So as you all heard, Sami and I went to New York this weekend. My trip was business but I still had the best time. The International Beauty Show was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, which was a beautiful space! Day one was full of classes and learning. I saw new techniques for color, cutting, styling and bridal make up. These people are my professional idols! I saw Nick Arrojo and his team work on classic hair cutting techniques and talk about our industry. I watched Eve Pearl, a 5 time emmy award winning make up artist. Her class was awesome! I watched her do Hi Definition makeup on two women of different races, amazing! I got such great insight from her about the business. So of course after that I went to her booth and bought some product. Pretty great, I wore it the next day.
Day two was full of more educational classes. First I went to Martin Parsons up styling class. He was unreal and I loved him so much!!! (Sara and I later got our picture taken with him!!!) Then we went shopping!!!! We looked at trade books, beauty supplies, smocks, make up, tools…pretty much everything! I got a new pair of shears! I can’t wait to use them at work! Then it was back to class. The last class of the day was Jon Gonazales. His class was about personal growth as a hairdresser and how to enhance your career. It was life changing. He was so inspiring uplifting. It really made me look at my career and start to realize the path that I had to take for success.
Any one who is in the industry has to go next year! It was the most amazing city and beauty is all around there.