Robert Lobetta is arguably one of the biggest remaining icons in the professional beauty world. He is a classic mad creative genius, constantly fidgeting and fluttering from topic to topic, interjecting himself to tell “just one little quick story.”
“You are frowning. You don’t like my answer. What don’t you like about it?” It is late in the afternoon and about a dozen of us are huddled together in a small meeting room during the Wella International Trendvision event. The room itself looks as though it had recently been used for some type of
So, do you think that women really can have it all, and should we want to? It’s the Sunday morning following the Wella International Trendvision Awards. In a hotel suite that looks as though it were designed either by or for Jay Gatsby, Sylvie Moreau, President of Coty Professional Beauty, and I have been talking
It is early, not quite I-wake-up-before-the-sun-to-squeeze-in-my-pilates early, but earlier than I’m used to functioning. I make my way down to the kitchen, hoping that I had remembered to hit the “delay brew” button on the coffee maker before falling into bed the night before, but the absence of the tell-tale happily gurgling and dripping sounds
With every event that we ever attend, there is always some sort of theme. I’m not just talking about what happens on the stage. The looks and techniques being showcased—while interesting enough in their own right—are covered ad nauseum by the beauty media, oftentimes all using the same shots, captions, and enthusiastic reviews.
As I shared in my TedX Journey Part 1, the first part of my TEDx experience was presenting an idea to spread (TED’s tagline is Ideas Worth Spreading), and sharing the process of being selected as one of the eight speakers chosen by the curating committee from 60 original submissions. In Part 2, I’m going
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely live for this fucking time of year. It’s like band camp for creatives. You get to be with all of the other awkward, misplaced, don’t fit into social norms individuals. NYFW has proved for me that this is where I belong.
Meet Gordon Miller, one of a short list of possible possessors of the secret decoder ring to much of the professional beauty industry’s inner workings. While he may not look a day over 29, he’s spent the last 39 years working his way up the industry ladder, most recently as the Publisher of American Salon
Broadly speaking, there are two ways to approach a career in the professional beauty industry (or any industry, for that matter) you either want to grow or to maintain. Neither approach is necessarily better than the other, they are simply designed for different types of people. While I have a healthy respect for the maintainers—those
Building a personal brand—that is, a business persona that is based on you—is not easy. There are a lot of decisions and choices to be made in what can seem like a very complicated process. It doesn’t have to be that way. Crafting an authentic personal brand really just boils down to knowing yourself.