Owner of Samuel Cole Salon, Jack Ray was invited to Wella Creative Retreat which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was held in conjunction with Wella Trend Vision Awards which brought a whole new excitement to the experience. Jack had the pleasure of watching our very own KatieM take the gold. The events took place at the beautiful Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Creative Retreat brings top salon owners together that are passionate and creates an unique creative opportunity. They work as a collaborative team creating trends and looks that lead up to a photoshoot and a runway show. Hosting the Wella event was top company representatives; Diego Raviglione (Wella Education Artist Manager), Sal Mauceri (Head of North America Wella, a division of Procter & Gamble), Fabio Sementilli (Vice President of Education for WELLA), Stephen Moody (Wella Global Education Academy Dean), Nick Berardi (Master Educator, Platform Artist, Photographer and CEO of NickEducation.com )
Another highlight of this event is the opportunity for the participants to preview Wella’s newest technology and to test innovative products and give their feedback months before it is introduced to the industry. It also gives the salon owners the chance to network with other industry and market leaders from around the country. Jack had the honor of working with numerous successful stylists, colorists, and business leaders during the event, including: Oscar Blandi (stylist and owner of The Oscar Blandi Salon), Anthony Morrison ( stylist and owner of The Londoner), Serge Safar (stylist and owner of Safar), Steve Lococo (stylist and co-owner of B2V Salon), Stephen Posta (stylist and owner of Dyer & Posta Salon), Rachel Carter (stylist at Dyer & Posta Salon), and Jessica Soler (owner and stylist at Salon Red).