Scott Fontana’s 2015 Making The Cut Live Hair Show to Name Southern California’s Top Stylist 


Call for Entries Now Open for Professional Hair Stylists to Compete in the Third Annual Live Hair Show Competition 

NEWPORT BEACH, California – June 24, 2015 – Scott Fontana’s Making the Cut live hair show competition is challenging Southern California stylists to show why they’re the best. The high-end, professionally produced event features live hair cutting and styling on stage performed by leading stylists, a live hair and fashion show, and a renowned judging panel comprised of beauty industry elite to name Southern California’s Top Stylist. Making the Cut is now accepting entries from professional hair stylists throughout Southern California, including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties.

The 2015 Making the Cut live hair show will take place in September 2015 in Los Angeles. Stylists are invited to submit their entries online via the Making the Cut website between June 18 and August 15, 2015. The submission, which will provide entrants the opportunity to present their three best looks to the judges, will also include a question and answer section about why they are qualified to compete in the live hair show.

After reviewing all nominations, the judging panel will narrow the entries to six finalists. Finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of hundreds of guests and media for the chance to win the title, as well as $2,500 cash and other prizes.

“We encourage all professional Southern California hair stylists to enter the 2015 competition,” said Scott Fontana, owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach. “We are so excited to bring the Making the Cut live hair show to Los Angeles, giving entrants the opportunity to be named the top stylist in the region.”

For information on sponsorships, location and ticket sales, and to submit an entry for the 2015 Making the Cut live hair show, visit the Making the Cut website.

About Scott Fontana’s Making the Cut
Making the Cut is the industry’s first live hair styling competition, created and hosted by celebrity stylist Scott Fontana, owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach. Making the Cut is a high-end, professionally produced event that features live hair cutting and styling on stage performed by leading local stylists, a live hair and fashion show, and a renowned judging panel comprised of the beauty industry elite. The show is edgy, sexy and wildly entertaining. The 2015 Making the Cut competition is open to all professional Southern California hair stylists. For more information, visit http://www.makingthecuthairshow.com.




Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts,baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States!

It's not a day about getting smashed or loaded up with unhealthy food, its a day to celebrate history and the continued progress of this country. Its also a day to make a stand to redefine what it means to be American, the principles this country was founded on such as freedom of expression. To fight for fair practices, equal rights and choice in religious beliefs. We have the freedom to have meaningful, conscience lifestyles, filled with abundance and joy! 

Have you ever hear of flag etiquette or the Flag Code? Did you know....

The Flag Code prohibits using the flag "for any advertising purpose" and also states that the flag "should not be embroidered, printed, or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use".[72] Both of these codes are generally ignored, almost always without comment.

Here are 5 ways to style a respectful and conscientious 4th of July celebration:


1.  DIY Flowers and Table Cloths

Use a mason jar or vase that you already have and pick flowers from the garden or one near by, if your neighbors are friendly ask if you might pick some of their roses for a small arrangement.  Red and white roses work great!

Use a strip of burlap with red and blue ribbon as a table runner. Cut lines the width of the ribbon and thread through the burlap, this takes a very small amount of time to do and is quick, cheap, and easy!


2. Healthy Fruit Salad

Use red apples, raspberries and blueberries for this yummy fruit salad. Rinse with water and lemon to clean, cut your apples into cubes, throw them into a salad spinner to eliminate extra water, toss in a serving bowl and your ready! 


3. Blueberry and Cherry Pie

This one might take a bit more time, however if your a baking lover then you'll have fun doing this one. Use blueberries for the blue corner of the flag and cherries for the rest of the pie. Use a star cookie cutter and a knife or pizza roller to cut out strips. Martha Stewart has a great gluten free pie dough recipe on her website, here. If you want to skip flour and sugar all together try coconut flour and almond extract instead.


4. Bandanas and Silverware in Mason Jars

In respect of the flag don't buy disposable flag napkins, also keep waste and trash down by using cotton bandanas in blue and red as napkins. Take mason jars and stuff the bandanas in then, insert silverware. Try and stay away from using plastic disposable flatware to keep waste down. To save water keep a mini bucket of soapy water near the trash for people to put their silverware, jars or small plates in to make for easy clean up and less water waste later.



5. DIY Decorations with recycled wood

Ever find random pieces of wood around your house or in the garage, especially if you live with or near a handy person, if wood isn't what you find maybe its boxes or something else. Take these items and turn them into decorations for your house on this 4th of July. You can find lots of cute ideas on Pinterest or check out this one above. A little bit of paint (water based, non-toxic) and some burlap, a cut out star and you have a great DIY display that can be reused or redesigned.



Source: Wikipedia and Pinterest
There are an alarming 75% of toxic sunscreens on the market, say what! Yup, you read that right, I'm sure at least one of the sunscreens you have in your cabinet contains TOXIC ingredients. Unless you are already in the know about this disturbing truth.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just published their 2014 guide to safe sunscreens. They reviewed over 2000 sunscreens and over 257 brands. They found more than 75% of the sunscreens contained toxic chemicals that can increase your risk of cancer and other health issues.

More than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. And even though more and more people are using sunscreen each year, the incidence of skin cancer continues to climb world wide. In 1990’s, 4 different studies indicated a higher risk of malignant melanoma among individuals who used the most sunscreen! Say what again. That's totally backwards. 

Toxic Chemicals in Sunscreen
  • Para amino benzoic acid
  • Octyl salicyclate
  • Oxybenzone
  • Cinoxate
  • Dioxybenzone
  • Phenylbenzimidazole
  • Homosalate
  • Menthyl anthranilate
  • Octocrylene
  • Methoxycinnamate
  • Parabens
These ingredients may
  • Absorb into the blood
  • Release free radicals in sunlight
  • Act like estrogen
  • Disrupt hormones
  • Cause allergic reactions
  • Cause skin irritation
  • Have no rigorous safety standards
So what is the solution? Use products with mineral ingredients such as zinc, or titanium. Furthermore, wearing clothing with sun protecting qualities that cover the body more completely. Check out our top 5 picks for over the counter brands you can buy online or at your local store:




1. BAIN DE SOLEIL Orange Gelee Sunscreen SPF 4





Beginning Saturday, June 27th, at 10 a.m. local time, all Whole Foods Market stores in the United Sates will offer a limited edition "Ready for Action" bag for $12 (valued at $50). Packed with great products for summer adventures, these 100 perfect jute bags with organic cotton lining are made by RIJI Green, a business committed to ending human trafficking.

This bag is amazing! I love all the products in it as well as just the bag. The sunscreen I use everyday on myself and my baby boy. The deodorant is what I have been missing in my life and its aluminum free! The aloe is perfect for keeping dry skin moist from all the summer sun and heat too. Get your bag before they run out or the promotion ends June 30th!

Each bag includes a Boiron Arnicare Gel, Goddess Garden Organics Kids SPF 30 (chemical free), Aubrey Pre Aloe Vera, Amazing Grass Meal in Vanilla Chai, Garden of Life Perfect Food Raw Organic Green Super Food in Chocolate Cacao, Spectrum Essentials, Nuun Active Natural Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tabs, Tom's of Maine Long Lasting Deodorant, and coupons.*

*products may vary based on location. 


RIJI Green a business committed to ending human trafficking...

Human Trafficking - There are about 21-30 million slaves around the world today. Of the victims 70% are women. Poverty is one of the major causes of human trafficking.

RIJI Green's solution is by being dedicated to ending slavery. They sell eco-friendly tote bags made by survivors of human trafficking. These women receive fair wages, health care, daycare, and literacy training. 

You can make a difference through your purchasing power as an act of advocacy to eliminate poverty and end slavery. 




Simon G. Jewelry and Robbins Brothers are throwing an event on Tuesday, July 14. in Glendale, CA. The event is celebrating summer jewelry trends and the upcoming wedding season with designer Simon G. There will be complimentary manicures, desserts, cocktail, giveaways and more!

Diamonds and Desserts

Celebrate Wedding Season at Robbins Brothers with Designer Simon G.
Styled Looks by Jennifer Chan, Fashion Blogger and former E! Fashion Editor

Complimentary Mini-Manicures
Desserts and Drinks
Silent Auction
Raffle Giveaways
Swag Bag


DATE and TIME:
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6:30pm - 8:30pm


LOCATION:
Robbins Brothers
300 W Colorado Street, Glendale, CA 91204
818-956-5067


DONATE:
Let's Give Back: Help Us Support Dress for Success Worldwide-West
by Donating Gently-Used Purses at the Event


RSVP to fanclub@robbinsbros.com



“COACH PUPS” CAMPAIGN UNVEILED

LAUNCHES WITH LADY GAGA’S FURRY FRIEND MISS ASIA KINNEY

New York, June 23, 2015 — Coach, Inc., a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, goes to the dogs as it reveals its newest advertising campaign. Titled “COACH PUPS,” the new campaign features canine stars in a series of portraits photographed by Steven Meisel. It launches this month with Miss Asia Kinney, the adorable four-legged companion of Lady Gaga.

The campaign celebrates the dogs in our lives and captures the pups’ unique personalities as they “model” Coach’s Fall 2015 star bags. Additional PUPS staring in the campaign will be revealed shortly. Miss Asia Kinney, Lady Gaga’s now famous French Bulldog has amassed a substantial social media following in only a few short weeks. The Coach bags she elegantly models in the campaign are the Edie and the Rucksack.

Art directed by Fabien Baron and styled by Karl Templer, COACH PUPS will appear in print, online and on outdoor media globally starting in July.

Lady Gaga commented: “I am so proud of Miss Asia! She's a natural in front of the camera, and we're both so excited that the iconic Steven Meisel shot her for Coach's pup campaign! I really love getting to watch my best friend be a star.”

Stuart Vevers, Creative Director at Coach comments, “'I’ve never had so much fun on a shoot. The combination of Mr. Meisel and the pups was an extraordinary, surreal, special moment. We wanted to create playful images that make you smile. We were inspired by some images from the Coach archive, which featured Eddie—the dog that starred in the TV series Frasier—to create something joyful, with humor and character. That’s a spirit that’s uniquely at the heart of Coach."

This new initiative will also introduce the social campaign #coachpups, including a range of online activities for fellow dog fanciers, opportunities for Instameets, special talks and other events hosted by the great and the good of the canine world. This will also mark the debut of the Coach Snapchat account.

Coach has made a donation to Chicago French Bulldog Rescue (frenchieporvous.org) on behalf of Miss Asia Kinney and her devoted owner.
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