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Industry Veteran Christie Smaidris joins Beauty Changes Lives

Non-profit organization Beauty Changes Lives welcomes beauty industry veteran Christie Smaidris as Scholarship Program Manager. Beauty Changes Lives is honored to name Christie Smaidris as Scholarship Program Manager. As the non-profit organization approaches its 10-year anniversary in 2022, Beauty Changes Lives is investing in leadership to support and nurture the next generation of beauty leaders. Smaidris assumed full-time duties with Beauty Changes Lives upon completing 18 years of service with Cosmetologists Chicago and the America’s Beauty Show on October 31. Beyond her responsibilities with Cosmetologists Chicago, Christie Smaidris brings to her role a rich and diverse background in the professional beauty space,...

Anna Manukyan joins Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty welcomes Anna Manukyan as Senior Director, Education & Creative, overseeing the brand field education for 1,300+ salon locations. Anna Manukyan will hold a new leadership role designed to ensure salon professionals continue to grow stronger together, and fully realize all the beautiful possibilities a career with Ulta Beauty offers. Anna will report directly to Nick Stenson, Senior Vice President of Store & Services Operations.  Effective November 15, Manukyan oversees Ulta Beauty field education for 1,300+ salon locations as well as the creative arm of the organization, which includes: the award-winning Ulta Beauty Pro Team of industry artists and educators from partner brandsUlta Beauty's internal, influential Design...

The Grafic Collection: Hair by Rodrigo Araneda

The Grafic Collection aims to cross the boundary between the two contrasting meanings of the word graphic; a visual artistic design or a strong vivid description.   Each of the 5 looks in The Grafic Collection by Rodrigo Araneda uses precision cutting, complex colouring as well as textures. These create a perfectly defined artistic shape. Then there is the make-up, black and white styling and the strong monochrome design backdrop. These also help to give the hair the strongest voice in image.   Hair: Rodrigo Araneda, Photography: Martin Tremblay, Make-up: Marika D'Auteuil, Stylist: Sandra Bernard & Ariane Simard, Products: Denman, Images: FPA

Hair color: 2021 winter trends

Summer vacations are long gone and fall has just begun, all amidst our good intentions to get back to our routines with renewed energy and think about our hair color and 2021 winter trends. Every ending represents a new beginning. Vacations end and we look forward to returning to school and job routines. After a moment of regaining our bearings, we are now asking ourselves how to make the winter season more pleasant. Maybe new activities and interests. And obviously with a new hair look. Thinking about a new hair color, 2021 winter trends are promising the comeback of a more...

Wahl Professional introduces New Field Sales Team

Wahl Professional's New Field Sales Team in-depth, in-person education will serve as a catalyst for client success. The beauty industry sales process has changed due to e-commerce, the “Amazon effect” and fewer distributors. Wahl Professional is making things personal again with the creation of their Field Sales Team. “We determined the best strategy for our business was to get closer to our distribution customers and Professional Barbers & Stylists with our own Territory Managers, who are focused on our brand and developing relationships with our customers,” says Anne Marie Kollias, US Director of Sales and Marketing for Wahl Professional. The seven Territory...

2021 Northwest Hairstyling Awards: celebrating excellence and community

On October 17, 2021, founder Lisa Vann hosted the sixth annual Northwest Hairstyling Awards honoring professionals in seven categories and raising thousands of dollars for the local community. Following a two-year pandemic hiatus, the 2021 Northwest Hairstyling Awards finally returned on October 17th to celebrate its sixth edition. For this event, the nominating process included salons in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. Winners in eight categories took home special awards. Another highlight of the evening was when Gene Juarez celebrated receiving a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, the Northwest Hairstyling Awards have attracted increased...