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We're Thankful For Mark Bustos, Hairdresser Who Cuts Hair For Homeless
A stylist at New York City’s Three Squares Studio, Mark Bustos spends Sundays offering free haircuts to men and women who are living on the streets. His kindness and empathy will amaze you. —Amy Dodds Tell Launchpad readers about yourself. How did you get into the industry? What made you want to become a stylist?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:46pm
Emmys 2013 Hairstyles: Ariel Winter How-To
Aviva Perea dishes on her modern update of the chignon for the Modern Family actress, Ariel Winter: "I prepped her hair using Oribe Surfcomber Mousse and Phytovolume Volumizing Spray then rough-dried her hair with my fingers. Then I wrapped two-inch sections around a one-inch curling iron and loosely crisscrossed the pieces into a low chignon down the side of her neck. I finished the look with Alterna's Bamboo AntiHumidity hairspray, which keeps frizz away and has super-strong hold." [[Image: Steve Granitz/WireImage]]
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 4:54pm
Emmys 2013 Hairstyles: Michelle Dockery How-To
Charles Carson, Butler: "Hard work and diligence weigh more than beauty in the real world." Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess: "If only that were true."
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 4:43pm
Emmys 2013 Beauty: Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn How-To
Fans of Breaking Bad, rejoice! Not only did the series, which is ending on Sunday, win an Emmy for Outsanding Drama, but it also allowed Anna Gunn to snag a win for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama. And Gunn looked truly dazzling while accepting her award, thanks in large part to her stylist Aviva Perea, who offers this how-to:
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 2:20pm
Is it real? That was the debate last night as millions watched Emmys red carpet and saw Claire Danes with what appeared to be a freshly cut bob. But in actuality, as many of you probably knew instantly, it was a faux show, created by Peter Butler for John Frieda.
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:25am
Celebrity hairstylist Creighton Bowman created the look for Connie Britton for this year's Emmys using Leonor Greyl products. He gave us the breakdown on how he created the look and the inspiration behind it! “Connie is wearing this gorgeous blue/green velvet gown by Naeem Khan that has gold and bronze embellishments on it. So we went with a very editorial Veronica Lake look; we wanted the Hollywood waves but with a little 'disheveled elegance.'
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:01am
WATCH: Macadamia Natural Oil @ Cosmoprof
Launchpad managing editor Jillian Gordon chats with Macadamia Natural Oil's Michael Cain about the company's new Reviving Curl Cream, 100% natural boar bristle brushes and more.
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 11:16am
Want a more powerful blow dryer, but without the energy suck? Beauty Launchpad fashion editor Karie L. Frost stops by the Izunami booth to chat with the company’s president, Mike Kim, about the new G6 Dryer. Harnessing the might of 2,200 watts with an AC motor, the G6 only emits 1,875 watts, making it energy efficient.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 5:08pm
Sam Villa gives tips on choosing the right brush - round versus oval, what to use when stretch drying or flat ironing, styling a simple beveled fringe using the 9-Row Finishing Brush...and more!  Stylists with questions on what brush will yield maximum results for specific techniques should watch this video.  
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 3:36pm
Blowdrying Tips for Mega Volume
Top stylist Sam Villa, founding partner of the Sam Villa® brand and Redken education artistic director reveals his secrets for how to create MEGA volume:•      Start without any product in the hair, the blowdryer nozzle off and blast dry hair with hands until it’s 80% dry (this will rough up the cuticle to increase volume).
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 5:02pm