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Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve Hair Style

The night is here, you have the dress, the party and date.  What are you going to do to your hair!?
If you are in need of a great classic yet timely hair style see below.  Celebrity stylist Ted Gibson tells you how to create a beautiful "Upswept Bun" modeled by Debra Messing

 [Image: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images]
 Ted Gibson explains: "To achieve this look, prep the hair with build it blow drying agent, then twist random sections of hair while blow-drying to create texture. Next, run tame it shine lotion throughout, then pull hair back loosely into a high pony. Take hair and twist until it coils, then wrap it around itself to form bun. Secure the bun with pins. Next, gently pull out pieces from the bottom of the bun and spritz with Ted Gibson beautiful hold hairspray to create an elegant, yet effortless Upswept Bun.”

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Amika Holiday Hair Event

Amika had a Holiday Hair Event in San Diego on Monday for the local distributor Spectrum salon services.  I was a great event that featured their unique clip free curlers.  The New York based company features professional tools with fashionable patterns and prints.  They also have a wonderful
line of hair care featuring the benefits of the Obliphica berry.  Angelina Mersola, the Amika educator used their heat defense treatment and blow up spray to achieve  this great hair style.  Check out the model!   Her hair length is really down her back.  It's pinned it underneath to create this old Hollywood bob.
Here is a link to the Amika Website


Friday, November 16, 2012

Detox soak by Cuccio Naturale

Cuccio Naturale has launched a new Detoxifying foot soak for the pedicure market.
The new soak use Epsom salts and is a 15 min add on service for any spa business.
Most people know about the importance of calcium and vitamin D, but many Americans are also magnesium deficient. Doctors say it stems largely from the increasing prevalence of processed foods in our diets. Today, 68 percent of U.S. adults consume less than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium, according to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, and 19 percent consume less than half of the RDA.
Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body—can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
Doctors and researchers say that soaking in an Epsom salt bath is a safe, easy way to increase the body's levels of both magnesium and sulfate

Friday, November 9, 2012

Salon Centric takes over America

It has Happened again!  Salon Centric has gobbled up another section of the US market.  They now have complete coverage of the US mainland beauty market.
L’OrĂ©al USA, announces the acquisition of the operations of Emiliani Enterprises Inc.  Emiliani Enterprises is a full-service, family-owned wholesale distributor headquartered in Union, New Jersey.

This acquisition will provide L’Oreal USA’s professional salon distribution operation, SalonCentric, with coverage in the metropolitan New York area as well as New Jersey and parts of Connecticut, bringing the distribution operation coverage now to 48 states. Emiliani Enterprises has 15 professional-only stores, close to 370 employees and is the leading professional products distributor in the region.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Zombie Hair for Halloween tutorial

Here is a tip for creating the greatest zombie hair this halloween! Check out this quick and easy tip. All you need is some Batiste Dry Shampoo, water and hair spray. You'll be "Walking Dead" in no time!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

InStyler IQ The Tool for the Professional Hair Stylist

You may have seen the Instyler on an infomercial or in a big box retail store, but the Instyler IQ is something totally new. We got a hand on education class with this new beefed up device. The coolest thing I found with the item was the smart motor hidden inside. It was scary how it could almost read my mind. The barrel rotates in two different directions, always going in the direction of the cuticle. I was told that it is the same tech that goes into a segway (the crazy two wheel motoring device that the hipsters in San Francisco love.) The product smooths, straightens, curls, flips and creates volume. All in one tool! We loved it and were shocked by its results.

Elan Sassoon Launches Sojourn Hair Care

Launching into distributors around the country is the Sojourn Hair Care Line. The company is headed by Elan Sassoon and focused on Education and positive hair chemistry. The products are all ph balanced to bring out long lasting color services. Here is a peek at the brand and their education team.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I Will Love webseries

This is a great new webseries that needs our votes and likes!  We need to share it with our facebook friends.
Please check it out!

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Instyler Pro rotating iron/curler

Are you ready for the all in one tool?   Here is the newest hotness to come to the professional salon market.
The product debuted at the Premiere hair show in Orlando Florida.  Check out this video.  I don't think I can live with one.

Friday, May 18, 2012

CVS closes all of its 360 beauty supply stores

 Small business and big business seem to be succumbing to the effects of this economy.  Retail stores have been suffering for quite some time now.  Our industry, based on a needed service has weathered much better then others.  CVS, though is unable to translate their marketing muscle and buying power into a successful beauty supply business.  The CVS Caremark Corp has officially shut down as of May 19th.  Those of us that are still alive and kicking know what a struggle it can be.  If you love the industry and what you do though, you will be successful.  Thankfully, the service end of our industry still thrives and if paired with great products so can the retail. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

George Clooney never to have gray hair again?

 Would you want to change his look?  Does George Clooney need to get rid of the gray hair? Gray hair could be cured once and for all. Science has just broke the secret code to stop hair from going gray.

Gray hair is, along with premature balding, one of the greatest fears of image-conscious men and women everywhere, but it may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the Ito Lab at New York University's Langone Medical Center have identified the proteins that cause gray hair, which could lead to an eventual cure.
Scientists have known for years that hair color is determined by the stem cells that guide the development of hair follicles working together with color-producing stem cells called melanocytes. Today, NYU researchers announced they had isolated the wnt protein, which serves to coordinate pigmentation between the two types of stem cells.
Already, scientists have managed to start with black mice and once they inhibited the Wnt pathway in their melanocyte stem cells, they eventually turned gray.

"Mouse and the human hairs are very similar in the way that they are structured and the way they contain melanocyte stem cells. We found that the wnt signaling pathway is activated the same way," said Piul Rabbani, a grad student in NYU's Langone Medical Center who led the study, told ABC News.
This breakthrough means that one day the wnt protein could be added to hair grooming products or supplements and help turn back the clock.
"Our hair follicles and the pigmentation from the melanocyte stem cells work in a very similar fashion, so it definitely can be applied at some point in the future," Rabbani told ABC News.