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Backstage Beauty: Naeem Khan Fall 2015
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of designer Naeem Khan’s work, the Davines, NARS and Essie beauty teams set out to create an overall look that is the “epitome of who the [Naeem Khan] woman has been for 10 years: always glam, always textural and embellished,” says NARS makeup lead James Boehmer. “Glamorous” could be heard on the lips of every backstage beautifier at Khan’s show and, not surprisingly, that very word is the perfect descriptor of the end result.

Matrix Introduces SOBOOST Color Additives to Intensify, Neutralize and Customize
Now Matrix haircolor artists have an exciting new tool that can be used to boost, soften and create bespoke color results! New SOBOOST Color Additives, which can be added to most Matrix SOCOLOR and Color Sync formulas, provide colorists with four, pure, bright tones for immediate intensifying or neutralizing effects. The result? Unlimited artistry, unlimited customization, unlimited client satisfaction! SOBOOST direct dyes come in four shades:

Mogran Taylor and Gelish Cinderella Endcap Contest Winners Announced
To celebrate the premiere of Disney's Cinderella, winners of the 2015 Cinderella Endcap Contest for Morgan Taylor and Gelish will be enjoying a special premiere of the new movie in Denton, Texas. The Grand Prize Winner, selected from over 300 entries, will be flown in for the royal experience with a spa visit pre-movie and a chauffeured arrival in a limousine.

Backstage Beauty: Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter 2015
It’s the morning after and you’re scurrying through the city streets (wearing last night’s heels, no less) on your way home from your big night out. But fear not, there should be no shame in your game. “There’s no walk of shame anymore. New York ladies do the stride of pride!” says Moroccanoil lead stylist Peter Gray, who took inspiration directly from the Badgley Mischka collection for his hair design, and gave it a modern twist. “We were given ‘Blood and Sand’, a movie from the 1940s, as a reference.

Paris Fashion Week: Barbara Bui F/W 2015
Cim Mahoney for Moroccanoil created loose, broke waves for Barbara Bui.  Inspiration from the designer:  “The romance of the long silhouette reinforces the energy of the sexy rock look in this collection. Dense and deep ultramarine and black colors contrast with the luminosity of sky blue and the sparkle of metal.  The collection was a contrast between romance and sexy attitude; a desire to express the power and the sensibility of women.” - Barbara Bui.

Odile Gilbert for Moroccanoil created the sleek, shiny style at Alexis Mabille.Inspiration for the Hair Look:Odile Gilbert was inspired by a picture of Paloma Picasso photographed by Helmut Newton to create a hairstyle with two textures: one wet effect, the other dry.How to Create the Look:

Luna Reed Hillian created this rose ombre/balayage on a client looking for a color correction. Luna explains, "We lifted what we could safely as possible and evened out her hair spots, including green, to the brown. It has beautiful red undertones that fade into rose blonde and muted tones. Antique colors are going to be hot this year!"Using a shadowing technique inspired by Guy Tang, Luna added red and deep brown to increase dimension.  [Images courtesy of Luna Reed Hillian]

Valorie Reavis Named Executive Director for the International SalonSpa Business
The International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) has selected Valorie Reavis as its Executive Director. In this new position for ISBN, Reavis will serve as the liaison between the ISBN Board, its Executive Committee and membership and drive the business strategy and health of the association. She will also manage the day-to-day business and marketing for the ISBN and the development of high quality, high value meetings, events and communications.

Backstage Beauty: Zang Toi Fall 2015
The Zang Toi girl is “both a diva and a bitch today,” exclaims lead makeup artist Rudy Miles, directly quoting the designer’s directive for the overall beauty vibe. Put more eloquently, the Rene Furterer-, BeautybyRudy- and Zoya-sponsored teams set out to achieve “a modern interpretation of a classic Italian look,” Miles adds.

Sexy Hair Educators Experience Exclusive Hands On Training to Increase Knowledge
Hairstylists from all over the world converged to Las Vegas for special Sexy Hair Education and hands on training. The weeklong event called “Sexy Hair: The Experience” offered new educators access to classes where they receive guidance, hands-on training and coaching from seasoned Sexy Hair trainers. Attendees participated in workshops ranging from social media best practices, certifications, platform artist auditions in addition to training on the new Sexy Hair products and new Modern Hollywood Collection. 

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