Front Row Pro with Tanya + Katie

INTERLOCKS Master Stylists Tanya M. and Katie R. at Front Row Pro in Greece

Two of our Master Stylists recently traveled across the world to attend an amazing educational and creative retreat — Front Row Pro!

#frontrowpro is the beauty industry’s only independent international creative escape, founded on the belief that the heart of beauty and the professionals who bring it to life are best rewarded, restored and re-energized by mixing with like-minded people.

Read on for more about their trip to Front Row Pro, and be sure to check out more photos at the bottom!

What was Front Row Pro all about?

Katie: Front Row Pro is all about connecting like minded, creative artists who are passionate about continued education and sharing their knowledge

Tanya: Front Row Pro is a collaboration of some of the most talented artists in the industry, educating motivated stylists in ways that haven’t been done before.

What were some of your favorite classes?

Katie: One of my favorite seminars was Backstage Pass with Aubrey Loots. It was an inside look into what goes on behind the scenes on photoshoots and Fashion Week, and he showed us some cool tricks to get some of the looks.

Tanya: The classes I participated in were all so different and inspiring. Egidio Borri’s class was so different because he is Italian and didn’t speak much English so there was an interpreter, so that in itself was such a different experience. His technique was definitely a different approach and something I’ve never seen before. Patrick Cameron was also amazing. He makes everything look so incredibly easy and gorgeous in seconds, and Aubrey Loots also had techniques that I’ve never seen before.

Did you learn anything new? Will you be using that knowledge back in your chair at INTERLOCKS?

Katie: Absolutely, there is always something you can take away from an experience like this. There were a few different very textured haircut techniques that I will definitely be trying and saw some updo tricks that can be used too!

Tanya: I definitely learned something new in each class, a few things will have to be tweaked to accommodate everyday life.

What were you most inspired by?

Katie: I was inspired by all of the people I met that were as passionate about the industry as I am and all of the talent I was surrounded by.

Tanya: I think the most inspiring part of this trip besides Greece itself was that it didn’t matter how many years someone has been in the industry; there is always a new approach, something new to learn, and there’s always room for growth and to better ourselves as artist and human beings.

What was your favorite part of Front Row Pro?

Katie: My favorite part about Front Row Pro was how open it was. You were welcome to walk around and attend any class if there was free time and really soak up all that the educators had to offer. There were no lines drawn between us and the educators. We all were together as a group and that lead to open conversations and exchanges, which was very different. Also, the setting couldn’t be beat!

Tanya: My favorite part of Front Row Pro was the camaraderie. Everyone was equal, it didn’t matter it you were an educator who has worked on celebrities or a stylist with a few years’ experience; everyone treated each other like an equal. We were all there for the same goal: to learn, get to know one another, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The organization made sure you were mingling with different people the whole trip and I got to meet some amazing people.

What was your favorite part about Greece?

Katie: My favorite part about Greece was being surrounded by all the history and beauty everywhere you looked — it is very eye opening and inspiring to be in another country and culture! The people were amazing and have such a positive, relaxed way about life. That inspired me for sure!

Tanya: What didn’t I love about Greece? I think I left a little piece of my heart there. The history, the architecture and the beaches were beautiful. One day we went to Old Town, which was a castle that now has stores and restaurants in it — who doesn’t want to hang out in a castle? We traveled to Lindos one day and the village is full of these beautiful white buildings that are connected so you feel like you’re in a maze, and there’s little shops and rooftop restaurants. But I think Katie and I can both agree that the last day we traveled to Kallithea Beach and it took our breath away; the entire setting was just stunning. I loved all of Greece 🇬🇷💙