Give the gift of beauty this holiday season! Pamper your loved ones and help them feel beautiful, head to toe, all season long with our annual holiday gift guide. Ahead, see some of our top picks for gorgeous hair, radiant skin, luscious lashes and show-stopping nails to make this holiday season truly sparkle!Click through to see our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! [pagebreak]
5 lucky winners will each receive 2 tickets to ISSE Long Beach courtesy of The Professional Beauty Association (January 24-26, 2015)!Enter Here »
Colorist and recent winner of our weekly Hairstyle of the Week contest, Victoria Pelaez (@vi_color) created this gorgeous, rich hair color using advanced techniques. The result: beautifully blended "strawberries and cream bombré." Below, Pelaez shares the how-to, along with helpful tips, to recreate this color for your clients.Get the Look:
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:
This gorgeous transformation, created by @gina_bott, makes for a stunning Hairstyle of the Week!
Colorist Kristin Pellegrino of Salon Head Candy in Cherry Hill, NJ, recently created this bright, bold purple ombre hair color for her client. Using the balayage technique, Pellegrino blended the rich color beautifully together for a vibrant, gorgeous result.Get the Look:1. Pellegrino added balayage highlights with Wella Blondor and 20 Vol., taking diagonal sections in a "V" shape from the nape to crown, and in the front, diagonally, in the parietal from the ear to the fringe.
Celebrity hairstylist Brian Fisher recently worked with actress, Tessa Thompson for The Wall Group’s West Coast celebration of The Thick on Wednesday, November 19th in West Hollywood, CA. Says Fisher, “We went for an un-done version of the soon-becoming classic Hollywood bob, which paired well with Tessa's clean white dress and moto jacket."Get the Look:
Jet, a stylist at New York-based Anthony DeFranco Salon and Spa, recently created this intricate, yet surprisingly simple, braided bun up-do for a client. The versatile style works for guests on their way to a formal holiday party, a casual brunch with friends, or simply running errands around town. See the steps to recreate this fun look, below!Get the Look:
West Hollywood Design District's retrospective exhibit, "Decades of Design" at the West Hollywood Library, features renowned hair colorist Marco Pelusi of Marco Pelusi Hair Studio on Robertson. Through February 2015, the gallery will shine a light on the district's interior designers, architects, fashion designers, and stylists, like Pelusi, who commented, "It has been my destiny to be here in the West Hollywood Design District, among the most globally recognized talent in the world, where we offer products and services that simply cannot be duplicated.
by Jill Marcordes, Executive Director of Cosmetology & Nail Technology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture“How often should I wash my hair?” is a popular client question. This is one of my favorite subjects when talking to our students and guest. Here’s my advice: 1. Consider Your Hair Type