Kohler Academy VIP Gathering

By Lauren Salapatek | 01/26/2011 3:35:49 PM


Joico International Artistic Director Damien Carney hosted a VIP gathering for Joico salons and special guests at Kohler Academy recently. The Kohler Academy is beautiful and brilliantly run by Jill Kohler and her team,” comments Damien. “It’s a bright and happy environment, which is so important for the students who are learning the profession, and for guests.”

(Jill Kohler and Damien Carney to the left)

Damien dazzled the students with his talent, presenting two hair cut demonstrations and two finished models during his presentation. “One of the cuts was firmly based on strong, foundational technique, and one was more ‘free-form,'" he says. "I felt it was important to demonstrate both so that they could see that it was important to perfect your technique, and also important to allow yourself to be free-spirited and creative.”

During the course of the session, he advised students to develop strong foundations—technically, emotionally, physically and business-wise--and to commit to a lifetime of pursuing education, both in and out of the classroom. “When you leave a great place like the Kohler Academy, you have a great foundation. Find a salon that will help you build on that foundation with continuing education. It should also be a place that demands your very best—that will give you the drive and discipline to grow and excel.”

Later, at the VIP event, more than 100 guests gathered to tour the Kohler Academy, network with Damien and with colleagues and enjoy refreshments. For this group, Damien presented four finished models and a hands-on hair cut.





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.

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