8 Can’t-Miss Moments From Premiere
The Business, The Funnies and The OMGs
There was a whole lot that went down this weekend in Orlando and the BTC team was there for all of it (even Tropical Storm Colin)! Some of your fave brands packed the Orange County Convention Center and thousands of stylists got their shop on! We rounded up a few of our favorite moments, from the newest brands and latest styles to the hilarious funnies that happened onstage and off! Check out everything that went down!
1. Martin’s the Man!
The crowd was feelin’ Mr. Martin Parsons while he was up on the Mainstage…and it’s no surprise, because the hair he creates is flawless and the jokes he cracks are hilarious! After wowing the crowd with a gorgeous updo, he dropped this truth bomb, “If you went to church and it was boring, these would be the girls to sit behind!”
The amazing styles by the always-funny, Martin!
2. Why Nails Are Good For Business
We were so lucky to chat with CND Co-Founder and Style Director Jan Arnold, who rocked a super cool mani (of course!) We asked her why nails are so important for business, and she replied that nails can capture fashion and trends in a unique way. “Not every woman can wear a neon yellow dress—but if she wears the crisp white linen dress with neon fingernails, she’s still rocking the trend,” Jan said. “Many women can’t afford a Chanel dress, but can certainly have the manicure inspired by the Chanel dress. Nails allow everyone to have a piece of a designer. It’s a cheap thrill. It’s how you express yourself. You can really tell the style of a lady by her hands.”
This nail art design? Talk about cool for the summer!
3. MANIC PANIC, Mary and Wine!
The color queens and founders of MANIC PANIC stopped by the BTC booth for a quick chat with our team and Mary! What did we learn from these badass ladies?! Not only do they have a wine named after them with their photo on the bottle, but they were back up singers for Blondie! These chicks are always keepin’ it cool!
4. Extensions, baby!
The Great Lengths team was crushin’ it on their stage! They talked extension application and showcased incredible upstyling techniques. Check out some of their amazing work.
5. It Was All About the Bars!
hairtalk had a hair extensions bar, MIZANI had a texture bar and then of course there were the ACTUAL bars scattered throughout the show floor! (It was a trade show for stylists, and we know you all love a good party!)
The extensions Hair Bar by hairtalk?! We think we’re in love!
Texture, texture, texture! Mizani knows what’s up
when it comes to her natural hair, and we are lovin’ on this texture bar!
6. Social Media Queens Take Over
OK, we know social media stars are poppin’ up left and right, and we know you all have your go-tos when you’re scrolling down your feed. But come on, @hairandmakeupbysteph and @paintedhair on one stage at the BTC booth? Now that’s just EPIC. Steph was showcasing her intricate upstyles with the invisivbobble and @paintedhair was working the beachwaver and Powerstyler! Check these ladies out!
7. Curls that Last…But, Seriously!
It’s the products and tools that make the styles, so when we stopped by the Beauty and Pin-Ups booth and heard a testimonial from a show attendee who swore by their product, we had to learn more! The attendee had her hair curled on the Beauty and Pin-Ups stage on Sunday and came back Monday (28 hours later to be exact) with her curls still perfectly intact!
Posing and pinning on the Beauty and Pin-Ups stage!
8. Airbrush Her Haircolor
We know you’ve heard of airbrush makeup…but what about airbrush haircolor? Well, we’re here to tell you, we saw Dinair Airbrushing at Premiere and it’s awesome! It’s semi-permanent color and can last for up to 20 washes. So you know that client who always wants to change up her look, but still doesn’t want anything too drastic? This is the new go-to!
Airbrush haircolor? Yes, please!