Highlights

What a Bunch of Lunatics!


What a Bunch of Lunatics!

Models bare it all for the Goddess Collection.

Bald can be beautiful, but what were they thinking? “Plenty,” assures Paul Mitchell colorist Steven Robertson, a leading member of the merry Lunatic Fringe Artistic Team and learning leader for Paul Mitchell the School in Salt Lake City, Utah. “For this shoot, our goals were to create movement, texture and color that brought spectacular—make that outrageous—images to life.”

Go for the Middle


Go for the Middle

P&G Beauty pinpoints color personalities.

Have you ever questioned why some clients, no matter how much you preach professional color, continue to be dyed-in- the-wool home users? Well, wonder no more!

Joyeux Anniversaire, L’Oréal!


L’Oréal’s 100th birthday!

L’Oréal’s 100th birthday has been filled with a year of celebrations, 100 do-good deeds and the unveiling of new products across the board to commemorate this momentous milestone. The grandiose celébration also represents the summation of 100 years of beauty, innovation and exploration by this remarkable beauty giant—all thanks to French chemist and founder Eugenè Schueller, who

Strokes of Genius


Strokes of Genius

Sub-hued balayage highlights create a graceful grow-out for fall.

Actress Hayden Panettiere suffers no grow-out angst, thanks to Joico celeb colorist George Papanikolas and crimper Jen Atkins of the Andy LeCompte Salon in West Hollywood, California. “Hayden’s hair was over- lightened; I wanted to gradually create a beach-y, sun-kissed look, which goes beautifully with her classic California style,” Papanikolas explains.

Pink Warriors


Pink Warriors

Beauty pros are fighting breast cancer one salon at a time.

Charles and Company Salon & Spa, Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina: “We’ve participated in the SO.CAP.USA Pink Hair for Hope program for three years. The first year, we promoted pink hair extensions for $10 each through word of mouth, while also using in-salon merchandising materials. The local media also covered—and continues to cover—the event.

Breaking the Rules


Two-time NAHA winner and maverick colorist Adriana Balea sweeps the coveted NAHA 20 Colorist of the Year award.

There’s no doubt about it: Adriana Balea, full-service stylist for Francesca Salon & Spa in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has been on a roll since 2006 when she walked away as the winner of both the Canadian Contessa 17 Makeover Colourist and North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) 17 Colorist of the Year awards. Taking

Headin’ Uptown


Headin’ Uptown

Celeb colorist and fashion runway stylist Ricardo Rojas dishes on his color makeover for the stunning Christie Brinkley.

The ultimate Uptown Girl, Christie Brinkley, recently regilded her golden locks courtesy of Ricardo Rojas, owner of the Ricardo Rojas Hair Studio in NYC. For the color reinvention, Rojas—who’s renowned for his work on the Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace runways—closed down his Manhattan digs for the day to keep celeb-seeking gawkers at bay.

A View From the Shop


A View From the Shop

Beauty pros paint the praises of open color dispensaries.

It’s common knowledge that having a public color dispensary is an industry- wide phenomenon. But now, with a few years of history under its belt, this tell-all marvel is morphing into a marketing tool that goes far beyond just spotlighting the mixology prowess of colorists.

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