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Tress legend Jim Markham knows a secret or two about success. From his rockin’ role as 60’s star stylist to that of CEO and founder of five iconic hair-care brands, the pioneer has never stopped pushing beauty industry boundaries. Here, he shares personal life anecdotes, plus highlights from an extraordinarily accomplished career, to help fellow stylists and budding entrepreneurs in search of pro advice. [pagebreak] Beauty Launchpad: How did you get started in the industry?

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Watch! How to Get Big Hair
Stylist Jules Tognini, an evo® international brand ambassador, shares the secrets to getting the big hair look! Give your clients that sexy Victoria's Secret Angel inspired style with these how-to tips! [Video courtesy of the Moxie Agency]

Jamie Chung’s Effortlessly Chic Look
Jamie Chung attended the Godzilla premiere in Hollywood on May 8th, sporting an effortlessly chic half updo. Celebrity Stylist, Emily Mott of Los Angeles based salon Spoke & Weal gives us an exclusive get the look on how to achieve Jamie Chung’s look.GET THE LOOKStep 1: Apply Joico Texture Boost Spray to damp/towel dried hair to maximize hold and using a boar bristle brush you want to begin to blow-dry the hair.

Many men have misconceptions about men’s grooming services, primarily that certain looks and services can only be performed in barbershops and others limited to a salon environment. Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, interviews David Boyd, Sam Villa ArTeam member and owner of Absinthe Hair and Grooming Parlour (www.betterbarber.com), on how to develop men’s grooming services.   

Two Day Editorial Workshop with Steve Elias
Escape the everyday and join award-winning hairstylist Steve Elias for this two-day hands-on workshop in San Francisco, California! This workshop will help you get your editorial career started or beef up your existing book!Where: San Francisco, CalforniaWhen: June 22 and 23, 2014To register and for more information visit steveelias.com! 

Launchpad readers - it's time to share your favorite products! Vote for your top picks in our annual Reader's Choice Awards. You could win $500 worth of amazing products just for participating. The winning products will be revealed in our December 2014 issue!Vote HERE!

Kirsten Dunst's Met Gala Ballerina Bun
L’Oréal Professionnel’s first-ever Ambassadress, Kirsten Dunst captivated the Met Gala red carpet with a 30’s inspired galactic ballerina bun created by Hairstylist, Cervando Maldonado for L’Oréal Professionnel. Capturing inspiration from Marlene Dietrich and Helmut Newton, with a nod to the elegance of Charles James: Beyond Fashion, Maldonado adorned the look with a diamond and ribbon headpiece by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ethereal style was paired with a ‘death star’ inspired gown by Rodarte.

Gay of Thrones, the Funny or Die sketch which breaks down Game of Thrones in a hilarious and entertaining wrap-up, was born in Jonathan Van Ness' stylist chair. While putting a gloss on longtime client and Funny or Die producer, Erin Gibson's hair, Jonathan recounted a Game of Throne episode -the rest is history. The first year of Gay of Thrones was shot at a salon nearby the Funny or Die headquarters. This year a fabulous set was built for the online series! Read our interview with Gay of Throne's star Jonathan Van Ness:

3 lucky winners will each win a pair of tickets to NAHA!

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