In addition to serving as senior editor for American Salon, Jolene Turner is responsible for spearheading the publication's digital media activities. Turner writes and researches topics related to hair and skincare, from new technological advancements to what salon owners are doing to make their businesses a success. Outside of work, Jolene volunteers for the NYC-based non-profit Anjellicle Cats Rescue and writes and performs comedy theater.
Emiliani Beauty Expo, October 20-22
2012's Emiliani Beauty Expo, Runway V, and special Vidal Sassoon tribute will be taking place from October 20th-22 at the NJ Convention and Expo Center in Edison, NJ for professionals and students in the salon and fashion industries.
Produced by beauty distributor Emiliani Enterprises, the show's theme this year is focused on Emiliani's chosen five elements of fashion —beauty editors, makeup artists, hair colorists, clothing designers, and hair designers.
The show will feature exhibitor displays showcasing the innovative new products with hands-on demonstrations and workshops from leading artists in the beauty and fashion industry including Phillip Wilson sponsored by ColorProof; Rocky Vitelli, Leonel Rodriguez and Anna Cantu sponsored by Farouk; Tina Crenshaw and Boyd Parris sponsored by Framesi; Damien Carney and Shannon Simmonds sponsored by Joico; Leeanne Shade and Lenny Strand sponsored by Logics; Ammon Carver and Daniel Roldan sponsored by Matrix; Scott Cole, Linda Yodice, Jennifer Sparveri, and Noogie Thai sponsored by Paul Mitchell; and Faye Judson and Ian Browning sponsored by Sexy Hair; Patrick McIvor; and Michael O'Rourke founder of Rock Your Hair.
The opening night event will include a special tribute to Vidal Sassoon with a runway show featuring all main stage artists and fashion designer Elisa Jimenez from Project Runway. Joining them is special guest Elan Sassoon.
A runway show will happen on October 21 and 22 and feature the following fashion designers: Jimenez; Geary Marcello; Thomas Lavone; Shauntele; Ola Hawatmeh; Ana Segura and Simone Rodrigues. Joining them is fashion stylist Engie Hassan.
For a full list of all exhibitors and a layout of the show, key speakers and workshops, visit www.emiliani.com.