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True Color from the Heart

Feb 12 2009 | By Lori Morris
Clairol Professional is kicking off its "True Color from the Heart" contest this month in honor of February's American Heart Month and the company's support of the American Heart Association's Go...
Makeup artist Nathan Johnson with a guest

Three Custom Color Specialists, Juara and Red Market Salon Host Beauty Event

Feb 11 2009 | By Lotus Abrams
Last week I hit Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to check out An All New, Sexy You, a unique beauty event sponsored by makeup experts Three Custom Color Specialists, Juara skincare and Red Market...
James Bentley Salon is located in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen area.

Cool Air

Jan 28 2009 | By Nicole Altavilla
I should preface this post by saying that I don't wear much makeup on a regular basis. In fact, my daily makeup routine consists of a little bronzer, mascara, and lip gloss. Needless to say, I was a...

Leonor Greyl's Masque Quintessence Rescues Dry, Damaged Hair

Dec 19 2008 | By Lotus Abrams
Winter may have descended upon us, but Leonor Greyl has just introduced a secret weapon against the threat of dry, damaged hair. It's called Masque Quintessence. The deeply hydrating mask was...

ABC's Wife Swap Seeking Hair Competitors!

Dec 19 2008 | By Lori Morris
I just got this from the casting producer for ABC's hit show Wife Swap and wanted to pass it along. If you want your 15 minutes of fame, read on ... Do you spend hours coming up with new fantasy...

Nubar's Holiday Nail Art Contest

Dec 12 2008 | By Nicole Altavilla
Enter Nubar's "The Healthy Alternative for Beautiful Nails" contest and showcase your holiday nail art talent! The competition takes place during the month of December and is open to student and...

The Importance of Trust

Dec 12 2008 | By Lori Morris
As a beauty writer with a focus on hair, I shouldn't admit that I'm one of those clients who you'd probably hate. When I go in for a haircut, I hyperventilate when my stylist tries to take off any...
Lifestyle Salon NYC, 212/228-5577

How Do YOU Give Back?

Dec 02 2008 | By Lori Morris
One of my favorite parts of this job is hearing stories about how salons across the country are giving back to their communities. Whether through toy drives for the holidays, fundraising events or...

Higher Learning

Nov 25 2008 | By Lori Morris
It's not every day that you can learn from one of the hairdressing world's most renowned stylists—especially not from the comfort of your own living room. Tonight, however, you'll get that chance,...

From Reality TV to your Christmas Stocking

Nov 20 2008 | By Lori Morris
So, I think we all know about my not-so-secret obsession with reality shows that revolve around fashion and beauty by now. Well, before there was Shear Genius or Project Runway or Tabatha's Salon...
My terrific new look, courtesy of Wella's Vikkie Monaco and Paul Vega

Wella Professional Color Applicator Makes It Easy to Apply Liquid Haircolor

Nov 18 2008 | By Lotus Abrams
Last week I headed to the The Studio NYC, P&G Professional's education facility located inside Manhattan's Rockefeller Plaza, to experience firsthand Wella's new Color Applicator. Designed for...

Professionals' Favorites Join Forces

Nov 14 2008 | By Lori Morris
Even before I started working in the beauty industry, I was a big fan of both Kerastase Paris and T3 products. I used to splurge on Kerastase shampoos and conditioners whenever I visited my salon,...

Get ready to Blush

Nov 12 2008 | By Lori Morris
  For all you Shear Genius and Project Runway fans out there, I wanted to give you a heads up about Lifetime's new reality competition series, Blush: The Search for the Next Great Makeup...

American Diabetes Month

Nov 06 2008 | By Lori Morris
November is American Diabetes Month, and Three Custom Color Specialists is doing its part to support the cause. The company is donating 20% of the proceeds from its new TAI Lip Shine, a sheer...

Going Behind the Scenes at Nioxin's Edgy New Advertising Campaign

Oct 30 2008 | By Lori Morris
Yesterday, I directed you to a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it takes to create an editorial spread in American Salon magazine. Today, I'm going to give you an inside look at the photo shoot...

The Makings of a Cover Shoot

Oct 29 2008 | By Lori Morris
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the amazing photo shoots we run in the magazine each month? Top stylist Vivienne Mackinder caught all the action on tape as she collaborated with...

The Starter Wife

Oct 24 2008 | By Lori Morris
I've been a huge fan of Debra Messing since she started on the show Ned and Stacey back in 1995. It might be because of her similarity to the incredible Lucille Ball, who put me to sleep almost...

We Know What Boys Like

Oct 18 2008 | By Lori Morris
If you've read our October issue, you've seen all the great men's products we featured in the magazine (pages 55-60). Well, I wanted to clue you into a couple more men's grooming lines that can...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 07 2008 | By Lori Morris
Join SO.CAP. USA Hair Extensions in the third-annual Pink Hair for Hope breast cancer fundraiser. Once you become a participating salon, clients will receive a free pink hair extension graft for...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 03 2008 | By Lori Morris
As I mentioned earlier, I'm going to be posting about products and companies that support BCA throughout the month. Here are a couple to get you started in making a difference: A portion of...