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Trend Vision Semi-Fi...

  The Semi-Finalists have been announced for the 2014 North America Trend Vision Competition!!!   Trend Vision 2011 was the birthplace of The Hair Nerds.     We can’t wait to see which 7 semi-finalists move on to this year’s live competition and award show will be held...

Premiere Orlando Mee...

  It is no secret that hairdressers love to cut loose at tradeshows and have a couple of cocktails… Hair Nerds like to have cocktails but with some of the most passionate members of the industry so when Hairbrained announces a MeetUp  we are always super stoked!   The last two...

FUNraising Gala 2014...

The results are in … for the 11th straight year, over 13,000 “Future Professionals” and staff members from Paul Mitchell Schools spent 3 months raising money for charity. This year’s $2.1 million addition brings their grand total to more than $13.3 million! The...

Show Us Your Vivids ...

  It’s that time again! PRAVANA’s 4th annual Show Us Your VIVIDS Contest, where hair stylists can enter their brightest, head-turning ChromaSilk VIVIDS color creations for a chance to win an editorial-style photoshoot in Los Angeles and have their work featured as an editorial spread...

Gregg McConnell- Bea...

Gregg McConnell Western Regional Manager and Custom Publishing Director Sales Modern Salon Magazine Newbury Park, CA Where are you originally from? Chicago, IL   How long have you been in professional beauty? 30 Years   What was your first job in professional beauty? The same job...

Vivienne MacKinder- ...

Known as the hairdresser’s hairdresser, Vivienne Mackinder is one of the most highly respected international leaders and innovators in the hairdressing profession today. Vivienne is driven by her mission not only to continually hone her own artistry and creativity, but to uplift the...

Fashion Frenzy 2014

Guess who is super excited about this competition?!  While we think anytime you decide to put yourself out there and compete you are going to grow,  we particularly love this competition for a few reasons: It is devoted to our Cosmo Babies and recent grads. ALL 6 finalists win a trip to...

15 Instagrams we are...

Instagram is a Hair Nerd’s paradise and we utilize it to the fullest!  Anytime we need to do a little recon on a hairdresser, it is the first place we turn.  #WeAreWatchingYou Here are the #InstaFriends we are currently obsessing over…   Laurent Dufourg @LDufourg PRIVE...

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,...

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...