Monday, May 23, 2011

American Board of Certified HairColorist's / Summit


American Board of Certified HairColorists
Presents the 11th annual

2011 ENERGIZING SUMMIT in Los Angeles

Scheduled for June 12 and 13, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel LAX, this is the nation's premier haircolor educational conference for Haircolorists. The 600+ haircolorists who are expected to attend the Summit will select from 147 separate classes conducted by 43 of America’s premier Board Certified Haircolorist and educators. Now in its 11th year, the Energizing Summit will provide attendees with the advantage of honing their skills and learning new techniques in small classes, allowing for easy interaction with the educators. Also, new and emerging hair colorists can attend classes dedicated to helping them prepare for the various segments of the American Board of Certified Haircolorists examination.


The American Board of Certified HairColorists

The certification of hair colorists has long been a vision of Andre Nizetich, master hair colorist and president of the American Board of Certified Haircolorist. The goal of the ABCH from it outset has been to establish a standard by which to judge competence and to acknowledge the level of excellence achieved in haircolor, thus creating creditability in the eyes of the consumer. New technology and techniques require we continue to upgrade our skills. Becoming a Board Certified Haircolorist sets qualified individuals apart from the masses and establishes a higher level of professionalism and credibility for the consumer.  As a Board Certified Haircolorists, you can be recognized as being among the most knowledgeable haircolorists in America. And as in all professions, the consumer will seek out those certified for their expert knowledge and service excellence. 


Summit Pricing and Discounts

The 20% discount starts on the opening day of registration, February 1st, and continues to the end of February. The price of the Energizing Summit is $300. If you are an ABCH member, you may attend the Summit for $250. This pricing makes the Energizing Summit very affordable. Even the Marriott Hotel at the LAX Airport is joining in on our 11th anniversary celebration by reducing the room rates to $112 per night. 

The American Board of Certified Haircolorists in available to answer your questions regarding the advancement of your skills as a haircolorist. For list of the classes and educators visit the web site at ( American Board of Certified Haircolorists PO Box 9090 San Pedro, CA 90734 / Phone: (310) 547-0814 / Email:  I plan on attending the summit and hope you can as well.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cosmetic Innovations / Nano Technology

Cosmetic Innovation was all the rage in the 20th century and continues to be a driving force in the 21st. Today's technology is turning beauty salons in to spa's and our everyday salon products (shampoo's, conditioners, styling aids) into "Spa-Like-Treatments " and Nano-Technology is leading the way.

In Principle Nano-technology Can:
  • Maximize color retention 
  • Dramatically improves hair condition
  • Provides thermal and color protection
  • Dramatically rebuilds and repairs damaged hair
  • Repair, restore moisturize and strengthen
  • Speeds up drying time up to 75% faster
 Watch for ..."Nano On The Label".

Nanotechnology - Nanotechnology has been used in cosmetics since the early 1990s but it was only during the last decade that marketers caught on and started using it to improve personal care products. The technology is promising but questions about safety have led to a backlash that could short circuit widespread use.

Today Nanotechnology is currently used mostly in sunscreen however I think shampoo, hair color and conditioning treatments will all benefit from this budding technology in the near future. Nano
Beauty a trend to watch !

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Reese Witherspoon / Star Hair Style


Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national pass time. One such star whose hair style is emulated by young women around the globe is Hollywood sweet heart Reese Witherspoon. This Southern Bell knows how to walk the style line” in a stylish grown up way. Her million dollar smile, adorable dimples and “legally blonde” hair color is irresistible to men attracted to the feminine Southern Bell type and quiet the catch for those dudes that go for all things blond.

TO GET THE LOOK:  Are you up for a colorful ultra feminine color and style?  If that’s the case, take a hair styling lesson from Reese Witherspoon. Her blonde sometimes straight and wavy locks with side-swept bangs frame her heart shaped face perfectly. This Southern Bell hairdo’ is a “show stopper”. So be prepared to stop men dead in their tracks when you strut by with your “legally blonde” hair style. To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping. 


LET'S SHAPE IT:  To get the look, start with a shoulder length or longer silhouette with full or side swept brow bangs and face framing layer’s starting just below the chin. This versatile style gives you both a dressy or casual look and complements most face shapes, especially those with angular features like Reese’s. With a few adjustments (trims & tweaks) as it grows you can find the ideal length for your face shape, features and style.


LET'S STYLE IT:  For style support, start with a puff of your favorite styling mousse or spray gel or nothing at all.  Comb either through damp hair, tip your head forward and give it a quick tousle with your blow dry for shape and volume. After, if your locks look a bit dry or frizzy, a dab of styling cream will tame it. For a dressy look, a quick turn around a large barrel styling iron or a handful of jumbo rollers and a light brushing or finger comb and your good to go. To turn up the glam, add earrings, glossy lip stick, eye liner and shadow, a square tip French manicure and you’ve got Reese Witherspoon’s star style. 


NOW, LETS COLOR IT: Actress’s change their hair color often for the many roles they play and Reese’s is no exception. Her colorful locks are given a warm pale golden blonde hue with a high lift tint to define the shape. For a bit more pizzazz, Flaxen blonde highlights and contrasting Nutmeg low lights are sprinkled around the face with a foil weaving technique. After a clear glaze seals-in the color and turns up the shine. To keep the blonde hue fresh and vibrant a "color enhancing blonde shampoo" is used weekly. This colorful work of art will cost a few extra Paso’s but it’s a small price to pay for all the attention you’ll get. And after all, aren’t you worth it? 

Reese Witherspoon’s colorful style is a work of art and a thing of beauty to behold. This versatile ultra-feminine do’ is perfect for your “time challenged” life style. All it takes is a quick tousle with your blow dry, a few turns around your styling iron for a causal look or a handful of jumbo rollers and you’re ready for any occasion. The warm golden blonde hue and face framing highlights let’s everyone know this stunning blonde is not one of those “home color job”.  So be prepared for your girl friends to scream OMG your so glam and that special someone’s heart to skip a beat when you show up with this “legally blonde Southern Bell style. For Reese Witherspoon's star style visit a salon stylist and make your hair shine like the stars.