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Karina Lutzy- Beauty...

Karina Lutzy Marketing Director – Product & Brand Development Sexy Hair Los Angeles, CA Originally from? I am Canadian and was born in the beautiful city of Montreal. How long have you been in professional beauty? I’ve been in the beauty industry for over 15 years and in...

Journey to the NAHA ...

The entries have been submitted,  judging has begun and on April 30, 2014  the Finalists will be announced for NAHA 25.   Have you ever attended a show like NAHA and thought, “ Ok self… this is your year… this year I am going to win a NAHA, give up alcohol and lose 10...

Support The Trade

In August 2011, a seedling of an idea germinated into a full-blown non-profit that sends teams of educated hairdressers to third world countries to teach women the art of hairdressing, manicuring, makeup application, and salon business. This gives women the opportunity to learn new skills,...

Social Beauty Live- ...

In exactly two weeks we will be stalking the streets of San Jose, California in attendance of Social Beauty Live at the San Jose Spring Style Show on April 27, 2014. You will leave this night empowered, with more clarity and confidence around engaging on the social web, growing your...

Hair Nerds go to Cam...

During a random phone conversation with Nina Kovner one morning we discovered she was attending and speaking at a Pilates Retreat hosted by Whole Body Method for their student instructors.  She was describing the location in Ojai, CA and we may have invited ourselves to crash the...

Andrea Espinoza- Bea...

Andrea Espinoza Marketing Manager – Professional Hair Color Paul Mitchell Where are you originally from? I’m from the San Fernando Valley – referred to as “The Valley” by L.A. locals because it is a sub of Los Angeles, California. Yep, I am 100% Valley Girl. How many years...

Stephen Gomez- Beaut...

How long have you been in professional beauty and what brought you here? I have been in industry for 21 years. I started out by working with a marketing company that helped service oriented businesses increase client volume. I loved the concept and opened my own company with a focus on salon...

Goldwell Color Zoom ...

Obsessed about competitions is partially how we ended up creating The Hair Nerds.  There is nothing more satisfying than hitting the submit button on an entry after months of work….  We asked our one true love, John C. Simpson, why he thinks you should enter the Color Zoom...

Hairbrained Video Aw...

The most anticipated event of show season FINALLY arrived!  We have been in full on stalking mode since the finalists were announced. For as long as we can remember,  stylists have complained about there not truly being a competition that was independent and lacked politics.  Rather than...

Even Further- Hairbr...

  HVA winners will receive much needed funding to aid in the production of future projects… that’s right, cash prizes including a grand prize of $5,000 for the HVA Video of The Year! All videos posted this year, January 1st and through the end of 2013, are considered eligible...

Behind the Scenes- H...

  HVA winners will receive much needed funding to aid in the production of future projects… thats right, cash prizes including a grand prize of $5,000 for the HVA Video of The Year! All videos posted this year, January 1st and through the end of 2013, are considered eligible...

HVA- Your Ticket to ...

We were intrigued when Hairbrained announced the Hairbrained Video Awards early last year. We were excited when we began see  so many friend’s  videos  being considered. We were super stalkers when the finalists were announced for each category. We were SHOCKED when the details of the...

Matthew Calabro

Matthew Calabro Assistant Vice President of Education/Matrix New York, NY   How long have you been in professional beauty? 23 years…time flies when you love what you do!   What was your first job in professional beauty? My very first job…I was a hairstylist for Regis...

Oscars Red Carpet Re...

Our Red Carpet correspondent,  John McCormick, shares his favorite looks from the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday. ​​​Passion is born, then inspired. Celebrity hair stylist, John McCormick’s mother would tell the tale that her son picked up a brush before he could raise a...

Humorous

HVA winners will receive much needed funding to aid in the production of future projects… thats right, cash prizes including a grand prize of $5,000 for the HVA Video of The Year! All videos posted this year, January 1st and through the end of 2013, are considered eligible for the...

Goldwell Webcast- BTS

I have been nursing an unhealthy obsession with John C. Simpson for more years than I care to admit! Naturally I stalk all of his movements across the globe with my “Johndar” (don’t question the validity of my methods..) . I had been registered to attend this live webcast for sometime and was contemplating leaving #NYFW backstage at the Lincoln Center, when it occured to me, he was scheduled to be filming in NYC.  When I text John to find out about the shoot he innocently mentioned they were at the Bryant Park Hotel…  I was in a cab halfway there before he hung up. John Simpson, Goldwell Haircare Lead Artistic...

NYFW- The #HairBaby ...

I knew about my birthday trip for months. I had made the lists, bought the supplies, shopped for the clothes (only to find out I’ve never actually felt “cold” growing up in California and Texas, and that I could be wearing a flame dress like Katniss Everdeen and still not be warm...

Pivot Point Joins th...

The Hair Nerds have a pretty deep rooted history with the Pivot Point educational system.  In fact, Carrie and all the interns were trained at a Pivot Point Member School (the same school where Carrie and Erin met!). We adore the Pivot Point world and the amazing opportunities and support...

HVA Coaching

  HVA winners will receive much needed funding to aid in the production of future projects… thats right, cash prizes including a grand prize of $5,000 for the HVA Video of The Year! All videos posted this year, January 1st and through the end of 2013, are considered eligible for...

Come Together

The industry’s finest gathered together on February 8, 2014 to raise money for the Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship Fund. Over $10,000 were raised through ticket sales and a generous donation by Lynelle Lynch. The event also served as the kick off of Bellus Professional and advanced...