Countdown to Redken Symposium 2015

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.

With panels ranging from how to handle coloring mishaps and demanding celebrity clients, led by Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham and Redken Master Colorist David Stanko, to an expert panel on how social media is impacting salons’ businesses, the Redken Symposium provides the knowledge, inspiration and business skills needed to “learn better, earn better, and live better” and ultimately strengthen one’s techniques and a build a more successful salon.

“This bi-annual event is an incredible opportunity to have the most creative and powerful professionals working together under one roof to further shape this industry,” says Sheri Doss, VP Education, Redken Worldwide. “In June, the industry lost one of its greatest pioneers, Redken co-founder Paula Kent Meehan. Our hope this January as we celebrate our 37th year of Symposium is to reflect upon how far the salon industry has come since the days of Paula’s Amino Pon Shampoo and, together, prepare for where we are headed.”

Available for the first time ever and only at Symposium is the new Redken Symposium 2015 app, providing a personalized experience for every attendee that delivers up-to-date program information, user-specific customized content and the opportunity to digitally interact with the brand in a new way. After registering for Symposium, attendees are able to build their own class schedule tailored to their specific interests within the salon professional industry including Color, Design, Styling & Finishing, Total Look and Future Vision. On-site using the Symposium app, stylists and colorists will receive real-time information about their classes and special events, bios for class facilitators, and the ability to ask questions to facilitators directly within the app.

Throughout the two days, salon professionals will have the opportunity to sit-in on over 25 classes and panels led by leading global educators including Redken Education Artistic Director Kris Sorbie who will host “The Worldwide Color Movement” alongside several leading Redken Artists, and Redken Education Artistic Director Sam Villa who will take the stage with Redken Artist Chris Baran for the first time in 12 years to host “Legendary Designs”. Two other highly-anticipated classes of Redken Symposium 2015 include “Color Panel” and “Promoting Your Business Through Social Media”:

*Extra Credit “Color Panel” hosted by Tracey Cunningham and David Stanko This is a haircolor experience you won’t want to miss! Spend your morning with us and we will give you the best haircolor information in the industry. Our power panel of color celebs will share the latest buzz in color, they’ll solve challenges, enhance your knowledge and help you make haircolor your priority and profit center!

*“Promoting Your Business Through Social Media”, a panel hosted by Bryan Nunes, Founder and Owner of Blo Salon and 2011 Salon of the Year Winner; Ryan Pearl, Colorist at Cutler Salon; and Kristy Piper, Senior Program Director at 5Loom Social Media Agency

Not well-versed in social media? This class will turn you into a pro!Our media experts will show you how to use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to promote and grow your business—for free! Learn how to use a hashtag, explore best practices and get tips on sharing content. You will see how to develop a strategy to make social media a valuable and fun part of your business plan for success.

Visit the dedicated Symposium page on’s professional site to register for Symposium today, see the full list of classes and learn more about special event including the Grand Opening and Bash. The Redken Symposium 2015 app is available for download on Google Play for Androids and in the Apple Store or iOS operating systems for the duration of the event.

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