Luxury Brand Partners Announces Front Row 2016

Thousands of top salon owners, stylists and tastemakers to gather in Miami for a hair education festival of epic proportions.

Luxury Brand Partners is excited to announce Front Row 2016 — a groundbreaking four-day event where industry visionaries deliver top-of-the-line education and one-of-a-kind experiences to top salon owners, stylists and tastemakers from around the world. The event is set to take place from January 9-12 in Miami and will feature an array of cutting-edge talent from Oribe Hair Care, R+Co, V76 by Vaughn, Smith & Cult, and Goldwell, including showcases from Howard McLaren, Garren, Thom Priano, Dineh Mohajer, Vaughn Accord, Ronnie Stam, Kien Hoang, Joey George, Coby Alcantar, Louis Orozco, IGK Salon, and Vivienne Mackinder. Additional notable names will include: “Good to Great” author Jim Collins delivering the key notes, Barney’s Creative Director Simon Doonan taking part in a special presentation, and comedian Natasha Leggero being featured as a guest host.

In addition to mainstage performances from some of the most talented names in the industry, Front Row 2016 will offer a variety of attractions, such as hands-on hairstyling sessions taught by world-class master educators, celebrity-hosted forums and special events and entertainment ranging from poker tournaments, pool parties, and fitness classes. This year’s event will be held at Mana Studios, a 115,000 square-foot facility located in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood — home to the famous Art Basel show and named one of Vogue’s “Top 15 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World.” The Wynwood Arts District is home to over 70 art galleries, stores, antique shops, bars, and one of the largest open-air street art installations in the world.


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“We are thrilled to host one of the beauty industry’s most sought-after events of the year,” said Tevya Finger, President of Luxury Brand Partners. “Front Row 2016 has emerged from the success of Backstage – a single brand performance for Oribe Hair Care – and evolved into a multi-brand extravaganza for Oribe Hair Care, R+Co, V76 by Vaughn, Smith & Cult and friends. Through intensive workshops and cutting edge demonstrations led by visionaries from each brand as well as other industry experts, Front Row 2016 aims to raise the standard in what top-of-the-line education and beauty artistry can accomplish, both in and out of the salon.”

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Backstage passes are available to members of the media. Please contact Ginger Tiong at (646) 571-1863 or [email protected]

About Luxury Brand Partners: Luxury Brand Partners develops and nurtures prestige artist-driven beauty brands, with a focus on innovation and a passion for the creative mind. With offices in Miami and New York City, our portfolio of companies offers high-performance products and top-of-the-line education informed by both an artistic and a business perspective. The management team has a long history of building iconic brands and leverages its knowledge of salon professionals and the end-consumer to create lines that meet their needs in new and exciting ways. For more information, visit    

Luxury Brand Partners includes:

Oribe Hair Care: These are the products of the hair obsessed. Luxurious hair care products and treatments that combine traditional principles with leading-edge innovations.
R+Co.:The culture of hairdressing. A cutting-edge product line using hairdresser driven formulas that embody experimentation, design, artistry, passion and curiosity.
V76 by Vaughn: For the well-groomed man. A sophisticated product line offering must-have classics for the modern man and celebrating the tradition of men’s grooming with an American sensibility. 
Smith & Cult: Diary of a beauty junkie. A high-performance nail and lip lacquer line featuring vibrant colors and innovative formulas.