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Great education, a stellar lineup of top-drawer talent and a silver anniversary: Beauty pros had plenty of reasons to celebrate when John Paul Mitchell Systems hosted A Signature Gathering 2005. Held at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, more than 2,500 hairdressers turned out for the annual event.

 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Models take a walk on the wild side; cutting-edge hair was the star of the Future Professional segment; Robert Cromeans demonstrates his cutting prowess; Eloise, John Anthony, John Paul and Michaeline DeJoria are all smiles at the show.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Models take a walk on the wild side; cutting-edge hair was the star of the Future Professional segment; Robert Cromeans demonstrates his cutting prowess; Eloise, John Anthony, John Paul and Michaeline DeJoria are all smiles at the show.

After treating attendees to a walk down memory lane and shining a spotlight on the major milestones the company has achieved in its 25-year history in the professional beauty business, the program kicked into high gear with energetic presentations from Paul Mitchell artists and educators, including Robert Cromeans, Stephanie Kocielski, Scott Cole, Linda Yodice, Floyd Kenyatta, Angus Mitchell and Lucie Doughty. Styles ranged from seamless shags and choppy bobs to geometric cuts enhanced by gorgeous hues, all created with an array of time-saving techniques and products, including Paul Mitchell Professional Haircolor and the new ExpressStyle products.

Artistic classes covered all the bases, from styling and finishing, men's grooming, session color to hands-on haircutting and color. Many attendees also participated in special workshops held on the third day, where they worked one-on-one with Paul Mitchell artists, honing their artistic and entrepreneurial skills.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Winn Claybaugh motivates the crowd; Angus Mitchell takes a bow; graphic cuts and strong color take center stage; Scott Cole and Linda Yodices models strike a colorful pose.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Winn Claybaugh motivates the crowd; Angus Mitchell takes a bow; graphic cuts and strong color take center stage; Scott Cole and Linda Yodices models strike a colorful pose.

For their part, business and motivational gurus Winn Claybaugh and Steve and Terry Cowan shared their insights on how beauty pros can raise the bar and boost their bottom lines.

"John Paul Mitchell Systems continues to help our salons achieve their dreams by providing the people, products and programs they need to make it happen," noted Nina Kovner, the company's senior vice president of marketing. "We're firm believers that success unshared is failure," added John Paul DeJoria, the company's CEO and co-founder.

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