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NAHA 2018 – Nick Announced as Hairstylist of the Year Finalist

Congratulations to all of the NAHA finalists, including Nick’s ULTA Pro Team and Matrix colleagues! Head over to the PBA Facebook page to watch the NAHA announcement video and see all of the nominated entries. See you July 29th in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas for the North American Hairstyling Awards! [READ MORE]

Nick Stenson In New Role At Ulta Beauty

Nick Stenson has been promoted to Vice President, Salon Services and Trend. Nick joined Ulta Beauty in 2016 as chief artistic director, bringing an extensive background and strong credentials in the beauty industry. Nick has brought his expertise and talent to both the artistry and salon business side of Ulta Beauty, strengthening the services culture through his collaborative leadership and dedication to developing his team. [READ MORE]

Hair Trends are Hot at the 2016 Met Gala

Hair is always on center stage! Though there are always lots of amazing gowns and sparkle, the hot hair trends at the Met Gala always make it worth watching. The Met Gala is a posh, annual black-tie extravaganza held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

The Met Gala is one of my favorite events of the year because it prompts people to step outside the comfort zone and push their own fashion limits. The costumes and hair we get to see are strictly sensational. I’m using “the royal we” in this instance; only 600 tickets — at $30,000 each are available, and most go to those with very deep pockets for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for Vogue and for the fashion world in general. Nonetheless, it’s the best reality television available!

The hair this year showed a variety of sleek and tight styles. Olivia Wilde probably best epitomized that on trend style.

Both a baby bump and a “bump” of color looked fabulous on the beautiful Kerry Washington. I loved that she added a deep red violet to accent her stunning black gown.

Katy Perry was pure drama as she transformed her look from good girl to wild show stopper in her Prada gown accented with a classic Beehive hairstyle that gave her look a modern spin.

Beyonce never disappoints and this year was no exception. Her flesh tone gown accentuated her amazing body. Her beautifully finished, sleek hairstyle was a perfect match for her stunning look.

Overall, it was a stunning event and some of the most beautiful “people watching” ever. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Did you have a favorite hair look?

Oscars 2016: My Favorite Red Carpet Looks

Those Oscars! Did you watch? The Oscars are never short on style and this year’s Academy Awards hair and fashion gave us much to admire. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites…
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Cuba Welcomes Beauty: Nick Stenson, Tony Odisho & Intercoiffure

Oh, Cuba…#ISeeYourBeauty!

When my friend Tony Odisho, master stylist and a member of the prestigious Intercoiffure America-Canada, invited me to collaborate on the first ever opportunity to bring Cuba to the American beauty industry, I knew it was the chance of a lifetime!

Shooting in Old Havana

Shooting in Old Havana

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Bronde, Bobs & Lobs Win the 2016 Grammy Hair Awards

Bronde is big! While no actual awards were given for great hair at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, music’s biggest night with nonetheless celebrated with a pageantry of song, style and as always, fabulous hair. Did you spot the trends — especially lobs, bobs and the wildly popular Bronde? [Read more…]

Hair Elevates Art at Matrix Destination 2016

Matrix Destination 2016 elevated the art of hair!

I can safely say that Matrix Destination 2016 was a truly inspirational event for me and, from the enthusiastic responses, the education raised the bar for all involved! Over 3,000 hairdressers attended last week  in Orlando, Florida, saying they came away with MUCH more than they’d even hoped for. [Read more…]