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Last updated: April 12, 2018

Lobs, Bobs and Fades—BTC Launches Cutting-Only Educational Event 

BTC Launches Cutting Only Educational Event In Chicago
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BREAKING NEWS! BTC is launching a CHICAGO CUTTING SHOW on Monday, April 30!


BTC is hosting the hair industry’s BIGGEST cutting event! For one night only, we’re bringing Instagram’s most influential cutting artists—LA’s biggest lob and bob cutters, award-winning artists and social influencers with 900k Insta followers—to Chicago’s Park West on Monday, April 30. It’s BTC’s newest educational event: ONE NIGHT STAND…no walks of shame required 😉!


What You’ll Learn: One Night Stand is a CUTTING-ONLY educational event that will feature tips and techniques for cutting lobs, bobs, shags, undercuts, fades and more! Plus, you can ask questions from the audience!


When & Where It’s Taking Place: Monday, April 30 from 4 P.M. to 1 A.M. at Park West, 322 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614


Who’s Educating: Sal Salcedo (@salsalhair), Buddy Porter (@buddywporter), Matty Conrad (@mattyconrad), Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros), Philip Wolff (@philipwolffhair), Whitney Vermeer (@whitneyvermeer), Joel Torres (@joeltorresstyle) and Matt Swinney (@matt.swinney)…and all of you!


Ticket Cost: The general ticket price is only $75 (😱!!!!) and the VIP ticket, which includes an artist meet and greet and first dibs on seating, is only $125—buy yours now! 


Check out the artists below—scroll through the slideshows to see their work, plus peep what kind of looks you’ll learn during BTC’s One Night Stand!


Sal Salcedo @salsalhair


This LA-based celebrity stylist and cutter owns Nova Arts Salon DTLA, and his 151k Instagram followers love his textured cuts. You’ll learn why you should be dry-cutting, plus his techniques for getting Insta-approved layers, lobs and bobs by removing internal weight for airy texture and movement. Check out his tips on cutting hair dry. 


Sign up to meet Sal right now!


Buddy Porter @buddywporter

Instagram via @buddywporter

With 57K Instagram followers and clients like Emma Roberts and Camilia Mendes, Buddy is an in-demand, LA-based celebrity hairdresser who’s mastered LA layers. He’ll teach you how to achieve effortless texture with block graduation and point-cutting. Preview his technique now!


Sign up to meet Buddy right now!


Matty Conrad @mattyconrad

Matty—aka “The World’s Most Interesting Barber”—was named “Coolest Barber On Instagram” by Details and GQ. And, after founding Victory Barber & Brand, winning the Big Shot Men’s Shot Award at BTC’s #ONESHOT Hair Awards and being named Canadian Barber of the Year, he’s pretty much established himself as your go-to guy for badass barbering. During One Night Stand, he’ll be talking barbering mistakes to avoid and how to create a variety of cuts, from polished to disheveled, for the men in your chairCheck out a few of his men’s grooming tips. 


Sign up to meet Matty right now!


Briana Cisneros @brianacisneros


A celebrity stylist who does it all, Briana’s loyal clients (like model Devon Windsor, actress Laura Marano and her 146k Insta followers) come to her for not only her on-point color skills, but her coveted cuts. She’ll show you how to create the appearance of a one-length cut that still has major movement and versatility. See her work here!


Sign up to meet Briana right now!



Philip Wolff @philipwolffhair

As a celeb stylist with a Collaboration of the Year win at the BTC #ONESHOT Hair Awards and 202K Instagram followers, Philip is one of LA’s biggest up-and-coming influencers in the cutting and styling scene. He’s known for edgy looks—think disconnection and the new mullet—and he’s also super skilled at precision bobs and layers! Check out his work!


Sign up to meet Philip right now!


Whitney Vermeer @whitneyvermeer

OK, we’re gonna say it—Whitney is one badass barber chick and we can’t wait to get her on our stage! She does things her way, and after winning the BTC #ONESHOT Hair Award for Men’s Shot of the Year in 2018 and the NAHA for Men’s Hairstylist of the Year, we say she can do whatever she wants—like creating an editorial-inspired Insta page that features avant-garde photos, lots of good-looking guys and a few pics of her dog!  See her winning #ONESHOT pic!


Sign up to meet Whitney right now!


Joel Torres @joeltorresstyle


Joel’s 131k Insta followers turn to him for trendy shaggy chops and modern mullets. The TIGI Creative Director and BTC #ONESHOT Hair Awards nominee’s how-to video quickies are some of our faves, so expect great tips on creating textured lobs with techniques like weaved back-cutting and razor-cutting. Watch him cut a shag!


Sign up to meet Joel right now!


Matt Swinney @matt.swinney


L’ANZA Global Creative Director Matt Swinney is an incredible educator, and as a BTC #ONESHOT hair Awards Winner and 4x NAHA Winner, we can’t wait to see what he brings to BTC’s One Night Stand. He specializes in moneymaking long-layered cuts with major movement and Insta-trending lob techniques.  


Sign up to meet Matt right now!


More Details: 


  • The event begins at 4 p.m. with an artist meet and greet for VIP ticket holders.
  • Cocktail party starts at 5 p.m. for all ticket holders.
  • Onstage presentations begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. 
  • After party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.!

Ticket Cost:

  • General: $75
  • VIP: $125 (VIP ticket includes an exclusive meet and greet with the artists and first pick for seats!)