As much as I talk about color being an art form—and it IS an art form—it’s also a business. And a rather lucrative one if you’re as smart about financial strategy as you are about education. Sometimes, being successful comes down to nuts-and-bolts issues, like time, product, and schedule; but […]

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Inspiration. It’s all around us. And for me, New York City provides the kind of visual stimulation that directly ignites my creative spark. But you don’t need to be in the Big Apple to look at the world around you and bring that aesthetic reportage back into the salon every […]

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I took to the stage at America’s Beauty Show last month, where I presented the audience with some of my favorite tricks for achieving off-the-charts-perfect color. I’m happy to say that the show was superbly received; so I thought I’d bring those “secrets” to all of you today as well. […]

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I am fortunate to work in an industry that pushes the boundaries of creativity. I am fortunate to be successful in a profession that I love. And I am extremely fortunate to be surrounded by talented, celebrated people who inspire me every day. None of us got where we are […]

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I’m so happy, I’m bursting. That’s because my team and I made an exciting leap recently: We moved to new digs on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, which we’ve coined, STUDIO B. Our gorgeous salon oasis is such a gem, and has enabled me to call the shots on the experience […]

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Ever have one of those days where you just want to pinch yourself and say, “Is this really my life?” That’s where my mind is at today-coming back down to earth after an indescribably wonderful weekend at the American Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago.

I needn’t moan about the weather we’ve had here on the East Coast all winter. Everyone else has done that for me. But I will sing the praises of the store windows already blooming with spring fashion; quite frankly, I’m breathing a sigh of meteorological relief. At this rate, I’d […]

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Hot Lips

It’s March and I feel as though I’m living in a Manhattan snow globe. Pretty hard to leaf through the spring fashion pages of Vogue or Bazaar while trudging around in boots and woolens. This could explain why, all of a sudden, we’re seeing bright lips popping up all over […]

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I am blessed to have some very extraordinary, very special people in my life. One of whom is the genius colorist, Mark Mileti; a man who has literally been at my side—personally and professionally—for some 21 years now. Mark sees and feels color like an artist in a very deep […]

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