Sudzz FX Discusses the Launch of Their New Academy, Company Growth and New Produ
Beauty Launchpad Assistant Editor Molly Kossoff caught up with Carla Ross, Owner of Slash Salon and Academy and Creative Director of SUDZZfx at Cosmoprof North America 2014 to discuss the recent launch of the SUDZZfx Academy. Focused on innovation rather than replication, as well as the individual stylist's needs, the Santa Monica, CA based academy provides education and hands-on experience for hairstylists.

Can't get enough vintage hair? From the French Roll to the Beehive, master classic retro looks with Sharon Blain's Vintage Reinvented DVD. 4 lucky winners will receive a copy of the DVD!

Each week Beauty Launchpad will be selecting one fabulous 'do to be featured as our hairstyle of the week! Submit your hairstyles on Instagram by tagging your hairstyle photos #lpweeklydo and @beautylaunchpad. This week's #lpweeklydo: Our featured Hairstyle of the Week this week comes from @lizkidder who created this stunning, bridal up-do! A gorgeous #lpweeklydo!

Hairstylist Colleen LaBaff Nominated for Emmy for Work on CW’s The Originals
Richard Zucckero, CEO and President of IT&LY Hairfashion, N.A., a professional hair care and hair color manufacturer, proudly congratulated Hollywood hairstylist Colleen LaBaff on her recent Emmy nomination for the CW television series, The Originals. As the hair department head, Colleen created and designed the hairstyles and wigs nominated for “Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series."

How to Build a Curly Clientele
Craving a curlier client base? You've good reason! Curly-haired men and women make up a significant portion of the world demographic, and your salon's numbers can reflect that—as long as you use all the right moves! We checked in with Brandie Kekoa, founder of Be Kekoa Hair Studio and the Be Kekoa product line, to pick up some key tips on attracting and retaining curly clients.   Photo: Courtesy of Josette Wyatt/In The Moment Portraiture  

Beauty Box Subscriptions: Secrets to Success!
Beauty box subscriptions are becoming more and more common, and as the variety of companies offering the service expands, more beauty brands are getting involved. Should you consider beauty boxes as your next business venture? We consulted with Jennifer Norman, Vice President of Marketing for derma e, to find out!     Q: Why are box subscription services so popular? What's the appeal?

Create Actress Phoebe Tonkin’s Tousled Ponytail by Christopher Naselli
Celebrity hairstylist Christopher Naselli used several Alterna Haircare products to create the sexy, tousled ponytail that The Originals star Phoebe Tonkin wore at Comic-Con in San Diego. Below, Naselli shares his tips for recreating the look.Get the Look:1. Prep wet hair with Alterna Haircare Caviar Styling Prep.

Charity: Paul Brown Salons Provides Beauty Makeovers to Camp Anuenue Patients
Paul Brown, master stylist and philanthropist, puts the finishing touch on a camper at Camp Anuenue.

5 Easy Steps to Styling Men's Thinning Hair
According to an article in the Daily Mail, one in three men say that losing their hair damages their self image. Most men can’t stop impending hair loss - it’s in their genes. However, there are ways for stylists to hide this common issue amongst clients, and make hair seem thicker and fuller than it really is.

This July CPNA proudly brought back the successful sampling concept, BOUTIQUE, to its already exemplary program of new and returning initiatives. This sampling bar allowed attendees to select deluxe-sized samples, including the latest in up-and-coming cosmetics, skin care, nails, hair and some classic beauty favorites.

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