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Friday, March 25, 2011

Sam Villa Wins Behind the Chair Award

Sam Villa has won the Stylist Choice Award for favorite educator and platform artist from Behind the Chair.
This is his second win for this award.  He has been the front man for Redkin 5th Avenue for 15 years.  The Stylist Choice Awards were given out at the American Beauty Show in Chicago.  Why do stylist love Sam?
Just listen to this quote from his acceptance speech;

“After my father brought me to my first hair show, I dreamed of becoming a platform artist - thanks dad!   Winning this award, especially in the company of such incredible talent, is truly a dream come true.  I will continue to teach, motivated by passion, for it is passion that feeds my dreams and makes them come true. Passion is the spark that ignites self-motivation and it starts with examining our purpose within our job. We are all blessed with gifts; these gifts need to be shared. Passionate belief in your dreams and goals is the only fuel that will get us over, around or through the many obstacles we encounter as hairdressers. We won’t achieve it unless we continue to be passionate about it. The most important ingredient of passion is love, the love of this industry, the love of the art, and I applaud all you artists out there! Thank You,”

What a winning attitude and a credit to our industry.
Congratulation Sam!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lady Ga Ga Style tips

Well if all the teenagers and tweens take beauty and style tips from Lady Ga Ga we will have a great decade of fix-it business.  How many $10 hair cuts and a home color jobs have you had to fix over the years.   Well get ready for the boon!  People magazine asked Ga Ga about her beauty regiment and you'll be shocked to hear the details.  I have a new advertising campaign for any salon, "We can fix your Ga Ga Hair, We can fix your Ga Ga skin."  Here is part of the interview,

Lady Gaga revealed her beauty regimen to People magazine and it's surprisingly low maintenance for someone who regularly steps out wearing facial horns.
A young Gaga was taught by her mother to wash her face with only Ivory soap, however she confessed that she goes to bed every night with makeup on her face ("That is not good for your skin, but I'm blessed with good genes") -- answering our question of how she gets that junk off...she doesn't! Glad that's cleared up.
And on the topic of her locks, the brunette-turned-bleach-blonde said she periodically has to "get a chemical haircut because my blonde hair is falling out." Oh, Gags. Perhaps it's time to go a little au naturale?
Read the rest at

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jennifer Aniston Gets a bob

The "Rachel" is out, the "bob" is in.  Jennifer Aniston has cut off
her long tresses and is showing off her new sexy bob.  Her celebrity stylist, Chris McMillan said that it was time for a change.  “The reason that I’m loving a bob at the moment… There are so many long, layered hairstyles and—don’t get me wrong, I love that. But The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills all have that. You know what I mean? And what’s the opposite direction you can go in.” says McMillan.  Will the new do have the same effect as the old Rachel cut?  We will know soon.  Be prepared for your clients to come in holding the latest magazine cover with Aniston on the front telling you - "Do this to my hair!"

Sunday, March 6, 2011

OPI Shatter Shatters Sales Expections

The Katy Perry polish collection featuring the black shatter polish has become the hottest product in the nail market.  It has been very difficult to find in both brick n mortar, and online.  I was in a distributor's warehouse a month ago and saw 3 pallets of it come in, three weeks later he was out of stock.  OPI under produced their hot new product and the next wave of deliveries is not until the end of March.  If you have it, rock it, if not, try ebay.
Here is a video of how it works.