It was a real dream to be able to interact with legends like Fernando Romero, Vivianne Mckinder and Stephanie Kocielski. The new talent was also present and did not hesitate to give us all their best advice on how to make it into the beauty world.
Oh and i took my new nikon j1 so , yes i went crazy taking pictures.
Here are some pictures on what was the first and best beauty queen summer adventure!
on the plane here we go!
welcome dinner were we managed to be silly because we had too much sugar!
caterers, fancy food and my favorite part...dessert!
then guess who was at the dinner, Jonathan Antin from the show "blow out" no big deal right?
next day got our t-shirts and little pins
had a class with Theodore leaf he is one of my absolute faves. He was the sweetest, took the time to review my resume and gave me feedback. People just don't do that riiiiight? lucky!
in front of the convention center there were displays of antique beauty magazines and tools!
marcel iron from the 30's! yikes!
i was all over this store so cute and unique!
handmade bath salts! cuteeeee!
trade show time!
NAHA (north american hairstylist awards ) 2012 ! such a HUGE honor.
Here i was in all my glory with Jake Thompson. (Major crush). Oh Mah Gaaaaaah!
Nicolas french. Avant Garde winner. Im a hugeeeeeee fan.
I am sorry i did not take much pictures inside the Naha itself, i was too busy being in awe with all the awesomeness around me.
However, we got a personalized tour of the Robert Cromeans salon. I got to see customer care at its finest and an admirable culture within the salon team.
hey paul mitchell geeks! behold the first COLOR BAR ever.
When the weekend almost came to an end we decided to have a fancy dinner courtesy of Paul Mitchell. We went to the Sugar Factory. Completely fell in love with the place and they found out my birthday was in a couple of days so they brought me a celebratory cupcake!
It was sad to leave such a weekend full of unimaginable inspiration and amazing people, but i was tired and to be honest i missed my apartment.
I enjoyed reading some of the few magazines i was gifted at the convention and of course my green tea while watching clueless to avoid the stress of a turbulent plane ride back home.
What-a-weekend! Blessed. Forever grateful for this opportunity.
If you have any questions on PBA/BEACON or how to attend this type of event, please let me know i am more than happy to point you in the right direction so you can TOO live a beauty dream.