For ISSE 2016, we had award-winning Canadian hairstylists Paul Pereira and Palma N’Sheluvzit along with Schwarzkopf Professional technical advisor, Erin DeLuca, give us a behind-the-scenes look at the education seminars, stage presentations and tell us their best picks from the showroom floor. From Ted Gibson to John McCormick, here’s what they saw and who they spoke with in Long Beach.
“As a brand ambassador for L’Oreal Professionnel colour, my inspiration comes from helping women discover their individual beauty with confidence. For me it’s about making her feel amazing when she leaves the salon.” –Steve Bache, co-owner of Ted Gibson Beauty and colour ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel
“My inspiration comes from anywhere, for instance, I went to see the Space Shuttle on display and as I was looking at the back of the engine, I thought that would make an incredible, intricate and trendy hairstyle.” –John McCormick, celebrity hairstylist
“R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray is amazing. I’ve used it in my collections and it really offers added texture that adds to the movement of the hair without weighing it down.” –John McCormick, celebrity hairstylist
“Moroccanoil’s Oil Treatment is basically the foundation of styling; you can break the hair down, set it, break it down again and it just absorbs into the hair. Now with Moroccanoil’s new Texturizing line, I would also add the Dry Texturizing Spray is a newfound favourite.” –Kevin Hughes, international artistic director for Moroccanoil
“No question, I couldn’t live without a large barrel curling iron, because you can straighten and curl with it!”—Ted Gibson, co-owner of Ted Gibson Beauty and celebrity hairstylist
Along with connecting with top industry pros, Palma discovered several products and tools that promise to up your styling game. As an avant-garde artist, one of her top picks was from Enzo Milano, which offers extreme versatility with three-way functionality to allow you to create different versions of textured styles.