31 Mar 2016 Luxury Salons VIP Event
Recently three of the INTERLOCKS team attended the 2016 Luxury Salons VIP Event hosted by Shu Uemura. INTERLOCKS was one of just 25 salons nationwide invited for the all-expense-paid weekend in NYC to experience hair artistry by the Shu Uemura Styling Team, and to engage in dialogues with other respected salons through panel discussions and dinner. Owner + Creative Director Ginny Eramo was informed that INTERLOCKS is amongst the top 1% of salons nationwide, and the weekend culminated with a meeting in the 5th Avenue boardroom with CEO Michael Sampson, to discuss the success and future opportunities with INTERLOCKS.
Below, we hear about the experiences of Ginny, Makeup Artist + Lead Buyer Christine Scovotti, and Master Stylist + Director of Salon Education Andrea Rumph.
Did you learn anything new?
Ginny: As a salon owner, I enjoyed interacting with other owners and sharing various business concepts. I received some great information and I also shared my own business model for success.
Attending this event inspires me to offer even more to our team and to our clients, through new products, techniques, education and experiences. The salon industry is ever-changing and INTERLOCKS has proven its commitment to quality through advanced education and fashion immersion, and it is poised for continued success.
Christine: In my role as buyer, I especially enjoyed speaking with other salon owners and learning what makes their salons successful in terms of the products they carry.
What was your favorite part of the event?
Andrea: My favorite part was the editorial hairstyling. I especially liked the models they used techniques to produce the old Hollywood finger waves on —very salon-friendly. But the trip as a whole was amazing! It is always refreshing to meet other salon owners and educators and share our passion for this amazing industry!
Ginny: My favorite part of the trip was sharing the experience with two team members, Andrea and Christine. It was satisfying to sit at the table amongst industry elite and take pride in our collective success, knowing that we are reaching great heights. We share a passion for our careers and feel fortunate to be part of such a great team.
What’s your favorite Shu Uemura product?
Ginny: It’s a tie… I love both the Texture Wave and the Volume Maker for their tactile “grit.”
Christine: My favorite Shu Uemura product is the Essence Absolue. The lightweight oil adds shine to my hair while protecting it from heat styling.
Andrea: My favorite is also the Essence Absolue! The shine, slip, and conditioning is superior to any other oil I have used on the hair!