Scott Fontana, creator of Making The Cut live hair and fashion show, held the third annual competition on Oct. 5 at the Avalon Hollywood. The dramatic event during LA Fashion Week consisted of five finalists battling live onstage to showcase their talents in front of hundreds of community members and industry professionals. Contestants also competed in front of an esteemed judging panel, who went on to name Dennis Lee of Armando Joshua Christopher Salon as Southern California’s Top Stylist 2015.

Last month, 72 national finalists from 28 different countries simultaneously competed live in three categories at the 2015 Goldwell Color Zoom Competition. Two of the top three winners hailed from the United States: Corinne Brown of Salon Circa in Seattle, Washington and Harley LoBasso of Hair by Scott & Company in Delray Beach, Florida. Both of these talented Americans were singled out for their astounding hairdressing skills and appointed to the Goldwell Global Color Zoom Creative Team.

Keratin Complex's Deborah Gavin presented "Color Fast Forward" at the Unite Global Sessions in London! Watch her fun look at the evolution of the art of hair coloring, from the 1950's to today:

Watch this gorgeous total makeover transformation! It took only 45 minutes! Learn more about Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano:

The Goldwell KMS California Academy recently announced an exciting new hairstyling contest, Hello Creative. A series of weekly creative challenges, Hello Creative is designed to inspire and excite stylists, resulting in new artistic heights.

Hairstylist Kasey O'Hara Skrobe recently created this red-hot hair color for her client. Sharp contrast and fiery hues result in a stunning, fearless look. Recreate Kasey's Fire Ombré with her how-to below!Get the Look:1. Says Kasey, "Mix Jack Winn Color 5M, 4R and 10 volume in equal parts (Formula 1); 6R and 10 volume (Formula 2); 20 volume Jack Winn Color Brilliant Lightener.2. "Apply Formula 1 (5M/4R) from the roots to about 3 inches down, all over.

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:

During the recent 2015 Global Color Zoom competition, Goldwell unveiled its latest Hair Fashion collection: D!SRUPT. The collection, inspired by the latest fashion trends and meant to incite experimentation, features edgy shapes, daring color, and an array of textures. The final result is a lineup of looks that emphasizes contrast - between the organic and the synthetic, neutral and vibrant colors, and shiny and matte surfaces - and defies convention.

To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Hairroin Salon presented a visual retrospect of Hairroin through the last 10 years including re-workings of some favorite collections and collaborations on live models. 3 of the looks were inspired by past collections: Neon Dream, Native Outlaw, and Modieval. Team Hairroin also selected 2 fashion show collaborations with Jared Gold to inspire the hair for the presentation, including his Czarina and Gold Vs Petker runway looks. 

Matrix recently released its Fall/Winter 2015 Trend collection, entitled True Pioneers. The collection is inspired by the spirit of the American West and the history of early American settlers who traveled to unexplored territory in search of a new life. Today, the story of America's pioneers has evolved into a modern day fantasy of Western life through contemporary global fashion. Inspired by the raw red rocks, wild prairies and searing deserts, this collection leaves no frontier unexplored.Flip through to see each look from the collection.

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