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PHOTOGRAPHY (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP): COURTESY OF REDKEN (3); COURTESY OF KÉRASTASE (2) THE LOOK Paul Mitchell Pop XG semi-permanent color— now available in fi ve new shades—was the key color line used to create this new Lemon Bar look, featuring two-toned fringe set against a backdrop of fashion-forward gray. To achieve the look, the Paul Mitchell team fi rst pre-lightened the hair to a level 10 blonde using Paul Mitchell SynchroLift and 20-volume developer. After rinsing, shampooing and towel-drying the hair, the team applied Pop XG Opalescent, rinsing when the desired platinum blonde was achieved. Then, on dry hair, they took a section from the apex to behind both ears, separating the fringe from the back, and applied Pop XG Steel to the entire back segment. Finally in the front, they took fi ne, horizontal sections and painted a solid, bold line using Pop XG Yellow, separating each section with plastic fi lm to keep the application visible and clean. After processing 30 minutes, the team shampooed the hair with Color Protect Post Color Shampoo and followed with Forever Blonde Conditioner. e recent Redken Symposium 2017 , a two-day education extravaganza held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, drew 8,000 beauty professionals for 27 color, cutting, styling and business classes; in-depth product knowledge from Redken and 25 other vendors at the Gallerie; and show-stopping performances. Class highlights for colorists included Celeb Inspiration Across Generations with Tracey Cunningham; Balayage with Lori Zabel, Chiala Marvici and Sean Godard; and Creative Color Trends with Catherine Allard, Kelly Scott and Justin Isaac. On the last night, attendees were treated to a musical performance by DNCE. "Redken Symposium 2017 is unlike any other event we've created," said Sheri Doss, vice president of education, Redken Worldwide. "It's bigger and better in every way. From the wide array of classes offered, providing hairdressers the tools and resources needed to take their skills to the next level, to the Redken Gallerie, allowing guests to shop all their favorite Redken products and other leading professional vendors, all under one roof, becoming a one-stop destination for all your education and salon needs." From left: The grand opening show; a class with Tracey Cunningham; products showcased in the Gallerie bru up Kérastase recently revealed the world's fi rst-ever "smart" hairbrush at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Expected to hit salon shelves in September, the Hair Coach features advanced sensors by Withings and parent company L'Oréal's patent-pending signal analysis algorithms to score the quality of hair and monitor the eff ects of diff erent hair care routines. An accompanying mobile app provides information including a hair quality score, data on the eff ectiveness of brushing habits, personalized tips and Kérastase product recommendations intended to help people better care for their hair. save the date PREMIERE SHOW GROUP has recently added a new show to its lineup—Premiere Philadelphia, which will make its debut September 23–24, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Expect an education-packed schedule, exciting main stage performances and an exhibit fl oor teaming with professional beauty brands. Premiere Show Group currently hosts Premiere Orlando, Premiere Birmingham in Alabama and Premiere Beauty Classic in Columbus, Ohio.