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Paul Pereira, NAHA winner for Men's Hairstylist of the Year, shares which men's hairstyle trends will be popular in 2015! Will the boy band hairstyles of the 1990s be coming back into style? Watch the interview and find out!   [Image courtesy of PBA, style by Paul Pereira]

Diva Poulos discusses the DOAM presentation by the Sebastian Core team at Wella's Trend Vision.

The 2014 North America Trend Vision competition and awards show was held in Los Angeles at LA Live on July 20th. Viewers were treated to artistic demonstrations by Hester Wernert, Tim Hartley and the North American Sebastian Core team (Omar Antonio, Anthony Cole, Diva Poulos and Marylle Koken). The night ended with an epic performance by Blondie!  

This year famed businessman, TV personality and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was the keynote speaker for the PBA Business Forum held during 2014 PBA Beauty Week at Cosmoprof. Our Publisher and CEO Deborah Carver interviewed Mark Cuban at an insightful round table discussion breakfast. Topics discussed included how to get started as an entrepreneur, the importance of passion and effort, how to stay motivated and how to embrace competition from rival companies.

Watch! Meet the NAHA Winners
Beauty Launchpad's Amy Dodds interviews the NAHA winners! Get inspired with their stories and advice to stylists for entering the competition.

Hair Tales: A Hair Extension Journey around the World (India)
Every day hundreds and thousands of pilgrims come together throughout India, waiting in lines for hours to donate their locks to the Hindu temples. This is all done for religious reasons. India is dense with a population of over 1.2 billion, including more than 100,000 Hindu temples. Temple tonsures (Tonsuring show one’s love for the Gods by washing away one’s past and starting anew) are where women, men and children go to sacrifice their hair to God.

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! Raymond and Jane Wurwand discuss the founding of Dermalogica. [pagebreak]    

Earthly Body launched the 4th of July weekend by rocking for a good cause. On July 3rd, Kevin Wachs from Earthly Body joined his band Pacific to drum in a charity show at the Canyon Club in Agoura, CA. The show supported the Firemen's Fund, a charity dedicated to helping the families of LAFD firefighters facing a serious crisis, such as being injured or killed in the line of duty.

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