Beauty Launchpad Magazine

JUN 2016

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond Only six months after Polished Girlz Founder Alanna Wall wore the $17 million Azature black diamond crown at the Polished Girlz Ball, the brand is re-releasing its signature deep blue shade in her honor. The color is loaded with glitter and even one real black diamond! A portion of the proceeds from the polish, which retails for $16, will go to the Polished Girlz organization. Gushes designer and brand namesake Azature, "Alanna has been such an inspiration to me for some time now and I just can't wait to launch this color with her. Seeing the amazing work the organization did last year at the fi rst ball was unforgettable. It made a huge impact on me and I was moved to help." Find the color at shop.azature.com. 112 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | JUNE 2016 News Hundreds of salon owners met at the Boca Raton Resort & Club along the coast of Florida for two days of inspiration and elucidation during Intercoiffure America/Canada's Spring Atelier. Sponsored by industry heavyweights Wella Professionals, L'Oréal Professionnel, RevitaLash, Artégo, Goldwell and Kérastase, the event attracted high-level speakers and infl uencers. Motivational talks came from the likes of Paul Mitchell's Winn Claybaugh, who encouraged attendees to become better leaders, stating, "When people have fun, productivity goes up!" Also, deaf comedian Kathy Buckley told her incredible story of hardship and triumph. "Be thankful for what you have!" she implored the audience. Millennials were a hot topic of convo, touched on by Claybaugh, Perry Monge and the Nouveau Team—which comprises millennials who partook in a cut and color contest and presentation—and author Aaron McDaniel, a millennial himself, who demystifi ed Gen Y and offered advice on how to manage and encourage this group of young people. Social media was another much-talked- about subject: Kelly Ehlers of Ideas That Evoke offered advice on how to relate to online audiences, while Jordan Alexander and Bianca Miller from Olaplex spoke on how to maximize salon revenue through building a social media following. Additionally, a panel of esteemed editors, including Launchpad's Amy Dodds, informed members how to reach out to publications and submit story ideas and photo shoots. (Hint: Email adodds@creativeage.com!) And of course, there was inspiration and education galore: Icon Jeanne Braa and husband Dr. Dean Foster introduced their new cancer awareness campaign, Eyes On Cancer, which helps teach stylists how to detect skin cancer; Kristi Valenzuela offered easy tips on how to increase revenue via the front desk; Ted Gibson and Jason Backe discussed building a brand; George Papanikolas dissected trending celebrity styles; and David Kinigson and his Creative Education Team brought the audience to its feet with their multimedia and live presentation of Beach Boys and Bond Girls 4 Ever. Day Two highlights included Gibson and Backe, who presented runway trends; Belinda Gambuzza and Patrick McIvor introduced attendees to Color Fusing and (h)AIR COLOR, a new spray-on coloring technique; tips and demos from ICA Fashion Director Van Council; and much more. "It is an honor to bring together so much talent and artistry," shared President Frank Gambuzza. Want more? Mark your calendar for ICA's Fall Atelier, October 8-10 in New York. —AMY DODDS 2 Harold Leighton, legendary hairdresser and lifelong friend of Vidal Sassoon, remembers his late friend with humor and fun stories. "If a client dared touch her hair during her visit with Vidal," he remembers, "he would rap her on the knuckles with a comb and say, 'Your hair is mine until you pay for it!'" Leighton received the Friend of Intercoiffure Award for his service to the industry. 3 Intercoiffure America/Canada President Frank Gambuzza welcomes attendees to the Spring Atelier and showcases images from their latest collection, which was shot in Cuba. 1 Winn Claybaugh, Dean of Paul Mitchell the Schools, gives a motivational talk to a rapt audience. "You may not be the person you want to be," he exclaims, "but thank god you're not the person you used to be!" 1 2 3 ALL ABOUT YOU With hair and beauty products becoming more personalized with each new release, we are totally ready for all.about.me, the new online prescription tool by Kevin. Murphy. All.about.me is designed to provide users with a unique product regimen customized for their individual needs. Participants answer an eight- question survey based on hair type and receive a plan for their desired results. And while we could totally use it for ourselves, the tool is also great for pointing clients in the right direction! FUN IN FLORIDA TOP: AMY DODDS (3)

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