This past weekend the Georgia World Congress Center was running over with stylist from everywhere you can imagine. What was the draw . . . none other than the 68th Annual Bronner Bros. Mid-Winter International Beauty Show. James Bronner, Senior Vice President, Trade Show Operations was on the mark when he stated that the beauty convention was “returning to its roots”. The three day event (Feb. 21-23) was all about hair, fashion, product, classes, live demonstrations, celebrity appearances and the list goes on. No matter where you were and what you attended during this event you were not disappointed.
Classrooms were overflowing with stylist eager to learn from the leaders in the industry. The Conversation Cafe had the opportunity to experience the awesome teachings of Kim Kimble (WeTV -LA Hair/Kimble Beauty) and Derek Blanks (Celebrity photographer) during their Monday afternoon class. You could not have asked for a better team of teachers and to add to their magnificent teaching styles they both have the personality, passion and love for their craft to match.
Outside of the classroom other opportunities were available inside the exhibit hall to learn and explore with a number of live demonstrations and Q & A sessions with industry leaders from Derek J (BravoTV Fashion Queens), Kim Kimble and Shekinah Jo (Celebrity Hairstylist & Reality Star). Other celebrities and Radio/TV personalities attending the show included former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Michael Vick who was promoting his new brush/mirror combo by Wave Masterz and Kenya Moore (BravoTV’s Real Housewives of ATL), LaTavia Roberson, DWoods, Comedians Cocoa Brown and Rickey Smiley and Brooklyn and Benji Tankard (BravoTV-Thicker Than Water) to name a few all of them were there to support this industry that keeps them glamorous.
After speaking with several stylist attending the show the consensus was clear that this years’ Bronner Bros. Mid-Winter International Beauty Show was certainly one to attend and the information,experience and enlightenment will be transferred throughout this nation because so many lives and professional aspirations were transformed during this past weekend.
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