Backstage Beauty: Meskita Fall 2014
The dust of the Chinese Year of the Snake has settled, and the Chinese Year of the Horse is upon us, symbolizing self-confidence, energy, activity and strength. At Meskita, this new year in the zodiac calendar and what it represents serves as inspiration for models’ sleeked-back, high-topped, dip-died and super-long ponytails.

From the Runway to the Streets: The Do's and Don't's of Fashion Week Brows
New York Fashion Week runways see an endless array of unique, creative and artistic fashion and beauty looks, some of which are easily wearable while others are quite extreme. One of the most talked-about beauty aspects of Fashion Week are the varying styles of brows seen on the catwalks. Celebrity eyebrow expert and founder of The BrowGal product line Tonya Crooks, whose client list includes Megan Fox, Fergie and Leann Rimes, gives her take on what does and doesn't work for everyday looks.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Upcoming 2014 America's Beauty Show
The 2014 America's Beauty Show, the three-day professional beauty event put on by salon pro members of Cosmetologists Chicago, will take place March 22-24, 2014 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL. With tons of vendors, classes, workshops, panels and parties, there's plenty of reasons to attend, including these top ten reasons you won't want to miss the 2014 America's Beauty Show:

The Lash Love Affair Begins...
Confession: I've never had my lashes done! Or I hadn't ever, up until a couple of weeks ago. I always thought my lashes were pretty decent, especially with the help of mascara. But being in the beauty industry, or at least writing about the beauty industry, imbues one with the desire to push the envelope. My lashes were OK—fairly dark, medium length and I had a lot of 'em—but it always bothered me that they didn't have a curl, or even hold a curl.

News: BSG unveils new e-Commerce site, Loxa Beauty
If you've been wishing that you could receive a commission for all those online purchases your clients make, your wait is over. Introducing Loxa Beauty, an e-commerce website that specializes in selling salon products to consumers while supporting salons/stylists through an online sales commission. And starting today, you can preview the website,

The Black Orange Collection by Marko Simunovic
Inspired by the "colorful and dark sides of one's personality," hair stylist and salon owner Marko Simunovic created a stunning collection featuring a play between bright, vivid color, and gorgeous, shiny darks. With sharp lines and bold shapes, paired with complementary makeup looks and perfectly over-the-top fashion, the collection, "The Black Orange," is a wonderful mashup of light and dark, soft and strong, playfulness and seriousness.Behind the Scenes:

Backstage Beauty: Alexandre Herchovitch Fall 2014
It’s been said that life imitates art, but what about art imitating art? At Alexandre Herchovitch Bumble and Bumble lead hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp taps the provocative paintings of Egon Schiele and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to create his frizzed coiffures. “The collection this season is inspired by the Victorian era, so I started thinking about [the] paintings, where women have very tousled hair around the face and [the rest is] put up in buns,” says Beauchamp.

Backstage Beauty: Thakoon Fall 2014
What happens when a Seattle girl leaves the Pacific Northwest for a sojourn in the Big Apple? That was the self-posed question Thakoon Panichgul contemplated before conceiving his Fall 2014 designs. The result? Earthy knits and bold floral prints enhance structured tulip skirts and tailored pants, in keeping with his signature casual-chic style.

Backstage Beauty: DKNY Fall 2014
While the feeling backstage at DKNY seems like backstage-as-usual—helter-skelter with stylists, models and press scurrying about, in actuality it’s anything but usual. With a cast of 55 catwalkers, comprised of both professional models and regular people plucked off the street (think: students, club kids, entrepreneurs, musicians and artists), it’s nearly impossible to distinguish who’s who. And to top that, the beauty designs are tailored to bring out the individuality of each person taking to the runway, so there is no singular beauty look.

Backstage Beauty: Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2014
It’s the early 1900s, and the bourgeoisie are fleeing Russia - poets, artists, dancers — all in search of creative freedom. This is the romantic world fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg envisions when conceiving her aptly named “Bohemian Wrapsody” Fall 2014 collection. Among these refugees, there is a ballerina. “A free spirit floating toward the intersection of everything, she is a glamorous vagabond on the run with her dreams and colors!” says von Furstenberg.  

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