COLOR, Cut and Style 2014: Day 2
They said it wouldn’t be possible to top Day One…and they were wrong. The second day of the three-day BTC COLOR, Cut and Style Show was every bit as spectacular as the first. Teams from Goldwell, Redken, Farouk and Schwarzkopf Professional mixed education with entertainment; “High Priestess of Haircolor” Beth Minardi laid the truth on the line; BTC’s Mary Rector-Gable shared words of wisdom based on her own personal experiences and the entire COLOR cast gathered for a finale that still has people talking.
In a uniquely personal presentation, Mary drew from many of her own experiences and shared some of the most important lessons that she learned along the way. Inspiring everyone in the audience with her account of the two years she spent raising money to build homes for Katrina victims with Vidal Sassoon; her struggles to launch behindthechair when computers were a relatively new tool; the risks she took to keep her business going and her belief that “Greatness is not reserved for the chosen few, it’s reserved for those who choose it.”
The incomparable John Simpson was joined by Goldwell’s Rebecca Hiele and Nick Pagano for an “elumen”-ating session that explored modern ways to update classic color designs. The presentation featured a segment entitled “We Love Blondes” that offered up innovative techniques for creating every shade on the blonde spectrum—from cool Nordic blonde to rich honey blonde.
Justin Isaac and Kris Sorbie showcased quick, easy, wearable approaches to fashionable color during Redken’s segment. They were joined by celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham, who recreated some of her most popular formulas—including Charlize Theron’s honey blonde and Dakota Johnson’s tintback—on models, and then shared their formulas and how-tos.
For their energetic presentation, Farouk Systems’ Patrick Kalle, Richard Jordan and Maurice den Exter traveled all the way from Amsterdam to share a collection created just for COLOR, Cut and Style. Mosaics is based on a new approach to sectioning, and utilizes shades from the new CHI Chromashines Collection.
A parade of Schwarzkopf artists—Kim Vo, Damien Carney, Rick Wellman, Amber Dawn Nichols, Misael Aponte, Jorge Buccio, Rossa Jurenas and Genea Church—offered up a parade of passion for their favorite color products and techniques. Naturally, Kim was all about blonding, and he created a segment inspired by iconic blondes of all time—Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Twiggy and of course, Marilyn!
In her fabulous, stripped down presentation, it was just Beth Minardi, a chair, a chart and a whole lot of common sense. Beth’s freewheeling segment covered everything from the importance of a cohesive team to mentoring to client care. She also took questions from the audience.
In keeping with the overall motif of stained glass, Mary provided each COLOR Show team with a photo of stained glass to serve as the inspiration for their finale look. From Wella’s dusky blue creation to Kenra’s winged archangel and L’Oréal Professional’s three-dimensional glass chips, each interpretation of the theme was unique and artistically inspiring.