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The Elegance of Old Hollywood

Discover how hair artist and stylist Mustafa Avci went from being a dreamer to one of the industry's most prolific influencers of vintage glamour as the owner of Salon M.

Though he's only in his early 30s, Mustafa Avci, the owner of Salon M in Brooklyn, New York, has a devoted legion of online fans — and big plans for the future. Specializing in one-of-a-kind styling creations and chic hair artistry, he’s making waves in the industry by bringing classic Hollywood glamour, à la Marilyn Monroe, back into the forefront of trends.

Working with everyone from Turkish movie stars to Instagram’s rising up-and-coming artists, here’s how he went from a being a young visionary in the Big Apple to one of the hottest names in the world of hair.

Features: The K Beauty Craze

Discover how South Korea is influencing the global natural beauty market as we break down 12 hot trends and how to try them.

By now we've all noticed the recent surge in BB creams, sheet masks, and unusual natural ingredients like snail mucin on the market. But what you may not realize is just how many of the latest emerging natural beauty trends have come from South Korea.

Feature: Top 20 CEOS Under 40

With blazing energy and business savvy, these young CEOs are leading the beauty industry into a new era.

One thing is for sure: the beauty industry has transformed drastically in the last 10 to 15 years. In that time, some new faces — and products — have appeared on the scene, as well as technological innovations that have transformed the way we market, discover and share new products with the world.

Features: Helen of Troy Goes Global

Amid many exciting changes companywide over the past could of years, this beauty powerhouse is now primed and positioned for global beauty takeover.

Helen of Troy, one of the hottest product developers in the professional beauty industry — boasting hair appliances, tools and popular brands such as Hot Tools and Gold ’N Hot, along with many other lines — has kept beauty retailers on their toes for years. The company prides itself in bringing innovation to market, as evidenced by its continuous new-product introductions. In recent years, the company has been shaking up its approach to the market in a greater way, with numerous changes and updates to its company structure, management and focus.

Features: Palladio Beauty Readies for Global Takeover

Combining beneficial beauty ingredients, on-trend color palettes, and Palladian architectural influence, this company is priming itself for worldwide renown.

Tom Winarick, President of Palladio Beauty, is no stranger to the cosmetic industry. His grandfather, Arthur Winarick, was a Russian immigrant who settled on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and became a barber who would go on to create one of the most iconic beauty products in America - Jeris Hair Tonic. Known for its neon-green formula, Jeris was formulated in the bathtub of Arthur Winarick’s apartment. He began selling it to local barbers within the Russian and Jewish communities, and eventually produced hair tonic and shaving lotions when he founded A.R. Winarick Inc.

The Last Page: Q&A with Leyla Milani

From Deal or No Deal to her own hair line - Leyla Milani shares the secret to her success with Beauty Store Business!

Leyla Milani made a huge impression as briefcase model #13 on the hit NBC show, Deal or No Deal. Known for her beautiful hair, she quickly became recognized around the world. Even Oprah had her on her show to praise her for her va-va-voom natural hair. Being an entrepreneur, Milani created Leyla Milani Hair to give her countless fans a chance to get her look through her luxurious line of clip-in extensions, styling tools and hair care.