Chinese New Year for some reason always feels like the official start of the new year for us. With the craziness of the holidays behind us, it allows us to take the time to clear out the old and bring in the new.
We attended the International Salon and Spa expo in Long Beach. The highlight of the show was a "Ted Talk" of sorts with Tabatha Coffey. She got down to the nitty gritty and we loved every minute of it, as it assured us we are leaders in our industry ensuring you have a great experience at V Collective.
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"It was extraordinary," said Oribe himself. "I have never experienced anything quite like it. It was a once in a lifetime kind of experience that I think everyone there will remember. I certainly will!"
Larger than life is how I would describe Oribe Canales. It was 10 years ago when David and I went to Vegas for the Oribe class. Class is such an understatement for what would turn out to be the most inspirational class that I have EVER attended. For those of you that know me, I have been to MANY classes/shows and there has yet to be another... Read More
David Valencia, aka the curly hair guru, shows you how to do a curly hair dry cut. In this video, he shares his curly hair technique that loosens and frees the curls, creating a beautiful shape without taking any length. Much like a sculptor, he sees the entire composition and interplay between positive and negative space. This is a great tutorial for seasoned hairstylists and also a great video for curly hair clients that are seeking something new.
Most people with curly hair can identify with how much longer it takes to grow out, how much harder it is to maintain... Read More
GRAND OPENING! What an amazing turnout we had for our open house! Thanks to all who came out and helped us celebrate our new salon studio in Banker’s Hill! We love how much you all love it and thought it would be fun to share the before and after.
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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... Read More
“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... Read More
10 December 2015 In Salon
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... Read More