COLOR, Cut and Style 2014: Day 1
Is it possible to have too much amazing haircolor education? A sold-out house of 2,300 colorists is coming close (but not quite), at the 2014 BTC COLOR, Cut & Style Show in New Orleans. Day One was packed with ideas, techniques, inspiration and a lot of haircolor love. Read more!
COLOR, Cut & Style 2014:
Aveda, TIGI, L’Oreal Professionnel, Kenra Professional, Wella Professionals, Celebrity Color Panel
Is it possible to have too much amazing haircolor education? A sold-out house of 2,300 colorists is coming close (but not quite), at the 2014 BTC COLOR, Cut & Style Show in New Orleans. Day One was packed with ideas, techniques, inspiration and a lot of haircolor love. There were also a lot of laughs, especially when an elite panel of celebrity colorists hit the stage and shared the truth about providing color services to stars like Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus and Drew Barrymore! After BTC Founder and Creative Director Mary Rector-Gable opened the show by encouraging attendees to “shine through,” here’s just some of what happened!
Aveda’s Ian Michael Black and Natalie Gurley kicked off the day with the perfect combination of inspiration and salon-friendly techniques. Collections influenced by Ian Michael’s travels and Africa and Asia were paired with strategies like tipping and color melting to provide audience members with a 360-degree approach to the art of haircolor.
TIGI’s international artistic team—Christel Lundqvist, Richy Kandasamy and Robert Banyaga—brought an international vibe to their COLOR presentation. Edgy looks that would be at home on any world catwalk featured of-the-moment hues like poppy red, violet and silvery lilac. The team shared new approaches to application and previewed soon-to-be launched shades from the TIGI® Copyright©olour range.
L’Oréal Professionnel’s top balayage educators—Nancy Braun, Min Kim and Theresa Adams—deconstructed the popular technique and provided invaluable balayage education and insights. With lively repartee, the team demystified the technique, demonstrated how it could be used on a wide range of base colors, lengths and styles and encouraged potential balayagers who may be on the fence to give the technique, for which demand is growing and growing, a try.
Kenra’s Robb Dubre, Laken Rose and Theresa Klimas did it again. Appearing at COLOR for the third consecutive year, Robb and his team brought salon-friendly color to life, with techniques that can be accomplished in five steps or less. The team’s Horizons Collection presentation included two segments—colors inspired by the delicate tones of early morning sunrise and by the rich, fiery hues of horizons at dusk.
Christopher and Sonya Dove captured the hearts and minds of the COLOR Show audience once more with their cheeky presentation portraying four aspects of beauty—Innocent Beauty, Dangerous Beauty, Creative Beauty and Exotic Beauty. The pair offered a creative array of color techniques involving shades from many of the most popular Wella color collections, including ILLUMINA, Color.id and the new Innosense, created for health-conscious stylists and consumers.
The day ended on a glamorous note when Mary hosted a freewheeling and candid discussion with the first-ever BTC Celebrity Color Panel. Panel members included Jennifer Aniston’s haircolorist Justin Anderson; Tracey Cunningham, who takes care of Drew Barrymore and Kim Kardashian; Instagram phenomenon Guy Tang; television star Kim Vo and New York session and celebrity artist Rick Wellman. The panel shared their celebrity formulas, offered glimpses into the reality of managing a celebrity clientele and weighed in on upcoming trends.
There’s more in store tomorrow when Redken, Farouk, Schwarzkopf Professional, Goldwell and Beth Minardi hit the stage, plus a finale that will ensure that the pros in the audience will “shine through.”
COLOR, Cut & Style 2014: Goldwell, Redken, Farouk, Schwarzkopf Professional, Beth Minardi & Mary-Rector Gable
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