By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 01/03/2011 1:25:34 PM
I had so much fun in December visiting beauty schools that Nathan Rosekranz had spoken and done demos at during the Matrix Mannequin Mania Competition. Nathan, the Fashion Director of our studios, created Ava for the Matrix Mannequin Mania and first was selected by the team at Matrix as a monthly semi-finalist, then Ava was chosen as a finalist by the editors of our professional industry publications.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 12/06/2010 11:18:53 AM
On November 29, 2010, L’Oreal gathered 500 hairdressers from around the United States for Hairdressers Against AIDS, a gathering that partners the United Nations and L’Oreal to create a beautiful world without AIDS.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 11/23/2010 11:17:02 AM
This year, so many of us have learned to be thankful for things we hardly noticed a decade ago. From Thanksgiving 2000 to this year, a lot has changed and I want to say thank you for a lot more.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 11/08/2010 10:03:01 AM
So many times, it seems like lives are getting harder, and at the same time, we work to make lives better by making our clients look and feel great. But what else can we do to make life better? Our team always looks to see what we can do to improve everyday life that does not require changing the successes our team has built. So, we started looking around and realized we were not fully maximizing our recycling opportunities.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 10/05/2010 12:12:06 PM
With the recent state of affairs, it seems like the economy is in a “super flat” state, and hairspray just might be the answer to growth. With professional blowouts making a comeback as a salon staple (or weekly indulgence), hairspray for many is about as understood as a vinyl record.
By Patrick McIvor | Updated: 09/15/2010 11:48:04 AM
It’s funny how many people call or e-mail to ask how they can become an educator, get a job in New York, find models for a shoot or win a competition, etc. Then, when I ask specifics like, who do you want to teach for? What salon do you want to work with? Or what the is the idea for the shoot? The answers are very often: "anybody, anywhere, or I am just starting to think about it."