ABS is always a great show! Our team was totally on point. We had a great rotation of demonstrations both days and the booth was sold out of our most popular items on Day One! I think we were all pretty excited to share our new techniques from “Highlighting Between the Lines.”
My personal favorite is Corrugated Color. It’s perfect for spring! Spring hair color has a very soft yet brighter feel. This picture of Allison Williams (actress on the show “Girls”) is a great example of what Corrugated Color can look like. Corrugated Color creates veils of shimmer and beautiful ribbons of light.
The beauty industry is a fascinating world. It’s always changing and there’s never a dull moment. I have the honor of working with a hair color education company called Product Club Color Accessories. Unlike most hair color education we strive to teach technique rather than a specific color line. We have a line of professional colorist tools that set the tone for an amazing experience behind the chair.
I believe when you are required to teach a subject you continuously educate yourself. For example this whole blogging thing has forced me to learn the importance of tagging and dive in deeper to social media. Something I would have never thought twice about if I never ventured into the blogging universe.
Nervous in front of crowds? I have come to find that waiting to think or plan about my seminars until a week before does me well. Live your life and when it comes time to stand and deliver remember that the people in front of you are there because they feel your knowledge is valuable. If you make a mistake, laugh because it’s silly and move on. We are all human!
This weekend was a great learning experience. As always I had a great time with the Product Club education team! Kevin did a great job setting up the booth and motivating us! Adrienne and Laurie really helped me understand what it means to be a color educator. They are both amazing and have so much wisdom to share. I am inspired not only by their hair color abilities but also by their ability to balance their career while also being a great mothers. I hope to have a fraction of their talent and patience as I advance in my career.
This show was insanely packed with stylist eager to learn and inspired to stock up on their professional tools. We were a bit overwhelmed by all the attention, however very excited that so many people were stocking up on our educational DVDs and tools. The Foil Assistant flew off the shelves.http://productclub.com/whats_new/product-club-foil-assistant I wish I had a picture of some of the astonished faces I seen! I think the Assistant is one of the greatest tools we have. It’s going to be one of those things in the future that we look back and say, “How the h*%! did I ever work without this?!”
Our classes were packed…and so was our booth…. Goodtimes <3
State Beauty Supply put together a great show! Thanks!
A natural born artist and girly girl who loves the beauty industry. She is a 3rd generation hair & makeup artist from Tampa Bay who strives to perfect images, inform the misunderstood, and teach all a thing or two about their beauty regimen. She is becoming one of YouTube’s most popular beauty Vloggers! You can find a new tutorial from Kristen every Friday!
As the owner of Thirteenth and Washington, located in St. Louis, MO Kristen has created an upscale environment to accommodate editorial stylist, photographers, and educational events. Teaching is one of her greatest passions and she has a very natural way of empowering her students to feel confident in their technique. Having been exposed to the world of high fashion helped develop her taste for classic looks to Avant garde. New York Fashion week has been one of Kristen’s greatest experiences as an artist. “There’s certain energy when you are a creative person in New York. It’s as if you know you’re going to be a person who will accomplish great things for having been there!”” she says.
Kristen wants to help other artist understand how simple it is to become a visionary and see color in the same way she can. Product Club has been such a great way for her to share her ambition and knowledge.
I’ve been loving the Ombre, however I feel there has been less contrast between the base and ends. There’s a bit of sparkle connecting the bright bold ends with the rich base. I love using Product Club’s switchback set technique to create soft connection that doesn’t over power the look. Spring/ Summer 2012 is all about healthy, shiney, & soft-yet bright color.
Who/What inspires you?
I am inspired by music videos, movies, and TV. The world is such a real place and all too serious at times. I love to kick back and let fantasy inspire me to create whimsical haircolor that is wearable & unique. Also, I am inspired by the hair itself. I like to work with the hair not against it. I love when deep rich color has faded off the ends from a summer of sun and creates a soft Ombre. It makes it easy to maintain the health of the hair while adding in some sets of color.
America’s Beauty Show in Chicago was awesome! We all had such a good time despite the insane crowds and traffic! Everyone who entered the booth had great questions and seemed genuinely impressed with Lisa McAullife’s “Art of Highlighting” class. : )
I really liked this venue. We were actually exposed to daylight, which is rare in a convention center! Also, I enjoyed the interesting artwork they displayed throughout the center. However, the food was still pretty gross :p
Our mic was making the most annoying noise ever. Adam and Nick were able to fix it thankfully!
For this this show I wanted to share my thoughts on the “crescent panel” and “switchback sets”. These two techniques combined make one sexy head of hair! You can find these techniques on our “Art of highlighting” DVD set.
Lisa was an awesome roomie! I love her calm demeanor and friendly approach to education. She is someone to admire. In her classroom she taught “Raylight- Lowlights” and a technique she created called “Corrugated color”. Very beautiful results!
A trip to Chicago would not have been complete without a delicious deep dish pizza! It was pretty much like heaven in my mouth. Oh how we all love eating!
This spring you can expect to see many golden hues everywhere. Hair color will have the look of gold jewelry. Rose gold will especially be popular. In spirit of Spring 2012 I took Nina from dark/cool brown with red highlights to an all over lighter rose gold. This is just the beginning of her Spring 2012 hair color makeover. To protect the integrity of her hair we will be reaching her ideal color in the next two appointments.
As you can see in her after photo there are still remnants of the red, which actually worked in our favor. The small amount of red blended well with the lighter pieces creating a “rosy gold”.
When making an extreme change like this be sure to…
-Make an appointment with a professional colorist
– Clarify the hair before coloring
– Purchase a shampoo and conditioner filled with proteins like Davines Melu
– Apply a deep conditioner 1-2x a week
– Make an appointment for a haircut. *Be prepared to lose some length. The ends of your hair will have gone through some trauma.
– Prebook your next appointment for about 8 weeks.
In case you were wondering this is the inspiration photo we were working from….
In 8 weeks I will be coloring Nina’s hair using Product Club Color Acessories technique called, “Skylighting”. The technique was developed by Laurie Edwards. The Art of Highlighting Volume 2 “Go Fresco!” with Laurie Edwards. Skylighting is perfect for shifting your single process color clients into more adventurous color. It allows you to keep the base color darker but brighten it up a bit. Skylighting results in a rooty base with some diffused highlights and variations of depth that gradually transition to bright, fresh ends. Fresh ends is the key term here. Nina’s hair has been colored many times therefore her ends are extremely saturated. Skylighting will allow us to reverse this issue and give her color that most people yearn for!
Birmingham, Alabama is full of such kind people! I really enjoyed my time working the Product Club booth. It’s always interesting to see what people want to buy and wanting to learn in different areas of the country. Alabama and I were lucky enough to experience the new Foil Assistant. Um, yeah baby this thing is awesome! I was foiling the lovely Debra, and all I had to do was push down the lever and POP there was my precut foil. It was shiny, smooth, and leopard print just the way I like it!
I have to say I learned a lot from our educator Lori on this trip. She explained to her classes that the ombre effect in pink, yes pink, is very popular in Colorado right now. I had not heard of this trend yet living in St. Louis. Sure enough, I opened this month’s issue of In Style magazine and there it was, Lauren Conrad with pastel ends. It’s completely awesome to hear it from our team first! –Kristen Linares