Thursday, March 31, 2011

Maja Ivarsson: Fearless Face of Sebastian

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Justin Bieber's Hair Clippings Get Bodyguard

Justin BieberIf, like us, you think all this "Bieber fever" nonsense has got a bit out of hand then you'd better make sure you're sitting down when you read this.

His hair clippings have got their own bodyguard!

And not only that, but the bits of his hair that were auctioned off for £25k in aid of Tsunami relief efforts have gone on tour by themselves - and fans are reported to have queued for hours to be photographed with them.

The sacred hairs have been put in a glass case - which has been signed by 17-year-old Biebs himself - and have been on display at a bowling alley in Miami.

Fans have been making a donation to charity to be snapped with them.

Now Justin Bieber seems like a reasonably talented young man to us, but aren't his fans (we can't easily bring ourselves to type "Beliebers") getting just a little bit carried away here?

He's not the messiah, he's a boy with a slightly shorter hair than he used to have.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Kalea Rose Independent Product Line from Stylist Martin Rodriguez

red1You just know a product named after the daughter of the product's creator is certain to be developed with the utmost care, love, pride and integrity. Such is the Kalea Rose haircare product line, created by stylist Martin Rodriguez of Orange County, California. WE asked Mr. Rodriguez how the name Kalea Rose came to be and were told that Kalea is a Hawaiian name, meaning bright, beautiful, exotic and joyful. Kalea Rose products contain rose water, which has been used in beauty products for decades. And so the creation of the product name, Kalea Rose. Very pretty...we think!

We are honored that we were asked our opinion when recently Hair News Network had the privilege of being gifted with various items from Mr. Rodriguez's Kalea Rose line, and have been pleased with everything about the products sampled from the rich lather of La Rose shampoo to the revitalizing Passion conditioner. The Revive hair complex multi-functional detangling spray followed with the More-Body texture spray prepares the hair healthy and prepared for your choice of styling and leaves it full of weightless body and volume.

Kalea Rose products are sulfate free, paraben free, sodium chloride free, paba free, with pleasing subtle aromatic scents. You can order and find out more about the many uses and purposes of the entire line at Kalea Rose.
Supporting the endeavors of independent lines and appreciating the efforts to fight diversion, Kalea Rose is exclusive to salons and professionals, as well as being an affordable yet rich line we have found to be multifunctional and to work on all types of hair, just as promised.

Thank you, Mr. Rodriguez, for sharing with us ~ we wish you much luck and great fortune with your product line Kalea Rose!

Kalea Rose Website

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Xtreme Lashes Eyelash Extensions Media Reel

Ez-vex Next Generation Sharpener Now Available to Sharpeners

Clipper Shacks Sharpening Company

The Clipper Shack Builds Two Quality Machines
The Ez-Vex Sharpening System & the Nipper Sharpening System
(Our Personal Training is FREE on these sharpening systems)  
Clipper Shack Sharpening Company has been in business since 1985.
Business # 1-740-671-1940 or our fax # 1- 740-671-9754
We Offer Clipper Blade Sharpening, Scissor Shear Sharpening and Nail Tech Nipper Sharpening.
Click the Pages of Interest on our Website:
Sharpening Services that we offer (see all the services we offer in sharpening)
Nail Nipper Sharpening Services (we sharpen manicure & podiatry nippers)
Customer Sharpening Forms to Print out (for our sharpening customers to use)
Nipper Sharpening Machine (We sell our own custom built Nipper Sharpening System)
Order The Nipper Sharpening Machine (How to Purchase a Nipper Sharpening System)
View Both of our Sharpening Systems we Build and Sell

Check out our twitter page TWITTER
Subscribe to our Youtube Channel

You can Print out our Sharpening Form to see all of our prices and also our Shipping Fees.
Just Click Sharpening Forms on the left side of our website.
All the information you will need is to send in Nippers, Clipper Blades, Shears or
Scissors are listed on that Form.

You will learn about Our Sharpening Services and our Nail Nipper Sharpening System by going to all the pages of this website. You will also learn about our
NEW SHARPENING SYSTEM THE EZ-VEX Learn about all our sharpening services we offer and about our custom made Nipper sharpening system that we sell

We are open in our sharpening business Monday thru Friday We Answer Questions on the Nipper Sharpening System as well as the Ez-Vex our new shear sharpening machine any day of the week. 740-671-1940 or email us at
Our Fax machine stays on 7 days a week to accept faxes across the USA
ON Fridays we either schedule our FREE hands on Training teaching our nail nipper sharpening machine,
Or we travel on site pre-schedualed salons for Shear, Nipper and Clipper Blade Sharpening.

Our Free Hands on Training is NOT limited to Fridays only. We will accommodated the day and times to meet the customers needs.
You can see our
Nail Nipper Sharpening System Short Preview video on this website on our
Nipper Sharpening DVD page.

The Clipper Shack Sharpens for Professional of all kinds. We offer Services to Pet Groomers, Beauticians, Veterinarian's, Barbers, Nail Techs, Podiatrist, Lab Techs, Farmers, Livestock Fitters, and More.

Our Mailing Address is:
54115 Pipe Creek Rd
Jacobsburg Ohio 43933

We are located in Ohio only 1 hour & 20 minutes from Pittsburg PA Airport.
And we are located only 15 miles From Wheeling WV.

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The Clipper Shack Wayne Brasda

Welcome To The Clipper Shack of Arizona!

Clipper Shack Of Arizona is a home based family run company who has been proudly serving the Phoenix, Arizona area since 2008.  Wayne is a meticulous craftsman who prides himself on providing you with the solutions you need as well as the quality you deserve. 
Clipper Shack Of Arizona has made a strong presence in their business market and are continuously striving to offer the best to their customers, something you will quickly realize when you choose them. The Clipper Shack Of Arizona has achieved success through the use of clarity and the understanding of their customers’ needs. Clipper Shack Of Arizona knows that you will find what you are looking for with their complete and comprehensive array of sharpening and repair services because they stand behind their work and know that they will deliver the satisfaction that you’re looking for the first time and every time.
Whether you need knife sharpening or servicing for professional pet dryers, whether your customers require a haircut or a hoof trim, Clipper Shack Of Arizona is here to help. All you need to do is give them a call and they’ll take care of the rest. In the meantime, feel free to take a look around their site to learn more about their services. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact them at any time.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Starting a Hair Care Product Business

Looking into hair care trends and future, one can easily say there is a huge potential in hair care product business. Do you want to start your own business? Would you like to know how to start a hair care product business? You might want to know what are the pros and cons in starting a hair care product business.
Men and women alike are fascinated with everything that is beautiful and strive to be beautiful themselves. This is the reason why retailing cosmetics and hair care products makes for a good business idea.

Experts say that this industry is expected reap in profits of up to 5% each year for several years to come.

At present, almost half of the hair care products on the market are being sold by major retailers. While the remaining half is divided among the independent businesses. Considering the brevity of this market, rest assured, a new player would find no trouble in finding a niche for himself. All he has to do is study the market and the potential clientele of the area.
This is encouraging news indeed especially if you have aspirations of building your very own hair care product empire. But how does one go about starting a business like this? Primarily, you have to choose what line/s or brand/s of hair care products to sell. Are they for women, men, or both? Are they for kids, adults, or both? Note too that geographic segmentation is a vital factor in the hair care business. You must identify which ethnic distribution is prevalent in your target market area. Subsequently, find out what ethnic specific product line would satisfy this groups hair care concerns.
The number of manufacturers remains wide and varied. The key here is to find distributors that offer products that best meet the needs of your target consumers. In selecting a supplier, make sure that the company is stable and its products have a good reputation.
In order to adequately market your products, you need to develop a distinct selling point. Spend some time analyzing what makes your products different from the others. Setting your product apart from the rest will give you an edge and will markedly increase your potential for success.

Promoting Hair Care Products

There are countless ways to promote your products. There is the direct mailing for one. Or if you have the funds, you can go for media advertising. But remember, you need to take into consideration, the lifestyle of the market that you wish to cater too. For example, if your target market is teenagers, placing an ad in a newspaper would a useless move since generally teenagers rarely read the papers.

Pricing Hair Care Products

Make sure that you set an appropriate price for your product. If it is too expensive, chances are, you will lose a number of consumers. If on the other hand the price is too low, then you will limit the profit potential of your business.

Bottom Line Advice

And lastly, no matter how catchy your sales angle is or how extensive your promotional campaign has been; if you can’t get your products out on the racks, then your business is doomed to head south. Find stores and salons that you can team up with and that would let you sell your products on consignment basis. If your funds permit, you can rent a kiosk in the mall. Another option is the internet.


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Monday, March 7, 2011


L'Oréal Professionnel


This season, the fashion world reveals its influence from the surreal, a space where dreams and reality live side by side. To complement this trend, L'Oréal Professionnel has created a playful Collection for Spring/Summer 2011, SUMMER ILLUSION. The collection invites you to embrace your playful side and discover exciting on-trend looks for the season ahead, while enjoying the benefits of our no-ammonia permanent hair colour INOA. Keep an eye out in your salon for more information.
What's New

Solar Sublime
Don't let the summer months take their toll on your hair, introducing série expert's limited edition SOLAR SUBLIME range which replenishes hair from the drying effects of summer months - giving you summer hair protection for year round perfection.

Provide your hair with nourishing after-sun care with the refreshing shampoo and the luxe-creamy masque. Use the conditioning spray to help protect your hair during and after sun exposure: a spritz-tacular way to improve your hair's summer defence strategy. What's more, when you buy two or more SOLAR SUBLIME products you will receive a fabulous navy blue beach tote!*

Coming Soon


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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Indie Fashion Daily Converses With Hairstylist / Artist Michael Haase

Are hairdressing and fashion dangerous? We’ll soon see.
He’s been called the “Simon Cowell of hair” due to his outspoken manner, but anyone can see Michael M. Haase is an artist.
Read on:

IFDaily: Before I went to France, a French woman told me the philosophy of hair cutting in Europe is different than in the U.S.: that they look at the whole face and body and make the cut around that. Is that true, or is that basically the difference between any good hair stylist vs. a mediocre one? Is there any other difference between European and U.S. hair styling philosophy? What makes a great stylist, vs. a merely
good one?
MMH: The biggest difference between Europe and the U.S. in hairdressing is the professionalism and the training. European trained hairdressers create looks with a more artistic eye to detail for the individual: their bone structure, profile, lifestyle and fashion sense: the complete person. The work ethic is also completely different. The mediocre hairdresser seems to want to be noticed for what they can do and not take as much care in what or how the client feels with their look. A lot of “copy-cutting,” if you will. 
Hairdressing is not just about how the client looks, but helps create his or her persona with the right style and shape.
Between the two parts of the world we should take note of how diluted our skills can become without continued training, which the
Europeans are so good at.
There is a huge difference within the craft between hairstylists working to get by or working for the pure love of the art. I find the latter to be very rare. Passion is something you can’t really teach; you have to be born with it.

IFDaily: It seems like every time I see a youth-market TV show or movie where the lead is supposed to be “dreamy,” he has the same look: basically a version of the Ashton Kutcher cut. (Before That ’70s Show I can’t remember seeing the shag around much except in pictures from the ’60s / ’70s.)
The same is true of musicians: there seem to be two haircuts going around at any given time: the shag and the long-hair-with-beard look. Music, even “indie” music, has become insanely homogenized, the reason being labels (and people!) have become profit “bean-counters” and popularity-mongers. (The “More is better, period” philosophy.)
Do you think the same is true of Hollywood? What do you think accounts for the decline in quality and variety in entertainment choices today?
What accounts for the stylistic and mental super-homogeneity we see all around us?
MMH: The one thing that Hollywood has forgotten about in recent years is true quality in hair and fashion style. “It’s not what you wear, but who,” seems to be one of the big problems as I see it. When celebrities are guided by individuals who feel they know fashion, I always like to see who is the one at the wheel. Most of the time, the one guiding really doesn’t know fashion at all.
I suppose the word “celebrity” has been misused for many years now. Bad behavior in public, drama, etc. in the right place can get you exposed, making you a celebrity for the moment. Our society has become very comfortable with being a celebrity with a lifespan of yesterday’s tweets – and with about as much substance. The style of Hollywood has become very casual because we don’t expect anything else; it’s good enough, at least for the moment.
The “Formula” as it’s called, is created for financial gain: if it sells, it’s good enough. This creates a comfort zone that does not allow the change for Hairdressing or fashion to move forward. The looks remain the same because the folks that guide the celebrity arena seem to be influenced by the hype or fad of the moment; making fashion financial instead of creating movement forward. [Editor's Note: And in music.]
The birth of the celebrity hairstylist is not for the artistic in the hair industry, it’s for the fame of being recognized. Nowadays, you can be anyone you want on the Internet and in the media, but once you walk through that door, you better have the skills to bring it. Hairdressing is an art that has of late been watered down and misused; everyone wants to be famous. Fame is a matter of importance, not quality.
IFDaily: Fashion is a funny thing, and closely tied to physical beauty ideals. I think it was Andy Warhol who said that back in the ’50s, it wasn’t especially important that models or women look super-young to be beautiful or glamorous. That the “youth-as-beauty” trend was something that came about from the advent of early rock “youth culture” in the ’60s.
To a certain degree, fashion is about giving us choices to express ourselves.
Do you think that when beauty ideals become overly homogenized, it restricts our ability to feel, think and BE in certain ways? Doesn’t that mean fashion can have a dangerous side?
MMH: If properly influenced, fashion and hairdressing can be very dangerous. (Thank goodness!) When you have your own style, people sometimes think you’re weird because it’s different. Most people don’t get fashion. Yet, designers and hairdressers may see this as a fantastic new look and trend that can influence the next seasonal collection. Fashion isn’t about being the same as everyone else, it’s about creating your own style … your own trend.
Youth is of course beauty and it is what we are used to recognizing. However, there is also immense beauty in a mid-aged woman with her own style – the confidence to wear fashion well and have a hairstyle that compliments that style and her personality.
Looking at hairdressing greats like Vidal Sassoon, Robert Lobetta, and Alexander of Paris, you can see how they influenced fashion in hair by creating looks for some of the most famous Hollywood movie stars — the real celebrities of our time.
Without that danger, the creation for hair history would never have been noticed.
Fashion icons such as Betsy Johnson, Galliano, Gaultier, and Alexander McQueen, all have taken their visions to create newness in a very stale environment of “ready to wear.” If not for these and other talented and dangerously thinking individuals, fashion and hairdressing would be wearing sweats with “uggs” over-dried, lifeless long hair in a banana clip, believing this is fashionable.
To have your own style takes guts, you will separate yourself from the crowd.
IFDaily: You have a number of celebrity clients but you’ve said you don’t want to use them to further your career. Is there a deeper personal philosophy behind that, or is it simply out of respect for them? 
MMH: It’s a little bit of both. What Hollywood considers celebrities today is unfortunate because it can’t distinguish the difference between the well-trained professionals and the minute-by-minute wannabes looking for a few minutes in the spotlight. Celebrities that have the experience, the manners, the work ethic, and the social skills that made Hollywood what it was, required a grace that well-trained fashion designers and hairdressers understand. This deserves respect and an appreciation for their art form as they respect ours. It’s a mutual collaboration in beauty. What society today considers a celebrity is quite laughable. The lack of manners and less than spectacular styling, seem to be the flavor of the moment that peole want to be like. It’s really disappointing
Give me Grace Kelly, Charlize Theron, Natalie Wood, and Marilyn Monroe anytime … and you will see real professionals and true elegance in the hairdressing and fashion world. True celebrities.
IFDaily: Returning to our earlier theme, fashion has always tread a line between new-yet-recognizable looks (what it means to be “in style”) and individual expression. What and where is that line? (If it hasn’t been addressed already.)
MMHThe line is created between street style and the couture houses of Europe. The synergy between them is where hairdressers and fashion designers get their influences. The blending of both creates the danger of modern design. And it also creates the history in the making of new trends. There is a great difference between European and American style. The European grace and elegance of street style is much more individualistic than the brand recognition of casual wear in America. It would be nice to see a change to wearing a logo-less garment that represents the individual rather than the corporation.
IFDaily: You support Unite Eurotherapy. What is Unite Eurotherapy? What makes it different?
MMH: I started working with Unite Eurotherapy about 5 years ago. Unite is a premium boutique product brand driven by the fashion industry and supports hairdressers with education.
What made it so unusually exciting for me, was not only did the products work well, but they exceeded what was on the market today.
Whether backstage, on set, or behind the chair, it is a product that allows me to create what I do best with complete confidence. I have always worked with the best and Unite supports me as a hairdresser to move my art forward.
IFDaily: Anything else you’d like to add?
MMH: Fashion style and influence in hairdressing has always been by decades. The previous decade seemed to be very shy of a real “wow” moment in hairstyling.
It would be nice to see the industry remove itself from drama and expose the artisty for what it is … as its own art form.
Sharing the creativity in the fashion world and promoting individualistic style. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing someone walk down the street with the complimentary accessory of a good hair style and wearing self chosen clothing to really make heads turn.
If Hollyood and society in general could count on their own fashion sense to create trends, the diveristy in new trends would be much greater … allowing for more choices.
Why is it that the Oscars have a category for make up and wardrobe, and no category for hairdressing?
Why is it that magazines don’t recognize the hairdresser for the art that it is?
Is it because our skills have been diluted because of the requests of the entertainment industry to not be too forward? Is it because society has chosen that it’s good enough? Or is it because the collaboration between the different disciplines has become a bit insecure?
We must challenge ourselves and the respected industries that we work with so that we can follow along in the lines of the great icons in the beauty and fashion industry.
If we would take our art to the next level, we could be recognized as the masters we are, instead of a celebrity hunting wannabe searching for the same recognition that the C class celebrities have found.
It is so important that we train ourselves with the skills necessary to create a new history for this decade and for that we need the danger of being fashion forward.
That’s hairdressing.
 How can we not be passionate about an industry that has allowed us to change with the seasons and to have the support of the fashion industry?
It’s proof that it can be done and it has been for decades. It’s a beautiful thing, maybe that’s why they call it the beauty industry. 
Hairdressers need to exceed the boring norm and push the limits as fashion designers do to create newness and a history of beautiful hair.
It’s time to set aside the need for stardom and do what we do best on the stars around us.

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Justin Bieber's Hair Sells for $40,688

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber just made tens of thousands of more dollars -- from his hair. The 'Baby' singer's locks sold on eBay yesterday with a final bid of $40,688.

Bieber, who cut his hair last week -- to the dismay of some 85,000 fans who dropped the singer on Facebook after the cut -- wanted to use his locks to help raise money for charity and shared them with Ellen DeGeneres just one day after cut. DeGeneres put the locks up on eBay, and within the first hour, Bieber's hairs were already up to $10,000 in bids. The auction ended yesterday and helped raise $40,688 for the the Gentle Barn, an animal rescue organization in Santa Clarita, Calif., which was chosen by DeGeneres.

As part of the winning bidder's prize, they will get to meet Bieber during his next appearance on the Ellen Show.

The singer's charitable ways did not stop at the hair. As part of his 17th birthday wish yesterday, he urged fans to donate at least $17 to the Charity: Water foundation, which provides clean water to those in need. Bieber has already helped raised more than $44,000 (and growing), which surpassed the $17,000 campaign goal.

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