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Chin Up!

Chin Up!
An old saying usually meant to encourage a positive attitude and to keep looking forward to the future, this cutting class collaboration by creative director and master stylist, Lauren Sill and Bel Air’s director, Shawn Cunningham, did just that and more! The world of hairdressing is always changing. What is trendy now? How can we ... Read More

LAFW Backstage Experience

LAFW Backstage Experience
Luxelab is all about opportunity and education and this year at LAFW, they combined the two by offering a LAFW Backstage Experience to outside stylists through their Luxelab Academy class series.  Stylists from other salons in different parts of California got to join the Luxelab Official LAFW Hair Team in all the behind the scenes ... Read More

A Night at the Kit Kat Club

A Night at the Kit Kat Club
“Be your own superstar, blaze your own path, say yes to opportunity, follow your instincts, be eager and passionate, keep learning, free your imagination……….. so you can be all that you want to be” Sutton Forster These are words that our newest graduate, Loni, certainly embraced on her journey through the Luxelab Academy Apprenticeship program. ... Read More

Braid Lab I + II

Braid Lab I + II
Luxelab Academy launched their latest series of advanced education to Southern California hairstylists with Braid Lab I + II taught by Luxelab Creative Director and Shu Uemura National Artist, Lauren Sill. Stylists were challenged to get their fingers flying and master more than 10 different braids throughout the day, from the less complicated but visually impactful ... Read More

Luxe Traveler: A Journey Through Time

Luxe Traveler: A Journey Through Time
Even though the intriguing concept of time travel has only been seen in movies and TV shows, privileged Luxelabbers were taken on a special trip through a time machine with Michelle Hansen’s graduation presentation. Completing Luxelab Academy’s years long Jr. Stylist program, Michelle showcased looks from both the past and the future. In a fun ... Read More

Luxelab + TecniArt = Education Extravaganza!

Luxelab + TecniArt = Education Extravaganza!
Last week Luxelab founders David Abrams and Jason Lara and the Luxelab Academy hosted the latest in their creative educational series. This over the top event was designed to showcase L’Oreal Professionnel’s innovative new styling line: TecniArt. Each of the 5 Luxe locations presented 3 spectacular models highlighting the awesome styling power of the new ... Read More

Architexture

Architexture
Inspiration is everywhere! Luxelab Creative Directors Lauren Sill and Amanda Gonsoulin sought to prove this point with their latest photo collection “Architexture”. This unusual architecture inspired photo shoot stretched the creative limits for the artistic team at Luxelab Santa Monica, where each stylist was challenged to research an eye catching, man made structure, then reinterpret it within ... Read More

Luxe Angeles

Luxe Angeles
The Luxelab creative team flew 10 of its members to Seattle on Sunday to present its most current vision of style titled “Luxe Angeles” to the Gene Juarez group of nearly 500 hairdressers. A reimagining of stereotypical Los Angeles, Luxe Angeles focused on everything from Hollywood Glamour to Plastic Surgery, to the City of Angels.   In the 12 ... Read More

AFTERMATH: Melody Russ Blows Us Away

AFTERMATH: Melody Russ Blows Us Away
Sunday night,  Luxelab family and friends huddled closely together in a jam-packed “bomb-shelter” awaiting the highly anticipated “AFTERMATH”.  This spectacular show was produced by our newest graduate from Luxelab Academy’s “Stylist in Training” program, Melody Russ, as the culmination of all the education hard work from the past 2 years. And let the record reflect ... Read More

L’Oréal Inspiration Officiel

L’Oréal Inspiration Officiel
2014 has seen many of our Luxelab stylists traveling the globe in search of education and inspiration and as always, they returned with lots to share. In a spectacular evening conceptulized and produced by Phillip Manzanaras for Luxelab, inc , 75 stylists from the 5 Luxelab locations were treated to these exciting experiences. We were ... Read More

Ready, Set, Roll

Ready, Set, Roll
Luxelab was proud to host L’Oreal Professionnel National Artist and Master Session Stylist, Pepper Pastor who presented a modern and unique take on the art of setting hair and the foundations of building editorial and runway looks. Her hairdressing mastery and fresh take on the art of styling was an inspiration. Each of our own ... Read More

Luxelab World Tour: Vienna

Luxelab World Tour: Vienna
Luxelab travels again to far off places for art, inspiration, fashion and education. Owners David Abrams and Jason Lara, luxe Bel Air owners Shawn Cunningham and Jenny Devine as well as Santa Monica salon Manager Colette Simon, Brand Managers Phillip Manzanares and Liz Abrams all joined 25 other salon owners and managers in Vienna for ... Read More

Reef Kills artLAB

Reef Kills artLAB
This weekend artLAB Salon hosted inspiring pop artist Reef Kills Pop’s solo art show. The space was transformed into a one of a kind gallery where Reef displayed his set of 7 foot paintings done specifically for this event. As an eclectic group of DJ’s spun sounds from all over the world, the full house mingled, ... Read More

One, Hot Tool Line

One, Hot Tool Line
Always on the cutting edge, luxelab does it again by bringing in our industry premier line of styling tools. Finally our clients can have the same professional styling tools, brushes and clips used both on the runway and in the chair to recreate the amazing looks they walk out of the salon with. Full of ... Read More

Disco Daydream

Disco Daydream
Luxelab stepped back in time to the crazy days of Studio 54 thanks to Stasi Hartwick’s inspiration for her final hair collection presentation. After a year or more of hard work and focus, Stasi has graduated from the challenging LuxeLab Academy “Stylist in Training” program and to celebrate, she gave us glitz and glamor, mirror ... Read More

L’Oréal Professionnel Hair and Art Event

L’Oréal Professionnel Hair and Art Event
An education event turned creative art gallery experience……inspired by the Modern Bouffant and 1960’s Parisian glamour, Luxelab turned your run of the mill product knowledge class into a creative project that pushed all boundaries. Each of our five salons presented two looks showcasing the L’Oreal Professionnel Series Expert Line. Groups of stylists were led by ... Read More

Sweeping Summer Upstyles

Sweeping Summer Upstyles
Need a quick pick me up? Start with your hair. Let you and your hair get swept up just in time for June weddings, Senior proms and the heat of Summer by our expert team of Stylists. They will inspire you to pull your long, hot hair off your shoulders, away from your face, and ... Read More

Sew Fabulous

Sew Fabulous
Luxelabbers always trying to stay ahead of the curve, ditched their bobbi pins for needle and thread to create Haute Couture Hair. Just like a handmade garment, these looks are customized for you and stitched in place so you can live it up without your hair coming down. Check out these amazing looks we learned ... Read More

Honoring Partner Pecha Koy

Honoring Partner Pecha Koy
The luxelab and artLAB family and celebrity musicians joined partner Pecha Koy in support of his on going fight against cancer. All star musicians from the former Yugoslavia took the stage where Pecha then surprised the crowd of hundreds by strapping on his own bass and rocking with guitarist Billy Duffy from The Cult. The ... Read More

Luxelab Hosts Balayage Legend Nancy Braun

Luxelab Hosts Balayage Legend Nancy Braun
Last night, the Luxelab Group gathered at our flagship location on Montana Ave, and was treated to a rare evening with one of our hair heroes, the legendary Nancy Braun. As L’Oreal’s premier color expert, Nancy showed advanced highlighting and balayage hand painting color techniques to a crowd of eager luxe and artlabbers, who showered her with ... Read More

Get the look: Runway Braided Buns at NYFW 2014

Get the look: Runway Braided Buns at NYFW 2014
For designer Bibhu Mohapatra Tibet-inspired fall collection, L’Oreal Professionnel hair stylist Amit Abraham crafted this gorgeous, sleek and sculptured look. “The upswept style we created is a modern interpretation of a traditional Tibetan braiding — where hair is an expression of beauty, wealth and prosperity,” he explained. Abraham breaks down how to get the look ... Read More
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