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Nicole Altavilla

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on Mar 09, 2010
Nelson J Salon (Beverly Hills, CA) announced a new partnership with Los Angeles-based The Samburu Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping provide communities in the Samburu District of Kenya with easy access to clean, safe drinking water, through the drilling of wells. "Water is the lifeblood for all
on Feb 24, 2010
Take a look at some recent appointments and promotions in the salon and beauty industry: Andis Company appointed Thomas George as vice president, operations and promoted Ivan Zoot to director of education and customer engagement. Grooming Lounge has hired John Mulgrew, former President of American Crew, to head up
on Feb 18, 2010
At Cesar Galindo, hair and makeup were both inspired by Joan Jett. Lead hairstylist for Redken Holli Smith gave models one of two different hairstyles, either a mullet-inspired wig or fringe bangs and a ponytail. To create the wig look, Smith used Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray to give hair a matte finish. The
on Feb 17, 2010
Last night, I went backstage at Stage 37 to check out the hair and makeup at Clandestine Industries by Pete Wentz. For makeup, the Sephora PRO Beauty Team, led by Jose Rivera, created looks that fit the individual personality and style of each model. Rivera told me that he asked each model to pose, smile and tell him his/
on Feb 16, 2010
It was all business backstage at Milk Studios on Friday at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi's Fall/Winter 2010 show. James Kaliardos for M.A.C created an iridescent, yet tough, look on the models' faces by applying Pink Freeze eye shadow on the inner eye lids and Beautiful Iris and Smooth Operator eye shadows on the outer lids.