By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 06/29/2011 9:30:42 AM
Sometimes you read something that crystallizes your thoughts in ways your own words can’t. I recently reread and finished Dr. Lew and Colin Walsh's book "ON" which is an inspirational series of ideas and insights that allow us to look at ourselves and have a better life. Read more of Patrick McIvor's blog now!
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 06/10/2011 12:45:00 PM
Last year, Matrix created a unique opportunity for six recent beauty school graduates with the Spread the Love campaign. Two hundred beauty school students and recent graduates applied. The final six would travel in pairs throughout the United States meeting salon professionals and finding out what we as hairdressers do. Read McIvor's blog and his stance on Matrix's "Spreading the Love."
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 05/31/2011 10:11:00 AM
Color America in the Company of Patrick McIvor–NYC, featuring David Adams, Adrienne Rogers, Rodney Cutler and myself, was AMAZING. Attendees were treated to an amazingly special experience and I got to try out some new trick with my iPad. Most stylists just see the end product of a show, so I thought I would give an inside peek at the whirlwind of preparation that goes into prepping for a show.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 05/11/2011 12:16:00 PM
May is National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, and during the first week of May, salon professionals across the country came together through individual events to Break the Silence, Break the Cycle and Save Lives.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 04/25/2011 11:00:00 AM
When Cosmetologists Chicago invited my to become involved with Color America it was important to me to always have the most amazing friends who prove themselves everyday by making our industry and stylists behind the chair better. With artists like Kris Sorbie, Chrystofer Benson, Sue Pemberton, James Edick, John Simpson, Kimberly Kimble, Kelly Cardenas and Jo Blackwell-Preston, so far, Color America in the Company of Patrick McIvor has done just that, and this next time is no exception.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 04/04/2011 1:46:00 PM
The funny thing about growth is the fact that when we grow, we no longer fit into what we grew from. It is a natural occurrence, but many times we don’t notice, or grow as adults, because growth becomes more incremental in our daily lives and less ground breaking.