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ISSE EDU Preview

Each year we share the education we are planning on attending at International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach, CA.  So here it is kids… Don’t get left out in the cold and miss the year’s best classes!  That isn’t very #HairNerd!! (ticket info below) Ted...

Jay Halaby

Jay Halaby President Jay Halaby & Associates   Originally from? Glendale, California…Still call it home   How long have you been working in professional beauty? 23 years   What was your first job in professional beauty? I worked for a small Nail Company, helping in outside...

#InstaISSE Challenge

Do you wanna win your way to ISSE 2015 and be featured on our Blog?! Well here’s your chance too, with the first ever Hair Nerd InstaISSE Challenge! 4 weeks of 4 different Instagram based challenges with lots of opportunities to hang with US at ISSE 2015. Make sure you follow all the...

Cosmo Babies

Cosmo Babies noun. [koz-moh bay-beez] The super cute, excited-to-be-in-school, little cosmetology students that want to rule the world with a balls-to-the-wall attitude.   We love seeing Cosmo Babies excited about competitions and spotting them at advanced education...

State of the Union

We traveled to Bellus Academy recently and asked the brilliantly, talented Daniel Koye to come along and show the students some Broadway Magic with his wigs.. what we didn’t expect were the flurry of questions about unions.. So we called upon Daniel to shed some light on the...

Hairassment

Hairassment noun [haˈrasmənt] The act of calling out a friend or client about needing to get their hair done when it’s obviously been a bit too long since their last appointment. “Oh my god, Becky… you need to call your stylist right now! Your hair is looking...

Thirst Educational T...

    Water… vital to our industry; necessary for our existence… Yet close to 1 billion people don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water.  In July,  we popped into Beacon where Eden spoke to the winners about her journey in the beauty industry and The Thirst...

Monica Turingia

The Cosmoprof Fashion Frenzy Finalists will be traveling to the 2014 Intercoiffure Fall Atelier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on October 19th and 20th where they will compete LIVE for the Grand Prize. Working directly with mentor Luis Alvarez of Aquage®, they will also...

Danielle Harris

The Cosmoprof Fashion Frenzy Finalists will be traveling to the 2014 Intercoiffure Fall Atelier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on October 19th and 20th where they will compete LIVE for the Grand Prize. Working directly with mentor Luis Alvarez of Aquage®, they will also...

Safiya Aboaen

The Cosmoprof Fashion Frenzy Finalists will be traveling to the 2014 Intercoiffure Fall Atelier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on October 19th and 20th where they will compete LIVE for the Grand Prize. Working directly with mentor Luis Alvarez of Aquage®, they will also...

Jessica DeAngelo

The Cosmoprof Fashion Frenzy Finalists will be traveling to the 2014 Intercoiffure Fall Atelier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on October 19th and 20th where they will compete LIVE for the Grand Prize. Working directly with mentor Luis Alvarez of Aquage®, they will also...

Jennifer Lawrence

The Cosmoprof Fashion Frenzy Finalists will be traveling to the 2014 Intercoiffure Fall Atelier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on October 19th and 20th where they will compete LIVE for the Grand Prize. Working directly with mentor Luis Alvarez of Aquage®, they will also...

April Nagle

The Cosmoprof Fashion Frenzy Finalists will be traveling to the 2014 Intercoiffure Fall Atelier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on October 19th and 20th where they will compete LIVE for the Grand Prize. Working directly with mentor Luis Alvarez of Aquage®, they will also...

DJ Muldoon at Federi...

DJ Muldoon is a second generation hairdresser from the United Kingdom, and started his career at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, CA in 1994. He was awarded “Teacher of the Year” from the Vidal Sassoon Academy only a few years after being a student there himself. He...

Sara Jones

Sara Jones General Manager, JOICO Arcadia, CA   How long have you been involved with professional beauty and what was your first job in professional beauty? I started my first job in the industry as a hairdresser in 1980. I only worked behind-the-chair for 3 years before starting on the...

#HBShootOut

  Contest Starts 10/1/14  Ends 10/7/14 That is ONE WEEK kids so get your ass in gear!   PRIZES Grand Prize Winner – Sassoon Master Class, held on 11/9/2014 Santa Monica CA and $600 Travel Voucher to help get you to LA. You will have exclusive BTS access to the model prep,...

American Crew All St...

American Crew is accepting submissions for the 2014-2015 All-Star Challenge, the annual global competition to recognize the best men’s hairstylist in the world. The All-Star Challenge celebrates stylists from around the world, and challenges them to create styles that are modern,...

Hot Hands Barber Bra...

Sunday, January 25, 2015 Who has what it takes to become Major League Barber 2015 Hot Hands Champion? 3 explosive categories that are guarantee to put your hands to the test! Who’s going to win it all in this Hot Hands Barber Brawl?   Competitions Schedule 10:00am-12:00pm...

OMC Hairworld Tryout...

Monday, January 26, 2015 Compete for a chance to be on Team USA at OMC Hairworld 2016 in Seoul, Korea! OMC Hairworld is a bi-annual global competition inviting the world’s most talented hairstylists to compete on creativity, skill and the ability perform under pressure. The USA will be...

Debra Dietrich at Pa...

Debra Dietrich is a visionary beauty expert who has that unique ability to see the end result. Known as an Alternative Hairdresser, Debra is not only a talented Hair Stylist but is also a respected Makeup Artist. With years of salon experience, a Associates Degree in Cosmetology from...