Future Professionals Strut Their Stuff at Gathering 2009by Paul Mitchell Schools on 9/1/2009
Over 2,500 hairstylists attended Paul Mitchell’s annual Gathering event July 26–28, 2009, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, to sharpen their techniques and business skills while enhancing their artistic imagination.
The artistic portion of Day One entertained guests via a fashion catwalk runway stage with Fall ’09 cut and color demonstrations from award-winning Paul Mitchell artists and educators Robert Cromeans, Stephanie Kocielski, Scott Cole, Linda Yodice, Angus Mitchell, Takashi Kitamura, and many others. Hairstylists then rotated between an array of art, business, and culture classes where they previewed Paul Mitchell’s “Six Figures” Fall 2009 collection, learned proven strategies for taking their business to the next level, and got tips for fine-tuning salon culture and communication to ensure economic and interpersonal success.
Day Two started with a special “Choose Your Focus” message from Winn Claybaugh and ended with a spectacular closing presentation featuring Future Professionals from 18 Paul Mitchell Schools. The 44 Future Professionals included 24 models and a 20-person Design Team led by Advanced Academy Team member George Morales. The Future Professionals also attended general sessions and the traditional White Party.