Educational Calendar


International Beauty Show−New York
March 9-11
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City
Propel your career to new heights with the skills and techniques you’ll gain with more than 100 educational classes—free with your exhibit ticket to International Beauty Show−New York (IBS). The 2014 conference program is packed with subjects that are important to you. In addition, industry experts including Ted Gibson, Vivienne Mackinder, Kelly Cardenas, DJ Muldoon and Elijah Mack will be on hand. Also included with a ticket is access to amazing Main Stage performances by some of the industry’s top artists.

America’s Beauty Show
March 22-24
McCormick Place, Chicago
America’s Beauty Show (ABS) will feature top-notch artistry and events this year, including BeautyBash 2014, which celebrates the talent and creativity of beauty professionals, from hair and nail fashion to performance art and the runway at ABS where attendees draw inspiration from salon and manufacturer teams.

Premiere Orlando / Premiere DaySpa
May 31-June 2
Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL,
Knowledge takes center stage at Premiere Orlando, where attendees greatly benefit from a wide array of education and exhibits. Also on the agenda: Main Stage presentations with an acclaimed roster of artists who will present innovative techniques and trends, as well as lively nail and hair competitions.

International Beauty Show−Las Vegas
June 21-23
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
The fastest-growing beauty show in the country, International Beauty Show−Las Vegas (IBS) supplies beauty pros with nonstop educational opportunities. Headliners on the 2014 Main Stage include The Teals, Nick Arrojo, Martin Parsons, Lisa Yamasaki and Kelly Cardenas. Hundreds of hair, makeup, nails and business classes are included in the cost of an exhibit hall ticket.

Premiere Beauty Classic
October 12-13
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio
The lineup at the Premiere Beauty Classic offers some of the best opportunities to learn about new products through an ever expanding exhibit floor and Main Stage, where beauty pros can view artistic presentations.

Premiere Birmingham
October 19-20
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center, Birmingham, AL
Premiere Birmingham brings leading educators from all facets of the industry to beauty professionals situated in the Southeast. Education is offered in a wide variety of disciplines, including cutting, styling, color, extensions, nail design, skincare and salon and spa management.


Aloxxi Academy Evolution of Style with Marilyn Cole
March 24, Aloxxi Academy, Los Angeles
December 8, Aloxxi Academy, New York
Get ready to blow, set, curl, braid or bun, and go. In this hands-on seminar hairdressers will not only learn to create the latest in styling but by focusing on the fundamentals, hairdressers will acquire the skills to create a roadmap for fashion forward looks with staying power.

Aloxxi Academy Editorial Styling with Candace Bossendorfer
January 20, October 20; Aloxxi Academy, Los Angeles
August 18, Aloxxi Academy, New York City
This hands-on seminar will take you behind the scenes of editorial styling. Learn how to find inspiration, develop story boards, properly prepare the hair for styling and execute cutting edge cut, color and style techniques for looks on the forefront of fashion and beauty trends. Hairdressers walk away with advanced methods for everything from blow-drying to curling iron use, pin curls, donut placements, backcombing and more.

Aloxxi Academy Blueprint Color and Cut for Success with Teri Dougherty
February 17, Aloxxi Academy, New York City
August 25, November 17; Aloxxi Academy, Los Angeles
Discover your design process by creating a blueprint and executing each technique in a timely way. Hairdressers learn to work smarter, making a big impact with less effort.

Aloxxi Academy Revealing the Color Personality through the Cut with Ian Gavet
February 17, Aloxxi Academy, Los Angeles
June 9, Aloxxi Academy, New York City
During this hands-on seminar hairdressers learn a variety of quick and easy, yet precise cut and color techniques that can be utilized to shift the shape, weight and density of the hair to suit each individual client’s needs and inject hair color into a cut to bring it to life.

Aloxxi Academy Inspirational Hairdressing with Rocco
April 28, Aloxxi Academy, Los Angeles
October 6, Aloxxi Academy, New York City
Bring the hottest runway trends into your salon with everyday, usable cutting, coloring and styling techniques. By bringing together the right cut, color and style to create a cohesive, singular look; hairdressers learn to customize their techniques to showcase each client’s individual beauty.

Aloxxi Academy Wearable Edge with Erin Nelson
April 14, Aloxxi Academy, New York City
September 15, Aloxxi Academy, Los Angeles
In this hands-on seminar, hairdressers are empowered with specific and detailed techniques to give the client that point of difference they are looking for, without compromising their length or having to add layers and giving a little edge without being edgy. Unleash your creativity and deliver change successfully.

Aveda Masters on Location
May 4-5
Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA
Join four industry masters who have made it their mission to share information and raise the technical bar of stylists and colorists worldwide. Vivienne Mackinder, one of the most respected and talented artists our industry has seen; X-Presion, an education group from Spain dedicated to the innovation and creation of new techniques and artistic expression, Allen Ruiz, the 2103 North American Hairstylist of the Year; and Ian Michael Black, a colorist recognized globally for his brilliance in technique and formulation.

Aveda Mid-America Show
September 28-29
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati
For over 15 years, the Aveda Mid-America show has always delivered an amazing show with top-notch education. This year’s event will take place in Cincinnati with a show on Sunday, September 28 and both hands-on workshops and look and learn Ateliers on Monday, September 29.

Aveda Master Jam Europe
October 12-13, London
Taking place in London on the same weekend as Salon International, this two day event will feature industry masters from around the globe. The show will take place on Sunday and workshops on Monday.

DevaCurl 3-Day Professional Curl Course
February 24-26, March 31-April 2, June 9-11; The DevaCurl Academy, Los Angeles,
The 3-Day Professional Curl Course, featuring DevaCurl and Devachan Salon co-owner and co-founder Denis DaSilva, is where stylists learn the Deva philosophy and approach. This hands-on immersion training takes stylists from the foundations and basic principles of caring for curly and textured hair, to the most advanced cutting, coloring and styling techniques for all natural curl types. The course concludes with a motivational session to help Deva Inspired Stylists fine-tune their skills to best develop a targeted, profitable curly business.

Great Lengths 3-day Certification Trainings
Year-round, nationwide
This 3-day training course is a comprehensive technical education in the application methods of Great Lengths extensions. The classroom ratio of teacher to student is small so that the highest level of learning can be achieved. How the hair is sourced, assessing clients’ hair type and desired results to determine the best application placement and attachment techniques, and how to market extension services are just some of the topics covered. Most importantly, each certification series provides 20 hours of hands-on extension application and cutting technique to provide the optimum training experience to prepare stylists to be successful extension artists.

Inspiring Champions Champ Camp Orlando
March 23-25, September 21-23; November 9-11, Orlando, FL
Salon and day spa owners, managers and technicians will learn business systems that will give them the competitive edge in this ever-changing business climate.

Inspiring Champions Cash Flow Camp San Diego
October 26-28, San Diego
Salon and day spa owners and managers will understand the fundamental building blocks of their salon and day spa business.

Karg Education
April, Hair Brazil San Paulo
June, ABSH @ LAX, Los Angeles
Mike Karg teaches his groundbreaking techniques to help stylists rise to the next level of haircutting artistry. Step by step, he demonstrates his outstanding methods using his professional cutting, texturizing, blending and sliding shears. Karg will educate, energize and inspire your staff. Karg will be educating at all of the major tradeshows including ISSE, ABS, IBS NY, IBS LV, Premiere Orlando, Premiere Birmingham, Duesseldorf Hair + Fashion days, Hairworld Frankfurt, Graz Austria and Beauty Forum Zurich.

The Makeup Show NYC
May 4-5
Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
Make Up For Ever will serve as The Makeup Show NYC’s diamond sponsor for the 6th consecutive year. In addition to having dedicated brand and Academy booths featuring products for purchase and information about the school, a special exhibit will be on display celebrating Make Up For Ever’s 30th anniversary.

Make Up For Ever Academy NY Bodypainting Final
June 20
Make Up For Ever NY Academy, Soho, New York City
The Make Up For Ever NY Academy students’ final bodypainting work will be on display in a runway show held at the Academy’s Soho location in New York City. Industry experts will be in attendance and serve as the judging panel, and the show will be open to the public.

Organic Color Systems Organic Color Certification Class and Masters Class
Year-round, nationwide
Today’s leading colorists will teach beauty professionals all about professional organic haircolor, in-depth product information, and color principles and theory in this Organic Color Certification Class and Masters Class.

Product Club
Year-round, nationwide
Product Club, one of the leading providers of color accessories for beauty professionals, will be at all of the national trade shows in 2014 including International Salon & Spa Expo, International Beauty Show New York, America’s Beauty Show and Premiere Orlando as well as many distributor shows.

The Redken Symposium
February 2-4, London
Learn the best techniques in the industry from world-renowned Redken educators at the Redken Symposium. Experience three days of hands-on education that will advance skills and provide the tools for business growth while getting the creative juices flowing.

Redken Photo Finish: Behind The Scenes
March 31-April 2
The Redken Exchange, New York City
This three-day workshop will equip you with the knowledge to learn the how-tos of getting started in editorial styling and building your own book. Work along a photographer, makeup artist, wardrobe stylist and your own professional model to create unique looks. Take away images for your promotional use and your own PR 101 manual full of ideas and suggestions.

Redken Dry Revolution
Year-round, nationwide
This class teaches you how to create the Redken blow-dry looks as well as how to implement a blow-dry menu into your salon.

Sebastian Professional What’s Next Awards
April 27, Vibiana, Los Angeles
The What’s Next Tour is part of an underground movement of Sebastian Professional stylists and salon owners who are committed to the fight for creativity beyond convention. By participating in the event, you’ll have a chance to preview the latest collection from Sebastian Professional and get up close and personal with the Sebastian Design Team.

TIGI 2-day Men’s Focus course
April 9-10, September 15-16; New York Academy, New York City
May 5-6, September 22-23; Dallas Learning Lab, Dallas's-focus
The 2-day Men’s Focus Course is designed to give students insight into the latest cutting techniques and current trends for the modern man. The program stays within the TIGI culture of methodology, but expands to include clippers as well as scissor-over-comb and finishing techniques used in men’s grooming. Students will experience live model demonstrations followed by hands-on workshops.

Toni & Guy Creative Cut & Colour
April 13th-14th, June 29th-30th, August 10th-11th, Dallas Academy
June 1st-2nd, August 3rd-4th, Costa Mesa Academy, Costa Mesa, CA
April 13th-14th, November 2nd-3rd, Santa Monica Academy
November 9th-10th, Jacksonville, FL Academy
November 2nd-3rd, Scottsdale, AZ Academy
This energetic and motivational program is the place to learn the most current trends in a format that includes live model presentations and cutting demonstrations. Every day is yours during this hands-on studio; students follow their own inspiration under the guidance of some of the best educators in the industry.

TIGI Colour Focus
Year-round, New York Academy, New York City
Year-round, Dallas Learning Lab, Dallas
TIGI Professional has broadened its education program to target specific colour courses for the New York Academy and Dallas Learning Lab. Anything from basic highlighting techniques to colour correction and creative consultations—TIGI has it all.

TIGI One-on-One Private Training
Year-round, New York City
Year-round, Dallas
One-on-One Private Training is your chance to train with an educator from TIGI Professional’s Creative Team to build a foundation of skills and techniques specific to your and your clients’ needs. TIGI aspires to provide vital education, inspiration and methodology to succeed in your career goals. These one-on-one private training courses are offered both at the New York Academy and Dallas Learning Lab.

Toni & Guy World Release
October 19-20, Costa Mesa Academy, Costa Mesa, CA
October 26-27, Dallas Academy, Dallas
This two-day, hands-on course features creative cut and color techniques from Toni & Guy’s new collection. This energetic and motivational program is the place to learn about the most current trends in a format that includes live model presentations and cutting demonstrations. Every day is yours during this hands-on studio; students follow their own inspiration under the guidance of some of the best educators in the industry. You may choose to concentrate on cutting or coloring both days, or mix the two up to enhance your educational experience.

Toni & Guy Progressions
June 22-25, Costa Mesa Academy, Costa Mesa, CA
February 9-13, April 6-10, June 1-5, August 3-7, November 2-6; Dallas Academy, Dallas
This course starts off with the foundation of the Toni & Guy cutting system on days one and two, and then progresses on day three to customizing techniques to further your creativity by personalizing your work with cutting and coloring. On the remaining days we explore the creative possibilities of cutting and coloring with the current Toni & Guy Collection. Progressions fuse solid technique and fashion-forward creativity, helping hairdressers to reach their maximum potential, in and out of the salon.

Toni & Guy In-Salon Education
Year-round, nationwide,
The Toni & Guy Artistic Team provides advanced education to hairdressers in the convenience of their own salon.

Wellalife Tours
Year-round, nationwide
Team Wella is hitting the road on the Wellalife Tour. The tour aims to inspire, create opportunities and share passion with salons of all shapes and sizes. Be on the lookout for tour dates near you.

Wella North American Trend Vision Awards
July, Los Angeles
Interpret Wella Professional trends on a regional level for your chance to line up onstage and compete with the world’s most creative stylists at the International Trend Vision Awards.