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The Three Ps of Sustainability October 9, 2019 – Posted in: News

It’s a common misconception that sustainability is all about climate change – it’s not, as you probably know. This broad and complex topic is about meeting the needs of the present without harming the wellbeing and opportunities of future generations, distributing resources evenly and not taking more than can be regenerated safely and naturally. Attention, rightly so, is currently very much focused on the future, but a fundamental part of the incredibly multifaceted challenge we…

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Responsible Consumption Starts Before the Purchase August 16, 2019 – Posted in: News

Not everyone cares where their products were made, who makes them or where their raw materials come from, we get that. But we don’t subscribe to that and believe that part of making a high performing product that changes the way stylists create is by making responsible choices about where we create ourselves and who joins us on this journey. We started humbly with a single brand who matched our stringent requirements for having a…

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Reaching New Heights Like the Platinum Giraffe April 13, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab, News

Sarai Speer has made a name for herself as the Platinum Giraffe, with more than 49k Instagram followers, a dedicated clientele grateful to have found someone who can create the perfect blonde they’d always been seeking and coast to coast coverage on all the major news channels and glossy magazines. Ironically, though, her headline-grabbing activities are not for her color, but for the innovative cutting technique she’s called the “Whoville Christmas Tree”. She’s even been… Continue reading
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Incomplete Mix Can Equal Inadequate Coverage – Texture DOES Matter March 19, 2019 – Posted in: News

Manufacturers work hard to make their products as easy to mix as possible. Yet the increasing trend to use a cocktail of colors or to add in other products to enhance condition has made mixing to the necessary texture more of a challenge. The risk of an incomplete mix is inadequate coverage. ‘The consistency of the mix is crucial; you can’t cut corners with color,’ says Kelly Smith, owner of Vivid Trendz Studio in Knoxville,… Continue reading
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Balancing Your Dreams and Your Family February 27, 2019 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab, News

When ECOHEADS was launched in 2015 one of the first people to give us a call was Kelly Smith from Knoxville, Tennessee. She also fell in love with the ECOHEADS Ping as soon as our color mixer started popping up on social media. But even before then, Kelly was an avid watcher for any innovations developed to make life easier for hairdressers and colorists. It was habit formed after Kelly, just a few months pregnant,… Continue reading
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Protect World’s Smallest (and Cutest) Penguins February 15, 2019 – Posted in: News

Penguins deserve love too! Join the crowds of colorists in love with their cute little Ping color mixer in February and Ecoheads will match you up with a tiny penguin (Eudyptula minor), the smallest of all penguin species in the world. For the entire Valentine’s month of February, Ecoheads is ‘swiping right’ on a love match between a little penguin and everyone who buys one of its Ping color blenders, the cutest, most efficient color… Continue reading
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Being a Hairstylist and Coping With Invisible Illness November 29, 2018 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab, News

A campaign between Instagram star-stylist Ash Fortis and ECOHEADS during Invisible Illness Week in October revealed an industry fully aware of, and trying to cope with, the agony of invisible illnesses. From the launch of the campaign on October 14, there was a massive spike in engagement as Fortis, who has Crohn’s disease, posted highly personal images and comments about her daily agony on ECOHEADS’ and her own social channels. Her actions helped ECOHEADS raise nearly $2,000 from October 14-20 and… Continue reading
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3 Keys To Success Behind The Chair November 23, 2018 – Posted in: Education, News

It’s hard to believe that Hannah Menor, talented colorist, popular Instagrammer, educator and part of the Riot Squad from Pulp Riot, didn’t just glide into a dream job when she gained her license. Clearly talented even at beauty school, she had that indefinable ‘extra’ that made her shine. But she identified early on the exact business she wanted to be part of, so when she discovered the only position available at the time was on… Continue reading
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Seal Beach Stylist Turned Salon Owner Overcoming Obstacles and Going Green November 16, 2018 – Posted in: Artist Co-Lab, News

With a comic store-owning dad, a realtor mom, a step-father with his own construction company and an 80-year old grandfather who still has his own optometry business, it was perhaps inevitable that Courtney Collins would always dream of having her own salon. ‘When I became a stylist, 10 years ago, I didn’t want children but I did want a salon. Now I want both,’ says Courtney, who opened the doors of her beautiful salon, Prism,… Continue reading
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Ash Fortis Raises Awareness for Invisible Disabilities Week October 3, 2018 – Posted in: News

Every successful stylist must be happy and chatty, no matter what; that’s the mantra. But for some, the arduous nature of the job and the demand to be constantly ‘on form’ can be debilitating. Yet keeping pain hidden can make things worse. Ash Fortis, owner of Virginia-based Xo Hair Studio and Pulp Riot platform artist, knows that only too well. She has Crohn’s disease, a digestive tract condition that causes inflammation, resulting in severe pain, bleeding, chronic fatigue and an… Continue reading