One of the most anticipated highlights of the Emiliani Expo is the Student Competition.
This years competition is proving more popular than ever, with record number entries, We are excited at the continuing development of the student competition. The Professional Hair Industry relies on the next generation to come through strong. The quality of entires gets higher each year, creating more determination for the students to win. In conjunction with Emiliani, this years competition is being proudly sponsored by our friends at Sexy Hair. What better endorsement than to be supported by one of the most respected manufacturers in the industry. A big THANK YOU to Sexy Hair. http://sexyhair.com/
The driving force behind the ever growing competition is Emiliani’s Head of Schools Division – LUISA FERREIRA. with great drive, dedication & total devotion, Luisa has pushed with a relentless passion to bring hair vision to reality.
Luisa has been with Emiliani for a number of years, being on the list of long standing employees. She comes from a background of hairdressing with strong passion for the Hair Industry. Luisa’s professionalism in her approach & connection with the schools in the Tri-State area ensures the future of Emiliani’s support for education remains strong.
Students who enter the competition, experience being part of the biggest East Coast Distributor Expo. Presenting on stage in front of their peers & established professionals in the hair & beauty industry. This becomes on motivation & drive for the young future professional.
The connection & insight to what the Hair & Beauty Industry has to offer, brings a much wider perspective & understanding how this industry can be an incredibly successful career opportunity.
Family & Friends of the competitors have the chance to view the how BIG the industry is!! Dispelling the common fear & questions which can sometime arise when young people choose the ‘Beauty Industry’ as their career path.
There are so many SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUALS in the Hair & Beauty Industry!!
Richard & Faye Judson are the Judges for the student competition, below they share what this role means to them:
Being a Judge is quite an honor. As Salon owners, Professional Hairstylist/International Master Artist for Sexy Hair and Director of Sales for North America and Canada for Sexy Hair it has always been important to look at the creativity which comes from the beginning of one’s career. We have many years of experience between the two of us. Fully understanding that our futures begin with the Students. Giving them the opportunity to show off what they have learned is exciting. We are appreciative to those that gave us education and helped us further our careers. We love giving back! Create that vision and follow your dreams!
This weeks company featured is: SEXY HAIR
The guest artists for Runway ‘V’ are Lonn Bogart Jr, Ian Browning & Faye Judson.
Lonn Bogart Jr.
Lonn Bogart’s passion for the beauty industry is undeniable. Being a stylist has given him the opportunity to unleash his creative side. Designing hair has served as a creative outlet for expressing both his talent and skills.
Three years ago, he was recruited to be a mentor/instructor at Sexy Hair’s award-winning Institute of Courage in Los Angeles. Today, Bogart takes pleasure in knowing that he is helping other artists grow and learn.
“You are never too old to learn something new,” says Bogart. Whether it’s styling, teaching or living – he takes great pleasure in teaching what he knows and learning from those around him.
“I am the luckiest person to be able to do what I love and to be able to share it with others who are just as passionate about it as I am. It is truly an amazing experience and I am grateful for the opportunity.”
Browning got into the hair industry while waiting to go to Navy boot camp, sweeping up hair at a salon for extra money. “I bailed on the Navy and started beauty school because hairdressing looked like fun,” he says.
He started at Sexy Hair in 2000 and became Sexy Hair’s 2009 Master Artist of the Year. Known for his strong sense of street style, Browning represents Sexy Hair internationally, sees clients at Salon Lujon in Fullerton, CA, and is equally at home doing hair on fashion runways and for prestigious publications including Allure and Cosmopolitan.
In regard to doing hair, it’s all “hands on deck” for the Browning family. His wife of 12 years is a hairdresser and so is his 20-year old daughter. Even his 3-year old son looks like he has a calling for the profession. He chuckles as he recalls his son imitating his moves as he cuts doll heads.
His proudest hair moment? “When my daughter passed the state cosmetology boards and became part of our amazing hairdressing family.”
Inspired. Energetic. Determined. Passionate. These are the words that best describe Faye Judson. The fiery Sexy Hair Master Artist has been in the beauty industry for over 16 years and has built a solid reputation on the ability to make people feel good on the inside as well as look good on the outside.
“I got into this industry because I love everything about it” said Judson. “I love to inspire those around me and keep them motivated to do and be the best.”
As most stylists, Faye was first introduced to Sexy Hair through its products. “I tried Big Sexy Hair, Spray & Play and I was hooked,” recalls Judson. She then saw Michael O’Rourke and his team at a hair show and knew she wanted to be a part of it. Judson recalls that the company’s signature cutting method Structure in Motion fascinated her and she loved the styling products.
Fast forward a few years and Judson is not only a part of the company’s elite team of Master Artists, but she also received the company’s 2009 Master Artist of the Year award. Her favorite is the Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo. She says, “that she can’t do hair without it.”
“Being a part of something that gives back means a lot to me,” adds Judson. “Everyone should look and feel Sexy!
The featured product from SEXY HAIR is Activating Scalp Care.
Activating Scalp Treatment is a liquid treatment with a targeted applicator to address the needs of fine and/or thinning hair by stimulating microcirculation at the scalp to visibly strengthen and increase the thickness of hair.
Activating Scalp Treatment may be an unusual product for Sexy Hair to be associated with, however without hair, individuals have a difficult time to bringing out the sexiness within their hair!!
Our regular feature to the blog Q3 !! Each week we will invite someone in the industry, local, national and international, to answer 3 questions, relating to the hair industry. If there is any particular hairdresser you would like us to “Q3″, please leave a comment and we will look to feature your requested artist. We hope you will enjoy this unique feature.
THIS WEEK WE ARE BRINGING THREE Q3 !!
THE THREE MAIN STAGE ARTISTS FOR SEXY HAIR, LONN, IAN & FAYE!!
Our questions will vary as we receive responses from the Main Stage Artists taking part at the Emiliani Expo, it will give an interesting insight to the Artists & we are sure you will enjoy reading the replies.
Our first guest is: Lonn Bogart Jr;
Hair Stylist & Platform Artist for Sexy Hair.
1. WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST INFLUENCE IN THE FASHION WORLD AND WHY?
Honestly, Stacy and Clinton from “What not to Wear”. Their advice to dress for your shape and body goes along with my thought process of how I design hair for a client.
2. WHAT IS INSPIRING YOU RIGHT NOW IN THE HAIR INDUSTRY?
I personally don’t follow trends, I find them one note. I let my clients inspire me. I get to know their inner personality and I design color and cut for them to bring out their inner personality.
- WHICH HAIRDRESSER WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO WORK WITH?
(past or present)
George Masters, the man had a strong attitude and personality.
Thank you to Lonn, for some honest hair related replies.
Our second guest is: Ian Browning;
Platform Artist for Sexy Hair
1. WHICH BEAUTY MAGAZINE INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
My favorite mag is by far Estetica it is the most well rounded pure mag I believe in the beauty industry today, it only shows progressive well rounded hair, better then any other publication out there, and of course behind the chair.com is a close second
2. IF YOU COULD HAVE A COUTURE GOWN CUSTOM MADE, WHICH DESIGNER WOULD YOU CHOSE AND WHY?
If I had no limitations Alexander McQueen would be the one I choose… but Givenchy, Vera Wang and of course Betsy Johnson are what I would choose for the everyday women, all of which show amazing style.
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE “MUSICAL” MOVIE AND WHY?
This is a hard question I sang my whole life and Les Miserable was by far my favorite musical of all time the style is defiantly Bohemia and real but as far as modern musical Movies Steven Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” was amazing, great hair with a demonic twist, it rocked!!!!
Thank you to Ian, for his an insight to his personal inspirations.
Our third guest is: Faye Judson;
International Master Artist Sexy Hair & Salon Owner.
1. WHAT IS INSPIRING YOU RIGHT NOW IN THE HAIR INDUSTRY?
WHICH FASHION DESIGNER DO YOU ADMIRE THE MOST AND WHY?
I have always said to myself, surround yourself with people that are better than you. I have always loved Vidal Sassoon looks, they have inspired me to be very creative. I love the classic lines and geometric shapes blended with soft rounded layers create beautiful hair designs. I have been an International Master Artist with Sexy Hair for 10 years. In 2009, I was Master Artist of the Year. I believe that having a good understanding of what the head shape can do for you in your hair design is very important. Connecting with a Manufacturer like “Sexy Hair” has given me a lot of opportunities to grow and to make money doing what I love to do and that’s hair.
- WHICH BEAUTY MAGAZINE INSPIRES YOU AND WHY?
I read American Salon, Modern Salon, Behind The Chair and the I love the fashion that I see in People. I feel that when you connect with your client on a level that they are comfortable with they will trust you and seek your opinion for their hair needs.
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE “MUSICAL” MOVIE AND WHY?
I have always loved the musical the “Wizard of Oz”. It was my favorite growing up and loved the music and the colors that made it magical. It took dull and boring to bright and colorful. Transforming the characters from country bumpkin to glamour in the city, but at the end always knowing where your heart is and what you believe in.
Thank you to Faye, incredible driving force in the hair industry.
Who will be next weeks Q3?
Being British it seemed appropriate to include the link to London Fashion week.
Building on our features within the blog, we will look to bring you links to a “cool” giving you a wider perspective on the wonderful world of Hair, Haircolor, Fashion, Make-up & Beauty/Editorial publications.
This weeks inside link: (Enjoy!)
A thought to leave you with this week:
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
We welcome your response and comments to the blog & appreciate the time taken to express. THE FUTURE IS NOW! Please keep posting your views & supporting. Thanks!
Until next week; KEEP THE FAITH
Brian & Tracey; Creative Directors