Education

ISSE 2015: Nuts and Bolts Awards Will Showcase Students' Achievement
More than 1,000 Students from Nuts and Bolts Member Schools in the USA, Canada and Australia determined to make a mark on the industry, will be flocking to the International Salon and Spa Expo at Long Beach, California, this weekend to showcase their brilliance in two major competitions. Most will be hoping their dedication and hard work in cosmetology will be honored at the International Business Student of the Year awards, run by premier training program provider Nuts and Bolts.

After establishing the fundamentals of elevation and over direction, finger angle comes into play. Finger angles within sections are very important because they create depth in shapes…and when not understood properly, can cause confusion when cutting. Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, reviews the fundamentals of finger angles:

John Paul Mitchell Systems and Paul Mitchell Schools cordially invite you to the upcoming Caper 2015, hosted by Paul Mitchell Schools. Guest appearances include comedienne Kathy Buckley, motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez, men’s grooming expert Diana Schmidtke, salon owner and philanthropist Eden Sassoon (daughter of Vidal Sassoon), Thirst Project founder Seth Maxwell, and other surprise guests. 

The industry’s leading educators, stylists and colorists from around the world will gather in Las Vegas for Redken Symposium 2015 on January 25-27. Attracting nearly 10,000 beauty professionals ranging from novices to A-list celebrity colorists, the three day education event will cover everything related to the multi- billion dollar haircare industry and sneak peeks of the newest products, technologies and innovations that Redken has to offer.

by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th AvenueSharing VALUE continues to be our message at Sam Villa, and will be our focus in our education throughout 2015. We will continue to think, say, and do differently to help bring value to the services salon professionals provide.

Sometimes the best way to unlock creativity is to turn to the fundamentals. Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, reviewed elevation first - the "up and down" movement of the hair that controls the vertical aspect of the silhouette. The second part of the fundamentals series explores over direction (the opposite of elevation) - the forward and back movement of hair that controls the horizontal aspect of the silhouette.

Lauren Streeter, Repêchage Global Educator (far left), Dietl students, Lydia Sarfati (center), and Ryzard Nawrat (far right), Owner of Repêchage Polska, in the new Repêchage training room at Dietl University

Taking the leap from working at a salon to operating your own salon suite is a big decision. If you are considering taking the steps to becoming an independent contractor and managing your own business, there are many critical questions you must ask. From examining your expenses to assessing responsibilities to understanding tax obligations, thorough research will help you determine if the decision is right for you.

According to Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, "There are three ways for a salon professional to gain access to face-to-face education: go to a class, have an educator come to the salon, or go to a show. The challenge with the first and last is the rest of the salon team still needs to be briefed on the new content. By hiring an in-salon trainer, the middle step is omitted and the team can head straight to implementing new information.

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