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What was new at IBS (International Beauty Show) in NYC this year?

Is it already that time of year??!!… whenever I fly to NYC to attend the IBS I suddenly realize how quickly time flies.

I usually like to fly in a day prior to the trade show so that I can relax and recuperate from my red-eye flight and spend time strolling and taking in the whole NY vibe.  This year unfortunately I could not get a flight unless it were flying in the ‘day of’ the event.  7am Sunday morning: When I got to my usual hotel (which is only 10 min away from the Jacob Javits Convention Center) I begged to be checked in.  Apparently early check-in was only feasible on one condition: If I pay an extra 25$US.

YES!!!  I’LL TAKE IT!!

All refreshed and mentally sharper thanks to my nice clean room along with  gulping down my big dose of ginseng tea, I headed over to the trade show.  Nice sunny day…1C and ultra crisp!

NY. Studded with so many skyscrapers!
NY. Studded with so many skyscrapers!

 

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In the Jacob Javits Center. All of us waiting to get our tags…

When I reached the convention centre, my biggest disappointment was not having to wait in the longest queue I have ever been in; but when I found out to my dismay that the VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY- a regular sponsor for this event – did not participate despite being assigned in the Exhibitor’s list!  So much for flying across North America to attend this event ‘just’ to get the full 2 days of Sassoon Education!!  ( I am a chronic Sassoon education fanatic…for those of you who don’t know me…)

 

Oh well…

So all I had to do this year was to check out the THOUSANDS of other artists and companies who were at the show and get inspiration from them!!  😉 That’s all!

Check out some shots I took of models and of well renown charismatic artists currently in the hair beauty world:

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Ted Gibson- Celebrity hairdresser with a salon in NYC. He is the host of TV show, What Not To Wear.
Ted Gibson- Celebrity hairdresser with a salon in NYC. He is the host of TV show, What Not To Wear.
Ted's sparkly shoes!
Ted’s sparkly studded shoes! 😉

 

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Me posing with renown Japanese artist Lisa Yamasaki.
Me posing with renown Japanese artist Lisa Yamasaki.

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The total look… It’s all in the detail….

 

I greatly missed Sassoon Academy not being there.  But overall I had a wonderful 2 days at IBS filled with inspiration and new knowledge.

 

July 12~15, 2015 Training in Montreal at Pierre Fabre Laboratoire

From July 12~15, I participated in an intense product seminar at the Rene Furterer Institute. You could almost imagine cows or sheep grazing in the field surrounding the building. This was where Montreal Headquarter Rene Furterer Pierre Fabre Laboratories is located. In the middle of nowhere called Brossard in the out skirts of Montreal.  …Continue Reading

May 2015 Training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in San Francisco

This week Yoko and I finished our annual training in Creative Cutting at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in San Francisco.  Ahhhh…..San Francisco…probably one of our most favourite cities in the States! Nothing like being in one of the best cities AND being fully inspired artistically!! We learned a large variety of techniques derived from some of the…Continue Reading