Masters of Hair: Sam Villa Joins Battle of the Strands
This October, the 14 finalists of the epic Battle of the Strands 2013 competition will gather for the final battle in Las Vegas. Battle of the Strands, the largest hair, makeup and wardrobe competition, spanning multiple countries including Puerto Rico and Mexico, will culminate in a fantastic last battle on October 14th. Hosted by Kim Vo and YouTube legend, Kandee Johnson, this closing showdown of the 2013 competition will decide which salon is crowned the victor.

Pink Products: NovaLash Winks for Pink
This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we're highlighting products and collaborations that help support the cause.

Get the Look: Chloe Grace Moretz's Soft, Youthful Makeup
For the premiere of the new remake of the 1976 classic, "Carrie," celebrity makeup artist, Mai Quynh used Talika products to create a soft, romantic look for actress Chloe Grace Moretz. Here, Mai gives the breakdown of everything she used to create Chloe's fresh look:At the premiere, Chloe wore a "soft and kind of bohemian" Valentino gown in a mossy green color. The softness of the short-sleeved, floor length dress influenced Mai to go for a "young and fresh" look.

Pink Products: Morphe Brushes' Perfectly Pink Makeup Brush Line
This month, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we're highlighting products and collaborations that help support the cause.

Hair Trends: Five Gorgeous Hairstyle Looks from Organic Color Systems' Master Cl
After becoming the very first salon to complete Organic Color Systems' Master Class, led by Technical Director Rebecca Gregory, stylists at Verde Salon in Chandler, Arizona were each asked to create their own unique hair and makeup look. From sleek, shoulder-length bobs to beautiful, intricate braids, the resulting looks were a breathtaking array of rich, luscious colors and styles. Click through to see five of the gorgeous hairstyle looks. [pagebreak] [pagebreak]

With winter quickly approaching, a quick update to a makeup look or routine allows your client to try something new with little commitment. Below, Jane Iredale, the Skin Care Makeup, gives us their top trends to try this winter. 

At the 2013 ALMA Awards, Ana Ortiz's soft, glowing makeup was inspired by her dress. Makeup artist Shiyena noted when she first saw Ana's dress, "it reminded me of an urban goddess.” She based the look on this inspiration and created a warm, glowing goddess look that the soft curls framing Ana's face.  “The whole look is very ethereal," said Shiyena.

Morphe Brushes Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness with "Perfectly Pink" Line
In summer 2013, Morphe Brushes launched a new "Brush of the Month" campaign where a particular Morphe makeup brush is spotlighted and discounted each month.  Just a month into the campaign, however, Morphe is going to be doing things just a bit differently to put the spotlight on Breast Cancer Awareness.

Mirabella Beauty joined designer and Project Runway Alumni, Korto Momolu at Helen Mills to complement the models at her show during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014.  Models wore Color Queen in Titan around the eye in a bold, winged liner effect. The color was a perfect match for the show's "Enchanted Fantasy" theme. Lips were a pinky mix of Lip Colours in Collected and Tantrum, with Sparkle Glitter Glaze on the pad of the lip.  

Emmys 2013 Makeup: Rose Byrne How-To
A rose is a rose is a rose--unless you're Rose Byrne and look amazing on the Emmy Awards red carpet! We chatted with makeup artist Kate Lee about how she achieved Byrne's beautiful maquillage.

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