I just had the opportunity to see Future Vision 08 here in Los Angeles, and I urge you not to miss it when it comes to IBS New York in April. The audience went wild at the show I saw, and no wonder. Look who was on the bill: Sonya and Christopher Dove; Nick Arrojo; Sassoon Academy; the original "Dreamgirl," Jennifer Holliday; and American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke. The word on the street is that this is one night that will change your vision forever. I promise you it will. Future Vision will be held Sunday evening, April 27, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. This tour-de-force is brought to you by Wella, Sebastian, Graham Webb and Vidal Sassoon, and it's just what you've been waiting for. For more information, visit futurevision08.com.
But wait, there's more. Wella, Graham Webb and Sebastian will be back on the IBS show floor this year, and the Main Stage will be in the exhibit hall—your admission ticket is all you need to see some of the best talent in the industry, including Nick Arrojo, Patrick McIvor and Rodney Cutler, Martin Parsons and Vivienne Mackinder. You can also get up close and personal with celebrity colorist Brad Johns on Sunday. Our editor in chief, Marianne Dougherty, and Johns are longtime friends, and she'll moderate a discussion in which he'll talk about his career, what inspires him and why he's so passionate about what he does. You're welcome to ask questions of your own. There is a $50 charge for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet one of the most celebrated colorists in the country. Seats are limited, so sign up now. Then, on Monday, don't miss Vivienne Mackinder's screening of a film she made that explores 100 years of hairdressing history. She'll also be joined by our editor in chief, who will present highlights from American Salon that span 130 years. That's 230 years of hairdressing history in 90 minutes. What more can you ask for? To get your tickets for IBS New York, April 27–29, register online at ibsnewyork.com or call 800/427-2420. —Brett Vinovich, publisher, [email protected]
1. Sassoon Academy; 2. Nick Arrojo; 3. Sonya Dove; 4. Christopher Dove; 5. Kimberley Locke; 6. Jennifer Holliday