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In a time where many college graduates struggle with unemployment, Bellus Academy has a reputation for success in helping students find job placement. How does Bellus help graduates find employment? The Bellus team prioritizes building relationships with local spas and salons and hosts quarterly events that bridge the gap between the education and the professional worlds in the beauty industry. Bellus Academy focuses on educating and supporting students to become industry professionals through the Bellus Professional Partnership Program.

Watch! Unite's 2014 Global Session
Get a glimpse at Unite's 2014 Global Session in San Diego, California as stylists including Kevin Ryan, Jake Thompson, Paul Stafford and more inspire with demonstrations and hands-on education.

Friends and Helpers program provides women and children in local domestic violence homes and shelters with a happy holiday with gifts, personal items, toys, gift cards, coupons for food and more.

We spoke to Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California, to get his expert advice on how to help clients address the dandruff issue. Read the interview below and then head to Launchpad's December digital edition for our dandruff-nixing product suggestions.

From the adorably clever to the hilariously sarcastic, signs are a fun way to show off some salon sass. Get inspired by these amazing signs that can be displayed in your salon. Take a look at some of our favorites and where to purchase them! [pagebreak] This cheeky sign will get the point across to inattentive parents without preaching "at" them. It reads, "PLEASE NOTE: UNATTENDED CHILDREN will be given espresso and a free puppy." The vibrant turquoise makes it even more fun.

Alan Benfield Bush shares your three worst clients and tips for new client referral promotions. This video will explain helpful methods to raise your prices and retain your clients. Find out what you should tell every single client that sits in your chair! [Image: Getty Images]

Fashion Icon, Jerry Hall, ushered in the holiday season at the flagship store of the famed department store, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, with the help of a “monster“ made with real Hairdreams hair! Haute Coiffure Star Designer, Charlie Le Mindu, created the pink hairy monster which is part of  a unique, show-stopping promotion of the luxury Parisian department store.

Billion Dollar Brows, the only cosmetics company dedicated entirely to brows, recently held a holiday pop-up shop in Beverly Hills, CA. As the bubbly flowed through Bar Noir at Maison 140, a luxurious hotel just minutes from Rodeo Drive, event guests received personal brow consultations and were introduced to Billion Dollar Brow's CEO and Co-Founder, Natalie Plain.

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