Beauty LaunchPad - July 2013 - (Page 24)
PERMANENT CREME COLOUR
Feeding the Fire
Sometimes looking outside your comfort zone can help
you stay motivated.
have been fortunate enough to talk to so many wonderfully talented hair artists in
this industry about their beginnings and why they got into this profession we call
beauty. Not surprisingly, many had always wanted to be part of the hair scene and
couldn’t imagine doing anything else. But sadly, it seems, the passion for the craft can
wither all too quickly. I recently met up with Vivienne Mackinder, whose work you can see
starting on page 94 in Intercoiffure’s latest trend release, The American Style Collection,
and we chatted about how ﬂeeting passion can be. “Within a few weeks of getting
hired,” Mackinder said, “the passion that beauty school grads have can fade.” She cited
ennui within the current salon workforce and lack of encouragement from higher-ups as
principal culprits. My mind reﬂected back on the sheer unmasked joy that Paul Mitchell
students displayed at Caper, an annual educational event, and I have to say I’m surprised
that such enthusiasm can be so easily quenched.
Thank goodness for programs like ICA Nouveau, headed up by Creative Director Perry
Monge. Stylists working in Intercoiffure salons who have been in the industry for less than
ﬁve years are able to enter the annual Creative Cutting Contest, which affords them the
opportunity to present in main stage programs on a national and even international level.
Of course, there are numerous other competitions that just-graduated stylists can enter to
reignite their ﬁre. And by all means, encouraging younger stylists to be all they can be is
a sureﬁre way to not only help them maintain their love for their craft, but also to help you
rekindle your zeal for hair.
Still looking for inspiration? In addition to seeking
it within what you do, why not look outside the box,
so to speak, to help fuel your passion for your craft.
As we found out while researching our “Beauty
Moonlighters” feature, beginning on page 32, many
pros do actually pursue other interests outside of the
industry, and it helps them stay motivated in every
aspect of their careers.
What’s my outside passion, you may wonder?
Other than being the best mom I can be, I adore
helping my husband design his custom-made
furniture. We work well as a team; he asks for my
I helped my husband design this award-winning crib.
help and advice on design, and I’ve even pitched
in by making stained glass doors for an arts and
While writing is deﬁnitely creative, conceptualizing in terms of
3-D presents whole new challenges and helps me to think of
solutions in different ways. What’s your hidden talent? Let us
know on Facebook!
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AMY DODDS, Executive Editor
YOUR HAIR COLOUR IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS
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On the Cover
Head of the Class
Salon of the Month
Twist and Shout
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