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Headed to Chicago for ABS Show Next Week? Here’s the list of booths you don’t want to miss!

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America’s Beauty Show is less than two weeks away, which means access to hundreds of products, education services and all-star presentations is just around the corner! Join 50,000 of show producer Cosmetologists Chicago’s closest friends at McCormick Place, in downtown Chicago, on March 22-24. This is an all-star weekend! Besides BTC’s Stylist Choice Awards, check out these 7 ABS exhibitors you won’t want to miss!

1. D:FI, Booth 833
We make hair products for the people who live every night to the fullest. The ones who treat their bodies as their canvas and the world as their plaything. And the people who know that if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space. Our products aren’t just made to turn heads. They’re made to be touched.
www.dfihair.com

2. DreamCatchers Hair Extensions, Booth 1217
DreamCatchers are no ordinary hair extensions. Made of the finest hair, they can be styled, permed, and colored – allowing you to treat them exactly as you would your own natural hair.”
www.dreamcatchers.com

3. Farouk Systems, Booth 300
Farouk Systems, Inc. is a Houston based company that manufactures high quality professional hair care products with major brands including CHI® and BioSilk®. Farouk Systems was founded in 1986 by Farouk Shami, a hairdresser, with the mission to provide the professional beauty industry with the most advanced American technology based upon ‘Education, Environment and Ethics’.
www.farouk.com

4. Jaguar Shears International, Booth 155
JAGUAR works intensively on innovations for hairdressing shears. Jaguar also offers a high-grade range of brushes, and electrical appliances. And with the introduction of the ThermoCut-System, Jaguar TC hair cutting has become a wellness treatment.
www.jaguar.us.com/shears

5. Pravana, Booth 1533
Founded in 2004 by 30-year beauty industry veteran Steve Goddard, PRAVANA International is a global salon professional hair care brand “created by stylists, for stylists”. PRAVANA hair care and color products are always free of parabens, sulfites, cocamide DEA, formaldehyde, phthalates, and many other ingredients commonly used in cosmetic products but known to be harmful to users or the environment.
www.pravana.com

6. Takara Belmont, Booth 1501
Takara Belmont Corporation is the world leader in Salon and Spa Design, Salon Equipment Manufacturing and Dental Equipment Manufacturing. With locations around the world, we have the resources to provide you with all of your beauty and dental needs.
www.takarabelmont.com

7. Wella, Booth 1129
We unite people who are passionate about hair, in the quest for moments of hair triumph. For us, it’s all about hair. From the beginning it was always like that. Everything inspired by our love of hairdressing to innovate, inspire and enable what we call moments of hair triumph – every day. Professional hair is our reason to be, the stylist our creator, and the consumer our muse. With the stylist we make beauty dreams come true on the stage of life. Igniting the expertise with the spark of passion, succeeding – together.
www.wella.com

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2014 Top Men’s Trends

2014 Men's Trends

Slicked back hair with shaved sides and an undercut back has dominated the runways and magazines since last year. The trend is still going strong, especially for men with wavy, curly, and thick hair that benefit from significant pruning. This clean cut yet edgy look isn’t going anywhere but has constant variations depending on personal style. This style will sit through at least the first quarter of 2014. Click on the photo for the full album!

TREND ALERT: Hair Cut Party

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Taylor Swift made a big deal about her new hair cut, and people noticed! Hair cut parties are already being requested at salons just one day after Swift’s big ‘do to-do.

Jump on board by following quick tips to host a successful haircut party like T-Swift’s, including tips from George the salon in Chicago:

  1. Make a big change. No one wants to go to a public showing of someone having his or her bangs trimmed. Swift chopped off her gold locks for a dramatic new look (that kind of looks like Karlie Kloss; somebody had to say it). “Sometimes big changes are difficult for us, and the support of your friends and family makes it easier to go through a drastic cut,” says George Gonzalez, owner of George the salon.
  2. Give back. Gonzalez suggests connecting with a local charity and donating your hair.
  3. Location, location, location. Create a night out at the salon or travel off-site for special occasions.
  4. Make it fun! Obviously, not everyone is Taylor Swift, so most haircut parties probably won’t occur after a concert in London. That doesn’t mean parties can’t feature music (Taylor Swift if you’re feeling particularly inspired), refreshments and lots of pics on social media for encouragement and style suggestions.
  5. Get a good crowd. Everyone was very enthusiastic at Swift’s party, and we get it: She’s Taylor Swift. But hair cut parties for less-famous individuals can be equally exciting with a decent amount of people who are looking forward to a good reveal. Plus, says Gonzalez, friends can give the extra push a client needs to go through with a big change.

SOCHI 2014 HAIR: Olympic Inspired Snowboarding Hair by Wella

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Via ModernSalon.com

Wella Professionals will be creating a full service hair salon at the P&G Family Home for The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, situated in the Olympic Park. Building on the huge success of Wella’s activity at The London 2012 Olympic Games, the brand will be fielding twelve top colorists and stylists from around the world who will travel to Sochi to be part of an elite team providing hair services to beautify athletes and their families.

The dozen Wella stylists selected are a part of Wella and Proctor and Gamble’s inspirational ‘Thank you, Mom’ campaign. Building on the positive events at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the stylists will be extending their expert color services, styling and hair treatments to the athletes taking part in The Winter Games as well as their biggest supporters, their moms.

In the run up to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, some of these top stylists have created a hairstyle inspired by one of the sports represented in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. In the how-to below learn how to re-create the style in this “Snowboarding” Olympic look created by Russian Wella Hairdresser Roman Lazarev

“I am very proud to host The Winter Olympics in my country; it is an opportunity to show Russia and Russian people to the world, says Lazarev. “Women demonstrate power in snowboarding. Beauty, energy, dynamic – that was in my mind when I thought about snowboarding women. But these women also own freedom and grace. Women always want to be beautiful, even after long training sessions. That’s what inspired me to create this style.”

STEP 1: Apply Wella Professionals Oil Reflections and Wella Professionals Elastic Energy Mousse on wet hair before drying with a hairdryer.

STEP 2: Use irons to create curls from the middle of the hair length. Then make few a bit chaotic movements to forward to give the curls direction.

STEP 3: Keep front strands straight and fix it with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray.

How Cancer Patients Benefit From Massage Therapy

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By: Ashley Reynoldshttp://www.handsonthesoul.com

There is nothing worse than hearing you have a diagnosis of cancer, no matter what form it may come in. The words are undoubtedly something no one ever looks forward to hearing. However, researchers have found that massage therapy can be very beneficial for cancer patients. Below are some of the ways that patients can benefit from massaging therapy:

Pain is one of the main symptoms that frequently accompany mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. There was a study conducted in 1999 by the National Cancer Institute. Approximately half of the cancer centers in the study offered massage therapy along with traditional cancer treatments. The results of the study were that the subjects who received massage therapy noticed that they did not experience as much pain.

A massage can also help improve blood circulation of the patient.  As a result, improved blood circulation allows more oxygen and nutrients to flow to the organs and tissues. This can help speed up the healing process.

On top of experiencing an assortment of body aches and pains, mentally many cancer patients suffer from depression. There has been evidence to suggest that regular massages can alleviate some of the symptoms of depression; however, researchers believe that since a massage can promote relaxation, it can also help a person feel better about themselves physically and mentally.

Both cancer and the treatments can cause a person to suffer from chronic fatigue. Massages have been shown to reduce fatigue and increase energy levels due to the release of endorphins. Additionally, a massage can also help promote restful sleep since insomnia is a leading symptom with cancer patients.

Researches at the National Cancer Institute have also found that regular massages can also help improve a patient’s overall quality of life. They believe that massage therapy helps improve a patient’s quality of life by reducing pain and increasing energy levels. Massage therapy gives a patient a chance to take their mind of off some of life’s every day stresses and gives them the opportunity to relax both their body and mind for a few moments.

All cancer patients need to talk to their doctor about massage therapy to find a treatment that will work best for you and your cancer’s needs. If massage can be beneficial to the healing process, why not soak up all that it has to offer? Give your mind, body and spirit a vacation and start feeling better about yourself from the inside out and go grab a massage today!

2014 Spa Trends To Watch

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Each year The Spa Association (SPAA) publishes a global trend report for the spa-goer demographic including wellness, hospitality, spa beauty and even travel firms.

Whether you are a student in esthetics school, employed as an esthetician, an owner or even perhaps a spa-goer, you will find some great gems in this years data.

Melinda Minton who is the Executive Director for SPAA gave a quick run down that the Miladyteam thought you might find interesting. For the full Trend Report click here.

Trending:

Green Branding and Guilt Free Consumerism
Spa and Wellness Technology
Smart Wear
Spa Travel
Fast or Slow Spa
Beauty vs. Wellness
Global Brain, Local Tribe
Wellness, Spa Medicine and Longevity
The Enlightened Spa
Ultra Luxury

Truth be told, I think each and everyone of us longs to be cared for, pampered, and shown understanding. As consumers desire to live longer, healthier lives continues to grow, so does the need for life’s little luxury’s. Take for example the trend for ‘fast and slow’. While some consumers will seek a total immersion experience busy professionals and overworked soccer moms, will give rise to express services. How might you bring a little luxury to express services and capitalize on this trend?

I challenge you to read this report and ask yourself how you might apply some of these trends to your own business. Whether it is a direct application or simply a concept, every beauty professional can find a way to connect and improve the quality and care of everyday services.

I’d love to hear what you’ve come up with. Go ahead…toot your horn and share what you are going to apply to your own business.

Sport Clips Announces $500,000 in Scholarships for Veterans

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Sport Clips Haircuts’ mission to provide active-duty military and veterans support for their post-military career goals was accomplished today when the franchise announced 43 scholarships for the spring semester. Sport Clips locations across the nation raised funds totaling $500,000 through its annual “Help A Hero” campaign, benefiting the Veterans of Foreign Wars-administered “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program. Through this contribution, Sport Clips and the VFW expect to provide more than 60 additional scholarships for the fall 2014 semester for which service members can now apply through April 30 at VFW.org/scholarship.

Since 2007, the Sport Clips Help A Hero campaign has supported the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ “Free Call Days,” making more than 2 million calls home possible for deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members. In this, its seventh year, the campaign expanded its focus to offer scholarships of up to $5,000 to active-duty military and veterans who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools.

Donations to Help A Hero were collected in stores and at local fundraising events in the fall of 2013 with efforts culminating November 11, Veterans Day, on Sport Clips’ “Biggest Haircut Day of the Year.” Stores donated a dollar from every haircut service to the scholarship program, and sponsors John Paul Mitchell Systems and Nioxin each contributed $10,000 to the effort.

“Reading just one of our Help A Hero scholarship recipients’ thank you notes is all it takes to recognize the need for this support as well as the generosity of our Sport Clips clients, team members, and supporters,” says Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and lifetime member of the VFW. “Sport Clips continues to be a proud supporter of phone calls home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink, but we’re excited to be able to expand our focus to include scholarships, which will support our nation’s heroes and their families in the next chapter of their lives.”

“Student veterans can only stretch GI Bill benefits so far,” says VFW Commander-in-Chief Bill Thien. “We’ve heard from several active-duty service members and veterans that their financial needs aren’t being met to start or return to school for traditional, technical and advanced degrees. And, we’re learning that the scholarships we’re giving will allow them to pursue their education, when it otherwise would have been a financial struggle.”

Sport Clips is the Official Haircutter of the VFW, and its Help A Hero campaign is just one of the many ways it supports active-duty military and veterans. To find out more, visit your local Sport Clips or SportClips.com.