First and foremost Battle of the Strands (BOTS) is a hair, makeup, nails and fashion competition. BOTS showcases original avant garde looks from salon teams before a panel of industry icon judges. Now in it’s fourth season, we are welcoming teams from Asia and Europe. The 2013 season consisted of 6 qualifying rounds; NYC, Orlando, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and an online voting qualifier. October welcomed the semifinals in Vegas, with the final that happened on October 14th. The 2014 Battle promises to be BIGGER, BOLDER and LOUDER. With an exciting Student Battle among Teams from US & international Cosmetology Schools matched with more Salons from more Countries joining the arena, you are in for a treat you will never expect!
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Ok, Las Vegas beauty professionals and advanced students, here is your chance. Your chance to get some top notch guidance from industry leaders in celebrity trends, runway brows, hair for fashion photography and nails!
Taking place here in sunny Las Vegas on Oct 5 & 6, 2014 at the Silverton Casino.
The Battle of the Strands features the likes of Michael O Rouke, Sam Villa, and Jaime Schrabeck.
Come watch, participate and network. Further your knowledge and contact base at this informative and interactive platform.
Wait, there’s more! There is a live student battle for Battle of the Strands, the world cup of beauty! Battle of the Strands, the international competition that challenges top salon teams from the U.S. and around the globe to create the best fantasy designs in the world of beauty.
On Oct 5, 2014, the 8 remaining teams will be competing against both Japanese and Canadian Student Teams. Only one of these aspiring Student teams will take home the TOP PRIZE awarded by Farouk Systems by none other that Mr Farouk himself!
General Admission to this event is $25.00
As part of their goal to “create a window for a global audience to witness the highest expression of artistry in beauty and fashion” Battle of the Strands will air on Discovery Fit & Health December 2, 2014
THE NAIL PLATFORM will be held in Anaheim, Ca this Sept 7th. Best described by Holly Schippers (FingerNailFixer) in a article, in Nails Magazine, as a platform to help “the industry by allowing nail professionals to work together elevating themselves s a community”
THE NAIL PLATFORM is designed so we can learn unbiased, quality education. Non product specific, rudimentary to advanced lessons that will help us become the best we can be in our amazing industry.
The fine folks who are ready and excited to to help you become that person are:
Naja Rickette-beautiful, talented and gracious Nail Guru!
David Anthony-enthusiasm is his middle name. Build your business with his knowledge!
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Gina Silvestro- Akzentz Educator and elite Nail Competitor will ignite your creative side
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Holly Schippers-Blogger Extraordinaire, Finger Nail Fixer, CND Master brings many helpful techniques
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And Lucien Henderson-Creator Empower Nail Art and THE NAIL PLATFORM
This 8 hour forum will cover many service techniques in high use in today’s Nail Market. Each one of these categories are presented to you with unbiased information, business building techniques and hands on to further your professional career.
Natural Nail Care, UV Gel, as well as Liquid & Powder.
I understand that part of the hands on portion holds some exciting teachings. And that there may even be a sighting of the famous Doug Schoon.