1. In this interview, I sat down with Air Force Veteran and Photographer Carl Maiorino. I have been shooting with Carl for many years now and he always delivers beyond my expectations. Carl shares some raw insight to the world of being a photographer and gives his true feelings on others in the field.

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  2. On June 24th 2012 over seven hundred beauty professionals gathered from the country’s top salons, spa’s and medical spa’s to learn, network, and energize their businesses at Millennium’s largest client conference in the company’s history, The Millennium Experience.

    This event focused on educating owners, managers, stylists and front desk professionals on Millennium and vital business practices. The conference began on a high note when Founder & CEO, John Harms, was introduced by playing the drums alongside violinists Adam DeGraff and Russell Fallstad of the Dueling Fiddlers. Playing tribute to the year the company was founded, 1987, the trio played to hit 80’s songs “Sweet Child O Mine,” “We Will Rock You,” and “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

    If John’s introduction didn’t wake people up, the hair show following was a recipe for true inspiration. Ten teams of rising beauty professionals were chosen to display their looks with a live runway show under Paul Mitchell’s Global Artistic Director, Robert Cromeans. It was a true homage to remembering the start and to keep sight of the future. “An attendee went out of their way to tell me that they had to stop themselves more than once from crying during the hair show,” says Founder & CEO John Harms. “Watching those students up there giving their all really resonated with the audience. It was not only inspirational but a great reminder of where a lot of our clients came from.” The rest of the day was filled with amazing breakout classes from educators like John Harms, Robert Cromeans, Ted Gibson, Carol Phillips, Deborah Evans and many more. The day ended with an awesome 80’s party where everyone had fun and dressed in their best 80’s gear.

    Day two of the conference didn’t lose steam as industry icon Tabatha Coffey lead the morning general session as she brought the audience to tears and laughter while delivering vital business tips. The common theme still clear as she spoke of her struggles and highlights of her past. Following Tabatha’s presentation lucky attendees participated in a powerful Q&A session with John Harms, Robert Cromeans and Tabatha Coffey. The makers of Millennium still had more up their sleeves as they closed out day 2 with a look into the future. John Harms and Millennium Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Whiddett, brought a mind blowing presentation of Millennium EVO; a complete Millennium re-write that they’ve been working on for the past eighteen months. The 90 minute session was filled with large eyes of shock, some “ooohs” and “ahhs”, finally some clapping and ended with a standing ovation. Millennium EVO is under strict NDA because of patented features in the software that offer ground-breaking tools to motivate employees and never before seen technology to help clients navigate through the program. “We brought them something that they didn’t even know they wanted,” says Millennium CTO Andrew Whiddett. “It was scary at first to see the shocked looks in the large audience. It was obvious that we were changing the future, today.” Owner’s Social, an exclusive evening event for Owners only, was jam packed. Hundreds of owners gathered to network and exchange business tips. The social isn’t just like any other gathering

    of owners; by walking the room you could hear business owners speaking Millennium. It was the common language in the room that put everyone at the same starting point. They could easily share ideas on the growth indicators they monitor, reports, and marketing initiatives that impacted business.

    Day 3 was a half day and featured all the popular Millennium classes for the attendees who missed out the first two days; plus each attendee left with a Millennium USB key full of action plans that will help them execute the strategies they learned as they return to their businesses. As the conference came to a close there was a general feeling of motivation, energy and the need to be more. On day one there were 700+ unique attendees at The Experience, but on day three there was a family of inspired, driven beauty professionals leaving refreshed and ready to implement new ideas into their businesses. There is now doubt each attendee walked away with something special; whether it be a new idea, a personal realization, a friend or just a new found love for what they do.

    For more information on The Experience and to find out about next year’s conference in Arizona please call Millennium at 1.888.813.2141.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Millennium Software
    Matt Martinelli /PR Manager
    973.402.9500 x152
    Mattm@harms-software.com

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  3. Please enjoy this vibrant collection at the Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Falguni & Shane Peacock runway show.
    Video produced by: TheSalonGuy
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  4. This video is about bullying in the salon industry and it can pertain to any type of business where you have to fulfill an internship or mentorship and you end up feeling disrespected, looked down upon, left out, ashamed, sad, lost and just can't understand why. I am here to help you and to help share your story so that people can stop doing this and start treating others in the workplace with respect.
    Please email your stories, videos, or anything to stephen at thesalonguy dot com. I will help as much as I can. Please share this video as much as you can.
    Thanks,
    Stephen
    thesalonguy.com

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  5. International Beauty Show New York Makes Over Manhattan
    More than 61,000 beauty professionals in attendance; up from previous year

    NEW YORK, NY—The International Beauty Show New York, experienced packed aisles and classrooms when more than 61,000 passionate and energetic professionals looking to advance their skills, see the latest and greatest in beauty and mingle with some of the top talent in the industry descended on the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Haircare, nailcare, tools, furniture, apparel and business technology were represented among the almost 500 exhibiting companies showcasing the newest and hottest looks and trends.

    Energy Abounds
    "This year's IBS and IECSC New York very much mirror the current state of the professional beauty industry – resilient, innovative, optimistic about the future –
    and most importantly, growing, remarked Dana Lupton, vice president, beauty and spa groups at Questex Media Group LLC. “Attendance was up and both of our exhibit floors sold out. Education, from classrooms and workshops to our International Main Stage was clearly a big hit with attendees this year. The show floor aisles were packed during peak hours and attendee buying was up according to leading brands on the floor. We are thrilled with the results and overwhelming positive reaction."

    Main Stage
    This year’s Main Stage performances featured invaluable techniques and tricks and incorporated breathtaking cuts, colors and costumes. Industry heavy hitters, including Michael O’Rourke, Nick Arrojo, Martin Parsons, Lisa Yamasaki, Richard Ashforth and the Saco Academy London Team and Woody and Amy Michleb, performed in front of an often standing-room-only crowd who were hungry for insider tips.

    Known as the “hairdresser’s hairdresser,” the legendary Michael O’Rourke featured his Angles in Motion cutting system, while first time performer at the event, Lisa Yamasaki, wowed the crowd with a spectacular look into the world of Gothic fantasy hair. Martin Parsons and Nick Arrojo’s performances highlighted the latest trends in styling and cutting. Richard Ashforth and the Saco Academy London Team presented their Collection X-S/S 2012 while the dynamic Woody and Amy Michleb provided versatile tips stylists could put to use immediately.

    In addition to extraordinary Main Stage performances, professionals were able to choose from over 150 inspirational and educational classes. Classes ranged from hair coloring to cutting extensions, to natural nail maintenance and exotic manicures, to eyelash enhancement and bridal makeup. Two brand new hair tracks were featured this year: Texture Tips and Barbering Secrets and were a hit amongst stylists. Conference program highlights included:

    · Industry veterans Mike Karg & Jo Blackwell joined forces and offered coveted tips in their Cut & Color 2012 class
    · Color visionary and platform artist for Schwarzkopf Professional, Misael Aponte, taught his innovative approach to hair color placement
    · Kim Gray, makeup artist to music icon Mariah Carey, explained how to break into the industry and how to apply clean, beautiful makeup
    · Young Nails president, Greg Salo, revealed the secrets to creating rock star nails
    · Business guru Louis Mattassi uncovered how to create and retain a solid, reliable team
    · Social Media expert, Gordon Miller, enlightened professionals to the importance of being on social media sites and how to use them to market themselves and their salons


    The Exhibits
    “IBS gives us an opportunity to speak with the largest concentration of hairdressers, salon owners, stylists and estheticians in the country, remarked Larry Kane, manager of chain accounts national at Takara Belmont. “…And, it (the show) just affords us an opportunity to meet personally with that group, to show them our products, and be able to answer their questions and satisfy their needs.” Further stated by Damiano Petrucelli Jr., general manager of Turbo Power, “Absolutely our favorite trade show to do in the country. This is the biggest booth that we do — it’s our busiest, and we love the support we get from IBS.”
    Beauty professionals came to the show in the thousands and spent their time and money learning about new products and trends, as well as, visiting and shopping with old favorites. The Pibbs family was well represented on the show floor with large displays from Pibbs, Turbo Power, Parlux and La Brasiliana. Amongst many others; Alfa Parf/Pier Marco Group, Vidal Sassoon Academy, Goldwell, Moroccanoil, Brazilian Blowout, SHE by So Cap USA, Dashing Diva, Croc Tools, Enzo Milano, Takara Belmont, GKhair, Keratin Complex, Young Nails, Alter Ego and Arrojo also had significant presence on the show floor.

    Traffic was plentiful as professionals frequently stopped in aisles where smaller exhibitors demonstrated their products and fulfilled a high level of sales. As Brian Long from Haircolorchalk.com shared, “Once again, IBS was the perfect show to conduct business. Not only did we have huge retail sales, we met some of the biggest players in the industry who wanted long term contracts and private labeling opportunities. I get more business done in three days at IBS New York than it would take to do in three months.”

    International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference
    IBS New York attendees visited the IECSC exhibit hall at no additional charge to learn and shop the newest in the spa, skincare and wellness industries at the largest spa show in New York.
    Additional networking and educational opportunities for beauty professionals are available at IBS Las Vegas being held June 9-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit IBSlasvegas.com for more information.

    About the International Beauty Group
    Produced by Questex Media Group LLC and presented by American Salon magazine, IBS New York is the largest and longest running professional beauty event in the country. IBS New York, International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences and IBS Las Vegas are for professionals only and reach a wide cross-section of participants including salon and spa owners and managers, hair stylists, hair colorists, estheticians, makeup artists, nail technicians, dermatologists, massage therapists and beauty and spa product manufacturers and distributors. The Las Vegas event will be held June 9-11, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center; IBS New York 2013 will be held April 14-16 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Show images are available for editorial coverage; please contact Natasha Bhalla, marketing manager, or call 212-895-8259.

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