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Celebrity makeup artist Daniela Rowson shares tips for sweet and sexy spring lips!Trending for 2014 are bold, sexy lips for every type of face and personality! For your sweet, everyday look, the trends right now are soft, petal, flowery colors such as pinks and soft purples. And, you can always give it a “pop” with some gloss to give your lips that pouty look you’ve been wanting. 

The Deco Nature Collection by Matija Ptić
Matija Ptić, stylist at Green Deco Salon in Zagreb, Croatia, was inspired by nature and natural materials, jute and art deco in creating the Deco Nature collection. For the collection, Ptić kept the models' hair natural-looking with a romantic flair, adorned with unique, handmade jute and jute rope hats and ornaments.Click through to see more images from the stunning collection. [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Four Common Hair Myths, Debunked
There are a lot of hair myths out there, and while some are obviously false (we all know Beyonce's highlights don't come from a box), others can be a little less clear. Here, Dr. Abraham Armani of the Hair Restoration Surgeons in Boston, MA, and Dallas, TX, gives the lowdown on four common hair myths. So next time your client asks if cutting her hair will make it grow faster, you can give her the facts!1. Baldness Comes from the Mother's Side of the Family

Cre8 Salon & Spa to Help Raise $45K for Harry Chapin Food Bank
Cre8 Salon & Spa is preparing to send an army of stylists to wage a war against hunger. From 9AM to 4PM on April 6, Cre8 stylists will lend their sheers – and sheer talent – to help raise $45,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank as part of the “Stylists Unite to Help Cut Hunger” event at The Salon Professional Academy’s new location in Fort Myers, FL.

Hair Trends: Four Celebrity Faux Bobs
The faux bob, a favorite hairstyle of celebrities and trendsetters alike, is one of spring's hottest hair trends, and the perfect way for a client to change up her look without committing to a shorter style. Celebrity hairstylist Frank Barbosa who has worked on movies with stars like Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, and Sarah Jessica Parker shares his tips for creating the latest spin on the look: "tucking" the faux bob:

The Glamour Collection by Carlos Vidal for LAKMÉ
Carlos Vidal, Creative Director of LAKMÉ, was inspired by the 1950’s when creating the Glamour Collection, relying on notions of sensuality, elegance and sophistication. Vidal blended fantasy and sophistication with touches of Fifties glamour for an overall look that commands attention. Using "Tie & Dye" and Balayage coloring techniques, Vidal was able to create a range of natural tones from light blonde to mahogany brown.

SUDDZfx Academy to Open in Santa Monica, California
Never stop learning! One of the best pieces of advice you might come across in the industry is the one above—the encouragement to continue growing, evolving and of course learning. Enter the SUDDZfx Academy, opening this year in sunny Santa Monica, California.

Learning Curve: Launchpad's Academic Directory
Welcome to Learning Curve, Beauty Launchpad's new guide to academic offerings in the beauty industry. This education directory will give you a roundup of the latest and greatest courses you can look forward to in 2014, plus details on how you can sign up. We'll update every month, with a new topic each time!   Above: Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California  

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