Author: Annie

#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 rules and enter, enter, ENTER!! Remember, you cant win if you don’t try!!   Week One! I Knew I was a Hair Nerd when… 12/7 – 12/13 Post a picture, quote or InstaVideo of what makes you a #HairNerd! It’s the famous last question in most...

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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...

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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 busted.” “Thanks for the Hairassment, I actually have an appointment next...

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Hot Hands Barber Brawl Competition – presented by Major League Barber

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 – Barber Summit Come join some of the leading Barbers and Manufacturers discuss the ins and outs of the industry. 10:00am – Competitor Check-In 12:30pm – Original Tag Team: Design and Color – 2 Barbers (70 min) 2:00pm – Conservative – Basic Haircut (60 min) 3:30pm – Fastest Barber in the World...

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OMC Hairworld Tryouts Are At ISSE Long Beach 2015!

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 represented by 4 teams in 2016: Senior Ladies’ Technical, Senior Ladies’ Fashion, Junior Ladies’ Technical and Junior Ladies’ Fashion. *Only 1 spot available on the Senior Ladies’ Technical Team. There are no spots available for the Senior Ladies’ Fashion Team. *All four (4) spots are available on both Junior Ladies’ Teams...

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Debra Dietrich at Paul Mitchell The School Santa Barbra

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 Northern Montana College and a professional role with John Paul Mitchell Systems since 1988, Debra has many resources upon which to draw. Contemporary, fashion forward, multi-texture, barbering/clipper work and lace front wigs are all part of her repertoire. Debra believes strongly in giving back. As Director of the Spa Getaway for...

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ISSE Long Beach Hair Competitions

Monday, January 26, 2015 Calling all Juniors and Seniors! Show off your skills and gain industry prestige at the ISSE Long Beach hairstyling competitions. All competitions are completed on mannequins. Juniors and Seniors compete at the same time, but not against each other. Register by January 22, 2015. Senior Definition: To qualify to enter a category as a “Senior”, the contestant must be a member of the professional beauty industry for two (2) or more years. This includes time spent in school. Download the Senior Competitions Rules and Regulations Brochure Junior Definition: To qualify to enter a category as a “Junior”,...

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2nd Annual Hairbrained Video Awards

At Hairbrained we strive to create a platform where hairdressers can contribute, share and be recognized. Video has proved to be an incredibly powerful medium for the community and we believe it’s time to reward and encourage those creating videos that capture the essence of the craft. This makes us very proud to announce The Hairbrained Video Awards [HVA’s]. 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!   Have you ever wanted to enter a...

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Sebastian What’s Next Awards 2014

Its that time of year again!!!   We have been keeping a close eye out for details about the What’s Next Awards and they are FINALLY here! So get your ass in gear and start putting together your plan! We attended the live competition finale two years ago and have been hooked ever since!  Remember.. You can’t Win, if you don’t Enter so be sure and share your images with us.. we can’t wait to cheer you on!     Sebastian Professional’s What’s Next Awards (WNA) is NOT just another hairstyling competition. Sebastian is looking for new and established talent...

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Hair Collective 2014 Powered by Goldwell US

This rare event featured Dimitrios Tsioumas, seven-time NAHA winner and Goldwell Global Creative Director, and Sonna Brado, 2014 NAHA Winner & KMS Artistic Director. The evening included a creative expose by Adam Federico and Team AJF. with their collection of models, this talented group showcased everything from creative color and editorial styling to finishing and creative cutting concepts. When we heard Dimitrios and Sonna were going to be in town we couldn’t get in the car fast enough to rush over to Federico Beauty Institute to see if we could get a sneak peek of their collections before they...

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Johnny Snips

Having only been licensed in the industry for 4 years, Johnny has already created a brand and jumped head first into education by teaching “Snips Classes” in beauty schools for the past year. He is a graduate of Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences in Henderson, NV and a current stylist at Blo Salon in Las Vegas. Make sure to follow Johnny for a daily dose of men’s (and women’s) grooming inspiration and techniques. What inspired you to enter the beauty industry? Was it a path you always saw yourself taking? Growing up, my father always cut my...

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Carley Throgmorton

This Taylor Andrew Alumni is doing BIG things in the industry after winning the Matrix Share the Love Competition and traveling with Matrix for a year. She is now a Share the Love ambassador and employed full time at Dallas Roberts Salon, a Taylor Andrews Master salon. She’s active in our favorite charity, The Trade, and will be traveling to Cambodia later this year. We only see amazing things ahead for this up and coming star. Carley is nominated for New Hairstylist of the Year and Beacon winners will have the pleasure of meeting Carley at the open mic...

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