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.
Laurie has been in the beauty industry for 13+ years. Over the last decade, Laurie has developed her career with Cutler Salon in NYC and currently holds the position of Color Director of Education. Laurie is responsible for growing a strong education team within the Soho salon. She coaches and educates Cutler colorists while continuing to build her own clientele. She teaches Cutler color seminars to stylists nationwide and also teaches for Product Club. Her passion for creating beautiful color is the core of her success with students and clients.
Laurie has been featured in Allure magazine for 2007 “ Rising Star in New York”, Allure Guide to Gorgeous Hair and Allure Spa Directory New York City. She was also interviewed for Oprah Magazine and worked on television show “So You Want To Be a Super Model” makeover episode.
DISCOVER SHOW 2012 – ST. LOUIS – MAY 6th and 7th
The America’s Center St. Louis,MO
701 Convention Plaza
Sunday, May 6th ’12
8:30 AM- 6:00 PM
What will you be teaching in your class?
The class is featuring techniques and tools inspired from The Art of Highlighting collection, and my experiences with my everyday client. Ombre coloring technique called Skylighting, which adds depth back into hair color will be a focus for us. Enhancing and richening the “natural” color to previously highlighted hair is who this concept gravitates to. We also will be addressing clients that want multi colors within their hair style, and the how and why of placements. I have been focusing on working off a plethora of diagonals partings within a head shape. This has created really nice movement throughout the shape. I wanted to add tools to doing color on short hair as well as long. I spend time on how we can stay inspired, how we find and create this for ourselves and other Artist. Where do you look, what are the resources you use to keep that inspirational eye moving and keep your clients loving what your creating. I feel hair is a soft, moveable canvas and incorporating some interest in what we are doing is huge now and always. We as Artists are looking to create hair that looks healthy, beautiful and yet sets us apart from the average stylist.
What’s in for Spring/Summer 2012?
Hair color is moving in all directions, but shiny healthy hair is what our clients want. The heavy bang is really fun, along with utilizing natural curl and movement in the hair. I’m loving the intense Ombre color, and also adding in soft subtle highlights to this look. These extremes are taking the simple highlight to the next level.
Who inspires you?
I find that I’m inspired by classic looks like Alexander Wang, Micheal Kors, yet mostly by independent clothing designers in our own areas. These Artists have the new styles with a lot of personal detail and hard work that I appreciate!