The first day of ISSE flew by and now we are on to day 2! One of my favorite things about ISSE is seeing all the products in action and meeting all of the talented people behind them!
You never know which favorite new product you might discover while walking the show floor. Today I'm looking forward to checking out as many classes and stage presentations as I possibly can. I'm off to the show floor, so be sure to say hi!
by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th AvenueSharing VALUE continues to be our message at Sam Villa, and will be our focus in our education throughout 2015. We will continue to think, say, and do differently to help bring value to the services salon professionals provide.
Coming back to work after the holiday rush always makes me think about the past year: did I make more money? Did I grow my business? Did I achieve any of my goals? If you just heard a little voice ask: “What goals?” - pull up a chair, we need to talk.
Ahhh…summertime. The time of year when the sun lingers on our days, our hair and our minds. I grew up in England where it's common to visit the nearby Mediterranean countries like Spain, Turkey and Greece for a couple of weeks each summer. People would flock to the all-inclusive resorts where the pool was the place to see and be seen. Where the way you look while languishing poolside sipping fancy cocktails is part of the fun. Resort style is almost its own "season" in the world of fashion.
by Marylle KokenToo many cookies, too much eggnog, too many presents - I don’t know about you, but the holiday season leaves me feeling like the bears know what they are doing with the whole hibernation thing… but don’t get too comfy yet! Before you know it, it’s time to boot and rally to the New Years Eve Par-tays!For this New Years, the holiday wound up o-u-t OUT, and lazy, loose and flawless is where it is AT. Don’t believe me? Just look to Christian Siriano’s fall Fashion Week show where this look took to the runway!
by Marylle Koken
Launchpad's Lizzy Sherman talks beauty street trends from Japan with Tokyo style blogger La Carmina!
Tokyo, Japan has a reputation for being on the cutting edge when it comes to beauty and fashion, so on my recent visit, I couldn't wait to explore the city's hottest beauty trends in person. I chatted with La Carmina, journalist, television host and author who specializes in Tokyo's style trends to get her insight on my observations.
by Marylle Koken, owner of The Harlot hair salonDon’t be fooled – pink hair isn’t just for princesses and mermaids. Add a couple of streaks to an already icy-cool mane and you’ve got yourself a fresh, feminine and flirty look.I introduce the "Always Blushing" trend, a look easily adaptable to clients who desire a girlish change but don’t want to stray too far from the sidewalk. I created this look during the Sebastian Creative Immersion class at the #WellaStudioLA.
-by Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage CEO and Founder