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Watch Here: The Road to the Miss Universe Crown Begins Today

Watch Here: The Road to the Miss Universe Crown Begins Today

Don’t miss any of the action LIVE from Bangkok, Thailand as the road to the crowning moment begins with the 2018 Miss Universe Preliminary Competition. Streaming live TODAY! at 6am CST.

Please be sure to also follow @chihaircare and @farouksystems for all the
behind-the-scenes excitement!
 
Find out who will be officially crowned the next Miss Universe when the show airs Sunday, December 16th at 7:00PM EST on FOX.
Miss USA and Miss Universe Edge it up for Son Jung Wan Show

Miss USA and Miss Universe Edge it up for Son Jung Wan Show

Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel Peters and Miss USA, Kára McCullough, stepped up their styling game for the NYFW Sun Jung Wan show on Feb. 10th 2018. CHI lead artist Tammy Mixon gave each reigning queen a unique take on a classic bun style. Demi opted for a low twisted chignon with a dramatic side part while Kara boldly chose a chic take on the ever trending space buns.

Chic Chignon

1. Prep hair by spraying CHI 44 Iron Guard throughout the hair.

2. Taking 1 inch sections, smooth hair using the CHI LAVA Styling Iron, paying close attention to smoothing the root area. Curl the ends of the hair slightly under.

3. Create a deep side part on the preferred side.

4. Divide hair into 3 equal sections. Left, right and back. Smooth the back section only into a low pony tale and secure with an elastic band and pins. The two front sections remain lose.

5. Take one front section and wrap around the pony clockwise, secure with a pin into ponytale. Take the remaining side section and wrap around the pony counter clockwise , secured with a pin into ponytale.

 

6. Twist ponytale tightly wrapping it around itself clockwise until a bun is formed. Secure in with pins.

7. Smooth all extra flyaway switch CHI Smoothing Comb and CHI Infra Texture Hairspray. Add CHI Shine Spray for extra sheen.

 

Products Used:

Double Bun Fun

1. Create a center part and section the hair into to pigtails.

2. Leaving out .5inch or hair in the front by the face, Gather one side section of hair high on top of the head. Using the CHI Smoothing Comb, smooth any fly always or bumps. Secure pig tail with rubber band

3. Twist the pigtail to the ends. Then wrap pigtail around itself until you create a small bun. Secure with bobby pins. Tip, the bun should look imperfect, so let your natural texture come through the bun.

4. Repeat with the other pigtail.

5. Using the CHI Nano Dryer and CHI Round Brush, blow dry smooth the two pieces of hair left down in the front creating a slight bend under at the ends.

6. Smooth edges with CHI Pomade to secure baby hairs at the crown.

7. Finish with CHI Enviro 54 Hairspray

Products Used:

Pumpkin Spice Hair Is Here for the Fall

Pumpkin Spice Hair Is Here for the Fall

It’s that time of year again. Once autumn rolls around, it seems like pumpkin spice infiltrates all walks of life from more natural pairings like our lattes and pastries to more extreme cases (kitty litter and vodka?!)

Hair is no exception to this favorite fall trend. Ivan Rodriguez’s recent collection channels autumn style infused with foliage hues to create a “pumpkin spice” balayage!

Pumpkin Spice Hair

HAIRSTYLIST: Ivan Rodriguez

PHOTOGRAPHER – Leo de la Rosa

WARDROBE STYLIST – Javier Avitia

HAIR COLOR FORMULATES

STEP 1 – Bleach the hair with 1 part – CHI Blondest Blonde Ionic Powder Lightner + 1 part – CHI Color Generator 30 Volume
STEP 2 – Apply the color

Color – CHI Ionic Shine Shades:

1 part – Natural 11N Extra Light Blonde Plus
1 part – Red Brown 8RB Medium Red Blonde
1 part – Copper Gold 9CG Copper Gold Blonde
1 part – Additives Clear
+ CHI Color Generator 10 Volume

HAIR STYLING

STEP 1 – Apply Silk Infusion on the hair
STEP 2 – Dry the hair using DURA CHI Handshot Dryer
STEP 3 – Divide the hair in 6 vertical sections and curl each section using DURA CHI Curling Iron 1 ½” + CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray
STEP 4 – Comb all the sections and apply Infra Texture Natural Hold Finishing Spray
STEP 5 – Apply CHI Shine Infusion for shine and luxury hair

The Fall 2017 Violet Collection Has Arrived

The Fall 2017 Violet Collection Has Arrived

The new Violet Collection, based on Violet Colors from the CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color line, is a mixture of several tones inspired by Plums, Eggplants and Cranberries. Working either in tandem or as standalone solutions these ammonia-free, easy-to-apply colors create sleek, wavy and curly looks for a wide array of hair types. The Violet Collection was a collective vision created by Farouk Systems Global Artistic Director Patrick Kalle, Creative Design Director Maurice den Exter, and Color Director Richard Jordan.

Violicious Inspiration

This look is designed for fine and straight hair. The precise cutting techniques create a feminine look. You can style this haircut straight or more textured with CHI Styling products and tools.

Color formula:

Aline color. Violicious

  • Color 1: 1 part CHI Blondest Blonde and 1 part CHI Color generator 20 Volume.
  • Color 2: 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 8V with 1 part CHI Color generator 10 Volume
  • Color 3: 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 6V with 1 part CHI Color generator 10 Volume

Plumicious Inspiration

This feminine look is created with long hair. Use CHI Tools to create these soft waves. The Color Technique gives a beautiful blend with the new CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color Violet Tones.

Color formula:

Noury color: Plumicious

  • Color 1: Blondest blonde mixture of 1 part CHI blondest blond powder and 1 part CHI Color generator 30 Volume
  • Color 2: 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 4V and 1 part CHI Color generator 10 Volume
  • Color 3: 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 8V and 1 part CHI Color generator 10 volume
  • Color 4: 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 6V and 1 part CHI Color generator 10 volume

Berrylicious Inspiration

This mid-length is a versatile look that can have multiple styling techniques. The long fringe gives a feminine look.

Color formula:

Juliette color. Berrylicious

  • Color 1: 1 part CHI Blondest Blonde and 1 part CHI Color generator 20 Volume.
  • Color 2: 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 6V and 1 part CHI Color generator 10 Volume
  • Color 3: 1 part CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color 8V and 1 part CHI Color generator 10 Volume
Journey Into The World of Color!

Journey Into The World of Color!

One of the most celebrated moments of The Farouk Global Conference Cancun 2017 was the awe-inspiring World of Color Show. Highlighting color trends from all over the globe, we saw a dazzling display of unique styling from each country’s artistic team using the hottest color formulations to create spellbinding looks!

Check out the video gallery below for the runway show and backstage tutorials for some of the amazing styles that graced the stage.

World of Color – Asian Artistic Team Cancun 2017

World of Color – Australian Artistic Team Cancun 2017

World of Color – Canadian Artistic Team Cancun 2017

World of Color – European Artistic Team Cancun 2017

World of Color – Mexico Artistic Team Cancun 2017

World of Color – Middle East Artistic Team Cancun 2017

World of Color – South America Artistic Team Cancun 2017

World of Color – U.S. Artistic Team Cancun 2017

Backstage Chat in Cancun

#FBF Revisit One of Conference 2017’s Highlights with a Free Album Download!

#FBF Revisit One of Conference 2017’s Highlights with a Free Album Download!

Singer-songwriter Gabriella Cancun Conference 2017

The Farouk Global Conference Cancun 2017 had many delightful moments, but when Gabriella took the Gala Night stage, it was by far one of the most memorable! The audience murmurs drew to a stunned hush as their gazes fixed on Gabriella beneath the spotlight – she commanded their attention with her powerful, steady and endearing performance.

Hailing from Montreal, the talented, young singer-songwriter first came to international prominence in 2016 after competing on The Voice – France. Gabriella’s haunting cover of “The Scientist” has since garnered more than 150 million views through social platforms and her YouTube channel currently boasts over 140,000 subscribers.

Farouk Systems thanks Gabriella for helping to make Gala Night with our Royal Treatment show an unforgettable experience. As a special gift for your attendance, her new double album is now available to you as a free download so you can relive the amazing event!

The Fall 2017 Enlighten Collection Is Here!

The Fall 2017 Enlighten Collection Is Here!

Take individualization one step further with the Enlighten Collection! Inspired by the rock and feel of the modern individual, The Enlighten Collection highlights sleek looks with softened metallic glazes! It was created by Farouk Systems Global Artistic Director Patrick Kalle, Creative Design Director Maurice den Exter, and Color Director Richard Jordan.

Edgy Inspiration Color and Cut

Strong sharp and powerful is the definition of this beautiful look. Interesting disconnections but at the same time harmony in cut and color. Inspirational color combination fades from warm to cool tones.

Color

Cut

Funky Inspiration Color and Cut

Alternation in color and cut creates this cool hairstyle. Short layers at the crown create a total new shape in this medium/ long hairstyle. Vertical color placement with a variety of blond tones are blended to perfection. It’s funky, cool and elegant.

Color

Cut

Mighty Inspiration Color and Cut

The strong geometric shape creates balance in this medium length hairstyle. The powerful combination between cool and warm tones attracts the attention. Classic shape meet modern technology.

Color

Cut

Sturdy Inspiration Color and Cut

This strong and powerful look is created with strong sectioning partings combined with soft cutting techniques and complimentary harmony in color. This layered textured look gives you a wide variety of styling options.

Color

Cut

Get the Look! Top Knot Styling with Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere!

Get the Look! Top Knot Styling with Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere!

It seems like the always delightful Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere, has been everywhere lately! From the sandy shores of Cancun for the Farouk Systems Global Conference to the bright runway lights of NY Fashion Week, just reading about her schedule seems exhausting! We can all relate to the challenge of keeping your style intact while on the move! Luckily, one of the most fashionable emerging hair trends is also one of the easiest to get – the top knot! Check out the video to see how Miss Universe gets a quick, modern and polished look perfect for on-the-go quick styling!

Get the CHI Runway Looks seen at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018!

Get the CHI Runway Looks seen at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018!

Farouk Systems’ team of Global Artists represented CHI while styling hair backstage at the Alyce Paris x Kalani Hilliker show during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018. They created a wide array of styles, including radiant slick backs and gorgeous topknots along with other fun, fashion-forward looks.

If you missed out on the hottest hair trends that lit up the runways, CHI Artist Lorena Garcia has the tips and tricks you need to get those same chic and trendy looks – perfect for a ladies’ night on the town, yet classy enough for elegant, formal occasions!

Wet Slick Back

Make a splash with the not-yet-fully-dry look this spring! This staple look can easily translate from the runway to the streets. It’s an edgy, cool girl look that will be sure to turn heads – a simple style that is ascending into a classic status.

STEPS

  1. Divide the hair into 2 sections from behind the ears and secure the top half with a hair clip.
  2. Apply CHI Shine Infusion on the bottom half.
  3. Take small sections and place the CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Hairstyling Iron an inch away from the scalp and slide downward to the ends.
  4. Continue to spray the CHI Shine Infusion as you work your way up to the crown area.
  5. Part the hair to the side and spray CHI Helmet Head Hairspray close to the scalp and hairline.
  6. Using a teasing brush, comb the hair back.
  7. Finish the look with CHI Shine Infusion for a more dramatic wet slick back style.

Side Topknot

The side topknot look is made up of two components: one part elegance and one part edgy – a chic alternative to the classic chignon that can be worn to the swankiest of events. It’s a modern spin on a timeless look that has brought topknots to the forefront of runways once again.

STEPS

  1. Divide the hair into 2 sections from behind the ears and secure the top half with a hair clip.
  2. Apply CHI Shine Infusion on the bottom half.
  3. Take small sections and place the CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Hairstyling Iron an inch away from the scalp and slide downward to the ends.
  4. Apply a small amount of CHI Pliable Polish to your hands and apply it all over the hair for control.
  5. Gather all of the hair together and pull it towards the side of temple; smooth it out with a brush.
  6. Twist the ponytail in a downward motion and wrap it around until you have created a bun. Secure it with a few pins.
  7. Finish the look with CHI Shine Infusion.
Highlights from Farouk’s 2017 Global Conference!

Highlights from Farouk’s 2017 Global Conference!

From August 25th through 27th, 2017, Farouk Systems, Inc. hosted its biennial global conference at the Moon Palace Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico. Themed “Light it Up”, the 3-day company event showed Farouk Systems’ ability to brighten the future of beauty professionals with the latest advancements and technology the industry can offer. Over 4,000 guests attended from around the world, including hairdressers, sales personnel, and distributors along with media, Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere, Miss USA Kára McCullough and special guests from South Korea’s LG Group. In addition, educational teams from over 12 countries presented multiple runway shows, representing the United States, Canada, South America, The Middle East, Asia, Australia and Europe.

During the general session, Dr. Farouk Shami warmly welcomed each attendee by saying “We are the hairdresser. We are the beauty Industry. We are over 4,000 beauty professionals representing 150 countries and we are committed to making a difference. I love this industry and have a responsibility to each of you to provide the best and safest products that not only improve your careers but are respectful toward the environment.” He continued by stating “Farouk Systems was the first to care for the hairdresser and their clients. We were the first to lead our industry into a new frontier and we were the first to use “silk” and to utilize the technology of NASA. We will continue to be the first by creating products and tools the hairdresser needs in order to make their lives and their salons a better and safer place.”

President of Innovation, Lisa Marie Garcia, presented the latest products and tools being released for the remainder of 2017 and upcoming innovations in store for 2018.

For 2017, highlights includes: BioSilk Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil, a reimagining of The Royal Treatment Line, CHI Luxury Black Seed Oil and the CHI Lava Styling Iron. For 2018, Farouk Systems will launch a new skin care line created in conjunction with LG. Next year will also see Farouk Systems doubling their shows and education as well as connecting hairdressers across the globe with new digital educational campaigns.

LIVE Stream Videos:

Editorial Coverage:

Recap: Farouk 2017 Conference – thelvguide.com

The Farouk Light it Up conference in Cancun, Mexico was truly amazing. Mr. Farouk and his team brought all of their amazing products together, highlighting the innovative BioSilk and CHI lines.

13 New Products Announced at Farouk Global Conference 2017

Farouk Global Conference 2017 (@farouksystems) that took place in Cancún, Mexico from August 25-28 2017, combined educational workshops, business coaching, inspiration, networking, entertainment (like appearances by Nelly) and new product launches.

Highlights from Farouk’s 2017 Global Conference!

From August 25th through 27th, 2017, Farouk Systems, Inc. hosted its biennial global conference at the Moon Palace Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico.

Faux Real: Rocky Vitelli Creates a Faux Bob on Miss USA

For an elegant style for your own curly haired clientele, CHI artist Rocky Vitelli walks us through how to create a faux bob on McCullough. In five minutes, Vitelli created this look on naturally textured hair during the Farouk Global Conference in Cancun.

13 New Products Announced at Farouk Global Conference 2017

Farouk Global Conference 2017 (@farouksystems) that took place in Cancún, Mexico from August 25-28 2017, combined educational workshops, business coaching, inspiration, networking, entertainment (like appearances by Nelly) and new product launches.

Faux Real: Rocky Vitelli Creates a Faux Bob on Miss USA

For an elegant style for your own curly haired clientele, CHI artist Rocky Vitelli walks us through how to create a faux bob on McCullough. In five minutes, Vitelli created this look on naturally textured hair during the Farouk Global Conference in Cancun.

MODERN REPORTS: Farouk Global Conference Cancun 2017

The Event: Farouk Systems Inc. biennial Global Conference took place in Cancun, Mexico August 25-28 2017. The theme for this year’s conference was Light it Up, and Friday night’s welcome party certainly lived up to that hype. The poolside party featured music artist Nelly as its headliner, as guests danced to his latest and greatest hits in light-up glasses and decked out in neon bracelets.

Farouk Cancun 2017: A Beautiful Hair Extravaganza & Touching Texas Hometown Support

This unforgettable conference started with a star-studded World of Color Show followed by the General Session, and ended with a touching Gala Night, where the legendary Farouk Shami acknowledged those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the devastating effects that it had in the brand’s hometown as well as the southern hairdressing industry.

behindthechair.com – Razor-Cut Bob How-To

What happens when CHI global artist and #ONESHOT nominee Rocky Vitelli creates a razor-cut bob on BTC’s Facebook Live?! It reaches more than 750,000 people (and the number is still growing!). Rocky and BTC were in Cancun for the Light It Up Farouk Systems Global Conference when we went live to go over this major transformation…and you all loved it!

behindthechair.com – Violet Metallic How-To

Watch Farouk Systems educator and #ONESHOT nominee Cynthia Diersen create a smoky metallic shade on Facebook Live at the Farouk Global Conference in Cancun. Cynthia used the new violet tones from the Farouk Shine Shades collection and shared a ton of tips. Check ’em out!

behindthechair.com – Farouk Systems Global Conference – Gallery

When Farouk Systems, Inc. goes big…THEY GO BIG. We’re in Cancun for their Farouk Conference and the hair, the education and the parties are lighting it up! With more than 13 countries represented, the Farouk team has brought their international community together for three days of education and inspiration (plus some pool time!). Here’s a look at everything we’ve seen already—from backstage prep to an oceanside Nelly concert.

behindthechair.com – MEN’S GROOMING: FADES AND POMPS

While at the Farouk Systems Global Conference in Cancun, we caught up with the Esquire barbers and honestly, we could hang with the Esquire crew and their good-looking models all day. Here are a few tips when it comes to men’s fades and the always-on-trend pompadour!

Farouk Systems, Inc. Lights It Up

Farouk Systems, Inc (@farouksystems) kicked off their much anticipated #LightItUp Global Conference with an epic opening night. Dr. Farouk Shami took to the stage to welcome over 400 top Farouk platform artists, hairdressers, industry leaders, journalists, celebrities and influencers from 150 countries.

Save the Date: Nelly to Headline Farouk Systems Global Conference

It’s gettin’ hot in here! Farouk Systems Inc., the maker of BioSilk, CHI, and Esquire Grooming, announced today that rapper Nelly will headline the 2017 “Light It Up” themed Farouk Systems Global Conference in Cancun, Mexico. The Farouk Systems’ Global Conference brings together hairdressers, industry leaders and innovators from across the country in late August for branded presentations, educational workshops, business coaching, networking and fun in the sun.

Farouk Systems Hosted Global Conference in Cancun

On August 25-27, 2017, Farouk Systems, Inc. hosted its biennial global conference. Titled “Light it Up”, the 3-day company event showed Farouk Systems’ ability to brighten the future of beauty professionals with the latest advancements and technology the industry can offer.

CHI is making waves at NY Fashion Week!

CHI is making waves at NY Fashion Week!

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 kicked off last week and Farouk Systems was there in the heart of the action, styling hair for dancer/actress, Kalani Hilliker’s new line for Alyce Paris. Models and influencers in attendance included 2017 Miss USA Kára McCullough, newly-crowned Miss Teen USA Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff, Dance Moms stars and social media influencers, including Teala Dunn.

CHI Artists Laura Conroy, Maria Santos, Reynaldo Rodriguez and Collie Brown worked to create chic beach waves for the rose-tinged catwalk, a look perfect to accentuate Kalani’s ready-to-wear designs.

The stylists’ favorite products for this look include the Dura CHI 1” Curling Iron, CHI Texturizing Spray and CHI Argan Oil.

  1. Prep hair from mid-shafts to end with CHI Argan Oil for thermal protection and shine. If hair has excessive oil or is limp, utilize CHI Rose Hip Dry Shampoo at the roots to add extra volume.
  2. Take hair in one inch sections and begin curling hair about 4 inches away down the shaft to ensure the top of the hair remains straighter.
  3. Alternate curl directions to create a more textured style.
  4. Spray hair with CHI Texturizing Spray to break up the curls into loose waves.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Texas in this trying time

Our thoughts and prayers are with Texas in this trying time

We want to extend a helping hand to the salons impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Please reach out to us so that we can assist you in getting back on your feet. Send us a message with your contact information and we will help you restock what you’ve lost due to the flood. We also want to send our thanks to all of the first responders and volunteers who have donated their time, effort and resources. God bless Texas.

Farouk Systems Hosted Global Conference in Cancun

Farouk Systems Hosted Global Conference in Cancun

Photo Caption: (L-R) Pyo Young Ho, Rami Shami, John McCall, Farouk Shami” width=”100%” /> Photo Caption: (L-R) Pyo Young Ho, Rami Shami, John McCall, Farouk Shami

Houston, TX. – On August 25-27, 2017, Farouk Systems, Inc. hosted its biennial global conference. Titled “Light it Up”, the 3-day company event showed Farouk Systems’ ability to brighten the future of beauty professionals with the latest advancements and technology the industry can offer. The host site was the Moon Palace Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico with over 4,000 guests registered from around the world. Attendees included hairdressers, sales personnel, and distributors along with media, Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere, Miss USA Kára McCullough, former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, former Miss USA Nia Sanchez, and special guests from South Korea’s, LG Group. In addition, educational teams from over 12 countries presented multiple runway shows, representing the United States, Canada, South America, The Middle East, Asia, Australia and Europe.

During the general session, Dr. Farouk Shami warmly welcomed each attendee by saying, “We are the hairdresser, We are the beauty Industry, We are over 4,000 beauty professionals representing 150 countries and We are committed to making a difference. I love this industry and have a responsibility to each of you to provide the best and safest products that not only improve your careers but are respectful toward the environment.” He continued by stating, “Farouk Systems was the first to care for the hairdresser and their clients. We were the first to lead our industry into a new frontier and we were the first to use “silk” and to utilize the technology of NASA. We will continue to be the first by creating products and tools the hairdresser needs in order to make their lives and their salons a better and safer place.”

During his presentation, Dr. Farouk Shami announced a joint venture with LG Household & Healthcare, a subsidiary of LG Group, which resulted in the newly formed corporation LG Farouk Co.. The General Manager of LG Farouk Co., Mr. Pyo Young Ho, addressed the attendees in conjunction with Dr. Shami to help announce this partnership designed to explore new frontiers by merging the science of LG with the art of Farouk Systems.

Special acknowledgements were also given by CEO, Rami Shami, thanking his team for their support. Additionally, Dr. Shami’s long-time business partner, John McCall, spoke about some of the company’s latest advances using lava and how Farouk Systems is a pioneer and the first to introduce this revolutionary material in styling tools.

To bring attendees up to speed for all new launches and company news, President of Innovation, Lisa Marie Garcia, presented the latest products and tools being released for the remainder of 2017 and what to expect in 2018.

For 2017, the list includes: BioSilk Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil, product additions to the Royal Treatment Line, CHI Luxury Black Seed Oil, an improved Power Plus line, the CHI Lava Styling Iron and CHI Shine Shades Violet with Additives. For 2018, Farouk Systems will launch a new skin care line created in conjunction with LG. The new year also marks the release of the CHI Organic Olive Oil Line, CHI Nano Hair Dryer, CHI Lava Brushes and Hair Dryer, CHI Ribbon Hairstyling Iron, CHI Spin n Curl Pro and the CHI App Iron. Lisa also announced that Farouk Systems will be doubling their shows and education as well as connecting hairdressers across the globe with their new digital educational campaigns. As an added addition to updating Farouk Systems presence on the world-wide web, Lisa and Celeste Figueroa unveiled the newly designed websites for CHI.com, BioSilk.com and the company’s corporate site, Farouk.com.

With business aside, Farouk Systems Europe’s Patrick Kalle, Maurice den Exter and Richard Jordan presented the company’s newest trend collection titled, “Enlighten”, a mix of color, cutting and styling techniques.

This year’s 2017 Global Conference unfortunately ended with a heavy heart as Hurricane Harvey raged over Southeast Texas. Dr. Farouk Shami and the entire Farouk Systems family quickly sprang into action to secure relief for their fellow Texans and employees. The company’s main headquarters in Houston immediately took action with the donations totaling $5,000,000 in products and tools reaching the victims, hairstylists and cosmetology students in Houston. To date, the Houston Food Bank, local shelters and churches have received deliveries while the Farouk Team is currently coordinating additional relief efforts that will be announced shortly.

According to Dr. Farouk Shami, “Together we can make a difference, help us to show the world that our community of salon professionals stand united, ready and able to help each other.”

About Farouk Systems:

Farouk Systems, Inc. is a Houston-based company of hairdressers for hairdressers. They manufacture high-quality professional hair care products, including industry-leading brands CHI and BioSilk. Farouk Systems was founded in 1986 by Dr. Farouk Shami, a hairdresser whose mission is to provide the professional beauty industry with the most advanced American technology based upon “Education, Environment and Ethics”. Farouk Systems distributes its products throughout the United States and to over 150 countries worldwide. Please visit our website at www.farouk.com and like us on facebook.com/farouksystems.

How to Create a Celeb-Status Ponytail

How to Create a Celeb-Status Ponytail

By: ENEWS

Your basic ponytail needs an upgrade.

Whether you’re in a rush in the morning or you’re wearing a bright, patterned dress, some times a ponytail is the answer. Who are we kidding? A ponytail is always the solution. It’s classic. It’s easy to create. And, if it’s good enough for Queen Bey (aka Beyoncé) on the red carpet, then it certainly works for any occasion.

Here’s the thing: Throwing your hair in a ponytail won’t give your red carpet vibes. The upgraded ponytail requires a bit more attention to detail. However, it won’t take you too much longer.

CHI G2 Ceramic and Titanium Digital Hairstyling Iron

For a sleek look, use a comb to section off a small portion of the ponytail, then follow with the flat iron.

CHI G2 Ceramic and Titanium Digital Hairstyling Iron

Need volume and texture? Try the Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Need volume and texture? Try the Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

By: Beauty Info Zone

Crimped hair? Why in the world would I ever want to do that, short of maybe the Depeche Mode concert this weekend?? Well, actually, there are some really great reasons – like volume and texture! And much to my surprise I am loving the CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron ($149.99 from loxabeauty.com), a hair styling tool that I was sure was only going to collect dust in my bathroom. I am very happy to be proven wrong.

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

Chi Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

The CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron gives a very tight crimp that is pretty cool – it’s a unique texture that makes for a very different hairstyle if you want to go all out and give yourself some full on crimping. Where I think this tool truly shines, however, is with discriminating use. A few well placed accents are adorable. Some crimping at the roots gives great volume to finer hair.

This is a high quality tool with tons of great features, particularly the customizable temperature selection that varies by hair type.

Key Features:

• 1” Onyx ceramic plates for impeccable shine creation

• Micro-ridges produce instant volume and texture

• Preset temperature settings for various hair types

• 370°F – Fine

• 395°F – Medium

• 425°F – Coarse

• 30 second heat up

• Max temperature of up to 425°F

The CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron is a beautiful hair styling tool that doesn’t take up much room and is getting a lot of play from me – I am especially loving it for giving my long hair some added volume at my roots. Here are a few videos that show how to use this really cool tool.  I hope you pick this up – it’s way more than a throw back to the 1980’s! – Lisa

Specialty Texture Irons – By Focus On Hair

Specialty Texture Irons – By Focus On Hair

By: Focus On Hair

In case you haven’t noticed, texture is trending. That’s right, springy curl, loose wave and volume-amping crimp are on scene and are not apologetic about taking over center stage. It’s evident on the runways and in the media, and is now spilling over into the mainstream. To create some of these tactile finishes, stylists and session artists are looking to a new generation of wave and crimp irons to produce a variety of looks for the catwalk and beyond.

CHI Onyx Euroshine 1-inch Crimping Iron

Ceramic micro-ridged crimping plates provide volume and texture, and produce noticeably shinier results. Preset temperature settings offer easily recognizable and customizable temperature selection per hair type. This texture adding iron heats up in 30 seconds and has a maximum temperature of up to 425°F.

It’s That Time of Year Again! Miss Universe Helps Us Slay The Back-To-School Season!

It’s That Time of Year Again! Miss Universe Helps Us Slay The Back-To-School Season!

Last-minute school supply shopping, busy morning traffic and late night study sessions are back! As we settle into the routine once again, it’s important not to forget the one thing that can always help us look our best – our hair!

Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere, shows us how to sport a fresh new style in under 5 minutes when you are short on time! You’ll look great while turning heads on campus (or at work).

Miss Universe’s Back 2 School by CHI

Products Used:

Student Newsletter August 2017 Edition

Student Newsletter August 2017 Edition

SELECTING THE PERFECT SALON

Selecting the right salon after graduation can be stressful for a new stylist. You will probably have many questions before each interview like: “Do I FIT their salon team?” “How can I stand out against others applying for the same salon?” “What are the salon owners expecting and looking for in a new stylist?” “What kind of questions should I ask?” “What should I wear?” “Does the salon offer an apprenticeship and training?”. Our goal is to make this an easy transition from student to reaching your dream of being a successful stylist. So, to help guide you on this journey, we have two Farouk Systems Global Artists and salon owners who will share these answers with you!

MEET THE PROS

Rocky Vitelli

Farouk Systems Global Artist
Rocky Vitelli Salon – Toronto, Canada

With more than 25 years of experience, Toronto-based Rocky Vitelli serves as a trailblazer for innovation in the professional beauty industry. Vitelli is known for creating haute couture hair on-stage that can be easily translated into edgy, off the runway looks.

As an FSI Global Board Artist and international educator, Vitelli produces progressive haircuts that are often used for trend collections and in editorial pieces. Some of his accolades include being awarded four times as Canadian Hairstylist of the Year. Vitelli can be found styling at New York and Toronto Fashion Week as well as the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. More recently, Vitelli made a guest appearance on The Celebrity Apprentice as a CHI Artist. Inspired by fashion, he believes that hair has a direct influence on the success of an overall look.

Joe Anthony Pena

Farouk Systems Global Artist
Hair Dimensions Salons – Victoria, Texas

The international phenomenon Joe Anthony has rocked the minds of hairdressers all over the globe with his systematic, money-making approach to the beauty industry.

Joe Anthony is a member of FSI Global Board and is also part of the Creative Artistic Design Team. He is the owner of the Award winning salon Hair Dimensions in Victoria, Texas with 23 years of experience developing platform educational programs igniting the creativity of salon owners and changing lives around the world. Elevating experts to the next level is part of Joe Anthony Pena’s mission as an international educator and platform artist. His passion for inspiring and educating professionals is apparent every time he takes the stage.

Q: As a salon owner, what are the key points of interest that you look for in a new beauty school graduate applying for a position at your salon?
Rocky – “Professionalism is key! Their image and personal hygiene is very important. If the stylist is not taking the effort to place a good image upfront, their everyday look will slack in the salon too! I look or knowledge of their skills, an eagerness to learn and the ability to take directions. This lets me know they are hungry to learn from others and work as a team player. It is all about their professionalism.”

Joe Anthony – Knowledge of the salon – “Have they done the research on the salon, and are they prepared for the interview? Can they answer questions about the industry and themselves?”

Professional image – “Did the stylist take the time to dress for success? Image is your first impression”

Passion – “Can you feel their passion for the industry and how their personality really shines during the interview? In the interview, I really want to see it, hear it and feel it as we talk.”

Q: How strongly do you feel about an apprentice program prior to being released behind the chair?
Rocky – “The apprenticeship program is important because it allows the new stylist to experience the salon, allows them to see different situations, and allows them to learn from experienced stylist – how to handle clients, customer service, a good client consultation, formulations, and so much more. A new stylist seems to blossom when they work alongside a seasoned stylist. I love to see new talent take off and see them grow into amazing hairdressers. Without this foundation in the salon, they can get discouraged and even lost. We want them to shine. Together with the right mentor…new talent can surpass their own expectations.”
Joe Anthony – “The Apprentice program is a must for both the salon owner and the newly graduated stylist. Our apprentice program is designed to educate and motivate our newest team members, allowing the salon owner/ member to personally work one-on-one, sharing cutting techniques, color formulations, color patterns, communication skills and so much more. How to operate in the salon is a learned skill. This also allows them to feel the salon energy and that personal touch for our clientele. These skills are life changing to a new stylist and a must in building a successful salon business.”
Q: Are the applicant’s social media pages something you look at prior to hiring?
Rocky – “Yes! I always look at their social media. This is an open door to see what kind of lifestyle they have, and if it suits the salon atmosphere and professional image. This also allows us to see how committed they are to building a stylist profile.”
Joe Anthony – “OH YES! If someone who applies to the salon can’t conduct themselves properly on social media prior to coming to work, then they will have no place working and representing our salon brand. This is a real deal breaker – if a person can’t conduct themselves in their personal lives, will they be able to on our time?”
Q: If you could tell a graduating student one thing, what would it be?
Rocky – “Never give up! Success does not come easy. Hairstyling is a craft and practice makes perfection. After 26 years in the industry, I still work on mannequins all the time. Find an area you can work on mannequins to perfect your skills. Practice, practice, practice until you have conquered them! Always try new things to keep yourself inspired and motivated….. You need to pay your dues in order to reach your best. Never give up and keep reaching for the stars!”
Joe Anthony – “Study hard and treat this like a business. Nothing is handed to you, so don’t expect to walk into a salon on your first day and have it booked. You have to work for your clientele. Communication skills are extremely important and if you follow these things and keep your eye on the prize you will be able to feed your family forever! Good luck and never give up!”

ROCKY, WHAT’S TRENDING?

The Peek-A-Boo BALAYAGE

Mix things up! Don’t just do what everyone else is doing. Take multiple techniques and come up with your own personal touches. Set yourself above the norm. Rocky has taken multiple techniques and made it his own with this peek – a – boo balayage.

COLOR FORMULATION:
Products used – CHI Blondest Blonde + 20 Vol CHI Generator + CHI Shine Shades 9N+ 6C+ 5CM +10 Vol CHI Generator

  • Lightening – CHI Blondest Blonde & 20 Vol CHI Generator
  • Toner – 9N CHI Shine Shades with 1/8th ounce 6C and 10 vol CHI Generator
  • Base color – 5CM and 10 vol

Model’s Natural Level – 4N

IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

Student Artist Show Team Coach Joe Pena FSI Cancun Conference 2017

Kara Wells – Student Artist Winner

CHI Partner School
Career Academy in AR

Cat Cogdill – Student Artist Winner

CHI Flagship school
CHI Hill College Cosmetology in TX

Cari Murray – Student Artist Winner

CHI Flagship school
CHI Hill College Cosmetology in TX

Ashley Benson – Student Artist Winner

CHI Partner School
Broken Arrow Academy in OK

We are very excited to announce the four winners for Farouk Systems Cancun Global Conference August 2017! These talented young ladies were chosen from different student teams that travelled to hair shows across the USA.

They helped backstage with the Farouk team and worked alongside Global Platform Artist, Joe Pena on stage in front of a packed audience. These talented young ladies were selected based on extensive criteria that consisted of color application skills, presentation, and overall work ethics. We are excited to have such innovative students as our Student Artist Show Team for our 2017 Farouk Systems conference.

Joe Pena will be their lead coach for the main performance during the awards ceremony. He will make sure that they have a cohesive look for their models and will give guidance and inspiration for executing a cutting edge show. They will be performing in front of an international audience from over 144 countries. Let us wish these artistic winners GOOD LUCK!

The CHI Ellipse Tool Tours

The CHI Ellipse Tool Tours

Learn how these tools utilize innovative technology to enhance your style!

Take the tours for the CHI Ellipse Tools! Their unique combination of Teflon and Titanium create the ultimate non-stick styling surface, perfect for creating healthier looking styles filled with body and bounce! Discover which tools are the best for your preferred looks!

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Farouk Systems Inc. Wins the 2017 Stylist Choice Awards for “Favorite Tool Company” & “Favorite Flat Iron”

Farouk Systems Inc. Wins the 2017 Stylist Choice Awards for “Favorite Tool Company” & “Favorite Flat Iron”

Farouk Systems Inc. made an award-winning appearance by capturing 2 Behind the Chair Stylist Choice Awards on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Premiere Orlando Mainstage Theater, Orlando Convention Center. The CHI Original Styling Iron known for being the perfect multi-functional hairstyling tool that can straighten, curl & flip was voted “Favorite Flat Iron” while Farouk Systems, CHI won “Favorite Tool Company”!

On hand to receive the awards were: Lisa Marie Garcia, President of Innovation as well as Global Artists Rocky Vitelli, Bradley Tuggle and Joe Pena. This is Behind the Chair’s 17th annual Stylist Choice Awards which is the industry’s biggest, most prestigious hair awards show.

Farouk Systems was also nominated 13 times!

  • Favorite Oil—Farouk Systems Inc. CHI Silk Infusion
  • Favorite Anti- Frizz—Farouk Systems Inc. CHI Silk Infusion
  • Favorite Shine Enhancer—Farouk Systems Inc. CHI Shine Infusions
  • Favorite Thermal Protector—Farouk Systems Inc. CHI 44 Iron Guard
  • Favorite Men’s Line of the Year—Esquire
  • Favorite New Tool of the Year—Esquire Tools
  • Favorite Blow Dryer—CHI Touch Dryer
  • Favorite Curling Iron—CHI Dura Irons
  • Favorite Color Enhancer (depositing or refreshing)—CHI Iconic Color Illuminate Conditioner
  • Favorite Brand Education Team of the Year— Farouk Systems Inc.
  • Favorite Chemical Smoothing Product/System—Farouk Systems Inc. CHI Enviro
  • Favorite Flat Iron—CHI Original 1” Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
  • Favorite Tool Company—Farouk Systems Inc. CHI

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Flip through the slideshow below to see the full Vanity Collection!

Credits: 

Photographer: Polk Liang
Hair: Rocky Vitelli
Makeup: Wendy Chiu
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Summer Hair Love: CHI’s Tea Tree Collection

Summer Hair Love: CHI’s Tea Tree Collection

CHI Tea Tree Collection:
The Summer Heat is here. The heat of the Summer certainly shifts my skincare and haircare routines. My combo skin and temperamental hair go from combo-normal to oily in the Summer months. I find that I need to wash my hair more frequently and also I need to switch up my products for better results.

Tea Tree Oil

One switch I made recently is giving me awesome results! I switched to the CHI Tea Tree line of hair products. This peppermint and tea tree oil infused line is just what my hair and scalp needed for this time of year! These products are so refreshing to use!!!

CHI Tea Tree Oil Collection is a haircare line enriched with both tea tree oil and peppermint oil for ultimate hair and scalp rejuvenation. The lavish line includes CHI Tea Tree Oil Shampoo, CHI Tea Tree Oil Conditioner, CHI Tea Tree Oil Blow Dry Primer Lotion, CHI Tea Tree Oil Serum, CHI Tea Tree Oil Soothing Scalp Spray, and CHI Tea Tree Oil Revitalizing Masque. Treat your scalp and strands to these invigorating treatments for a healthier, replenished look.

The key ingredients are tea tree oil, peppermint oil, silk, and chamomile which all work collaboratively to purify the scalp while balancing oils and maintaining optimal moisture levels. The tea tree oil, an antioxidant, removes buildup while replenishing moisture by unclogging pores. The silk also replenishes moisture and retains strength and shine as the chamomile soothes the scalp.

This haircare line offers a gentle solution for replenishing your scalp to achieve incredible strength and shine.

CHI Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner:
This cleansing and conditioning duo is such a refreshing and invigorating step in my morning getting ready routine! I seriously look forward to using these products. The minty sensation is fabulous! The shampoo thoroughly cleanses my hair and scalp and removes impurities while also balancing oil and strengthening my hair. The conditioner lightly conditions and moisturizes. I tend to need more leave-in conditioners when I use this as it is pretty light. However, I still enjoy it.

CHI Tea Tree Oil Blow Dry Primer Lotion:
This is a lightweight moisturizing priming lotion for your hair. I just apply it throughout my hair after towel drying and then I comb through. It preps hair for styling while providing thermal heat protection. It also provides protection for sun, too!

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This is a fabulous final step in my hair care routine. Just a couple drops of this peppermint and tea tree infused serum leaves my hair super shiny and protected from the elements. It nourishes hair and leaves it super smooth and silky. You can also use this as a pre-cleansing scalp treatment.

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If you are looking for some refreshing hair products to add to your routine this Summer, look no further than CHI’s Tea Tree Oil Collection! I love the items that I tried out and am curious to try a few more things from the collection.

As always, thanks for reading! XOXO

#CHIparaMi ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY IN MIAMI, FLORIDA

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“#CHIparaMi will provide the perfect platform for us to reach out to all Latina women to help motivate and inspire through beauty,” – Dr. Farouk Shami

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The #CHIparaMi campaign kicked off with celebrity stylist and Univision television personality Jomari Goyso on August 24, 2016, through social media and this exclusive announcement party in Miami at the EPIC Hotel. Dr. Farouk Shami, Chairman and Founder of Farouk Systems Inc., the manufacturer of the CHI® and BioSilk® brands was welcomed by Univision and the event was hosted by Francisca Lachapel. The celebration included styling stations, product displays and discussions about what this campaign means for both Dr. Farouk Shami and Jomari Goyso.

Farouk Systems teams up with Univision and Jomari Goyso on the #CHIparaMi campaign which will deliver motivational content and brand exposure to the Latina market in Spanish through Univision programming. #CHIparaMi will feature TV spots and unique social content including photos and tutorials from Jomari Goyso as well as motivational and educational tours hosted by Dr. Farouk Shami and Jomari. Six top cities in the United States will be visited to provide beauty education and makeovers within the Latin community and comes with a commitment to donate $100,000 in product monthly.

Farouk and CHI are especially excited about working with Jomari on the #CHIparaMi campaign as Jomari is not only a celebrity but also a famous hairstylist that understands what Latina women need and want. Jomari as the new face of #CHIparaMi will be helping Farouk Systems spread the word about CHI Haircare tools and products as well as working to give back to women shelters in NY, LA, and Houston. This merger will raise awareness of CHI and their caring concern for the Latino community throughout major cities in the US.

During the ceremony, Farouk surprised two Miami Charities – The Lodge and The Lotus House by donating $50,000 in product donations! The first TV spot of Farouk and Jomari also premiered for all attendees who were able to get the first glimpse of this partnership in action. The official air date will be Sunday, September 4th during the Sal y Pimienta show at 9 PM. Recap of Wednesday’s event will also air on Despierta America.

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