ISSE Long Beach 2011 International Fashion Theater Presenters & Emcee, Damien Carney

By Lauren Salapatek | 10/22/2010 2:38:54 PM


As one of the most popular aspects of the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach, the International Fashion Theater (IFT) brings together the industry's top stars for some truly inspiring presentations.

With an international emphasis on beauty and fashion, the IFT is a great place to experience the work of hair stylists and creative teams such as: Charlie Price; Karg + Blackwell; Kim Vo; Martin Parsons; Nick Arrojo; the RUSK Creative Team; Sandra Yu; the Sassoon Academy Creative Team; and Japan's Team J. Nearly all of these presentations are included with an expo ticket purchase.

Helping create the IFT experience, creative genius Damien Carney (in photo) will serve as emcee for 2011. Carney is an accomplished hair stylists in the industry, a recipient of multiple awards and world-renowned A-list and editorial stylist.

"It's an honor to be selected as emcee for the International Fashion Theater at ISSE Long Beach 2011. I look forward to sharing the artistry and vision of some of the most talented individuals in our industry, along with inspiring stylists to grow their own sense of creativity," says Carney.

Highlights of some of the International Fashion Theater presentations at ISSE Long Beach 2011:

Charlie Price: NAHA's only two-time Hairstylist of the Year will showcase fashion and editorial concepts in a runway and salon context.

J's: From Japan, this amazing artistic team will present, "Japan Trend 2011" and "Mirage of Carnival". Two vibrant shows that combine skill and artistry.

Karg + Blackwell: These ISSE favorites will demonstrate new cutting techniques and present their newly launched book, "cut + color".

Kim Vo:
Celebrity stylist Kim Vo and his artistic team will share this season's celebrity trends and present "Rock n' Roll to the Red Carpet" - teaching you how to transform your clients into red-carpet divas.

Nick Arrojo:
Along with the Arrojo Artistic Team, Nick will reveal the latest trends and techniques in scissor and razor cutting, and fashion-forward styling.

RUSK Creative Team:
"Inspiring Hair all Over the World - One City at a Time" The RUSK Creative Team will unveil a new collection and trio of innovative cutting and styling techniques inspired by the world's "Alpha" cities.

ISSE Long Beach 2011 will continue to feature the Technical Theater, Hands-On Education and the Latino Fashion Theater. More than 160 complimentary education classes will cover everything from hair, nails, skin and business practices.

To purchase tickets and for additional information regarding ISSE Long Beach and ISSE Midwest (March 26 - 28, 2011 in Chicago), including travel and hotel assistance, please visit





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, and 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.

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