Beauty Launchpad Magazine

DEC 2018

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88 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | DECEMBER 2018 VALÉRIE LACHANCE, KERATHERAPY @hardycoiffureinc Best Part of Teaching: I'm new to teaching, having joined the Keratherapy team in spring of 2018, but I love working with people—talking to them, taking care of them, learning about their lives. Everyone is different—just like their hair. Most Challenging Work Aspect: Trying to change mind-sets. Keratin products aren't just for straightening curls or frizz—a common misconception. Importance of Ongoing Education: It keeps you motivated. There's excitement in knowing how to handle situations and consistently get top results. KIEN HOANG ORIBE @kienhoang How I Became an Educator: It started when I hired my fi rst in-salon apprentice. That led me to refl ect on my fi rst mentor, and how important having expert insight is when starting out. Most Challenging Work Aspect: Speaking publicly while presenting live demos and trying to keep the audience engaged. My Favorite Class: Journey to Mastery Essentials. The techniques are building blocks of style that enable students to excel in any situation. MELISSA JOHNSON PRODUCT CLUB @mjaspirehair How I Became an Educator: I started in 1998 because I wanted to help raise beauty industry standards by providing access to a higher level of learning. My Favorite Class: Beyond Basic Foiling—so much more fun than basic foiling! Best Advice for Grads: It's not always about the cut or color. Forge connections to make every guest feel special. JOEL CALFEE WETBRUSH @joelcalfee How I Became an Educator: The salon I worked for in 2008 nominated me to host client evening events to promote a new brand. That opportunity opened a path to education. Best Part of Teaching: It's like I know this amazing secret, and I want to share it with everyone I meet! I fi nd myself doing it everywhere I go, and most of the time I'm not aware—it's innate. Best Advice for Grads: Early in my career, another stylist and I liked to play a game called "Ten Minute Challenge." We'd fi nd an upstyle in a lookbook and try to quickly recreate it. Use free time and a mannequin to test Instagram styles, which you may not be able to try on clients. NANCI LEE GREAT LENGTHS USA @nancileehair Best Part of Teaching: Traveling, exploring new cities and meeting fellow stylists from around the world. It really is a small, tightknit community. My Favorite Class: Our three-day Certifi cation Class with a focus on the Cold Fusion 5000 machine. It gives stylists experience with our most creative tool so they can address clients' hair challenges and gain fi nancial benefi ts. Importance of Ongoing Education: An old employer used to say, "When you're green, you grow. When you're ripe, you rot." I try to always remain green. SHARON MEDINA INOAR PROFESSIONAL @poshhair101 Recipe for Success: Hard work, hard work, hard work! I said yes to unpaid volunteer gigs for years. My Favorite Class: Those on smoothing treatments, because they effectively show how to alter texture. And cutting, because with one hour and one amazing cut, you can change someone's life. Best Advice for Grads: Get involved with a salon that offers continued education and assistant programs to consistently nurture growth. TAKASHI KITAMURA RUSK @takashikitamura_ Why I Became an Educator: From the start, I wanted to do more than just work behind the chair. Best Part of Teaching: I love learning something new each time I teach. My Favorite Class: Hands-on cutting classes let me be side- by-side with attendees so that I can share their excitement as they take their skills to the next level. MIKE SHARKEY AMERICAN CREW @mike_sharkey Why I Became an Educator: I knew education would make me a well-rounded stylist, and I wanted to share what I learned about men's grooming with anyone who'd listen. My Favorite Class: International All-Star Educator Update Training. I get to be in a room with instructors from around the world, talking about new collections. Importance of Ongoing Education: It stimulates imagination. You can't put a price on creative energy.

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