Events in the Industry, Benefits and AwardsApril 1, 2009 By: Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri American Salon
Redken Rocks Las Vegas
Redken's biennial Symposium, which was held in Las Vegas this January, attracted more than 7,000 salon professionals, who acquired new skills at classes taught by the best talent in the industry, including Chris Baran, Kris Sorbie, Sam Villa, David Stanko, Rodney Cutler, Michael Cole and Peter Millard. The theme of this year's Symposium was The Professional Edge, and attendees were able to sharpen theirs by attending up to 17 classes on topics as diverse as color correction, versatility in design, brand-building and effective salon layouts. During the two-day event, new initiatives like Redken Education On Demand were introduced. Attendees also learned about Redken Chemistry, a professional-use treatment system, and met Redken Business Partners. One of the highlights of the event was a concert featuring pop singer Natasha Bedingfield. The anticipation has already begun for the next Symposium in 2011. —MARIANNE DOUGHERTY
1. Natasha Bedingfield rocks out; 2. Redken Artistic Directors Sam Villa, Kris Sorbie and Chris Baran used Redken Iron Silk 07 ultra straightening spray to style the wig this model wears during the grand opening celebration; 3. Guy Wadas, Annette Irwin and Jeff Mertes of Integrity Payment Systems; 4. Gavin Salsbery and Dave Kirby of Summit Salon Business Center; 5. The team from The Salon Professional Academy; 6. Dan Gutfreund of Industry Outfitters and Jeff Grissler of Quest Resources.
1. Michael Cole gets serious about business; 2. David Stanko, Redken haircolor consultant, makes a case for offering custom color; 3. One of Tisha Hall's and Jayson Morgan's best blondes; 4. Redken Artistic Director Kris Sorbie puts the finishing touches on her model; 5. Redken Artistic Director Chris Baran talks trends; 6. Giovanni Giuntoli and Brent Borreson used the session styling experience to dress hair in a class called Finish Focus; 7. Ann Mincey, vice president global communications, with Scott Fortner, owner of RED the Salon; 8. The irrepressible Sam Villa; 9. Total Design Immersion was all about creating versatility in design and finish; 10. A stylist gets a curly-haired model ready for the Curl Crazy class; 11. Rodney Cutler facilitates the Brand It class; 12. Cutler was joined onstage by Patrick McIvor.
TWO WAYS TO GET YOUR OWN PROFESSIONAL EDGE
1. REDKEN EDUCATION ON DEMAND Get a 10 percent discount on Symposium All Access: The Best Blondes with Tisha Hall and Jayson Morgan. You'll learn salon-proven cut, color and finishing techniques for blondes. Mention promotional code AMSALON. This offer expires April 30.
2. REDKEN EXCHANGE Get a 20 percent discount on any class at the Redken Exchange. Just call 800/545-8157 and mention promotional code ASAPRIL. Offer expires June 30 and is not valid for cash or cash equivalent and cannot be applied to previous class registrations or combined with any other offer or discount.