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Image courtesy of La Carmina, Japanese beauty blogger, Tokyo TV host
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 Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage CEO and Founder

 Transitioning Pixies to Longer Cuts
The last two seasons brought the famous pixie cut back; Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Hudson, Christen Chenoweth, and so many more rocked it. But, as the seasons change, many guests will want to transition into a longer cut, and that means growing out their pixie. The most important thing you can do is advise them on the transition process, and that means making sure they keep coming to the salon.

Riqua Hailes, Owner of Just Extensions
Hair extensions are no longer Hollywood’s little secret. Now celebrities talk openly about their hair extensions. And, the demand for hair extensions is continuously on the rise. Great for a business like mine -- but what happens when the hair quality is inconsistent and 20 new hair distributors pop up daily claiming to sell top notch, Brazilian, Indian, Malaysian, or Russian extensions hair?

This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Hairnet
The hairnet, although today thought of as a cafeteria mom’s must-have, has a very significant ‘hair story’ in women’s history. During World War Two in the 1940s, women joined the workforce in droves, taking over jobs traditionally done by men. By mid-1943, nearly 90 per cent of single women and 80 per cent of married women were employed in critical work for the war effort. Of course the elaborate long hairstyles of the time proved hazardous on the job.

Guest Blog: Your First Appointment in the New Year Should Be With Yourself
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.

5 Tips to Maximize the Busy Season
The holidays are coming, joy is in the air. All those lovely clients waiting to be sold to and there's you with the perfect answer to their holiday needs. You just need to be ready to make the most of every opportunity and ensure you are busy and profitable.

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.

New Hair Color: Ratay's Red
After seeing the stunning blonde and brunette color from celebrity stylist Sherry Ratay's Hues of Natural Perfection, I was looking forward to seeing her color on a redhead. Last week, I was in luck. I got to be that redhead!

Bird of Paradise Whispers by Emma Hack
An interview with Emma Hack, the makeup artist behind the music video for Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye's hit song "Somebody That I Used to Know" is everywhere. The song is inescapable on the radio and even on television. The music video for the song has received over 175 million hits on YouTube, and has no doubt influenced the song's rise to number one on the charts. The unique concept for the music video has been parodied on Saturday Night Live and inspired a heap of copycats on YouTube.

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