Insta-Education: #ButterflyCircus

On Sunday, September 13th the Butterfly Circus (#ButterflyCircus) came to the Big Apple. The team is made up of some of the most recognizable stylists on Instagram, who collaborate to put on a unique, one-of-a-kind educational event focused on providing great business, color, and step-by-step cutting and styling education. 

David and Alexis Thurston, ringleaders of the Butterfly Circus and co-owners of the Butterfly Loft Salon located in Los Angeles, created and hosted the event.

First on stage was Nina Kovner, Chief Awesomeness Empowerer at (@passionsquared), who talked about being authentic and branding yourself on social media. Larisa Love (@larisadoll) taught her famous balayage technique while Laura Kaszoni (@lalasupdos) kept the crowd laughing as she demonstrated how to create her signature bun. Jay Wesley Olson (@jaywesleyolson) brought popular Instagrammers @hairgod_zito and @bescene on stage to help explain their different color techniques. Alexis Thurston (@alexisbutterflyloft) revealed the secrets to cutting a long bob while her husband David (@davidbutterflyloft) discussed marketing and the power of social media. The show wrapped up with Jenny Strebe (@theconfessionsofahairstylist), who showed off her amazing styling skills. 


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 Next up for Butterfly Circus are similar events in Las Vegas and San Francisco. To learn more follow them on Instagram

Photo credit: Cody Rasmussen for American Salon. 

About: David Thurston is the founder of Butterfly Loft salon and Ubungalows Luxury Salon Suites, that combined make up a 10,000 square foot salon and spa located in Los Angeles, California. David is also the co-founder of Butterfly Loft Academy, a hands-on education company that teaches the latest Balayage, color melt, and vivid/pastel coloring techniques.