A Day In The Life Of A Platform Artist

By Lauren Salapatek | 12/07/2012 1:30:00 PM


If you are graduating from cosmetology school and have an idea of what career you want to pursue, but you’re not exactly sure how to get there, FIRST CHAIR is doing a special feature series on the beauty industry’s most sought-after jobs. Stay tuned to this series as FIRST CHAIR’s Associate Editor Lauren Salapatek takes you on the personal journeys of some of the beauty industry’s leading figures and how they reached their dreams. They travel coast-to-coast, living out of a suitcase packed with hot tools, brushes, products and more. They are the experts and educators who demonstrate new techniques, products and trends to audiences both nationally and internationally. They are the faces of beauty brands, performing in front of thousands on stage or in private classrooms. Who are they? Platform artists.

As the first story in FIRST CHAIR’s ongoing career feature series, you will quickly realize the career path for each of these highlighted platform artists wasn’t quick or easy. Each has a unique stage presence, and at the core of their jobs is a passion for teaching others. Besides promoting their company’s products and cutting/coloring/styling techniques, they are the figureheads for innovation in the beauty industry, and they inspire others to unleash their creativity.

Read their stories below.

Read More:

A Day In The Life: Lucie Doughty

A Day In The Life: Chrystofer Benson

A Day In The Life: Anita Gutierrez






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at lsalapatek@modernsalon.com.


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