This past October, Farouk Systems hosted its 3rd Annual Educational Symposium in Houston, TX. The sold-out event was hosted by CHI USA & Lone Star College, welcoming over 200 cosmetology instructors from across the United States. During this 3-day symposium, instructors attended hands on workshops which offered valuable and engaging insight into the latest industry techniques, as well as new product technology. As a special highlight, guest artist Rocky Vitelli recreated a live photo shoot on stage along with Farouk Systems’ Global Artists conducting a VIP hair show; both live demos providing yet another opportunity to expand their educational experiences.
In addition to education, instructors were given a tour of the Farouk Systems facilities and a special invite to be the guests of honor for a dinner hosted by Dr. Farouk Shami. During this time, Dr. Shami offered a personal invitation for each attendee to become an educator for Farouk Systems. In ending the evening, Dr. Shami expressed his appreciation by giving each instructor gift bags and awards in appreciation for their artistic talents, hard work and ability to inspire others. Dr. Shami also awarded CHI Lone Star Cosmetology the CHI Partnered School of the Year.
Before the close of the 3-day symposium, a special commemorative time capsule ceremony was also held in Dr. Farouk’s honor – “A History in the Making.” Guests and attendees participated in a burial of tokens that expressed and reflected Dr. Shami’s life accomplishments over the span of the last 30-years. Items included and added to the capsule were his original patents, biography, photos and much more.
The CHI Partner Schools will continue to offer ongoing opportunities to bring on new instructors and help to give back to our CHI Partner Schools and programs. This further sets the precedent for Farouk Systems unsurpassed commitment to education and motivating instructors and artists alike. This as well as always acting as a steady source of support for the beauty education school industry as a whole.