The WireSeptember 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Next on tap was an opening ceremony, hosted by JPMS Artistic Director Robert Cromeans, which featured show-stopping hair. Presentations included a runway show, flawlessly executed by Future Professionals from various Paul Mitchell Schools, as well as a lively segment from Linda Yodice and Scott Cole, artistic directors for Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color, which showcased the new Earthstones Fall '07 color trend. For their part, Angus Mitchell and the Angus M Team, along with the ARCS Angels from A Robert Cromeans Salon, kept the momentum going with a parade of models sporting fashion-forward hair. In addition to lively stage presentations, attendees also got the chance to participate in interactive classes where learning cutting-edge techniques was the name of the game. Among the highlights: Hands-On Cut & Color with Stephanie Kocielski and Takashi Kitamura; Hands-On Styling with Jimy Angel, Melissa Jacqua, Maureen McCarthy and Pamela Perettie; and a witty yet wise "Seriously" Business Seminar led by the incomparable Cromeans.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP RIGHT: Color plays a major role on the catwalk; JPMS PAC team member Melissa Jacqua demos a technique in the Hands-On Styling class; Kocielski, center, presents a circus fantasy that earned rave reviews from the crowd; Winn Claybaugh motivates the attendees; Earthstones trend models add color to the catwalk.
Day two of the agenda featured equal parts motivation and inspiration. Winn Claybaugh, dean of Paul Mitchell the Schools, kicked off the morning with a talk about the importance of keeping the lines of communication open in business circles and personal situations. Later that same day, hair again took center stage with a finale that featured Cromeans' cutting and styling segment set to a rain-themed soundtrack, Kocielski's circus-influenced extravaganza and a hands-on styling presentation that sent a mélange of models down the runway.
"From the beginning we were determined to create a company that went beyond the products we created," DeJoria says. "Of course, we continue to develop outstanding products that help hairdressers perform their best and we always will, but we also have the passion, programs and people that make us who we are today."
J BEVERLY HILLS HOSTS ACADEMY
More than 28 beauty aficionados from East Coast-based DePasquale Salon Systems headed out to the J Beverly Hills Academy in May for two days of hands-on training that showcased fashion-forward concepts and taught them the essential educational elements necessary to enhance their careers. The event took place at the Juan Juan Salon in the heart of Beverly Hills.
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP RIGHT: J Beverly Hills founder Juan Juan, right, congratulates attendee Jeffrey dispensa; Masaki talks technique with attendees; J Beverly Hills Academy attendees strike a pose in Beverly Hills; Masaki uses shears to perfect a cut for the crowd; Eric Bachelet cuts a model's hair.
The agenda included presentations on innovative cutting and styling techniques taught by Masaki, a world-class artist, and International Creative Artist Eric Bachelet, who works backstage at the New York City, Paris and London collections. Director of Corporate Operations Suse Sullivan and Education Coordinator Valerie Perez also spoke, touching on product knowledge for the comprehensive line and providing a company overview.