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Calling All Colorists For the Next ColorAmerica

Lauren Salapatek | July 10, 2011 | 11:28 PM

Cosmetologists Chicago invites all career hair colorists, stylists, salon owners and students to its ColorAmerica In the Company of Patrick McIvor conference, to be held January 23-24, 2011 at the Sheraton Fort Worth in Fort Worth, TX.

"ColorAmerica is an experience that allows us to share, get to know and learn from some of the most successful people in our industry," says Patrick McIvor, ColorAmerica team leader and Artistic Director for Matrix. "We want to give career colorists something that is interesting, sustainable and built on a proven model of success. As a salon owner, it's very important to me that my team learns from artists and educators who are working in the salon as well as teaching."

Calling All Colorists For the Next ColorAmerica

The Cast of Colorists at ColorAmerica:

Patrick McIvor, the master of ceremonies, will teach salon-based hair color techniques.

Kris Sorbie, world-renowned leader in cutting edge hair color concepts and techniques for REDKEN will break the mold, and show you how she does it.

Jo Blackwell-Preston
is an international platform artist for L'Oreal Professionel, a member of the Board of Directors of Intercoiffure America/Canada, and a member of Intercoiffure's Haircolor Council.

Sue Pemberton
, International Artistic Director for Joico and NAHA Award winner will bring more than 25 years of passion for hair color. She will combine the latest trends and colors with original techniques.

Kim Kimble, whether creating a look of red carpet glam, sexy sleek, or an era tribute, her ability to create diverse styles will be delivered (just like the ones she does for Beyoncé Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Williams and Shakira).

"ColorAmerica, just like Cosmetologists Chicago, supports and embraces colorists who want to be the best in this business," adds Frank Gironda, president of Cosmetologists Chicago. "It is our job as professionals to improve our craft, build our businesses and work together to build a stronger salon industry."

Guests will have access to in-depth understanding of hair color techniques, the unique chemistry of color and insight for owners and managers on ways to improve their color business.

The conference will continue the mission that Cosmetologists Chicago established in 2005 for this prestigious event: "to provide hair colorists with the newest techniques, exact formulas and honest strategies from a variety of manufacturers, taught by the best in the business."

ColorAmerica registration, pricing and event information can be found on or by calling 312-321-6809 or 800-648-2505.

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