Who's ready to Thrive! We certainly were, along with 300 + energetic hairstylists just outside Chicago at the Doubletree Hilton Oak Brook at this sold out show. Thrive! is an educational platform focused on technique, motivation and marketing. The show delivers exceptional technique, personal empowerment, business behaviors and how to maximize your engagement on social media.
Thrive! donated $4,276.90 to the Cosmetologists Chicago Scholarship Foundation which was extra special. The scholarship helps future salon professionals fulfill their dreams of entering the beauty profession by helping them fund their education.
"Along with my great friend Ryan Weeden, Thrive! was able to fulfill our passion to give back to the industry that we love" - said Mireya Villarreal, CEO and Founder of Pink Pewter and Director of the Cosmetologists Chicago.
Ryan Weeden (@ryan.weeden, @mastersofbalayage), Mireya Villarreal (@pinkpewter, @ mireya_villarreal_) and Alison Alhamed (@modernsalon) were the superstar educators covering masterful balayage, motivation, empowerment and how to amp up your social profile. Business and branding success panels, photography demos and a Live photo editing session rounded out the event. A truly 360° educational experience!
We are extremely thankful to Cosmetologists Chicago, Salon Centric, Modern Salon, Amika and Colortrak for their amazing support and sponsorship which made this event extra special.