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MIAMI: Cheap sunglasses, decorated to the nines, added a light-hearted note to the serious business of beauty at Intercoiffure America/Canada’s (ICA) annual Spring Symposium, held May 2-3 at The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. More than 400 attendees turned cheap plastic frames into stunning and often hilarious accessories, which they then wore throughout the two-day event.
The Symposium focused on business topics and opened with a diverse panel of speakers who addressed “The Professional Beauty Industry, Today and Tomorrow.” Panelists included Steve Sleeper, executive director of the Professional Beauty Association; Larry Gaynor, CEO, TNG Worldwide; Sonia Kashuk, creator of Sonia Kashuk Beauty; Marvin Hausman, MD, CEO, Total Nutraceutical Solutions, Inc., and Glen Gilmore, consultant and social media guru.
New this spring was the emphasis on skin care and makeup services. Lydia Sarfati, director of Intercoiffure’s Skin Care Council, and Lori Neapolitan, director of the Makeup Council, discussed trends in skin care and makeup services, as well as the fine points of profiting from these revenue streams.
ICA Fashion Director Vivienne Mackinder presented her new Spring Collection, “Six Faces of Fashion—a visually stunning exploration of how the stylist uses her knowledge of the client’s personality to create her image.
Gina Khan, creative director of the Haircolor Council, and Jo Blackwell-Preston presented “Chocolate and Spice,” their new color collection.
Miami’s hometown sensation, Oribe, closed the program on Sunday with a recreation of his recent Vienna Fashion Week show, “C’est si bon,” and co-hosted the memorable Sunday night “Havana Nights” party with ICA president Lois Christie. A portion of the proceeds, including contributions from Artego, Eurisko Collection, Logics and Oribe, was donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Relief effort.