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Beauty Changes Lives Announces 2015 Mentorship Program Winners

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL) has awarded four BCL mentorships to aspiring hairstylists. The BCL Mentorship Program is open to students enrolled at an American Association of Cosmetology Schools member school and pairs a highly respected professional mentor with each student for a unique learning experience.

The 2015 BCL Mentorship Program winners and their respective schools are as follows:

Extend your Creativity

Matrix Destination 2016

Members of the Matrix family from around the globe are set to gather in Orlando, Florida to connect with and learn from award-winning artists at Matrix Destination 2016. The three-day event will include both hands-on and Look and Learn classes that will cover the latest trends in color, cut and style; avant garde inspiration; celebrity color; and men’s trends.

Manufacturers and Distributors

7 Ways to Refresh Your Trade Show Display

Your trade show exhibit is a great catch: It’s been there for you for years… traveling to different events, staying in the same hotels, and putting on a great face in front of potential business at the shows. The two of you are inseparable but what good relationship doesn’t go through up’s and down’s? Every now and then, you have to offer a little extra TLC to make it all feel new again.

Here are 7 ways to re-ignite that spark:

Industry News

Serious Business Takes Intimacy to the Next Level

Each year, the team at Neill-TSP examines emerging trends in the world of business to develop a relevant theme for Serious Business. In 2014 they asked for Trust. Last year they invited attendees to get Naked and explore transparency. Now they will be taking it to the next level and exploring Intimacy (INTO-ME-SEE) January 31 — February 1 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.

Industry News

Club Intrigue is Taking the Show on the Road

A few years back, Jeff South, owner of Atlanta’s Intrigue Salon, changed the way both salon owners and stylists viewed in-house education when he created Club Intrigue—inviting in big-name educators and opening his salon after hours to stylists from neighboring salons. By hosting Livestream videos of the educational events, South encourages salon professionals from around the country to partake.

Manufacturers and Distributors

Two Appointed at Living Proof

Living Proof  recently appointed Colleen Martorano to Director of Global Salon Education and Scott Hauser was recently promoted to Director of US/Canada Salon Sales. According to the company's announcement, both have been key contributors to Living Proof's growth in the global salon business over the past two years.

Martorano manages a global salon education programs and works with a team of educators to expand Living Proof's training network.

Industry News

Hollywood Hair and Makeup Symposium Features Top Stylists, Barbers and Makeup Artists

 “Hair and Makeup By… A Symposium of Film and Television Artists” will be taking place at Loews Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. Sunday, September 27, 2015 with a full day of panels, workshops and networking mixer. Tickets are still available for the event and are being offered through Labor day for only $300 for an all day pass.

The all day pass kicks off with a morning of panel discussions moderated by Whitney Friedlander, Jasim Rosenberg of Daily Variety and DL Master Barber.

Hair Styling and Updos

Red Carpet Looks: 2015 VMAs Hair How-Tos

MTV’s Video Music Awards are synonymous with celebrities showing off their wildest, most daring looks of the award show circuit, and this year’s was no different. But among some craziness, plenty of stars’ style, makeup and, of course, hair shined. 

Manufacturers and Distributors

Kevin Palmquist Joins Burmax

The Burmax Company, serving the Professional Beauty Industry since 1948, announced the addition of Kevin Palmquist as Vice President of Brand and Business Development for both Burmax and Product Club.  Palmquist has worked as a stylist, in sales, in brand development and has owned a distributorship.

Palmquist can be reached at 800-308-3588, ext. 488.


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