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Color Innovation: Stylist Invents New Color Technique


Hair stylist Brenda Smith recently invented a new method of coloring hair using a transparent applicator. Clear Visual Developments (CVD) replace the use of tinfoil when coloring hair, allowing colorists to monitor the change in color through the transparent material that holds the hair in an open loop.

Events: Martino Cartier Brings Hope with First Annual Night of Wigs and Wishes


The First Annual Night of Wigs and Wishes, held on November 3 in Berlin, NJ, worked to bring hope to cancer patients and their loved ones. The event was hosted by the charity, Friends Are By Your Side, an organization founded by Keratin Complex's International Artistic Director Martino Cartier, that donates wigs to those undergoing chemotherapy and other forms of cancer treatment.

Hair News: Marco Pelusi Nominated in West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Creative City Awards 2013


Recently, Marco Pelusi, of Marco Pelusi Studio, was nominated for the John Chase Art & Design Award in the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Creative City Awards 2013.

Hair Color How To: Gorgeous Fall Brunette with arteasecolors


Fall is the perfect time to bring things back to basics. School is in full swing, leaves are changing colors, and the air is getting cooler and crisper every day. Those who want to look their best for the season without a full-on makeover need just a little tweak to add that extra "umph" to their hair color.

Past and Present: Ten Iconic Blondes


The saying goes that "blondes have more fun," and from the days of Hollywood's Golden Age to the revolutionary 1960s to present day, blondes have been setting trends and most certainly having fun along the way. But blondes don't just have fun; they also make history.

Fall Into Color with the Vibrant Shades of the Season


One of the most popular hair trends this season is vibrant, colorful, wearable hair. A sleek, violet pixie with trendy, asymmetrical fringe, or a stunning red pixie with multi-toned under panels and side swept fringe are just two of the latest crazes at Michael's Salon & Spa of Dayton, Ohio.

London's Calling Color Rebel Contest


Are you a color rebel? Have an idea for the next big color craze?
Create the next big trend in haircolor (i.e. the evolution of ombre) using Redken Color and you could be on your way to London in February for the 2014 Symposium.

Grand Prize Includes:

Guest Blogger: When Was The Last Time, You Did Something For The First Time?


A great hairdresser named Nicholas French often says, “When was the last time, you did something for the first time?" Another great hairdresser, John Simpson, often reminds us to strive for perfection, and when we achieve it start over. And, Yosh Toya reminds us that if we know so much that our glass is full, we need to empty it to learn more.

Elements of Color: Earth, Air, Fire and Water with Pravana VIVIDS


Stylist Liz Kidder drew inspiration from the natural elements, earth, air, fire and water, to create stunning, colorful representations using Pravana VIVIDS. According to Kidder, the gorgeous looks were made possible by "Pravana's stunning fashion colors… There are endless color combinations that [you] can use to create any look [your] client desires.

Transitioning Brunettes for Fall


Fall is a time to check in on BRUNETTES! There’s nothing worse than a bleached-out sun-faded brunette in fall – and definitely not the walking advertisement most are looking for.