Me and Oribe
I'm still winding down from this weekend's Oribe Backstage event, where I was whisked away to Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to celebrate the annual education/inspiration spectacle.
Yesterday, I was privileged to be one of the 110 people invited to an intimate unveiling of the new and improved KMS California. And, my oh my, are you guys gonna be impressed! KMS is dedicated to being hairdressing brand that drives salon business and success. Anja Martens, VP of global marketing, got emotional as she expressed to the crowd how much she and her team poured their hearts and souls into the relaunch. "I'm so proud of the brand," she said, wiping away tears. "I don't know why I'm crying though!"
Lately, I've been realizing I'm in need of a style upgrade. While it's comfortable to rock the same 'do for years and years, it certainly isn't exciting and, quite frankly, a little drab. So me and my dull locks took a trip to the Marco Pelusi Salon in West Hollywood, California for a cut and color courtesy of Joico stylist extraordinaire Cherry Petenbrink. You can imagine Cherry's excitement when I confessed I hadn't colored my hair in over five years... my hair was practically born-again virgin.
Photoshoots are fun and even better when you are working with great talents. It was unstoppable at this "Boy Meets Girl" clothing line shoot.
Check out the pics....enjoy!
Me with my sleek new 'do
The all new International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Midwest show will launch this weekend in Chicago. Set to run Saturday, March 26th through Monday, March 28th, this show is new to the Midwest, but not to the industry. Already the top show on the West Coast, ISSE Midwest will have top-notch international beauty brands as well as "indie" companies exhibiting. The show is full of education with over 200 classes offered in everything from hair care treatments to social media. Financial guru, Suze Orman, will also present on Sunday, March 27th at 1:00pm.
Whatever you do, don't call it "The Rachel." Looks like haircut-happy Jennifer Aniston is at it again, revealing a considerably shorter (and more blonde!) 'do while doing press for her latest rom com Just Go With It. I'm digging the chopped crop but the brassy orange-toned hue? Not so much. Regardless, a little style experimentation from Ms. Aniston is a welcomed change. We say, "Just go with it!"
As I blog from the press room here at the Long Beach Convention Center during the second day ISSE, I am overwhelmed, inspired, awe-struck, delighted and overwhelmed all over again. Who knew beauty could conjure so many emotions? Let me back things up a bit...
Models at the Clairol Professional breakfast show off the brand's Soy4Plex