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Calling All Artists and Educators!!! Two-Day Class for Success Taught by Patrick McIvor

For many artists and educators the question of “how can I get the opportunity to travel, teach and share my work” seems like a question without answers. But now, I am sharing my Secrets to Success in our two-day class “So, You ...

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If You Want Change, Be Changing

It's funny, when there are problems or complaints by people, including myself, many times what the problem or complaint has in common the most, is the person complaining about the problem. Have you ever noticed that the people who are ...

Two Pictures

Technology is like salt, a little bit can really bring out the flavor of the experience, but too much can be overwhelming. If you have ever had a guest come in with a full Pinterest board of the one haircolor they want, you probably know what ...

A Look Back at 2015 and Looking Forward to 2016

2015 was a big year for me…and I think for our industry in a lot of ways, and it seems for 2016 thinking outside of the box is the best way to stay in the black. Have you seen the video with the guy burning the hair? You probably have, ...

The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself

As I write you this blog, I am sitting in an Airbnb in Paris with my wife and two daughters on the second of our 4-day visit to Paris, arriving just 9 days after Paris was attacked by terrorists.  This is the second time in my life I have ...

Masters of the Universe

This month, I had the amazing honor of acting as the host for Goldwell’s Global Color Zoom in Las Vegas, in early Oct 2015. This was both an honor and a privilege as I had access to some of the most important hairdressers in the world. You ...

When Less is More

I was traveling last week, and when I was flipping through the channels in the hotel I came upon the movie 300. I had seen the movie years ago, sort of by accident at a friend’s house, but I was not really paying attention to it. This time ...

4 Hair Painting Techniques - Each Gives a Different Effect!

Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California and Techni-Color Director of ARROJO, shares four ways to hair paint by Ali Eskridge, stylist at ARROJO Salons in NYC. In the video, Eskridge goes over the ...

Sharing Ideas

As I sit here in another very nice hotel, I need to log into the Internet and realize I don't even know my room number…even though I seemed to have gotten myself here.  I also realize how lucky I am and what an honor it is to be ...

The Golden Ticket

Throughout my career, salon professionals often ask me for advice on how to be a platform artist who also teaches and gets to do editorial work too, while also being able to work in the salon!! And, I always  joke with them that they want ...