Beauty Launchpad Magazine

DEC 2018

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86 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | DECEMBER 2018 WESLEY BOYCE KENRA PROFESSIONAL @webostyle Recipe for Success: I'm a fi rm believer in the cliché that everything happens for a reason. I applied more than once for the position I currently hold, and whenever I failed, I knew it just wasn't my season. The path you're on may take an unexpected turn, but you can still arrive at your desired destination. My Favorite Class: Mastering Kenra Color. It's an in-depth look at the science, schematics and chemistry behind hair color, with segments on the power of a thorough client consultation, plus advanced tips and formulations for gray coverage and blonding. Best Advice for Grads: Enjoy the ride! WENDY BOND LAKMÉ @wendybondhair How I Became an Educator: My husband, Oscar Bond, was already an educator when we met. Traveling and working with him inspired me to do the same. Most Challenging Work Aspect: Understanding why a student feels frustrated, or not being able to meet expectations. Best Advice for Grads: Examine the culture of a salon: Does it value teamwork, education, the client experience? If owners don't care enough to maintain their salon in all aspects, they likely won't bother with you. SHELBY CONNELL MOROCCANOIL @shelby_connell Most Challenging Work Aspect: Paperwork and planning. I'm 100-percent creative-minded. Give me a head of hair and I can go for hours. Give me a spreadsheet and I'll need a glass of wine. My Favorite Class: The series of braiding classes I teach because that's a skill I struggle with, yet the styling doors open once you master braiding. Best Advice for Grads: Set constant goals so as to never grow complacent. That's when you lose passion. LYDIA SARFATI REPÊCHAGE @repechage Why I Became an Educator: I recognized a gap in post-license education and proper method instruction, so I launched Repêchage in 1980 and opened a skincare academy for continued hands-on training in advanced aesthetics with business- building techniques. Best Part of Teaching: Being an instructor for more than 40 years has allowed me to meet aestheticians from around the world and connect with people who share my passion. Most Challenging Work Aspect: Debunking misinformation. Here's a big pet peeve: aestheticians offering peels without educating about negative post-sun exposure effects. SALVATORE LEONETTI ALTERNA @sal_leonetti Best Part of Teaching: Witnessing the spark that information ignites in students' brains. Walls come down. The connection between creative forces is an amazing thing to experience. Most Challenging Work Aspect: Wearing various hats. I'm a stylist, teacher, mentor, friend, husband, dad, fi nancial advisor…the list goes on. Recipe for Success: Hard work is always the secret. I'm also thankful when my wife pushes me outside my comfort zone. DANIEL KEANE HOT TOOLS PROFESSIONAL @djkeane32 Why I Became an Educator: Early in my career I started going to shows and seeing educators on stage, and initially I thought, "I want to be that star!" As I grew, I learned that real fulfi lment comes from the simple act of sharing experience. Recipe for Success: It's 90 percent about showing up every day. Even more important, come with a plan and purpose. It's amazing the disguises opportunity will wear. Keep eyes open and be present. Importance of Ongoing Education: I still learn every chance I get, even when teaching, because when we stop learning, we stop growing. When we don't grow, we wilt. TOP MARKS MELISSA FIORENTINO HOTHEADS @hairbymelissafi orentino Best Part of Teaching: Sharing with others something that comes naturally. None of it feels like work to me. Most Challenging Work Aspect: Staying true to my own style while still trying to keep others happy. Best Advice for Grads: Be true to yourself. Remain fresh and current.

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