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DKoye Does Drag Race

When you become the image of your own imagination it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do. -RuPaul   That’s what our friend, Daniel Koye, has done for himself. He has created a brand from the ground up, covered it in rhinestones and made sure to be true to himself...

Are you the Hair Ner...

Hair Nerds are a special breed. Planning family vacations around hair shows, waiting to RSVP to summer weddings until we know what weekend NAHA is being held; we are guilty of it all! If the beauty industry was a rock concert (which sometimes it seems to be) we’d be die hard...

Fashion Week First T...

We harassed Charlie Price about the New York Fashion Week Workshop he was holding at ISSE and then of course attended his Fashion Week webinar on the Pro Beauty Associations website. Imagine our surprise when we found out a former Bellus Cosmo Baby was attending!! After stalking Justine...

Carleen Cashes In

Carleen Sanchez is an independent hairstylist with lots of questions. She is always wanting to learn more and says she can be quite annoying with her quest for knowledge. Usually hell bent on learning new techniques to share in her salon with her guests and stylists she mentors, this...

ISSE: A New Nerd Per...

We met Steve Kim during the #SassoonSlumberParty when we toured the Santa Monica Sassoon Academy with 10 cosmo babies from Taylor Andrews Academy. He was finishing up his 6 week comprehensive course and we could tell immediately this Hair Nerd was into serious education. Fast forward a...

Ted Gibson: The $1,2...

Ted Gibson is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylists in the business.  His work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’sBazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, W, and Allure and backstage at runway shows...

Nina Kovner: YELP Me...

From the shampoo room to the boardroom, Nina L. Kovner took the world of pro beauty by storm with her thoughtful attention to detail and never-ending tenacity.  After 26 years of conquering obstacles in an ever-changing business landscape and helping to build one of the most...

Larry Curtis: Incred...

Larry Curtis is the founder of one of the nation’s most prestigious cosmetology schools, Taylor Andrews, which has received six North American Hairstyling Award nominations, former owner of one of America’s 200 Hottest Salons, business consultant and renowned speaker. Larry’s...

MAINENTRANCE: Classi...

A collaborative artist development destination for non-brand biased education. MAINENTRANCE is not only a multidisciplinary think tank, but also a venue for shoots and presentations headed up by two of our favorites DJ Riggs and Berry Bachen. During this 45-minute demonstration Creative...

Worth every penny &n...

Education is how we feed our souls and our lives. Changing our consciousness allows us to move forward with the results that we breathe, desire, and claim. Once you change your consciousness, you have the ability to change your career, your environment and your lifestyle. In this...

Hair Nerd #InstaISSE...

We had 4 weeks of 4 different Instagram based challenges with lots of opportunities to hang with US at ISSE 2015. Here are the winners from the first ever Hair Nerd #InstaISSE Challenge talking about what they’re looking forward to most at this years #ISSELB2015!   Week One...

Dallan Flint

We met Dallan at ISSE five years ago when he was with Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair in Salt Lake City, UT. Fast forward several years and dozens of achievements later, we got to hang with Dallan and the Boeau-Belle Salon team while they mentored a student through her very first...

Enter the 2015 STARS...

STEP ONE TO ENTER 2015 STARS PHOTO COMPETITION Download a brochure and entry form or enter online here. The deadline to submit your entry is February 13, 2015.  STEP TWO: SELECT YOUR CATEGORIES Makeover Expert - Professional Category Photos to be judged on how dramatically the...

How to Survive 24 Ho...

24 hour road trips have kinda become our thing. We seem to spend more time in the car then at the actual event, but hey… we’re dedicated and a Hair Nerd’s gotta do what a Hair Nerd’s gotta do.   Change in Starbucks Starbucks has become the stop of choice for...

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...