sunscreens, balms, makeup, and after-sun repair products, all designed to protect your skin from those harsh rays. Check out the list below!

Lance Bass and Nicole Richie's Patriotic Blues by Daniel Moon
This weekend everyone was sporting their best red, white, and BLUE looks, but Nicole Richie and Lance Bass took it to another level by showing off bright, new shades of blue locks by PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS.

Skinspirations Announces Reopening, Donating Proceeds to Disadvantaged Women
Skinspirations, a Tampa Bay-based non-surgical cosmetic medicine center, has implemented many new procedures that have contributed to their expansion in the past 6 months. On July 10th, they will host a grand reopening event, from 5:00 PM -7:30 PM, during which the company will be accepting donations in exchange for raffle prizes which include aesthetic services and products. Proceeds will be donated to the women’s charity, Dress for Success.

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