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Matrix Introduces LIGHTINSIDER Lightening System

Salon clients love to lighten up—in fact four out of five clients opt for a shade that’s lighter than their natural hue. Now lightening services such as balayage and highlights can be less damaging and more comfortable than ever, thanks to the breakthrough, no-ammonia LIGHTINSIDER Lightening System from Matrix.

Haircolor How To: Cranberry and Dark Chocolate

“The weather is still cold in most places right now, but we’re thinking spring and looking for contrasting colors that make hair shine, and cranberry chocolate has been a really popular combination for our dark hair beauties in the salon,” says Joi Rooks, owner of fresche salon in Atlanta, GA.

Haircolor How To: Hilary Duff's New Blue 'Do

Actress and singer Hilary Duff recently joined the legion of celebrities to embrace the colorful hair trend (Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry, and

Haircolor How To: Peachy Pink by Margarita Ford

Stylist Margarita Ford helped her client get ready for spring with this vibrant, peachy pink hair color. Reminiscent of cotton candy or strawberry ice cream, the final look packs a powerful punch of color! Below, Ford shares the steps she took to create this fun look.

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News: Master Colorist Rick Wellman and Team Join John Sahag Workshop

Master Colorist Rick Wellman and his expert team, Jeffery Pearce and Mary Cohen, join John Sahag Workshop’s 425 Madison Avenue location, bringing his artistic vision and signature color to Sahag’s renowned style.

Business: The Professional Beauty Association Hosts Webinar on Managing Your Salon's Online Reputation

On Monday, April 6, 2015, (12:00 p.m. EDT | 11:00 a.m. CDT | 10:00 a.m. MDT | 9:00 a.m. PDT) the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) will host Who's Managing Your Salon's Online Reputation?, a complimentary webinar designed to help salon owners create an impactful online presence for their businesses.  
 

Education: Take a Journey with Ruth Roche

Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, believes education is a journey. It’s not about learning a specific cut or look, it’s about learning techniques that can be put together in multiple ways to create multiple looks. It’s about stuffing that confidence bag full of amazing ideas that can be applied when needed.

Hot Product: 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?

Paris Fashion Week: Custom Cuts and Color at Akris F/W 2015

To play up the stony gray palette seen on the runway at Akris’s Fall/Winter 2015 show, Redken Global Creative Director Guido custom-cut wigs into a choppy bowl shape and colored each a beautiful shade of gray using Redken’s Shades EQ. Guido then sprayed Redken’s Fashion Work 12 versatile working spray all over the hair to enhance the texture and layers of the surfer-inspired cut.