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Backstage Beauty: Christian Siriano Fall 2014
Let’s not sugarcoat it—Fashion Week is one of the most hectic, frenzied and chaotic weeks for designers, stylists, models, photographers and editors. But, it’s also one of the most exhilarating. Still, things can change at a moment’s notice and throw anyone off their game. At Christian Siriano, Sebastian Professional lead hairstylist Anthony Cole is nothing but calm, cool and collected even though the hair design did a 180-degree earlier in the morning. “We started with a dry, off-the-face wave, but as we were doing it we thought it was getting too literal.

The IBX Buzz at ISSE Long Beach
Though the buzz and curiosity about IBX started to spread at the beginning of January, Famous Names kept priorities focused on the United States domestic launch of IBX at the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach, California.

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: Raul Penaranda Fall 2014
The inspiration behind catwalk nails often gets more play than the manicurist who created the look, but not so at Raul Penaranda’s Fall 2014. The reason: The lead nail artist is 13-year-old Alanna Wall, founder of Polished Girlz, a nonprofit organization that brings lively mani parties to kids in hospitals. At the tender age of 8, Wall determined to knit scarves for every girl diagnosed with cancer.

Four years ago stylists Amy O'Brien and Jill Sires attended a Matrix training in Palm Springs, CA. They were so inspired by Matrix's Chairs of Change program that they decided to create an event to showcase local talent and give back to their community. Rock the Look: Stylists Giving Back was born! The event which will take place on May 17, 2014 in Waterloo, Iowa, will host around 500 attendees and benefit St. Jude Children Research Hospital.   Check out some of the great looks seen at past Rock the Look events!

 4 Easy Trendsetting Fashion Week Hairstyles To Create
At the beauty parlour, we wanted to design looks from the Spring / Summer 2014 Runways and produce beautiful and importantly, wearable, styles for the everyday girl. For the styles below, we used clients at Jennie Kay Beauty to reinforce just how easily these looks and trends can be created.

Take a behind-the-scenes look on the set of Neuma's photo shoot! Chad Law, Director of Education, and Jeffery Orrell, Senior Vice President, share the inspiration and bold message behind Neuma's hairstyle looks.

Backstage Beauty: Go Red For Women/The Truth Heart Red Dress Collection 2014
While celebs commonly fill the front row seats and front of houses at many NYFW shows, they’re rarely seen backstage prepping to strut their stuff down the runways. But at the Go Red For Women/The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection fashion show, TV personalities, actresses, models, singers and athletes swarm the backstage area as they ready to go red and rock the runway to raise awareness for heart disease. Think: Bella Thorne; Ireland Baldwin; Lindsey Vonn; and Giada De Laurentiis to name a few.

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