Author: Erin

Fashion Frenzy 2012- Student Competition

    Featuring the following 5 judges: Lois Christie – President/Intercoiffure Vivienne Mackinder – Fashion Director/Intercoiffure Amy Dodds – Executive Editor/Launchpad Magazine Mary Brunetti – Native New Yorker and an icon of the hair industry Luis Alvarez – VP of Creative & Education and co-founder of Aquage®   SIX talented student semi-finalists will be selected by a panel of judges to attend and compete at Intercoiffure’s Spring Symposium in Miami Beach, Florida!   Download Full Packet (Entry Form + Rules)       All images...

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Beacon Competition

Beacon is a part of PBA Beauty Week which is held in cooperation the North American Hairstyling Awards and Cosmoprof North America at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Beacon provides the nation’s most promising cosmetology students with education and opportunities to network with the industry’s highest profile salon owners and stylists during PBA Beauty Week, held each July in Las Vegas. Beacon students attend specialized classes with the biggest names in the industry, get up close and personal with NAHA finalists and get a firm understanding of the business of beauty. PBA Symposium – The...

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2012 Stars Hair Photo Competition

2012 STARS HAIR PHOTO COMPETITION HAIR, MAKE-UP & FASHION for the PROFESSIONAL DOWNLOAD RULES & ENTRY FORM NOW! THREE Categories – ENTER ONE…OR ALL THREE! Enter as an individual…or salon team RED CARPET GLAMOUR URBAN EDGE/STREET FASHION SALON MAKE-OVER PRIZES: One Team or Individual Winner per category will receive: $750 and a trophy from Cosmetologists Chicago FREE admission to a 2012 Aquage Academy in Chicago! A $550 Value All winners and/or teams will be recognized at 2012 America’s Beauty Show. NEW THIS YEAR! Enter All Three Categories For Chance to Win The Leo Passage Gold Trophy! Cosmetologists Chicago celebrates...

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Rising Stars 2012

RISING STARS 2012 We’re looking for High Fashion! We’re giving Runway Recognition! And lots of Publicity! DOWNLOAD RULES  & ENTRY FORM NOW! WHO CAN WIN? Any student currently enrolled in a cosmetology program at an accredited beauty school. You may enter as an individual or as a team of three (hair stylist, colorist & makeup artist). PRIZES: One Winner. Three Runners-Up! Each Runner Up will win: Cosmetologist’s Chicago membership to include admission to ABS 2013. Photos featured on Onstage award presentation at America’s Beauty Show 2012 The Grand Prize Winner will receive: All the above plus; Recognition of...

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The Beauty Bus

The Beauty Bus Foundation was founded in loving memory of Melissa Marantz Nealy who passed away the age of 28 from a degenerative neuromuscular disease. Melissa loved a good day at the spa. When her ability to leave the home became compromised, Co-Founder Alicia Marantz Liotta, Melissa’s cousin, was able to schedule in-home beauty services through her connections within the beauty industry. Witnessing the hope, happiness and respite these services brought to Melissa, Alicia and Co-Founder Wendy Marantz Levine, Melissa’s sister, were inspired to launch Beauty Bus Foundation.   The Hair Nerds are in awe of the incredible efforts...

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Steve Elias

Steve Elias was born in Southern California, but relocated to Mexico for most of his childhood. After heading back to the United States, Steve completed cosmetology school while finishing high school. After apprenticing at Festoon, a Vidal Sassoon Salon in Berkeley, California, Steve moved on to do editorial work, his true passion. You can see his work featured in trade publications such as American Salon, Modern Salon, and Maly’s. His editorial work has been featured in 7×7, 944, Chaos, Bleu, Dimension, Fantastics, Pref, Prim, Winq, and Men’s Vogue magazines. Steve was a 2009 and 2010 What’s Next Awards finalist....

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Ginger Snap

Ginger Snap adj. [jin-jer snap] A term used for a really HOT red head.  If you have beautiful natural red hair, it’s hard to mimick.  Case in point; Isla Fisher, Julianne Moore, Debra Messing, Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan  (the early years). The problem with natural red heads is they are either really gorgeous or well… really not.   There is no in between in the world of ginger. Whether you were born with it or created your beautiful red hue in a color bowl, The Hair Nerds salute you!  Look at that incredible Ginger Snap… ugh, if only I could bottle that...

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Hairdini noun. [hair-dee-nee] A stylist who magically fixes blazing orange hair and transforms it into a milky platinum blonde.  This stylist transforms the girl next door’s unruly mane into the luscious locks of a Victoria’s Secret model.   Bad Hair Beware.. I have heard legends of the mystical Hairdini.  It is rumored she took a level 1 to 10 in one process with no toner or damage.  ...

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Powder Shower

Powder Shower verb.  [pou-der]  [shou-er] Using hair powder, dry shampoo or Baby Powder (desperate times call for desperate measures) to rock your blow out a fourth day. “I am trying really hard right now to remember the last time I washed my hair. If I’m having this hard of a time it can’t be good.”- Kelly Michael, stylist.   Looks like Kelley has been taking full advantage of the Powder Shower… Here’s to you Kelley and all your hair powder glory..   Powders and Dry Shampoos The Hair Nerds Love:        ...

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  The idea for The Hair Nerds was dreamt up on Flt#705 after a whirlwind trip to the Wella Trend Vision Awards.  Being total hair nerds we spent the entire weekend supporting friends who were nominated, visiting local salons and discussing the beauty industry NON-STOP. We were lacking a place for the hair enthusiast to go and just be, well… A Hair Nerd.  This is our fortress of refuge.  We come here to obsess over new products, upcoming education, trade shows and all things Hair. Hair Nerd-  (hâr) (nûrd) noun. A person, usually a stylist, who no longer cares about what...

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PM Day 2

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