America's Beauty Show Chicago 2013 Proves Smashing Success
Traci Sakosits of the Sassoon Academy demonstrates hair cutting techniques.   America's Beauty Show (ABS) 2013, held in Chicago, brought together more than 55,000 salon professionals for a lively industry trade event that provided the latest and greatest in education and entertainment. Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) celebrated its 90th continuous ABS at the event.

America’s Love Affair with Lashes
Reflecting back on the beauty industry over the last few years, one area that has seen enormous growth is eyelash extensions. So it’s no surprise that “American women spent 44 million dollars on fake eyelashes last year” says Dr. Travis from the CBS television show The Doctors. Many have the opinion that long lashes make a woman look and feel beautiful. But it’s not just women who are drawn to this growing trend. Other studies have shown that what subconsciously attracts men to women is the size of a woman’s eyelashes.

Beauty News: Novalash Opens Signature Lash Studio in Hong Kong
With the opening of their NovaLash Signature Studio in the heart of central Hong Kong, residents, expats, and tourists can now receive the beloved NovaLash look internationally. Located in the prestigious Loop building at 33 Wellington Street, Central, NovaLash Signature Studio provides a variety of lash extension services by specialized stylists, each of whom are certified and trained to customize the NovaLash look based on factors like clients’ unique eye shape, facial structure, and lifestyle.

Inglot Cosmetics Announces Master Class with Ve Neill
Ve Neill, award-winning makeup artist for films like Star Trek, The Hunger Games and The Amazing Spiderman   Attention, makeup mavens! Inglot Cosmetics has just announced it will be holding a master class with award-winning makeup artist Ve Neill, who will be sharing behind-the-scenes beauty secrets from films such as The Hunger Games, The Amazing Spiderman, Pirates of the Caribbean and more!

The world’s first ever, Hello Kitty Beauty Spa, opened at Town Centre Jumeirah; it is the first character-branded Spa in the Middle East. Hello Kitty Beauty Spa is poised to transform the face of beauty and pampering. The spa is themed and designed on the famous Japanese character ‘Hello Kitty’

The Makeup Show LA Sees Major Success
  The largest pro-driven beauty event on the West Coast, The Makeup Show LA, took place March 2-3 at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles, and it was an extraordinary success of spectacular proportions. (What else could you expect from a show devoted to makeup?) With more than 4,500 attendees, approximately 75 beauty brands, and 30 keynote speakers and seminars, the event was a real treat for beauty pros, retailers, buyers, editors (wink, wink) and all other guests present.

Beauty How-To: Helena Bonham Carter's Radiant Complexion at the Oscars
Helena Bonham Carter at the 85th Academy Awards Celebrity makeup artist Cathy Highland shares her must-have skincare products by Kerstin Florian and Lancer Skincare. “I wanted Helena’s makeup to stay fresh from the Oscars red carpet all the way through the Governor’s Ball, without worrying about reapplying. Kerstin Florian Correcting Eye Rescue Pads instantly brighten the under eye area for a wide-eyed look all night."

Makeup artist Valerie Hernandez for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics created the make up lookCreating looks for Diego Binetti's Fall 2013 collection was inspired by a combination of punk rock goth and gritty industrial glamour. My vision was to complement his collection with a clean romantic approach not only with colors but the manner in which they were applied.

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