I can sum up my entire experience at America’s Beauty Show 2011 in one word…AWESOME!!! As always I am never disappointed. The glitz and glam of the hair indy has become a staple of this show, but this weekend there was a new sheriff in town…Whose name is Synergy, and she was loving her some Ms. Esthetician.
Taking it all in
America’s Beauty Show will always hold a special place in my heart, because it was were the platform bug bit me, I met my friend, turned play play big sister Danyale and totally fell head over heels in love with waxing.
I arrived Saturday Afternoon spent some quality time with Ms. Smart cookie herself Bridget Cavanaugh (aka B.Cav. it’s a RockStar thing), had lunch and then hit the show floor. I literally stood a few feet away from Ms. Tabatha Coffey as we exchanged quick hellos (this moment was made possible by B.Cav). The Exhibits were bigger and louder than last year, people were excitedly buzzing around, and I felt at one with the universe.
I Really, Really Love This Indy
My inner cheerleader is such “The Spartan” that I have to laugh at myself. I know for sure Mr.DaRico Jackson got a chance to experience it first hand, thanks for playing along Mr. Jackson;). I love the fact that he plays shy when it comes to his Rock Star status, and that he too is a Michigander (Michigan is a mecca of talent) .
With the stars right where they were supposed to be…B. Cav and I jumped into a limo w/ complete strangers and came out BFF’s, no seriously (that’s how we roll).
Ms. Naturally Curly.com herself (Michelle B.), and naturally curly’s advertising extordinare Megan D. just so happened to be in that limo. I had the opportunity to tell them face to face just how much I appreciate what they have done, by empowering curlies of all types, and I got my paws on a stack of ambassador cards…Yay!!!
Had the honor of attending Vidal Sasson The Movie premiere. Bumped into the wonderful and hard working ladies from Modern Salon Lauren Salapatek, and Alison Shipley, I sat a few rows in front of Robert Cromeans at the Vidal event.
Then on Sunday I met and hung out with the wonderfully
amazing owners of Mixed Chicks A Curly Revolution and Mike of Jane Carter Solution, at Schedulicity’s VIP Par-Tay (to name a few), and lets not forget my rekindled a friendship with Ms. Eboni Talley of The Tally Experience. BTW for those of you that were invited to the Schedulicity VIP Party and didn’t come, your loss…We had fun, didn’t we?!
Side bar: When I say re-kindled I am using the term loosely. Ebi (as I call her) and I go way back…We’re from the same town, but I hadn’t seen her since our high school graduation, many moons ago. [Insert Social Media] we’ve reconnected and BOOM there you have it.
My Reason For…
A very wise person once told me ”You don’t have to be liked by everyone, just the right person”. His words couldn’t be more true. I am so excited that Michael Wilson Schedulicity’s director of new media found my tweet that fateful Sunday.
I was so over the online scheduling/phone answering company that I was using at the time…With their high prices and poor customer service that I was looking for a change. I was ready to dump their behinds, but didn’t have a back up plan, so I turned to twitter.
I needed a company that appreciated their customers and weren’t afraid to show it. [Insert Schedulicity Here] Pretty much the rest is history.
I believe that the culture of a business is a direct reflection of the people in charge, in particular the CEO of a company. Schedulicity is an awesome company full of amazing people, and I can’t sing their praises enough. Mr. Jerry Netuno is the man w/ the master plan aka their CEO and such a brilliant business man to surround himself with the most amazing people.
Their business is online scheduling, but what they really do…Is impact peoples lives, and as a result. I had the privilege of speaking at my beloved America’s Beauty Show, with my good buddy and Schedulicity’s director of new media Michael Wilson. Which I am over joyed to announce it went really well, ok I am being modest They loved us and we were loving on them right back….Muah xoxoxo. I am already making plans to attend next years show.
If you attended ABS2011 what was the highlight of the show for you? please share your story by commenting below. For pics of my awesome weekend please click here