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#FaroukLive 2015 gets off to a rip-roaring start
An estimated 5,000 Farouk fans have taken over the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico, for five days of inspiration, education and relaxation during the 2015 biannual Farouk Hairstyling and Innovation Conference. This year marks a special anniversary—Founder Farouk Shami is celebrating 50 years in the industry. From inauspicious beginnings—arriving to the U.S.

Sebastian Debuts Metamorphik Collection, 2 Groundbreaking Products
Marylle Koken puts a finishing touch on one of the models during the debut of Sebastian's Metamorphik collection, July 30, 2015.

NYFW Skincare: Dr. Jart+ Backstage AW15
Models at New York Fashion Week are not only going through tons of outfit changes, but also many makeup applications. With so many products being applied to their faces, it's important to take care of the skin, especially since the freezing weather in New York does not help. Dr. Jart+ was backstage at Richard Chai and Opening Ceremony to help keep the models' skin looking fresh and beautiful.  

We're Thankful For Mark Bustos, Hairdresser Who Cuts Hair For Homeless
A stylist at New York City’s Three Squares Studio, Mark Bustos spends Sundays offering free haircuts to men and women who are living on the streets. His kindness and empathy will amaze you. —Amy Dodds Tell Launchpad readers about yourself. How did you get into the industry? What made you want to become a stylist?

The Nail Garden (, a boutique nail salon chain in California, is officially hopping onto the blow dry bar bandwagon, with two of its locations having launched a blow-out area in the past few months! One of these locations (Porter Ranch) invited me to tour the salon and experience one of its signature mani/pedi and blow-out services.

L’Oréal USA Professional Products Division Announces Collaboration with Online
L’Oréal USA Professional Products Division (PPD), which includes such prestigious brands as L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase, Redken, Matrix, Pureology, Shu Uemura, Mizani and Essie Professional, has announced its collaboration with StyleSeat, the online destination for salon professionals and their clients that has become the fastest growing marketplace for beauty and wellness services.

In the Beauty Launchpad July issue, we shared inspiring stories of five fearsome industry couples. Each week we will bring you a video where the dynamic beauty duos share secrets to their success! Find out how Gerd Hoher and Lulu Bryant from Carlton Hair/arteasecolors first met! [pagebreak]

Back in May 2014, Launchpad introduced you to Olaplex, a bond multiplier that protects hair as it's colored. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE »

Wella World Studio Opens in NYC
Last night, Wella North America celebrated the grand opening of Wella World Studio in the artistic community of SoHo. The move from Rockefeller Center to the bustling, artistic community of SoHo ushers in a new era for Wella education. Known for elevating technical mastery and unleashing the talent of stylists from around the globe, The Studio is now making its mark as a modern haven for hairdressers; a place where they can tap into their creativity and achieve technical excellence through world-class coaching for every stage of their career.

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