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October 29, 2015

Front Row: What You Need to Know

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Everyone knows Miami is hot—the sun, the sand…the people. And it’s about to get even hotter when Front Row: A Hair Festival of Epic Proportions, hits the Miami beaches in January. This newest hair show from Luxury Brand Partners is going to be huge. Branded a “hair education festival,” (Luxury Brand Partners President Tev Finger likens it to the beauty equivalent of Lollapalooza) the inaugural, four-day event will feature mainstage and hands-on education from Oribe, R+CoV76 by Vaughn, Smith & Cult, IGK and Butterfly Circus as well as entertainment—from celebrity speakers to parties to yoga by the beach. Sound like your kind of show? Here’s all you need to know.


What to Expect
Thousands of stylists and industry greats from around the world will converge in Miami to inspire, educate (through mainstage and hands-on education sessions that will push your creativity and help you impress your clients when you return to the salon) and celebrate this amazing industry.


And what better place to be inspired than Miami’s famous Wynwood Neighborhood—an eclectic art district voted one of Vogue’s “Top 15 Coolest Neighborhoods.”


Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood


Who’s Coming?
Comedienne and Actress Natasha Leggero (Neighbors, He’s Just Not That Into You) will host mainstage on day 1; author of #1 bestseller “Good to Great,” Jim Collins, will give the keynote address; Actress and Singer Rose McGowan will perform; and author, actor, TV personality, CFDA Award Winner and Creative Director for Barneys New York, Simon Doonan, is stopping by for the Hair Carnivale.


And Then There’s Hair Industry Legends…


Regarded as “The Godfather of Hair” by Vogue, Garren’s editorial work is consistently featured on the covers of leading fashion publications. Garren’s reputation has granted him a loyal following including Kendall Jenner, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Go behind the scenes of Garren’s iconic Monty photo shoot below!



James Pecis
James is the session stylist behind some of the most seminal images within contemporary fashion. Known for his trademark braiding techniques and becoming the only hairstylist to work on an entire issue of Vogue Paris, James works seasonally on major fashion shows worldwide for designers like Chloe, Hermes and Kenzo.


Thom Priano
One of the world’s top men’s stylists, Thom is credited with shaping society’s perception of what men should look like through iconic campaigns and his styling of every “it” guy including Matthew McConaughey and Adam Levine. Check out some of Thom’s work below. And get his styling how-tos for
Jon Hamm and Chris Pratt !



Howard McLaren
As a hair industry pioneer who’s credited with re-establishing the razor-cutting technique, Howard’s creative and educational influence continues to inspire generations of hairdressers. Watch Howard work his magic below!



Ronnie Stam
A true styling legend, Ronnie’s talent has been in demand across all industries—including fashion, TV, runway, music videos, film and photography. Ronnie has even spent time on tour with legendary bands The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith. Ronnie travels the world as the Global Creative Director for Oribe.


Vaughn Acord
Vaughn’s simple, American aesthetic has made him one of the most sought-after men’s hairstylists among politicians, actors, singers and athletes—from  Bill Clinton to Anderson Cooper to Ashton Kutcher. Check out some of
V76 by Vaughn’s work, and get the styling how-to for Norman Reedus in imagista Magazine!



Vivienne Mackinder
Known as the “hairdresser’s hairdresser,” Vivienne is one of the industry’s most highly respected international leaders and innovators. Vivienne will take the mainstage with the Oribe team and the Goldwell Master Color Team.


Kien Hoang
Kien’s artistry and technical skill make him one of the most sought-after stylists by celebrities and designers alike. His stick straight, waist length styling for THE BLONDS fall/winter 2015 show was one of the most talked about and show-stopping moments during New York Fashion Week. See Kien in action below!



…And so many more! Like Louis Orozco, Nicci Welsh, Joey George, Coby Alcantar, Dineh Mohajer and IGK Salon founders Chase Kusero, Aaron Grenia, Franck Izquierdo and Leo Izquierdo.


To get your tickets, visit lbpfrontrow.com.


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