Backstage Beauty: Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall/Winter '14
Created by Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page, the makeup looks at the Zero + Maria Cornejo fall/winter 2014 show were, in Page's words, "almost tribal with a 'chiaroscuro' contrast effect."   Inspiration: Like the collection, there are “flashes” of color offset by contrasting dark shades and a pure, almost bare, face.  

Backstage Beauty: Rebecca Taylor Fall 2014
At Rebecca Taylor, Oribe lead hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp spiels off a multitude of phrases and words to describe the woman in the collection and her locks. “She’s a very sophisticated but downtown girl. She’s a cool girl you'd maybe see in Nolita or the East Village. She’s a girl that’s had her hair done but she's been running around and her hair's gotten rough. She's young, she's fresh, she’s modern, she’s edgy … she’s real—hey there’s another word. Real!” he laughs.

Backstage Beauty: Mirabella Beauty Fall 2014
Mirabella Beauty walked the runway at several Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows for the fall/winter 2014 season, with stunning looks sweeping each catwalk. At Abacaxi, makeup by Liz Cook, the inspiration was the designer's tip to the Himalayas and the patterns of that region.

 Backstage Beauty: Hervé Léger Fall 2014
If you’re wondering if the obviously-not-from-nature colorful hair trend is here to stay, the answer seems to be … yes. Backstage at the Hervé Léger show Bumble and bumble lead stylist Laurent Philippon created sleek high ponytails embellished with streaks of either blue or orange extensions. They were applied at the base of the hairline and then secured into the ponytail. For added shine, he spritzed on Bumble and bumble Does It All Sheen Spray. [pagebreak]  The Makeup

NYFW Hair: Delicate Braids and Matte Makeup at Novis by Aveda
Aveda Global Creative Director Antoinette Beenders and Aveda Global Artistic Director for Makeup Janelle Geason created gorgeous hair and makeup looks backstage at the Novis Fall/Winter 2014 presentation at New York Fashion Week.

Aveda's Culture Clash at ISSE 2014
Take a behind-the-scenes look at Aveda's Culture Clash at ISSE 2014!

Video: Create Crystal Hefner's Smokey Eye and Makeup Look!
Crystal Hefner's makeup artist Kip Zachary guides us step-by-step to re-create her makeup look from Playboy's 60th Anniversary Celebration. Don't miss out on Kip Zachary's amazing makeup tips!  In this video learn how to apply the foundation technique, contouring, blush and eyebrow enhancing used on Crystal:

Hair News: Cutting Loose Salon Announces Winner of "The One" Contest
Cutting Loose Salon recently announced Kasey Gaskill as the winner of the salon's "The One" contest. In partnership with Oribe, the competition mirrored the hair care company's "Backstage Miami 2013." Cutting Loose Salon selected seven senior student stylist of their training salon, Protégé by Cutting Loose Salon Protégés, who were tasked with the theme "Miami Nights." The competition encompassed hair, makeup and wardrobe, and included a professional photo shoot upon which the winner was selected.

Giving Back: Beauty Bus Announces Upcoming Training Dates
The Beauty Bus Foundation is committed to helping the chronically or terminally ill by providing self-confidence, grace and hope in the form of beauty services. Now is your chance to take part in this valuable cause - the foundation recently announced its upcoming training dates for beauty professionals wishing to volunteer their time and services to those in need.

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