IBS Educator Spotlight: Rodrick Samuels and Lauren Moser

(Lauren Moser and Rodrick Samuels)

We couldn't be more excited that the International Beauty Show's West Coast edition, IBS Las Vegas, is less than two months away. The International Beauty Show Las Vegas is the fastest growing event in beauty, boasting more than 21,600+ beauty professionals. Packed with education, excitement and inspiration, IBS Las Vegas delivers exactly what you need to enhance your career.

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One of the show's biggest highlights is the world class education available to attendees, including 100 free classes, pay-to-attend master classes and hands-on workshops. Leading up to the event, we'll be sharing background information and fun Q&A sessions with several educators that you'll want to add to your list of must-sees. First up, Rodrick Samuels and Lauren Moser, owners of HairLab Detroit.  

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At this year's IBS Las Vegas, the pair will be combining their talents and taking the stage for a creative session covering looks for photography competitions and creative photoshoots. Learn styling techniques and on-set lessons that will make your next shoot, your best shoot. We sat down with Moser and Samuels to ask them a few things that you may not know about them. 

What's one piece of advice you'd give to your younger self?

RS: Remember to keep pushing boundaries and expand your horizons. 

What's your favorite trend right now?

LM: I'm loving everything about textured hair. Men and women are embracing texture and as a stylist, it's a fun journey to go on with them.

Explain your presentation in five words or less:

RS: Not to be missed. 

Who do you look up to?

LM: One of my favorite people in the industry is Ginger Boyle. She has mastered being a stylist, salon owner, and educator with grace.

Do you remember the moment you decided to become a hairdresser?

RS: My mom gave me an ultimatum to enlist in the army or find a job. I started my barbering apprenticeship the next day and never looked back.

Who inspires you?

RS: My wife is my biggest inspiration. She always has these hunches that keep me in a continuous state of planning and creating. 

What can attendees expect from our presentation at IBS?

LM: A presentation that will energize and inspire those looking to shoot their work for competition, marketing and portfolios. 

For more information about IBS Las Vegas, visit ibslasvegas.com