ARTIST SESSION is designed to help salon stylists create images perfect for publication and to guide professionals on reaching the right people at the right places.

The most recent session, held this past spring, was one of the best. The speakers on day one included Kevin Ryan and Frank Rizzieri, top editorial artists and founders of RSESSIONPRO tools; Ana Marie Rizzieri, top make up artist who was working on Victoria's Secret editorial in the next studio, and Livio who spoke about the ins and outs of session work. Photographer Roberto Ligresti talked about HOW TO look at the hair through the eyes of the lens and David Maderich offered an overview of selecting the perfect model. More than 60 top models showed up for the 2-hour casting. The afternoon was equally spectacular. Helen Oppenheim chatted about HOW TO get published internationally and Ezel shared his experiences as one of the top editorial artists in the 80's.

Day two was equally fabulous. Each artist had the full day to work with his or her selected model to create inspiring finishes. This session was held in the finest studio at Pier 59 in Chelsea Piers. 

One of the highlights of ARTIST SESSION is the goody bag. Handed out on day one, each artist had fantastic tools for shoot day. Valued at more than $1,300, the bag included:

-BabylissPro Curling Iron

-BabylissPro Blow Dryer

-BabylissPro Nano Titanium Flat Iron

-Sam Villa TexturIron

-Andis Combo, Clipper and Trimmer

-A brush collection from CHI

-Verge by ONE Styling Ribbon Iron and Penguin Clips

-RSESSION Root Control Iron and Mat

The images from this session will be published over the next several months.

There is just one space left for the October 6/7 session. For more information about ARTIST SESSION, call Joyce Alverio at 800-621-1845 or email her at jalverio@vancepublishing.com. It's just $2,000 (a $12,000 value), and worth every penny.