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Guest Post: Michael Dueñas' Tips on Achieving Your Best Blonde

When going from brunette to blonde, it is very important to analyze the condition of the hair. Determine if the hair is in a fragile state or healthy. This all determines the correct process and steps to take.

Depending on if the hair is artificially colored or not will also determine the appropriate process.

Guest Blog: Winter Hair Color Tips from Marco Pelusi

During winter time, most of our clients like to wear a darker color - even blondes out there may wish to deepen their color, and it’s certainly preferable. It’s just more of a natural appearance to have brighter color when it’s really sunny outside during the warmer months, and a richer, deeper tone when it’s gets colder.

Celebrity Hair Color How To: Pretty Pastels at the AMA's

At the recent American Music Awards, stars like Bonnie McKee and Ke$ha stood out on the red carpet with vibrantly colored pastel strands. While Bonnie McKee's bold copper color perfectly complemented her pale skin and bray-blue eyes, Ke$ha went for a split-personality look with light pink locks on one side, and pale blue on the other.

Guest Blog: The Long and Short of It

In the world of celebrity hair, it seems like everyone is finding a reason to cut their locks off, and many have found a new liberated self at the same time. So, let’s revisit a recent blog where I spoke about the importance of coloring short hair and why it’s different from coloring long hair.

Holiday Reading: The Curl Up & Dye by Sharon Sala

Sharon Sala, also known as the Queen of Romance, has sold over 1.5 million books, made bestseller lists 47 times, and has changed the lives of her fans for years. In her 99th novel, The Curl Up & Dye, Sala delivers romance and drama with her relatable characters.In the novel, no piece of gossip can get past the sassy women who run the Curl Up & Dye salon.

News: George Papanikolas Joins Matrix

Celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas, known for transforming the haircolor of Hollywood’s most high profile blondes and brunettes, has joined Matrix.

Portfolio: Looks from the 12th Annual Global art.Fashion.HAIR Show

The Global art.Fashion.HAIR Show, now in its 12th year, is an annual runway hair and fashion show in Traverse City, MI that benefits the Women's Resource Center in the Grand Traverse Area.

Salon Tips: Festive Beverages Spread Holiday Cheer to Clients

It’s officially the holiday season, the perfect time to do a little something special for your clients to make the season festive and their services merry. Patrick McIvor, Artistic & Technicultural Director for Goldwell and KMS California, suggests offering a cozy seasonal beverage like hot mulled cider or cocoa.

Portfolio: The Urban Collection by Sándor Szél

For his recent Urban Collection, hair stylist Sándor Szél took a unique approach to shape and texture. Says Szél, "I usually work with female models for my collection photos.

Celebrity Hair Color: Taryn Manning's Blonde Bombshell Makeover

Actress Taryn Manning, star of the show Orange is the New Black, recently debuted her new blonde look at the International Emmy Awards. Stylist Michael Dueñas, founder of Hair Room Service used Schwarzkopf Professional products to complete the dramatic transformation.

Get the Look: Blonde Bombshell