Pink Products: Paul Mitchell Styles for a Cause at FabFest 2013
This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we're highlighting products and collaborations that help support the cause.

Trend Report: Ian Michael Black at Aveda Congress 2013
This year, Aveda Artistic Director for Hair Color, Ian Michael Black, took the tried-and-true ombre trend in a brand new direction for his show at Aveda Congress 2013. Black described his presentation as "a celebration of Avedad Full Spectrum Hair Color," and included bold brunettes, hyper-blonde pastels, futuristic hues and a salon-friendly "color belting" technique that reinterpreted the art of ombre.

Fall is a time to check in on BRUNETTES! There’s nothing worse than a bleached-out sun-faded brunette in fall – and definitely not the walking advertisement most are looking for. Rosa Hawkins, Goldwell® North America Artistic Team Member and owner of Di Rosa Haircare & Esthetique (Franklin Square, NY), transitions brunettes by balancing the tone – adding interest to deep rich browns with warmth and adding depth to medium brunettes with rich tones.

Alterna Haircare Joins Forces with Project Runway
The popular show Project Runway is all about high fashion, and now its about to receive its share of high-end haircare as well. This year, for the first time ever, Alterna Haircare is proudly joining the Project Runway team for Project Runway All Stars.

Hair Trends: Limelight by Victor Paul Salon
Victor Paul Salon in Costa Mesa, CA debuted a series of modern styles in touchable textures and bright, bold hues. The collection, called Limelight, is a blend of "disco-chic hairstyles" and contemporary trends, including asymmetrical cuts and pops of bright color.Click through to see the whole collection! [pagebreak] Carly:This short, asymmetric bob flaunts a platinum blonde shade and soft pink disconnected pieces.

Pink Products: Surface Hair Gives Back
This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we're highlighting products and collaborations that help support the cause.Surface Hair Care recently donated $5,500 to breast cancer research live on air with C95 FM. Becca Grund, Director of Education at Surface Hair Care, and Debra Grund, CFO of Surface Hair Care, presented a check for $5,500 to Saskatchewan Cancer Research during C95 FM Radio’s Marathon for Breast Cancer Research.

Trend Report: Antoinette Beenders at Aveda Congress 2013
For her much-anticipated evening presentation at this year's Aveda Congress, Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders found inspiration in the whimsy and excitement of the circus. According to Beenders, "Circus troupes were the original nomads. They traveled from town to town and worked extremely hard." She elaborated that her performance was "all about creating prestige hair that inspires others to creativity and technical excellence."

Wella Goes Digital with New Trends for 2014
Want to be the first to know the trends of tomorrow? Then check out Wella Professionals' live runway show November 1, 2013! Beginning at 1 pm EST, you can log on to and watch each trend come to life right in front of your eyes. The interactive experience will include a function that allows you to collect and share your favorite looks from each collection, as well as a 360-degree camera feature for each look, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

Shears Salute: Thank a Veteran With a Free Haircut
Our veterans are true heroes who deserve our admiration and gratitude. It isn't uncommon to want to walk up to the men and women we see in uniform to thank them for devoting their lives to preserve our freedom, and now you can do even more. Great Clips' "Thank A Veteran" promotion is offering free haircuts to United States military veteran as a small gesture of thanks for their service to our country.

Tamra Fiedler Segert, salon owner and Eufora International Global Educator
Building and maintaining a client base is crucial in the professional beauty industry. However, many professionals don't know how to get started or what it takes to develop and cultivate a client base. The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announces a new web series, Recommend and Retain: Building Your Client Base, that is designed to help students and up-and-coming stylists attract clients, provide consistent services and establish successful retail routines.         

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