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Celebrity Hair Color: Lena Dunham and Giuliana Rancic Go Blonde

“Change is good,” according to actress Lena Dunham. The creator of the hit HBO show Girls took to Instagram to reveal her new platinum blonde bowl cut over the weekend. Of course, Lena isn't the first celeb to brave bleached blonde strands - Giuliana Rancic is another brunette who recently traded her dark hair for a dyed 'do.  

Hair Color How To: Perfectly Pink Color Correction

Every professional colorist has, at one time or another, had to fix a DIY project. Kayla Giordano, stylist at Carolyn’s Salon in Aquebogue, NY recently turned a lift gone wrong into a work of shiny pink art.

News: Schwarzkopf Professional Hires Damien Carney as New Creative Director

Schwarzkopf Professional recently announced that visionary artist Damien Carney will assume responsibilities of Schwarzkopf Professional Creative Director North America by overseeing the creative content and image for the brand, starting this fall.

Hair Color How To: Black Cherry by Daisy Rosania

This fall, add interest to darker hues with accent colors. Daisy Rosania from Aurelio Salon in Howell, NJ, used Goldwell color to create this gorgeous, black cherry look for a recent client. Rich and glossy with hints of dark cherry, the result is a stunning new style for fall.

Get the Look: Black Cherry How-To

Haircolor How To: Graceful Transition to Natural Grey

Tiffany Pateritsas at fresche salon in Atlanta, GA ( says, "Going grey can be graceful. I had a client that wanted to gradually allow her grey hair to grow in so I devised a plan to take her from a darker color to blonde, to eventually a beautiful silver.” The client arrived with an inch regrowth and grown out color.

Beauty Business: 3 Steps for Salon Owners to Review Their Brand

Although salon owners may not realize it, they, personally, have a brand and in order to be successful in this industry they must constantly check in to see what their brand is projecting/saying to their clients. Every shortcoming behind the chair is a reflection on the salon and, consequently, the salon owners as well.

Philip Pelusi Salons Introduces Marble-izing

Philip Pelusi Salons is now offering the latest innovative coloring technique when it comes to highlighting, lowlighting, and midlighting services- Marble-izing. The new technique allows Philip Pelusi Design Consultants to have the ability to create multi-colored looks without extraordinarily lengthy foiling time. The technique offers a customized color look with easier color maintenance.

In Memoriam: Gary Howse

Gary Howse, salon owner, philanthropist and industry leader, passed away on August 3 in New York City. As a philanthropic leader in his community and the professional beauty industry, Gary personally poured his time, energy and love into causes such as North West AIDS Alliance and the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

Patrick McIvor's Blog: Upgrade Please

Ok, I have to be honest. I have been inspired by some things I have been seeing directly from our industry. I was teaching at our brand new Goldwell KMS Academy in NYC and I wasn't able to catch the live stream of Club Intrigue, but when I got home I watched it immediately on demand and I heard some amazing things.

Sam Villa's 5 Steps for Building a Career as a Stylist

Graduated beauty school and need a plan? Sam Villa, Founding Partner of Sam Villa and Redken Education Artistic Director, shares 5 tips for building a successful and rewarding career as a stylist.