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Hands on Education

Some people learn by seeing, others by doing. If you fall into the latter category, IBS New York has something for you. At this year's event, held April 30 to May 2, we offer some special opportunities to learn with the best in our highly interactive hands-on workshops. You'll be able to closely observe techniques, ask questions and try the techniques yourself on a model or mannequin. Space is limited for these classes, so call 800-427-2420 now to buy your ticket, or visit www.ibsnewyork.com.

Hands On Professional Color Techniques, Marcy Cona, Clairol creative director of color and style and owner of MC Hair Consultants

Let color expert Marcy Cona dramatically change how you view haircolor and the services that you offer. Appropriate for all levels of colorists, this class will teach you the following six haircolor foundations:

  • Conversation
  • Prep
  • Formulation
  • Technique
  • Color Treat
  • Client Cycle


Develop your haircolor eye and techniques and achieve amazing results!

 Ted Gibson
Ted Gibson



Editorial Styling, Cutting and Coloring, Ted Gibson & Jason Backe of The Ted Gibson Salon

Let New York City salon owner Ted Gibson and his education director Jason Backe expand your thoughts on how to create looks from Elle, Harpers Baazar, Vogue, Marie Claire and more. Take what's on the pages and learn how to adapt these looks for your guests in the salon with insider tricks of the trade. Ted Gibson's styles have appeared in the above publications, and he's worked with top celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Renée Zellweger, Claire Danes and Keira Knightley and backstage at the shows of Chanel, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. Here's your chance to learn true high-fashion hairstyling.

Marcy Cona
Marcy Cona

Hands On Professional Makeup,

Pamela Taylor

Join Pamela Taylor, one of New York's most successful fashion /celebrity makeup artists as she reveals the techniques that have made her work so in demand. During this intensive class of theory and hands-on practice, Taylor will go from basics to beyond and challenge your level of creativity. Learn how to conceptualize and create ideas, how to mix your own color palettes, the effects of lighting and much more.

Black and White Makeup,

Pamela Taylor

Have you ever wondered how movie stars can look so great? Come behind the scenes and learn "hands-on" as celebrity/fashion makeup artist Pamela Taylor performs a transformation from real to retro. Taylor will reveal the pattern and technique used for this makeup specialty. You will also learn:

  • the gray scale—how to mix and read shade levels
  • a demo of trimming, shaping and sizing long, lush, retro lashes
  • reshaping the face
  • terminology used for B/W photography makeup
Pamela Taylor
Pamela Taylor

Mastering the Challenges of Highly Textured Hair Implementing the Latest Tools, Technology & Techniques, Jacqueline Tarrant, director of education, L'Oréal USA, Soft Sheen-Carson Division

If you've always wanted to learn to work with highly textured hair, here's your chance. Salon owner Jacqueline Tarrant will walk attendees through a step-by-step guide of mastering all levels of highly textured hair. This hands-on workshop will be supported with the use of textured mannequins, including new age conditioning for texture transformation, straightening and silkening techniques, and styling and flawless finishing. Tarrant has appeared on NBC, ABC and Fox and her fashion forward projections appear in Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Essence and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few.

Jacqueline Tarrant
Jacqueline Tarrant

This is only a sampling of what's out there to see and learn, so start planning now! See you at the show.

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Robbin McClain

Robbin McClain