Starting Saturday, the International Beauty Show is coming to Las Vegas for a weekend of education, networking and products galore. Attendees can expect to see over 350 exhibitors, choose from over 100 classes and watch some of the beauty industry’s leading educators present at featured pavilions and stages.
We’ve got you covered with a sneak peek at the education lineup, chatting with Carlos Valenzuela, a 40-year industry veteran and former owner of The Carlos Valenzuela Academy in Scottsdale and Tesoro Beauty Boutique in Arizona. These days, Valenzuela trains salon professionals on how to be financially, emotionally and physically healthy. Here’s a taste of what to expect at his class:
What attendees will take away from my class:
It’s an interactive workshop. Attendees will get a workbook and, working along with me, address key areas including making their needs a priority, financing and money management, the physical, chemical and emotional tolls of salon work, nutrition and movement, and combatting burnout by staying connected.
Proudest moment as an educator:
When I see somebody that actually listens and puts something to work, that’s my proudest moment. In the long run, it’s not at all about me. When I started educating, I was concerned with being interesting and funny. When I realized that it’s about them, the classes started filling up. I’ve taught thousands of people and it makes me very happy.
My beauty icons:
I never met Vidal Sassoon, but I was at the academy in London. Their system of cutting is always something I go back to. My other mentor is Leo Passage, the president and founder of Pivot Point International. The third mentor in my life was my Mom. It wasn't because I was a mama’s boy—she was tough, but she believed I could do anything I wanted.
When I’m not teaching my class, at IBS you’ll find me:
I’m very excited to see the barbers and the new Ink Pavilion.
A beauty trend I wish would never come back is:
The mohawk, with the very short sides and blunt length. Maybe I have an old-fashioned view of beauty, but whenever I do a woman’s hair, in my mind the she’s supposed to attract attention because she’s beautiful, not because of her haircut.
Sign up for The Amazing Career & Lifestyle Workshop, taking place at IBS Las Vegas on June 16, 2019 at 10 am.