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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]

In a time where many college graduates struggle with unemployment, Bellus Academy has a reputation for success in helping students find job placement. How does Bellus help graduates find employment? The Bellus team prioritizes building relationships with local spas and salons and hosts quarterly events that bridge the gap between the education and the professional worlds in the beauty industry. Bellus Academy focuses on educating and supporting students to become industry professionals through the Bellus Professional Partnership Program.

The team at Michael's Salon and Spa in Dayton, OH, recently created a festive, holiday-themed photo shoot, showcasing an array of stunning styles. Combining contemporary colors with timeless, classic hairstyles, the shoot captures the both the joy and the elegance of the season. Click through to see more images from the shoot, and get inspired! [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Taking bleached-out blondes and faded color from summer to fall/winter is one thing, but nowadays, more and more clients have variegated color. For guests with numerous shades, multiple steps need to take place in order to take them to a more consistent color form ends to tips.

ARMADA-­Style, a leading Japanese beauty manufacturer, recently announced the launch of e‐CURE Treatment, an innovative, in‐salon conditioning service that delivers instant, visible results that last up to 2 months. e-­CURE Treatment restores the hair to a healthy pH balance from the inside out and delivers lustrous, healthy, manageable results to all clients in just 3 simple steps: Prep, Cleanse + Restore, and Seal.

by Marylle Koken, owner of The Harlot hair salonDon’t be fooled – pink hair isn’t just for princesses and mermaids. Add a couple of streaks to an already icy-cool mane and you’ve got yourself a fresh, feminine and flirty look.I introduce the "Always Blushing" trend, a look easily adaptable to clients who desire a girlish change but don’t want to stray too far from the sidewalk. I created this look during the Sebastian Creative Immersion class at the #WellaStudioLA.

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL), in conjunction with Cosmetologists Chicago (CC), recently announced that the 2015 Legacy Award honoring Leo Passage will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Art Institute of Chicago. The evening will kick off America’s Beauty Show, to be held March 21-23, 2015, McCormick Place, Chicago.

Watch! Unite's 2014 Global Session
Get a glimpse at Unite's 2014 Global Session in San Diego, California as stylists including Kevin Ryan, Jake Thompson, Paul Stafford and more inspire with demonstrations and hands-on education.

Celebrity hairstylist Cervando Maldonado recently worked with Kirsten Dunst for the premiere of Unbroken on Monday, December 15th in Los Angeles, CA. Said Maldonado, "I wanted to create a soft, sleek chignon for Kirsten tonight." The result was a chic, low, twisted chignon that perfectly complemented Kirsten's romantic makeup.

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