As we anxiously usher in the hopes of Springtime's warm weather, this is a great time begin to add playful pigments to your boring makeup routine. Think outside the box by incorporating new shades in your palette. Some people feel colors can have a powerful effect on the subconscious, therefore, carefully plan your wardrobe and makeup colors to correspond. The colors in your makeup can secretly make a statement for you and will simultaneoulsy help you be right on trend for 2013! Red. 

Beauty News: NovaLash President Named One of Houston's Most Influential Women of
Houston Women Magazine honored Sophy Merszei, NovaLash President and CEO, as one of Houston's Most Influential Women of 2012. Honorees were feted at an Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis Hotel on Sunday, January 6, 2013.

With over 75 brands, 6 keynote speakers, 20 seminars and 14 hands-on workshops, attendees at the Beauty Show LA will find themselves immersed in two days dedicated to artistry, networking, community, inspiration and education. Pro’s will not only be able to fill their beauty kit with pro-driven essentials, but they can refine their skill-set in exclusive hands-on workshops and seminars and explore business strategies and opportunities during forums and keynotes.

Lashes are a girl's best friend --especially when they might come with a 1/2 carat white diamond! NovaLash is hiding the gift of sapphires, rubies, amethysts and even a diamond in lash pots through January 31, 2013.

Building upon the initial success of its launch at Cosmoprof Bologna in March 2012, the 11 participants of the California: A State of Beauty Pavilion have since generated more than $13 million in export sales, entered 27 distinct markets and created 54 jobs in just nine short months.  Organized by the Center for International Trade Development (CITD) in Long Beach, this export initiative has selected twenty-nine brands to be part of their exclusive 2013 California: A State of Beauty Pavilions at both Cosmoprof Bologna and newly added Beauty World Dubai.

Bring in the New Year with glamorous hair and makeup. From the classic to the dramatic, stylist Glenda Lemus and makeup artist Kip Zachary share tips for creating three beautiful looks perfect for a New Year's Eve celebration with photography by Rachel Jeraffi. Glenda's Inspiration: I imagined Julie going out to a party at night, with a modern, elegant, undone look. 

Hair Style News: Best of Hairroin: Holiday Edition
On December 18 Sebastian's Los Angeles Flagship, Janine Jarman's Hairroin Salon, hosted Best of Hairroin: Holiday Edition.  The event featuring holiday hair trends and tutorials, holiday makeup tips, accessories and even some lessons in mixology.  Check out photos from the event:

photo by Yvonne Taylor
Elesia Sade was recently awarded 1st Runner up in Miss Virginia Collegiate America and also won Miss Photogenic and the photo contest. I had the pleasure of working on her makeup and touching up her hair for the winning headshot. The photo was taken in an exclusive photo shoot with the wonderfully talented and world renowned photographer, Yvonne Taylor. Allow me to share a few makeup tricks that I used while working with gorgeous Elesia for her award winning headshot.

Makeup How To: An hour before your date with James Bond
To celebrate the premiere of "Skyfall" and the 50th anniversary of James Bond adventures, we ask you to accept a glamorous makeup mission -- to be alluring ... captivating ... and dangerously seductive. Introducing your weapons -- Votre Vu's handcrafted French Accents collection -- including a micronized mineral brow definer, luxe gel eye pencil, buildable mascara, antioxidant cheek-and-lip color stick, and anti-aging moisture tint and concealer.

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