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Palette Perfect: ColorDesign Gets Inspired by Pantone

ColorDesign’s challenges its Artistic Team to work within the Pantone color palette to develop the brand’s Spring/Summer collection.

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Depth Preservation and Placement: Jamie Sea's Tips on Where to Place Lightener and Where to Avoid

Avoiding color ribbons, preserving depth with interior shadowing, depth distribution--it sounds complicated, right? Blonde and balayage expert Jamie Sea, @prettylittleombre, breaks down the why behind some of her favorite techniques.

Trending Now: Gradient Manicure

Short, clean and simple are the rules for this manicure trend. Find out how to incorporate it into your nail services.

AirTouch Technique: What it is, How it’s Done, and Why Your Clients Will be Saying Bye-Bye to Traditional Balayage

Learn all about the Russian highlighting and coloring technique created by Vladimir Sarbashev, it's a technique that's booming down salon doors in Eastern Europe and is moments away from being the biggest trend in American lightening and coloring since ombre and balayage.

HOW-TO: Jewel-Toned Blue-Infused Dipped Ends

This multi-toned inspiration from Farouk Systems captures jewel-toned radiance and mystique.

HOW-TO ALERT: Get the Formula for the Brunette Balayage Blowing Up Instagram

Balayage artist Jessica Scott has a nice, healthy following on her Instagram page of about 5,300. The average about of likes, views, comments she'll receive on her beautiful content is strong, but nothing compared to what happened when she posted what she calls a "chocolate, caramel waterfall." Watch her technique in action in this quick video she shared with MODERN SALON.

NAIL HOW-TO: Spring Nail Art from Essie

Recreate this wind-swept ombre nail art for spring by celebrity manicurist and Essie Global Lead Educator, Rita Remark.

The Highlighting Strategy That Works on Everyone

Going beyond balyage and ombre finishes, Marco Pelusi brings his signature techniques to IBS New York.

Fall Update: Ombre Hair Color

Fall is here and clients are rushing in for seasonal color updates—taking their inspiration from golden leaves, spiced chai, and toasty orange pumpkins. Prepare yourself by reviewing this list of Donna Bella’s extensive ombre tips and tutorials.

Full Disclosure: Managing Clients' Color Expectations

No matter how outrageous the request, clients expect you to create beautiful color and keep their hair healthy and strong.