Before and After: Extending Options by Olivia Taylor Salon
The beauty team of Jaime Queenin and Rita Carda of Olivia Taylor Salon in Anaheim Hills, CA recently created two new makeovers. Both transformations showcase the use of hair extensions to produce dramatically beautiful results, and each look was styled two different ways to highlight the versatility of the gorgeous makeovers. Click through to see the two before-and-after looks! [pagebreak]Aubrey

Stylists Giving Back: A Day of Haircuts at the Village of Hope
Recently, Tim Telles, owner of Tribeca Salon, along with his brother Wayne Telles, owner of Family Afhair in Whittier and mother Terry Telles offered their services to their community by spending their day off cutting and coloring hair at The Village of Hope on Tustin in Orange County, CA. Tim's salon Tribeca has a 4-chair salon space at the transitional housing facility to serve the 190 men, women and children who live there. At "86-years-young," Terry has her beauty license, and joined her sons in giving back to the residents of The Village of Hope.

Hair News: AG Hair Team Expands
AG Hair recently announced two significant promotions within their dynamic Marketing & Creative Department. Samantha Shamash has been promoted to the role of Marketing Director for AG Hair. Drawing on 7 years of experience in the advertising and branding industry, along with an MBA in marketing strategy, Samantha brings expertise in building brands and fostering business growth. At AG Hair she will oversee the marketing department developing new products, go-to-market strategies, branding and promotional campaigns.

Portfolio: Juxtaposed by Studio C. Salon
Studio C. Salon's newest collection, "Juxtaposed," focuses on versatility with sixteen different, two-for-one looks. The Irvine, CA based salon's approach allows for multiple ways to style the same head of hair, and is therefore ideal for the many moods, occasions and desires of each woman. Click through to see the gorgeous looks, and the how-to's from the Juxtaposed collection. [pagebreak] Nadia

Guest Blog: Winter Hair Color Tips from Marco Pelusi
During winter time, most of our clients like to wear a darker color - even blondes out there may wish to deepen their color, and it’s certainly preferable. It’s just more of a natural appearance to have brighter color when it’s really sunny outside during the warmer months, and a richer, deeper tone when it’s gets colder. Often a reddish tone is a lovely choice to add into color during winter time – again, both to blondes or to light brunettes – if the skin tone can carry it.

Hair Tips: Backstage Tips from Fashion Week, Editorial and Salon Stylist Jenny B
It takes a lot of creativity and effort to perfect the awe-inspiring hairstyles seen on Fashion Week runways. The environment backstage is often hectic and always busy, but Fashion Week stylist Jenny Balding has learned more than a few techniques and tricks to create gorgeous looks under pressure. Here, she provides her useful backstage tips that any stylist can try in the salon:

Holiday Hair How To: The Twisted Pony by Joico
For the fourth look in the Joico Holiday Hairstyle video tutorial series, Joico Glam Hair Expert Katie Bilovol added a fun twist to the classic ponytail for a simple but elegant look. The twisted pony is a perfect transitionary look - take a basic work-day pony up a notch and you're instantly ready for the holiday office party. And to really amp up the wow-factor, Katie recommends weaving a vibrant ribbon through hair for a fun pop of color that's sure to turn heads.

Portfolio: Corporate Coifs by Clive and Co.
For their recent collection, "Corporate Coifs," Clive and Co. stylists focused on the notion of a new urban corporate look, modeled after androgynous styles seen on runways and fashion magazines. The result is a collection of contemporary, disconnected haircuts that emphasizes barbershop techniques but with a feminine edge.Click through to see all the images from this collection! [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

Celebrity Hairstyles How To: Pretty Pastels at the AMA's
At the recent American Music Awards, stars like Bonnie McKee and Ke$ha stood out on the red carpet with vibrantly colored pastel strands. While Bonnie McKee's bold copper color perfectly complemented her pale skin and bray-blue eyes, Ke$ha went for a split-personality look with light pink locks on one side, and pale blue on the other.Here, PRAVANA artist Vadre Grigsby shares the steps for recreating each of these gorgeous, stand-out looks. Bonnie McKee's Colorful Copper:

Holiday Hair: Ted Gibson's Favorite Looks for the Season
The holiday season offers an array of opportunities - cocktail parties, laid-back get-togethers, and festive soirees, to name a few - to try out new hairstyles, or to switch up your look. Get inspired with celebrity stylist Ted Gibson's favorite hair looks for the season and help your client (or yourself!) be ready for any occasion the holiday season may offer!1. Slicked Back [Image credit: Frederick M. Brown via Getty Images]

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