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Chad Clark

We wanted to know what makes Chad Clark tick… so we got up close and personal and stalked this Hairbrained Video Awards nominee.    Did you always know that you wanted to do hair, what/ who led you down this path of awesomeness? I still am thankful to this day that I had the...

Sam Villa Hair Show

We hopped on the red-eye to NYC  after the Come2Gether event  exhausted from a weekend of Hair Nerd Havoc and never-ending nights.  The thought was we would fly JetBlue and relax for 5 delicious hours of uninterrupted sleep in a cozy leather seat.  Unfortunately after take off the pilot...

Lo-Fi: Hairbrained V...

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...

Carrera Bailey

  What do you consider your most memorable accomplishment of your career? So many opportunities have molded me into the person I am today, it’s hard to think of just one moment.  The first would be completing my color apprenticeship at Vidal Sassoon. A foundation that I am truly...

Joy LaMay- Beauty Ch...

We were introduced to Joy LaMay last year when she left a comment on our site with a link to her video. We were completely blown away by her entry and immediately set out to find out who this incredible stylist was.. In the time since she has joined the ranks of some of our favorite...

Steps

  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...

ISSE HB Meetup

  Sometimes we think the guys over at Hairbrained have been reading our diaries, because the 4th Annual Hairbrained Meetup after ISSE Long Beach was an excerpt from our wildest dreams.  Combine our favorite hairdressers, awesome prizes and cocktails and well…. You have #HairNerd...

Sydney Berry- Beauty...

Name: Sydney Berry Title: President Owner Company: Salon Services and Supplies Location: Renton,WA servicing states of WA, OR, ID, MT, UT   Originally from? Nebraska How long have you been in professional beauty? Since 1972, but truly since I was a little girl, as dolls and family...

Pivot Point Hands-On...

Having come from the education side of the industry we Nerds take mentoring very seriously!  A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from Intern Heather in full on melt down mode…  We all are challenged daily with trying to create the ultimate look for every client, and unfortunately we...

Mike Varela-The King...

As a former SASSOON Stylist, Cutting Instructor at the world renowned SASSOON Academy in Los Angeles, California and a SASSOON Academy Director in Miami, Florida Mike Varela decided he could no longer ignore a driving pull towards a new vision. After 10 years of experience in the...

Headed to ISSE

Do you subscribe to our bi-weekly “Nerd Alert”? Just enter your e-mail address to the right and we will send you nerdy goodness twice a month. Unlike your stage-five clinger ex, we promise not to blow up your inbox… See what you missed this week! Show Season Kicks...

Heather Chapman

Heather Chapman is a bridal whiz and after obsessing over her pictures on Hairbrained and instagram, we knew it was time to get super stalker and make our move. Heather talks to us about her unique take on the bridal business and how she is making her mark on the industry. Her honest,...

Douglas McCoy- Come2...

We have known Douglas for a while and spent quite a bit of time with him at shows and Fashion Week.  Words can’t begin to describe how excited we were when we found out he would be at the Come2Gether event in San Diego.  Get to know him before we all hang out in February.. you are...

Omar Antonio

We are big-time Sebastian lovers… If you have EVER met us, you know that Re-Shaper is on our list of life essentials.  So of course we have been following the work of Omar Antonio, Sebastian Artistic Team Member, for quite some time.  We are so grateful to have followed Omar at Fashion...

Golden Globe Hair

Award season has officially begun and Twitter is on fire with critiques of dresses, hair and makeup.  We caught up with Lisa Lobosco, Ecru New York Creative Director, to get her take on the hair from the Golden Globes Red Carpet.  Lisa shares a quick “How-to” with her...

Shear Drop

Shear Drop adj. [ˈshir dräp]   That feeling you get standing behind the chair, stepping back and drinking in the sweet juices of the most amazing graduated bob you’ve ever done. Boom…. Shear Drop “Damn Becky, did you just see that graduated bob I...

Total Salon Makeover

      Does your salon need a makeover? Sometimes it takes more than just painting an accent wall and purchasing a new chair for the reception area to revive a tired looking salon. Enter Salon Today’s Total Salon Makeover contest for your chance to take your business to the...

Melanie Kopeikin: Be...

Melanie Kopeikin President Pivot Point International Originally from? Born in San Francisco, grew up in the country in Central California, then over 30 years in Los Angeles.   How long have you been in professional beauty? Officially 32 years…unofficially, a lifetime.   What...

14 Classes for 2014

Don’t blow that $10 check Nana sent you for Christmas on Starbucks, just yet!!!  We have compiled a list of classes we think are worth your time and dough this year. Education is everything if you want to succeed behind the chair and find excitement in your craft. Some get that license and...

Amy Dodds- Beauty in...

Amy Dodds Executive Editor Beauty Launchpad Los Angeles, CA   Originally from? I’m the few, the proud, the Native Californian. I grew up in a town called La Crescenta. Even people who’ve lived in L.A. their whole lives have usually never heard of it. It’s by La Canada and...