Dallas, TX - February 22, 2013 - Redken, Inc. a division of L’Oreal-Paris, was pleased this year to invite three students from franchisees of The Salon Professional Academy to attend and work at the Redken Symposium, held bi-annually in Las Vegas, NV.
More than fifty students from across the nation submitted a video application to win this opportunity, explaining how they felt it would be to represent Redken and The Salon Professional Academy at the Redken Symposium. Three students were selected as winners and invited to join over 10,000 salon professionals from around the world, January 20-23rd at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The three winning students were: Kalisa Baxa from TSPA Iowa City, IA.; and Minh Koum and Kaitlyn Sterk, both from TSPA Dallas TX.
Here’s Kalisa Baxa, describing her trip: “My first Redken Symposium was truly the experience of a lifetime! Getting the opportunity to work with Redken International Masters Kris Sorbie, Sam Villa, and Chris Baran was a wonderful experience in and of itself, and assisting them on stage in front of 10,000 people was another! I’m fortunate to attend The Salon Professional Academy and to work with Redken trained educators and products on a daily basis. Their energy, inspiration, motivation, and success prove you really can do anything you set your mind to.”
“My symposium experience was inspiring and motivational”
Kaitlyn Sterk explains, “I want to thank you so much for my incredible experiences at Symposium! I was most surprised to get to meet and speak to all 3 of the master stylists who were presenting within 20 minutes after our rehearsal for Saturday night ‘s Grand Opening. Assisting Chris Baran on the Grand Opening stage was really life- changing and an experience I won't ever forget!”
For over 50 years, Redken’s product foundation has been based on extensive scientific knowledge, and the belief in and support of the expertise of salon professionals. Redken provides salon professionals with innovative products, inspiring education and exclusive salon programs to help them become as successful and profitable as possible. Located in New York, Redken is also at the forefront of fashion, makeup, and hair design trends, and has created a strong relationship with the fashion industry. As a result, Redken is a leader in “Backstage Beauty”, creating runway looks for the industry’s most prestigious designers.
Combining a unique mix of fashion, science and inspiration, Redken provides salon professionals and consumers the ultimate “Professional Edge”.
About The Salon Professional Academy
The Salon Professional Academy Franchise (TSPA), owned by Salon Professional Education Company (SPEC), has the objective of uniting salons and schools, producing graduates that are highly knowledgeable and marketable in the beauty industry----salon professionals who are leaders in today’s 21st Century Salons and Spas. Each Academy is a privately owned and operated state-of-the-
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