Beauty Launchpad Magazine

FEB 2018

Beauty Launchpad is everything beauty for salons & stylists! Stay on top of the latest hair style trends and products for hair, skin, makeup and nails. Get hair color ideas, business advice, education tips and beauty industry news.

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12 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | FEBRUARY 2018 Editor's Notebook I remember when I offi cially fell in love with the professional beauty community; it was while attending my fi rst Paul Mitchell The Gathering. In a huge ballroom, surrounded by the infectious energy of hundreds of salon owners and stylists eager to learn the latest business acumen and exchange ideas on the newest trends, I was overcome by a deep-seated adoration. I fell in love with your commitment to learning, and your unrelenting desire to constantly push the boundaries of your craft. I fell in love with your compassion toward your clients as you truly listen to what they have to say, making them feel beautiful from the inside out. I fell in love with your camaraderie—your openness to connecting and growing with one another, and willingness to let others into your uniquely talented artistic circle. And each day I work to make Launchpad the best professional beauty publication it can be to serve you, I am reminded of my immense privilege to be a part of your community. Our "Love Issue" is meant as a reminder of the ties that bond each of us to this industry that we hold dear. Flip to page 78 and you'll learn how the greats, from the indomitable Sam Villa to celebrity stylist Jen Atkin, fi rst fell for the art of hairdressing. Turn to page 84 and you'll see the products that made a deep impact in the lives of fellow artists. What fi rst fueled your passion to pursue a hairstyling career? Share with us @BeautyLaunchpad, or send me an email. It's always a privilege to hear your stories, and I love nothing more than to share them with others. My affection for professional beauty ran deep after attending my fi rst major educational event—and the devotion only continues to grow. Can't Help Falling in Love ALYSON OSTERMAN-KERR, Executive Editor @alysonosterman pg. 78 pg. 84 JASON BENNETT

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