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Tina’s submission for Miami’s #frontrowchallenge competition

[caption id="attachment_20729" align="alignnone" width="1024"] https://www.instagram.com/v_collectivesd/[/caption] Products used:  Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, R + Co Outerspace Surrounded by art.  Street, hair, comedy, performance.  They are all art forms in my eyes and I loved that lbp front row gave us the full immersion.  My inspiration came from many moments so to narrow it down almost seems unfair.  The “moment” that caught my attention was a line drawing by Adrian Avila in the artist gallery.  As crafty as I am, my drawings, head sheets etc. always look like they came from a 5-year-old, so I hold a lot of admiration for this particular art...

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It’s not always about what you’re doing, it’s about why you’re doing it.

It’s not always about what you’re doing, it’s about why you’re doing it! Everyone thought David was being a bit ambitious when he wanted to completely renovate 3000 5th ave and open a new San Diego hair studio in February. With some hard work, determination and help from key people involved, that ambitious goal is coming to fruition. Why are we building out this space? We’ve gone rogue from the standard salon (an establishment where a hairdresser, beautician or couturier conducts business). We are building a studio (place where an artist works, a place where people go to learn, practice, or study...

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LBP Front Row was truly an epic and unforgettable event!

LBP Front Row was truly an epic and unforgettable event! Highlights from the event include: -r + co Howard McLaren’s video premier, The Reset, lifts the veil on the beauty industry and exposes a fear-based resistance to innovation. Watch it! http://luxurybrandpartners.com/reset-documentary/#watch -Natasha Leggero, comedienne extraordinaire kept us laughing as the host of the show. -Eden Sassoon, daughter of the late great Vidal Sassoon and her mother, Beverly, shared the stage for a moving tribute to the legend. -Jim Collins, author of Good to Great was the keynote speaker, and inspired us on another level. -Entertainment industry triple...

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David and Tina Valencia ring in the New Year!

“This year has been monumental for our industry and Luxury Brand Partners – our portfolio of high-quality products continues to develop, our groundbreaking education events are inspiring stylists world-wide and our network of partner salons is expanding to include the best of the best in the business. While we keep pushing to elevate our industry, we invite you to join the mission so we can raise the bar together. We challenge you – as stylists, colorists and salon owners – to up the ante and leave mediocrity behind.” Tev Finger, president LBP  CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! We are proud to have joined that mission...

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We Did It!

We did it!   After 12 years of starting and growing dk hair, David Valencia has sold his half of the partnership so that he and Tina could follow their passion, align with the leaders in the hair industry and take the craft and commerce of hairdressing to the next level. As part of the Creative Counsel, Tina and David have joined forces with “some of the most forward thinking, rule-bending hairstylists in the business that are a think tank of top editorial and salon stylists and educators.”   What does that mean for our clients?   It means that we are the 1st salon in...

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