High-Stakes Education


As if top talent and three amazing days of blockbuster education aren’t reason enough to pack your bags and head to Las Vegas for the Redken Symposium, here’s one more. I’m thrilled to announce that Redken and American Salon have teamed up for the creation of an online contest—The Redken Insider Contest—that gives beauty pros a chance to win a free trip to Las Vegas and become the exclusive Redken Reporter live from Symposium 2015.

From now until November 15, stylists are invited to upload their

30- to 60-second videos to American Salon’s Facebook page (facebook.com/americansalon), explaining why they have what it takes to be the first Redken Reporter at Symposium. Stylists should be creative and show off their personalities and interview skills in their videos, while also answering the following three questions:

1. What is your best personality trait?

2. What is your funniest salon story?

3. Who is your dream client and why?

The grand-prize winner of the trip for two to the 2015 Redken Symposium will be notified (via phone or email) by November 30. The lucky stylist and guest will also receive:

A video camera that he or she can use to record exclusive all-access interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of classes and shows; and,

An opportunity to meet and greet, and conduct a one-on-one interview with the special guest musical performer.

What’s more, the winner will be featured in American Salon’s March 2015 issue in a special story that highlights his or her experience at Symposium. Get ready for your close-up, and visit facebook.com/americansalon now to submit your video. ✂ —Brett Vinovich, publisher, [email protected]

Visit Redken’s Professional website (redkensalon.com) for more information about Symposium 2015 and to register today.


Redken’s Chris Baran, seen here infusing hair with frothy texture at the 2013 Symposium, is among the artists appearing in 2015.