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Questex Poised for Continued Growth with Acquisition by Shamrock Capital Advisors

Sep 18 2014 | By American Salon Staff
Questex, a leading global business information and events company, today announced that Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired the company in partnership with senior management. The company will...

PBA's Cut It Out Program Unites Salon and Beauty Professionals

Sep 16 2014 | By Contributor
Initially created by The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham and the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) Cut It Out: Salons Against Domestic Abuse...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Zimmermann

Sep 15 2014 | By Corie Russell
Rodney Cutler, owner of Cutler Salons in New York City, told us backstage before Zimmermann that he thinks a center part is “always great on the runway." “It’s simple but I think it’s chic,” he...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Sophie Theallet

Sep 13 2014 | By Corie Russell
To go with the island vibe of Sophie Theallet’s spring/summer 2015 collection, Julie Kandalec for Essie created a negative space double French tip nail using Fiji—a light rose color—and Turquoise and...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Mark & Estel

Sep 12 2014 | By Corie Russell
Mark & Estel’s Spring 2015 show, the “Malibu Anthem Collection,” had a West Coast vibe with flowing silhouettes and floppy hats. To complement the collection, hair lead Niki Walker for Paul...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Libertine

Sep 12 2014 | By Corie Russell
For Libertine, Nick Irwin for TIGI created a style that was a “little nod to the ’60s,” he told us backstage before the show. Libertine’s collection featured bright, retro colors that were both...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Custo

Sep 12 2014 | By Desiree Cole
Custo’s collection called “Skin” used light-weight materials and fabrics to create a transparency on the woman’s body. Custo Dalmau wanted the rainbow fabric cuts to be very specific as to show just...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Koonhor

Sep 12 2014 | By Corie Russell
Adam Livermore for Oribe Hair Care created a look for Koonhor that he said “extends the artistic direction of exaggeration and contradiction.” “The hair is super long to the waist with a wet, slick...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Novis

Sep 11 2014 | By Corie Russell
For the Novis presentation, Aveda Guest Artist Frank Rizzieri created a knotted bun that was sculptured, yet carefree. “This is the bun of that cool girl who just happened to easily twist her hair up...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Maria Ke Fisherman

Sep 11 2014 | By Lisa Bruckenstein
Among the chaos backstage at Maria Ke Fisherman’s Spring 2015 collection, Catwalk by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin was calm, cool and welcoming. He complimented the designer’s collection...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Yigal Azrouel

Sep 11 2014 | By Desiree Cole
Yigal Azrouel has a very precise process, starting with a fabric idea and then building color and mood into the collection. Silk, open arm sleeve slits and Palm tree leaves walked the runway,...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: DKNY

Sep 10 2014 | By Desiree Cole
With bright streetwear inspiration and abstract patterns, DKNY’s latest collection proved to be rather flavorful. Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals’ Global Creative Director of Care & Styling...

The Jewel Collection from ghd to Benefit Ridin' To A Cure

Sep 10 2014 | By Lisa Bruckenstein
ghd has introduced the perfect styling set with its limited edition jewel collection. The two piece set consists of a gold series 1” professional styler in a rich pink metallic finish, with sparkling...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Dannijo

Sep 08 2014 | By Lisa Bruckenstein
Guests were taken on a journey through nature at the Dannijo presentation, where sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder debuted their Spring/Summer 2015 jewelry collection. Rodney Cutler lead stylist for...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Christian Siriano

Sep 08 2014 | By Corie Russell
For Christian Siriano’s spring/summer 2015 show—a collection of textured whites, seafoam greens and blues inspired by glass sculptures—Anthony Cole for Sebastian Professional created an elegant, yet...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Tibi

Sep 08 2014 | By Corie Russell
Tibi’s spring 2015 collection fuses traditions from Japan to Peru and calls on a variety of textures like quilting and pleating. The clothing palette is neutral, using ample earth tones and grays. To...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Katie Gallagher

Sep 07 2014 | By Desiree Cole
Katie Gallagher is calling her latest collection “fantasm” (a mix between fantasy and phantom) that reminds how things are barely visible in a nude pallete on the runway. For global...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: SUNO

Sep 07 2014 | By Desiree Cole
For SUNO’s latest collection, Georgia O’Keeffe was the inspiration for the makeup, nails and hair alike. O’Keeffe is best recognized for not dressing for men, but dressing for herself and Alice Lane...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Creatures of the Wind

Sep 07 2014 | By Desiree Cole
Creatures of the Wind latest collection includes inspiration from the LA skater (tom)boy that meets 90’s grunge, so Bumble and bumble’s hair lead Anthony Turner decided to create a ripe, relaxed,...

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week: Houghton

Sep 07 2014 | By Desiree Cole
For the Houghton collection, Adam Markarian for Oribe says, “This style is made to be slightly like a throwback to the 90’s for the collection with a clean boyfriend center part that is super...

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