The WireAugust 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference a Huge Success
There was something for everyone at this year's Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference: stellar MainStage hair presentations, business-building sessions, cutting-edge hair and nail workshops, and exciting hair and nail competitions. More than 14,000 beauty pros turned out for the IBS New York- and American Salon-sponsored event, which was staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center in June.
CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT: Business was brisk at the DreamCatchers by Paris Hilton booth; it was standing-room only at the Cirque du Soleil presentation; the Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference featured an expanded show floor; Martin Parsons created elegant updos during his MainStage presentation; beauty pros packed the show floor and the MainStage presentations.
Business was brisk on the show floor, where attendees got the chance to shop, network and receive in-booth education, which was offered by some of the more than 300-plus exhibiting companies, including American Crew, Conair, Creative Nail Design, OPI and Rusk. Meanwhile, there was nonstop action in classrooms, where topics ranging from custom-blended manicures, nail art, hot-stone manicures and pedicures and hand-renewal treatments were covered. Classes were also taught in making money with hair extensions, marketing to men, long hair design techniques and The Karg Dry Hair Cut.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP RIGHT: A swept-back updo created by Martin Parsons was a huge hit with the crowd; celebrity haircolorist Kim Vo struck a pose with some of his fans; beauty pros experimented with DreamCatchers by Paris Hilton hair extensions; a finished look from Zumanity, a show by Cirque du Soleil; a colorful performer from the Zumanity MainStage presentation; Rusk models strutted their stuff on the MainStage catwalk.