Samuel Cole Salon recently traveled to Las Vegas to experience the 2013 North America Trend Vision Awards (NATVA). More than 2,300 attendees (stylists, trade press, and industry executives) witnessed the live show. Wella’s Trend Vision Awards celebrate the interpretation of Trend Vision Looks and was seen globally via webcast in over 17 countries by 10,000 viewers. Jack Ray and Cara Harrison were invited by Wella’s Top Artists to be part of the invitation-only Creative Retreat at Trend Vision 2013. This annual networking event is an exclusive one in which only a select few salons in the country are invited to participate. Creative Retreat was 3 days of hands-on sessions with live models and professional photographers who interpret upcoming trends/collections. Jack and Cara hand selected their models to create their own vision for haircut, color and style, as well as wardrobe and make up for the finished look. Jack and Cara also styled models for a Runway Presentation at The Palms Hotel & Casino (Moon Nightclub) where their inspiration came to life as they showcased their models before a live audience of over 200 people.
“It was amazing to have the opportunity to work with industry legends Sonya and Christopher Dove (The Doves) and Stephen Moody, former Global Director of Education for Vidal Sassoon”, said Jack Ray.
“The Creative Retreat was inspiring and intense. We worked for months on our vision/mood boards prior to event. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to create a vision, execute that vision, have it photographed and present your look to such an exclusive audience. This was definitely a career highlight,” said Cara Harrison.