Aveda Kicks Off Artists on Tour Event in California March 15-19

On Sunday March 16, Aveda will be kicking off the Aveda Artists on Tour Event featuring Aveda Global Artistic Artists Allen Ruiz, Ian Michael Black and Janell Geason. The first stop of this four-stop California tour will be San Diego at the Hotel Palomar.

All shows are 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m with a cocktail reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $25 and includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. To RSVP, call 800/283-3244 by March 10. Full details of all stops and the artists bios follows:

Sunday, March 16
Hotel Palomar
1047 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101


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Monday, March 17
Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tuesday, March 18
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
450 East Harbor Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001

Wednesday, March 19
Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028




Aveda Global Artistic Director, Hair Styling 2013 North American Hairstylist of the Year

Allen Ruiz is globally respected as an artist and inspirational educator, particularly among young and innovative hairdressers. His proclivity for opening their eyes and minds to possibility sets the stage for discovery and technical and artistic development.

Keeping up with Allen isn’t easy. He is plugged into the rapid pulse of the fashion and beauty worlds and always has a project in the works. His attentive and charismatic manner inspires collaboration, whether backstage at New York Fashion Week, behind-the-scenes at a photo shoot or at work on the salon floor.




Aveda Global Artistic Director, Makeup Two-Time North American Makeup Artist of the Year

As the education leader for Aveda Makeup, Janell Geason is known for her awe-inspiring creativity, her technical expertise and her innate ability to connect and inspire her students.

Janell has worked internationally in the fashion, video and print industry for over more than 10 years. Her work can be seen in publications such as ELLE, Redbook, Lucky and Women’s Health. Every spring and fall, Janell partners with a multitude of designers as a lead makeup artist at New York Fashion Week.




Aveda Global Artistic Director, Hair Color

Ian Michael Black is recognized around the world for his innovative coloring techniques and formulations. He is an inspirational educator and challenges his students to push the limits of color and view things from different perspectives. As Aveda Global Artistic Director for Hair Color, Ian collaborates on product development, trend collections and visual campaigns for Aveda and sees clients at Aveda’s New York Lifestyle Salon in SoHo.