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.
“Leon’ strives for perfection with haircuts and for more than 25 years he has created the best look that is unique to each of his clients,” said Margie Wisniski, vice president of operations and coordinator of Educational Forum 2012. “His skill as a a national instructor and commitment to excellent customer service, makes him a wonderful role model for the cosmetology students attending this stellar event.”
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 LEON VANNETT
Vannett’s passion for the industry and professionalism has provided him with unique opportunities to become an expert in core skills and creative techniques. Leon also works as the Director of Education for HedLux; a manufacturer, and master distributor, of ultra premium beauty products for the cosmetology school industry. He currently serves as an advanced instructor in the use of GK Hair Taming products. Providing technical assistance to cosmetology institutions, Vannett is at the forefront of creating the world’s finest professionals in the beauty industry.
He tours 150 days per year doing hair shows and visiting schools, both to showcase his talent, and to train other aspiring hairdressers. In line with his commitment to work and teach with other professionals, Vannett sold his salon in 2011, and launched Stylist Builders LLC. A lucky few still occasionally find him behind the chair in Oregon, where he resides when he is not on the road.
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.