Hair Colorist Is Inspired By Famous Paintings And The Results Are Gorgeous!


(PCM) Kansas-based hair stylist Ursula Goff is pulling inspiration from several world-famous paintings to create some absolutely magnificent works of art when it comes to hair coloring. Obviously, bright and non-traditional coloring techniques are all the rage these days, however turning hair into a canvas for fine art is definitely a bit out of the ordinary and Goff’s results are stunning.

Goff has been sharing her coloring works via Instagram and the feedback has been incredible. She has tackled hair coloring recreations of everything from “The Scream” by Edvad Munch to Monet’s “Waterlilies”.  In her captions that accompany the photos she shares a little bit of backstory about the artist and why she chose to use them as an inspiration. Cool stuff!

I often get asked where I went to hair school, and what sort of cosmetology education background I have. The answer is probably disappointing for most people – I went to a community college Cosmo program and have almost no other training outside of that. However, I have done art since I was 5, first developing hand skills as a sketcher, and then expanding those skills into color by working with acrylics, tempera, and especially water colors. I tend to color hair much the same way I color a canvas, using the same sorts of color application techniques and identical color theory. So in honor of my art background being so useful, I thought I’d do a Fine Art series, similar in concept to the Starry Night/hair presentation I recently did. Today, I’m sharing the work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. His work tends to fall under the Symbolism category, and this is his most well known painting, “The Scream”, which has a bit of an unusual color palette, which I think contributes to the emotional discord of the image. I tend to very strongly agree with Munch’s art philosophy: “I do not believe in the art which is not the compulsive result of Man’s urge to open his heart.” Many things I make simply because they are pretty, but my favorite pieces force themselves out of me in surges of emotional energy. Without art, I think I’d be far more dysfunctional, as I would struggle to express myself in other ways. @asset35 #painting #symbolism #edvardmunch #thescream #rainbowhair #mermaidhair #unicornhair #orangehair #bluehair #joico #specialeffects #pravana #behindthechair

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Fine Art Series: This is one of many water lilies paintings that Claude Monet painted. Monet is the most famous of the Impressionist artists, who sought to focus on light and movement, often at the expense of form. Initially not well received, the term “Impressionism” was borrowed from a derogatory review by an art critic. However, it ultimately created the inertia that moved art into the modern period, freeing up a multitude of future artists to use freer and looser styles. Monet himself, however, struggled to internalize the influence of his work, battling depression and feelings of failure his entire life, destroying as many as 500 hundred of his own paintings, and even attempting suicide at one point. This goes to illustrate that no matter our feelings about ourselves, we can still have an enormous ongoing influence in the world; perhaps in that sense, there is no such thing as failure. #art #painting #Impressionism #Monet #impressionists #bluehair #greenhair #minthair #behindthechair #modernsalon

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Mattel Reveals A Big Change For Barbie


(PCM) Mattel has long been criticized for the unrealistic body shape of their famous Barbie dolls and it now appears that the company has some major changes underway to meet customers demands.  Mattel has secretly been working on what they called “Project Dawn” for quite some time and have now revealed that the project is complete and very soon Barbie dolls will be offered in a variety of body types including curvy, tall and petite.

Mattel also announced that in addition to the new body types, Barbie will also be available in seven different skin tones, twenty two eye colors and twenty four various hairstyles. They are definitely make huge steps in making their dolls more diverse. Mattel says that they will still continue to manufacture the original Barbie as well, but hope that these new dolls will help battle some of the accusations the company has received in regards to their unrealistic standards of beauty for women.

As more children begin to turn to electronic toys such as tablets, Mattel has seen the sale of Barbie dolls decline, however they hope that these new dolls will spark a renewed interest in the company. The dolls with new body types are currently available for pre-order on Mattel’s website and will ship in February. The company expects to have them on store shelves by March.

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ManBraid Craze Is Taking Over!


(PCM) It appears that men are finally learning that they can do more with their hair than simple buzz cuts or long straggly locks. Gone are the days of men just simply pulling their hair back in a simple pony-tail, what started with the uber hipster ManBun has now morphed into the new men’s hair phenomenon called the ManBraid.

While still a bit on the hipster side, the men have begun to french-braid their hair creating one of the most popular styles on Instagram with the #ManBraid style. Men are loving it because it provides them with both convenience and volume, while being just edgy enough, but not over the top!

Men are even beginning to get incredibly creative with the type of braids they are putting in their hair. Some are opting to go with a more classic long braid, while others are more experimental testing out styles such as the waterfall, french or other more technical styles. Many are posting their results and style favorites on social media and it has been amazing to watch the popularity of the style rise.

We think the ManBraid is a lot more versatile than say the “glitter beard”… what do you say ladies? #ManBraids yes or no?  We are just glad the ManBun is out of here for the time being, however something tells us it will be back!

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Need A Mid-Day Pick Me Up? The ‘Hot Dudes With Kittens’ Instagram May Be Your Fix!

(PCM) We are all about discovering new ways to pass the time when surfing the web and seriously, who doesn’t love cat pictures? Pair up ridiculous adorable kittens with smoking hot men and you definitely have a winning combination. The Instagram account ‘Hot Dudes With Kittens‘ is pretty self-explanatory and of course the perfect pick me up for dealing with a serious case of the Monday’s.

The account features numerous photos that are sure to strike anyone’s particular fancy and I think we are officially obsessed! And don’t worry dog lovers, there is a site out there for you as well! It doesn’t get any better than watching some super hot men dance around with an adorable pug named Helmut Newton! They even have a Helmut and The Hotties 2016 calendar for sale with proceeds benefiting charity.

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The Best And Worst Beauty And Fashion Trends Of 2015

(PCM) With the use of social media and sites such as Pinterest at an all time high, fashion and beauty savvy individuals have more ways than ever share their favorite (and not so favorite) style ideas with the world.

This year we saw many trends emerge and we are giving you a year end look at some of the best and worst beauty and fashion trends of 2015.

The Worst

1.  Over drawn and exaggerated lips.


Thanks to Kylie Jenner’s Instagram and subsequent lip kit, ladies were desperate to create the same puckered up pout. Many tried and majority failed miserably.

2. Glitter and/or decorated beards


Another beauty trend, this one aimed at men, where men were taking the time to decorate and adorn their beards with copious amounts of glitter and random baubles. It just looks ridiculous!

3. Bubble Nails


Having fake acrylic nails is one thing, but styling them to look like some kind of bumpy acrylic bubble blob on your finger tips is just silly. We can’t even see how this nail design could even be functional! They look just awful!

4. Dyed underarm and pubic hair


We are normally all about self-expression, especially when it come to hair color, however this hair dying trend has hopefully come to an end. It began as a movement to challenge many of the common beauty standards placed upon women, however dying arm pit and public hair takes the movement to the extreme.

5. Clip In Man Buns


Need we say any more! Just no! The fact that a Groupon even exists for this is terrifying!

The Best 

1. Galaxy and other brightly hued hair colors


2015 was the year of experimental hair color and our favorite by far is the space inspired galaxy hair coloring technique. It is just gorgeous!

2. Contouring


It was all about contouring this year, as more and more people began experimenting with this make-up trick with flawless results. The technique is all about blending darker and lighter colors to highlight the shape of an individuals facial structure.

3. Fringe accessories


Fringe made a huge comeback in 2015! It adorned everything from vests and handbags to sweaters and sandals. The fringier the better we say!

4. Ponchos


Ponchos were a big fashion trend several years ago and once again have made an appearance in 2015. They very versatile and can pretty much go with anything you happen to have in your closet. The perfect way to stay both warm and stylish.

5. A-line Midi skirts


A-line midi skirts are perfectly designed to look fabulous on every body type and can be both dressed up and down depending upon the occasion. Definitely a staple fashion item you should keep in your closets.


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High School Girl Who Was Voted “Ugliest” Battles Bullies With The Perfect Response


(PCM) Holy Trinity high school senior Lynelle Cantwell recently discovered that she and several other female students were victims of an “ugliest” girl in school poll online. Despite being hurt and angered by the poll, Cantwell responded in the most appropriate way possible putting the bullies who started the poll in their rightful place. Her incredibly sincere and mature response has now gone viral and she is completely overwhelmed by the amount of support and compassion she has since received.

In the horrible online poll, Cantwell was voted “fourth ugliest” in her school and after some careful time and consideration she crafted the perfect response, which she then posted on Facebook and it reads:

“To the person that made the ‘ugliest girls in grade 12 at hth’ straw poll: I’m sorry that your life is so miserable that you have to try to bring others down.
‘To the 12 people that voted for me to bring me to 4th place. I’m sorry for you too. I’m sorry that you don’t get to know me as a person. I know that i’m not the prettiest thing to look at. I know i have a double chin and i fit in XL clothes. I know i don’t have the perfect smile or the perfect face. But i’m sorry for you. Not myself.

‘I’m sorry that you get amusement out of making people feel like s**t. I’m sorry that you’ll never get the chance to know the kind of person i am. I may not look okay on the outside.
‘But i’m funny, nice, kind, down to earth, not judgemental [sic], accepting, helpful, and i’m super easy to talk to. Thats the same for every other girl on that list that you all put down. Just because we don’t look perfect on the outside does not mean we are ugly. If that’s your idea of ugly then i feel sorry for you. Like seriously? Get a life.'”

To the person that made the “ugliest girls in grade 12 at hth” ask.FM straw poll. I’m sorry that your life is so…

Posted by Lynelle Cantwell on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Since her response, Cantwell’s Facebook posting has been shared over 5,000 times and she has received numerous comments in support and encouragement. It some times pays to take the high road, as Cantwell has managed to squash the negativity that goes along with bullying with an outpouring of positivity and love.

Cantwell is a gorgeous young lady and we are so pleased to share her story and that she took the higher road in regards to the other student’s disgusting behavior.



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