IBS NY 2014

It was a pleasure being part of the Donna Bella Milan team again this year at the International Beauty Show in NYC! As our team of stylists grew to 18 this year we were able to beautify and transform even more lovely ladies with longer, fuller and more colorful hair while educating so many convention attendees! Again this year Donna Bella remained the only hair extension company at the convention to offer FREE installations with purchase! From full head to partial applications, we had nearly 200 happy clients receive installations of tape-in, micro bead fusion and clip in extensions that left happy to whip their hair back and forth!


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IBS NY 2013

It was a pleasure working for Donna Bella Milan hair extensions at the International Beauty Show held at the Javits Center in NYC on April 14th, 15th and 16th.

Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge ’12

The passion inside me seems to be burning hotter each day. I keep coming across websites for the big trade shows in Long Beach, Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, and Orlando and their corresponding hair competitions and I can’t help but ask myself, “Could I do that?” I know this sounds cheesy but I know I can do whatever I want to. Chicago is the most easily accessible from my home here in metro Detroit but deadlines are this week. Hmmm….maybe next year? But wait! Look what I found!


I LOVE GOLDWELL! And with entries not due until May 31, 2012 I have plenty of time to do what I do. Brainstorm! Visualize! Sketch! PLAN! Continue with my monthly hair model series to improve on the photography and lighting set ups.

Each Finalist of The NATIONAL AWARDS for the USA Color Zoom Challenge 2012
will receive:

  1. $1,000 Cash Award
  2. Two (2) training/mentoring sessions at a Kao USA Academy facility, including round-trip air and 1-night’s hotel (estimated at $1,250 each)
  3. Package for 2 to London to compete in the live finale – includes competitor and model – valued at $7,500

If you win on the international level at the live, hands-on competition in London you will be awarded with the title Global Creative Colorist, Global New Talent Colorist or Global Partner Colorist. You will also become a member of the new international Color Zoom Creative Team that will create the next Color Zoom Collection 2014.

*The finalist is responsible for all taxes associated with the value awarded.

In addition to the great Awards Party, you will experience first and exclusively the launch of the Color Zoom Collection 2013. You will also have the opportunity to join inspiring “Look & Learn” seminars.

I would love to one day be part of a professional team, and I have my heart set on Goldwell. This is my first step of many in making this dream a reality.

Tigi Presents Nick Irwin

Sunday, December 4, 2011: I’d just like to take a minute to thank Nick Irwin, TIGI Creative Director London and the entire TIGI team that helped make todays show possible! I would also like to extend a thanks to Jeremy Tomkinson, owner of Beauty (SALON) and my new boss, for treating his entire staff of stylists (myself included!) to the show today held at Tre Monti Ristorante in Troy, MI

It was a pleasure learning about how Nick got started in the business and worked his way to his current position at TIGI.  I especially loved hearing about his editorial and fashion show work, or session work work as it is know as in the industry. It is an aspect that is of high interest to me but much harder to find out about how to get your foot in the door. Hearing Nick speak on his experiences with session work has ignited my motivation to embrace a DIY attitude when it comes to utilizing my photography background  and plan for photo shoots of my own. Over the next month I will be visualizing and planning for these photo shoots. I am making it a person goal to cut, color, style and shoot at least one model per month to   be added to my portfolio and featured on my website. If you would be interested in being a model please contact  me.

Below you will find photos of the 3 models Nick Irwin presented at his show.

His first model was inspired by a modern twist on a 60′s look. His cut and style took a classic graduated look and updated it with a slightly disconnected texturized coif and choppy fringe. Tousled tresses give this short style a fun, flirty attitude. [divider]

For Nick’s second look, he was inspired by the music and women of  the ”rave” culture. Although he wanted a pulled back, sleek look from the front to draw more focus to the dress on the runway, he also wanted a ponytail style that was reminicent of a girl that had been “sweating on the dance floor for six hours.”  Complete with a braid on each side and messy, elastic bound double pony in the back, this dance floor ‘do is easy  to recreate for you next night out![divider]

Nick’s third and final look was a fantasy, high-fashion look created by bundles of synthetic hair backcombed into a wonderfully texturized form. Not your everyday look but my favorite of Nick’s by far! This model in particular has inspired me to pull out my sketchbook and brainstorm my own fantasy, editorial looks.

Hope you all enjoyed a little VIP sneak peak into the show today!