Hundreds of creative Haircolorist's from across the country met in Los Angeles at the Merritt Airport Hotel over the weekend to attend the Eleventh Annual Energizing ABCH Summit. The event is a high-level haircolor seminar where individual hair stylist's learn how to use the latest hair coloring techniques and products. The Summit is sponsored by the American Board of Certified Haircolorist's, an organization of hair colorists whose mission is to raise the degree of expertise of hair colorists around the country.
My wife who is also a hair stylist and amazing hair colorist to boot and I attended the ABCH summit and were trilled with the number and variety of classes available. I saw techniques used and learned color concepts I had never seen before, and I've been coloring hair for what now seems like forever...lol. The number of hair colorists teaching the "hands-on classes" made it really easy to understand. I also enjoyed the salon marketing class and hair color forum, where a panel of color artist's were willing to share their experience and answer questions the audience posed to them. The information and their insights were well worth the time and expense.
What I was most impressed with was the level of professionalism and appearance of the hair stylists that attended the summit. Not at all like the trailer trash look you see at beauty shows these days. Also it was held at the Merritt LAX hotel which gave the entire experience a warm and friendly feeling unlike the ice cold impersonal atmosphere of convention centers beauty shows.
The American Board of Certified Haircolorists is not sponsored by hair color manufactures, so all the information was generic and could be used with your favorite brands. At the end of the day I was excited to get back to the salon and try the technique I've learned. There were so many interesting classes I would have enjoyed taking, but didn't have the time. However I've made plans to attend their next summit
For a list of the 2011 American Board of Certified Haircolorists Summits visit (www.haircolorist.com) TEL: 1 310 547 0814