LaunchPad - June 2012 - (Page 84)

FIRST PERSON Internal Dialogue Oribe co-founders Daniel Kaner and Tev Finger muse about the iconic brand’s performance, its philosophy on education and bad fashion choices. Daniel Kaner: Do you remember when we first met? Tev Finger: You came in to interview for a marketing position at Bumble and bumble. Johnny Sharp [Oribe CFO] was also in the room, and we immediately knew you were a guy we wanted to work with. DK: What do you think is the most important aspect of salon education? TF: Tapping into stylists’ fears and showing them that they can conquer whatever these fears may be. I believe that inspiration is more important than all the technical stuff. DK: I think showing different perspectives is really important. There’s no right or wrong. One of our main educational initiatives in 2012 creates a form of education that really highlights different points of view through small workshops with top stylists. It’s been so successful—I’ve never seen people more excited about education than I have in these classes. TF: Daniel, you’re always on the road. How many salons have you visited in the past year? DK: Close to 600! It sounds exhausting, but visiting salons is one of the best parts of my job. DK: What three items can’t you live without? TF: My iPad 3, my iPhone and my iWife. (I just got married!) TF: Why do you think session stylists love Oribe products? Daniel Kaner and Tev Finger DK: The products really perform. It’s a testament to Oribe himself that his peers are using the products he helped develop on sets. DK: Style faux pas you regret most from your past? TF: Boxy suits and square shoes…yuck! DK: I don’t think I have any. TF: Daniel, that’s not true. Don’t you remember the faded jeans you used to wear? TF: What do you think makes our partnership work so well? DK: We’re completely different people, but we’re very similar in our philosophies and our ideas about doing business. You keep things moving, while I’m a little sloweracting and more micro in thought. We’re like someone with a split personality. You complete me. TF: I agree. You’re the yin to my yang. —As told to Tracy Morin ONLINE Image: courtesy of Oribe Hair Care Log on to Internal-Dialogue for more insight from Daniel Kaner and Tev Finger. 84 6.12

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of LaunchPad - June 2012

LaunchPad - June 2012
Editor’s Notebook
In Touch
Runway Report
Star Struck
First Look
Inside Story
Brand New
Color Lab
Male Order
Tool Talk
My Way
20 Questions
Salon of the Month
Head of the Class
Free Launch
First Person
Beauty 911
Only Hue
British Invasion!
Full Circle
That Summer Feeling
Hot Child in the City
Quick Tips
Look of the Month
Advertiser Index

LaunchPad - June 2012