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Vegas Baby!

By September 6, 2013 No Comments
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An example from the Allegra Haute Couture concept. (Image courtesy of wellatrendvision.com)

An example from the Allegra Haute Couture concept. (Image courtesy of wellatrendvision.com)

The Root Salon Team just had the pleasure of traveling together to the wild city of Las Vegas. We were the invited guests of Wella, attending their 2013 Trendvision presentation at The Mirage Hotel and Convention Center.

The Trendvision presentation is a live event and is the culmination of a year’s long competition for young, creative stylists. Wella Professionals’ iconic TrendVision Program has three distinct pillars, each designed to support the stylist and their salons with new-to-the-world trend inspiration that translates to salon-friendly looks. This gives salon teams fresh ways to express trends, and the expertise to help boost business.

We love traveling to shows and educational events as a team. It builds camaraderie, morale and friendship. Each team member takes away something different and unique from every event we attend, but the inspirational experience was shared as a team.

This was our first year to be invited to Trendvision. We were familiar with the program and had seen the previous winners in industry publications but nothing compares to a live presentation. Las Vegas was a new venue for the event this year as well, and The Mirage did a bang-up job. The DJ was fresh and the audio/visual aspects of the event were mind-blowing (check out the Wella Trendvision website to see some of their incredible creations). Mary Rector-Gable, founder of behindthechair.com was the emcee of the event and judging was fulfilled by beauty industry big-hitters such as Christopher and Sonya Dove (Lauren and Emily Claire’s favorite platform artists).

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Fusion Haute Couture (image courtesy of wellatrendvision.com)

A dramatic image from the Fusion Haute Couture collection. (Image courtesy of wellatrendvision.com)

It was a long evening! In between the competitors’ presentations, we were treated to fantastic collection-staging by amazing teams from Sassoon Academy, Wella Professional and Sebastian. The hair, make-up, and costuming was just over the top! The theme this year was “The Sound of Color; Music to Your Eyes”. Each collection was presented on triple runways and triple jumbotrons with individual DJ mix tracks. Drinks and yummy hors d’oeuvres were served, and everyone was dressed to impress.

Our whole team enjoyed late night wine and dinner together, and well, maybe a little gambling. After all, it was Las Vegas! But we are back hard at work in the salon, for now. We brought back new creative ideas and renewed team strength. So, thanks Wella, we enjoyed ourselves and we look forward to next year!

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