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When was the last time you walked up to a complete stranger and asked them to answer a personal question like, “When do you feel the most beautiful about yourself,” or “If you had your own hashtag, what would it be?” Much like the pastime of sending a postcard, the art of striking conversation and making eye contact with a stranger is diminishing right before our very eyes. Encounters and memorable human interactions are fleeting and unfortunately they are becoming non-existent due to technology and social media.
“We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, Novelist
How so very true, Fyodor.
This past March, we attended the America’s Beauty Show (ABS) in Chicago where we came up with the idea of creating a new way to interact with the attendees of this pro-only weekend chockful of education, inspiration, and networking. Since our site wasn’t officially live at the time (we launched June 1, 2015), we felt like this was a prime opportunity for us to really get to know the the people attending ABS. It was that weekend we came up with the idea of creating Chance Encounters.
How did it all play out? When we saw someone who peaked our interest, we approached them and asked them to answer a few questions. After a post and a quick pic, we went our separate ways. This gave us the chance to connect face-to-face, eye-to-eye and ear-to-ear with real people. It was a hell of a lot more fun than just walking past someone, averting our eyes and disconnecting from eye contact, something that many of us have unfortunately fallen accustomed to.
These Chance Encounters allowed for memorable interactions and connections to be made and a chance for us to share with you a snippet of someone’s life. Even if it was for a brief moment, five minutes at the most and on a crowded and bustling show floor, we made it a point to get to know “The People of America’s Beauty Show.” Now it’s your turn to see everyone we met. Scroll across each photo and see who they are, where they are from and what they had to say.