Our first big education trip of the year was a success!  The entire salon team joined thousands of hair designers this past weekend at the American Beauty Show in downtown Chicago. The McCormick Center hosted this huge international event, and some of the best designers in the world were there displaying new techniques and trends from our industry.  We had our hands full...from watching dynamic productions on center stage, to more intimate, hands on classes.  We spent time working with extensions...everything from a single vivid extension, to add a splash of color, to adding length and thickness to an entire head.  Texture, american body wave (formally known as perms), vintage mens looks, barbering, and vivid colors are all trending across the country.  We were on stage, back stage, and on the floor exploring every second.  We came back with new tools, new ideas, and an even stronger passion for this amazing industry. Our team grew stronger, our knowledge deeper, our techniques sharper, and overall just plain better.

Did I mention we had a blast?  We didn't waste a single minute experiencing Chicago: we ate deep dish pizzas, drank cocktails at the top of the John Hancock building, “tilted” over the city from the 96th floor with nothing between us but glass, rocked piano bars, and enjoyed late nights on Hubbard street! 

We are looking forward to our next big team education event in Atlanta, Georgia! Check out our Facebook or Instagram for more fun memories from Chicago.