International Beauty Show- Krissy

NYC is a favorite spot of mine and I was SUPER excited that it was that time of year again. The International Beauty Show  is held yearly and the longest running trade show in our industry.  On April 14th a Sunday at 6am the CopperTop Salon girls boarded the train in D.C ready to travel and soak up all the sights and inspiration this event brings!  We arrived at 9am quickly checked into our hotel and grabbed a cab to the convention center for the show was just starting.  Most of my advanced training and I’m always proud to say was with Vidal Sassoon. To my excitement their academy team from NYC was opening the show on the main stage and Lori and I rushed to get good seats.  Their new collection was AMAZING and as always very interesting.  They always push the envelope with off the wall edgy looks, which is one reason I love them so much!  The models were based on David Bowie and featured short sides with disconnections for that modern and very textured fun summer look. Hair colors ranged from deep violets and browns to platinum blonde and oranges .  Kim Vo who was discovered on Shear Genius was the announcer;  he was funny and a surprise to see in person!  The show had many venders with LOTS of free samples and new products for us to play with.  Of course I bought new Sassoon brushes which I’ve been needing  Something new and interesting was this company selling Hair Chalk. It’s like an eye shadow pot that you just run through strands of your hair and set with hairspray. They were very vibrant,  and stayed in until your hair is washed… and AWESOME. I bought yellow(of course!) orange, blue and green.  The show was very inspiring, and I saw MANY cool hairstyles and color patterns on other stylists in attendance. Its always fun being around others like us, meeting new people and sharing ideas.  The two day trip was nonstop fun, perfect weather for subway riding, cab hailing,  or walking. We also ate amazing food every chance we could from Tao to Little Italy. It was a great time for the three of us and I cant wait to do it again !        Krissy