I got to spend a few days away in New Orleans last week for a hair show. It was SUPER fun.
I was gone four days (that's a little long for me), but it was a great time with some of the ladies I work with!
We left Saturday morning ready for some education and to see all the new hair trends!
The show started Sunday (really early!), so Saturday night we ventured out to check out the city. Let's just say, there was a lot of walking, good food, and Bourbon St. I'm glad I've been, but I probably won't be visiting NOLA anytime soon. It's a little too crazy for me!
I was MOST excited about seeing Guy Tang. He is the newest "hot" thing in the hair world. They call him the Ombre Activist because he does the most BEAUTIFUL color I've ever seen. I mean, amazing work. But, most of his clients sit in his chair anywhere from 6-12hours at a time. Could you imagine?! Check out his Instagram, you'll be blown away!@ Guy_Tang
|The man on the right does Jennifer Aniston's hair and he is REALLY good looking in person! Oh, and did you notice I'm still wearing my boot. Grrrrrrrrrr.|
The lady on the right is the salon owner and I truly love and respect her. She is one of the most generous people I have ever met. She has been such an inspiration for me and I'm so glad I get the chance to work with her!
My favorite part of the whole show was the celebrity panel they brought out to answer some of the biggest questions stylists have. It was very cool to be reminded that they too have clients that seem to not love what they do, or to hear their color doesn't always turn out how they'd like. Sometimes clients don't understand hair is a process, and these guys are not any different from the daily struggles stylists experience. But, it's so amazing to hear their success stories and how they grew to where they are right now.
I had a great time and learned a lot! It was back to reality this past week, and I just now feel like I'm getting back into my routine! I'm off to rest a little before it starts again!