Beauty Launchpad Magazine

DEC 2018

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84 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | DECEMBER 2018 All stylists remember that moment: when the brain said "a-ha," and every classroom lesson suddenly clicked into place. Behind each luminous occasion is an educator responsible for making it happen. We asked teachers from top beauty brands to share their thoughts on mentorship, inspiration and the importance of ongoing education. KEVIN KIRK BABYLISSPRO @kevinkirk1 How I Became an Educator: I got serious after winning the Bronner Brothers "Hair Battle." I wanted to share my experience and knowledge. Best Part of Teaching: The testimonials. I love hearing that I've impacted lives in a positive way. My Favorite Class: Visual Arrest, which unites the artistry of color, cutting and styling. I call it the "triple threat." MARILYN GARCIA CUCCIO @mgnailgirl Best Part of Teaching: Traveling to different countries and giving women with few resources or opportunities the tools to change their lives and forge careers by doing nails. Most Challenging Work Aspect: Grasping the specifi c circumstances of other techs so I can provide the correct direction to help each grow a business. Importance of Ongoing Education: The more you understand the chemistry of products, the faster you can work and the more lucrative you'll be. MARIA AMODEO TRISSOLA @mariablades Recipe for Success: My secret sauce has been communication with clients and students, plus consistency in my techniques and brand. Most Challenging Work Aspect: Not being able to clone myself. I teach eight salons or stylists per month, and would love to double that number! Best Advice for Grads: Stay humble, keep an open mind and follow your passion. TOP MARKS BRAND EDUCATORS TALK ABOUT WHAT MAKES THEM TICK. by Francesca Moisin AMANDA JENKINS ECRU NEW YORK @jenkzzzz Most Challenging Work Aspect: I care a lot about what my students get from the experience so I won't stop until I know everyone has left the class with expectations met. My Favorite Class: The Razor'd Edge. As a tool, razors are often mishandled. My students master their use with integrity and precision. Best Advice for Grads: Set both short- and long- term goals: one year, fi ve years, 10 years, and beyond. Write them down so they become tangible, and revisit them often to keep focused and on track. BRETT ATKINSON CELEB LUXURY @caffeinatedcolorist Why I Became an Educator: Growing up, I wasn't the best student—I think many artists can relate. I believe every person learns in a unique way, and I love fi nding that key. Recipe for Success: Success comes from chasing fear. If I'm scared of doing something, that means it's important. One day I literally woke up and said, "Any opportunity that knocks, I'm saying yes to." Importance of Ongoing Education: Stay on-trend in this industry, or run the risk of growing stagnant. LUIS ALCOCER MOP @hairbyluisalcocer Why I Became an Educator: Becoming an educator was my dream since age 17, when I fi rst entered the beauty industry. I'm self-taught, so I wanted to help those who struggled the same way I did early on. My Favorite Class: The Basics of Balayage, which helps simplify techniques that can feel overwhelming, without compromising end results. Importance of Ongoing Education: Hair is like medicine—a new discovery seems to happen almost every day! To view more top educators, log on to beautylaunchpad.com/top-marks. COURTESY OF BRANDS THROUGHOUT

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