Aveda Global Fashion...

Trendsetters shape the beauty industry. They determine what’s now, what’s relevant and what’s beautiful. We believe the Aveda network has the most talented artists and trendsetters in the industry, and we want you to tell us what’s trending. Show us your best interpretation of...

Paul Mitchell: The G...

Paul Mitchell Gathering is like a #HairNerd rock concert. Every moment is literally the most exciting second of your life and just when you think it can’t get any better… it totally does. We have been stalking the PM Pro page for details and wanted to bring them straight to...

Russell Mayes

Russell has definitely earned his OG Hair Nerd status from being there for us since the beginning. He has always been willing to help a Hair Nerd in need and is armed and ready with his camera for any behind the scenes shenanigans we have in our back pocket. Russell is at the top of...

4 tips to have the b...

Our Hair Nerd contributor, Carleen Sanchez, had such a fun time stalking and learning and buying TONS of stuff at Cosmoprof’s Spring Style Show. Heres a fun little recap of her time I am obsessed, completely and totally mad, about constant growth and learning. If I am not...

WNDRLND the Movement

Justin Emanuel and Caitlyn Duffy of Bad Taste Hair Co. recently interviewed Burke and Kristo of  Melrose and McQueen. Bt: We are here with Kristo and Burke from Melrose and McQueen. We have all seen your RV Donna, but tell us a little bit about WNDRLND and what you guys hope to...

Candy Shaw

Justin Emanuel and Caitlyn Duffy of Bad Taste Hair Co. recently attended a Club Intrigue event where we begged them to stalk the lovely Candy Shaw. We had the chance to catch a quick interview with one of the strongest leaders in our industry, Candy Shaw. Owner of Jamison Shaw...

An Abundance of No’...

We asked Cindy to share the struggles that we all sometimes feel when trying to find our path in this industry. We find her vulnerability and honesty, refreshing. The following is an account of where she has come from…   Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in?  Or felt that...

Cole Thompson

We met Cole years ago at Wella TrendVision where Sassoon Academy was doing a presentation. Fast forward four years and Cole has his very own education platform and we continue to stalk him wherever he goes.   Tell us about the moment you knew that one day you would be a hair...

ISSE: The Experience

ISSE 2016 Hosted by the PBA had a very different vibe for me. This year Social media has been very strong for everyone, and this was a year where everyone whos never met each other but stayed connected through social media, got to come out and mingle with each other. For me this was less of a...

ISSE: Don’t Mi...

OMG. It is FINALLY time for ISSELB!! We are sitting here just waiting for those doors to heaven to open up and thought we would round up our “For Real… Don’t Even Think About Missing This” list. Meet Your FAV MUA   Ted Gibson Saturday 1:30pm-4:30pm   PBA Members...

#ZenISSE

After years of running ourselves ragged, we joked with Randy Taylor, cofounder of  Hairbrained.me, about last year being #ZenISSE.  We were committed to creating a space of education, relaxation and connection with our fellow hair nerds.  Shockingly, it can actually be done.  We have...

IMATS might actually...

The doors open and like a ray of sunshine from up above you step into a sea of makeup bliss. Rows upon rows of your favorite makeup brands and insta-famous artists whooshing past you in slow motion and for a second, you feel like its a dream. When you come back to reality you want to...

ISSE Guide: NAHA Ent...

The education at ISSE Long Beach can seem overwhelming when you sit down and start trying to figure out how you are going to manage to take classes, shop and also stalk all your Hair Heroes.   This year we have designed a handy guide to help narrow down the potential classes and stage shows...

Wella Trend Vision 2...

I arrived Tuesday evening on a warm California winter night! (be jealous of our babe weather!)  to Wella Studios in Woodland Hills, Ca (I almost crashed my car by there once looking at girls dancing outside of the studios! LOL) I was greeted by front desk crew and Nick Berardi who briefly...

Hairdressers Gonna H...

“Hate it” “This is terrible” “string of laughing tear emojis” It seems that instagram and social media has made everyone a critic.  Perhaps it is just because I grew up in the South with a mother who would pinch the backside of your leg for rolling your eyes and drilled into your...

An open letter to th...

Dear Cosmo Students, newly licensed professionals and anyone who has ever in his or her life looked up to someone:    Your mentors WILL disappoint you. It’s inevitable.   I don’t say this to have you refrain from being mentored, looking up to someone or having those #HairHeros...

A journey back to Be...

We love good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard work.  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Cynthia Valdez is kinda a badass kids! We wanted to know how exciting it felt to be on the panel at Beacon only a short...

Pravana – Show...

We’re so excited to announce the 5th annual Pravana Show Us Your Vivids contest is open until September 30th! Get out your pastels and vivid and make something beautiful. You never know… it could be your work that wins you an amazing photoshoot and be on the inspiration...

Sara Lindsay

Originally from Canada, and having spent many of her years in the United Kingdom, Sara is a Professional Makeup Artist with training from some of London’s top fashion academies. Having had the opportunity to have worked with some of Britain’s top artist, Sara brings an edge...

Marlo Steenman

Marlo isn’t only a NAHA 2015 finalist in the Haircolor category… she took home the trophy this year!  Nothing makes us happier than meeting artists we REALLY want to root for… Good people who love the industry, value education and aren’t afraid to put in the hard...