This was my second time with Andis at Salon International in London. The first was a bit of a whirlwind as I had just landed my new role with Andis a few days prior. Imagine staring a job and the very next day they are sending you to London to meet a new team and run a very high-profile event. It was intimidating, overwhelming, a major adrenaline rush and I loved every minute of it.
A lot goes into the preparation of a trade show. A lot more than people realize. And there is so much more to being a Platform Artist than what meets the eye. It is much more than simply being a great hairdresser or barber… I have a lot more to say about that so stay tuned for another post on what it really takes to make it to the stage.
For now, I'll leave you with a brief re-cap of Salon International 2017 with Andis:
We had a lot going on this year with three HJ Men's Stage presentations and two HJ Men's Competitions. Every Andis Educator based in the UK took the stage at one point during the weekend and they kept the energy levels high. Our Andis Educators are recognizable in their own right and several were asked to present on the HJ Men’s Stage on their own which is quite the honor! We were also surprised with a few guests, Paco Lopez (Andis Educator based in Spain), Jim Williams, Liam Kenny and Tom Pipkins. Andis debuted a new limited-edition design of the beloved Fade Clipper which garnered plenty of attention.