The two-day Educational Forum includes instructional seminars, a wide variety of leading vendors in beauty supplies and products, as well as the forum’s signature event - a student hair show and contest.
The three-event student competition includes: Three-Person-
Cosmetology students from I.T.S Academy in Texas and Oklahoma, Olympian University in New Mexico, International Academy of Hair Design in Arizona, as well as Hair Benders Academy in Florida are invited to participate in the contest.
Students are encouraged to pull out the stops on their themed entry to create a hair and makeup idea that wows the judges, spectators and fellow students. Each entry is judged based on creativity, originality, innovations, color and theme.
“This student competition is one of the most dazzling and creative endeavors of its kind,” said Jessica Wolman one of three owners of the 20 cosmetology schools competing in the event. “In addition to the excitement, it is a great opportunity for our talented students to meet with our exhibitors, as well as network with local and national salon and spa chains for potential employment opportunities once they have obtained their license.”
Forum coordinators Wolman, Jerry Johnson (also an owner) and Margie Wisniski, vice president of operations, invite leading artists and industry leaders to showcase their latest trends in hair, skin and makeup, on and off stage, to some of the top cosmetology students in the U.S. On stage demonstrations and training slots are available for $100 for a 30-minute slot. Booths are $600 for both days.
Vendor participation is limited and conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration and information is available online at http://www.eduforum.co/
Wolman said that show exhibitors are also welcome to donate prizes for the competitions. Past winners have received publicity in trade publications, as well as features in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Florida and Texas media.
For more information visit http://www.eduforum.co/
ABOUT CATHERINE BAEK
Catherine Baek brings a passion for color and over 16 years of experience in the beauty industry as the Global Educational Manager for ORLY International. She firmly believes that color has the power to inspire the mind and uplift the spirit. She has been featured on television, in magazines, newspapers and blog posts, as well as penning her own articles for nail industry media and trade journals such as Nailpro Magazine. She developed educational materials for ORLY International and is well known for her expertise as an educator and mentor. Catherine holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing with emphasis on Color Theory, Estheticians License and Manicuring License from California’s Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
In the past, Catherine has worked on celebrities such as: Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Natasha Wagner, Joel McHale.
ABOUT CARLA COLLIER
With 27 years of experience, Carla Collier is recognized as a leading industry expert in competition and education around the world. She is an international competition judge; head judge for Nailpro Competitions;
ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS
For more than 30 years we have been dedicated to providing our cosmetology and aesthetician students with a quality education to help them achieve success in the growing beauty industry. Our student-centered focus is reflected in our motto to “Just Teach & Change Lives.” In addition to our cosmetology schools and college of aesthetics, we offer a four-week fast track program for qualifying cosmetology students to receive more in-depth training in skincare.