Stylists Come Together to Shift the Focus of Curly Hair Care
By Wafaya AbdallahFrom Queen Cleopatra onward, long straight hair has reigned supreme among hairstyles, transcending cultures and eras. Curly heads had very few options, namely to straighten and iron flat or zealously gel the hair in order to coax it into being something it's not.

Ted Gibson shares his tips for creating Kate Walsh's style for the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.Ted says:For Kate Walsh, this look is about hair, hair and more hair. I really don’t know any woman in America or the world for that matter, who doesn’t want to feel and look sexy. Tonight is really no exception. I took that freshly shampooed hair into soft, sexy waves. First, I applied a cocktail of volumizing products to her hair. Then I brushed through so that every hair was saturated with product.

Create Glamorous Side-Swept Waves with Tips from David Antunes
Celebrity Stylist David Antunes predicts that the must-have look for this season of proms and weddings is classic, side-swept waves, inspired by old Hollywood glamour. "Old Hollywood glamour hairstyles can be easily recreated into more modern looks," says David. "Many top celebrities have made these classic retro hairstyles into a popular trend, and you can try the following red-carpet worthy hairstyles at home."Create the classic look for your client with these tips:

Maison 140 and Lea Journo Salon Host Business & Beauty Event
Maison 140, a boutique hotel in Beverly Hills, hosted their bi-monthly Business & Beauty event, where guests received complimentary hair touchups from the fabulous stylists of the Lea Journo Salon. From braids to blowouts, guest enjoyed getting pampered in this hidden Beverly Hills gem. (#businessNbeauty)   Plus, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres added an extra dimension of luxurious fun!

Magical Mohawk by Brandon Christmas
Hair stylist Brandon Christmas of A Cut Above Hair Design in Sumter, SC recently created this fun, colorful hairstyle for a client. Get the how-to for the look below!Cut:#4 guard clipper on sides for a Mohawk sectioning leaving wispy sideburns. Mohawk texturized with razor.Color:Wella Blondor, Matrix Color Sync, and PRAVANA Chromasilk Vivids.Lightener (applied to top Mohawk and wispy sideburns):Blondor + 20v. Process to a level 9 (client's level was a natural level 6).

Before and After: From Dull Dark Blonde to Shiny Creamy Beige
With the onset of warmer weather and more sunshine, now is the perfect time to take dull dark blondes to shiny creamy beiges for spring and summer. Joi Rooks, owner of Fresche Salon in Atlanta, GA says recommends that, before considering a double process or hi-lift blonde, you ask your client the following questions:

Hairroin Salon To Open Manhattan Location
Hairroin Salon, Los Angeles style destination, is going bi-coastal this year with the opening of a new location in Manhattan. Founded by nationally renowned celebrity stylist and hair educator Janine Jarman, Hairroin will have the distinction of being the only Sebastian Professional Flagship Salon in New York. This prestigious designation is only given to hand-picked salon partners whose image and culture represent Sebastian’s brand equity. Jarman currently serves as Sebastian Professional’s West Coast spokesperson.

Give your salon or academy a chance to shine! INSPIRE publishes the most contemporary looks, cuts, styles and colors for women and men. INSPIRE is currently looking for updos and hairstyle makeovers. To learn more about how to submit you work visit

Tortoise Shell Color Application by ProRituals
According to ProRituals Global Artistic Director Terrence Michael Renk, natural highlights are on trend for spring/summer 2014! "Toffees, caramels, chocolates and tobaccos can add just the right amount of visual texture to so many beautiful multi-tonal hairstyles," shares Renk.     However, the application is different from the traditional ombré method. Instead, Renk shares, “tortoise shell” color application is the newest color movement.    

Eco Couture by NEUMA
NEUMA Beauty’s Eco Couture Collection embodies the idea that style meets sustainability; compromising either is not an option. Inspired by distinct voices making a collective difference, Eco Couture bonds individualistic hair trends with a green-lifestyle for edgy meets eco chic styling.  

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