Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Kim Kimble, celebrity stylists share hair trend tips at Tampa's Mane Stream Hair expo

It didn't fill up the entire Tampa Convention Center, but a steady flow of people kept the exhibition hall of the Mane Stream Hair and Beauty Expo buzzing.

In every corner there were different stylists and product marketers demonstrating their techniques and wares aimed at improving all who would learn.

"Basically, we wanted to bring professionalism back to the industry," said Micheline Barber, owner of Tampa's award winning M Salon 1 and one of the event's organizers. "This event was about education."

The two-day expo and hair show drew more than 2,700 people into downtown Tampa on Oct. 27 and 28 to learn from celebrity stylist Kim Kimble of WE tv's L.A. Hair and master colorist Sherry Ratay, and offered dozens of other education courses from nail art to hair weaving to help advance the salon owners, stylists and students in attendance. Barber and her partner had traveled to other cities for hair expos and decided that it was time to create an expo geared toward learning the industry, rather than just showcasing the trends.

The mentorlike mission statement helped the conference bring the star stylists to town.

"We sold them our vision of what the expo was about," Barber said. "Especially Kim Kimble, she really liked our message of professionalism."

Attendees mostly learned of the expo through an Instagram, Facebook and tweets from the instructors who had signed to the event.

People came from as far as Alaska, Barber said.

A woman from Oklahoma raised her hand in the back on Kimble's master class and asked if she could take a picture with the celebrity hair stylist.

She told Kimble she'd come to Tampa specifically to see Kimble.

"I'm blessed and I know where my blessing comes from," said Kimble, stylist to stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Mary J. Blige. "It's such an honor to get to do what I love."

Ratay received similar love as fans of her color work came to her presentation on how to make certain shades and determine what's best for a client.

"You have to color for the level of commitment the client has," Ratay said. "A 16-year-old girl is not going to want to be colored once a month and her parents aren't going to want that expense. As a stylist, you have to know your client."

Angelique Duncan , 29, a stay-at-home mother from Tampa, got a call asking her to hair-model for Kimble's master class on Sunday.

Duncan sat patiently on the stage decked out in cape, as she waited for Kimble to finish her lecture and Q&A. When the time came, Kimble whipped out her personally branded hot razor and began trimming Duncan's extensions into a shag — a punk-rock pixie cut with long sideburns and a tail. The crowd was awed by the speed and precision and Duncan marveled at the results.

"Recently, I've seen Rihanna go back to this look, the shag, and I think it's going to be a big trend for hair in 2014," Kimble told the group.

Now Duncan gets to be on the cutting edge of a trend.

Barber hopes that the shag isn't the only lasting thing to emerge from Mane Stream.

Plans are already under way to host the event again next year in October or November.

"I love teaching in Tampa. It was an outstanding experience. I love Tampa, period," Barber said. "I feel like we have the opportunity to grow next year. The attendance was great. The classes were really packed. I've traveled all over to teach but there is nothing like being home."

Comments
The Bucsí problem isnít how they finish; itís how they start

The Bucsí problem isnít how they finish; itís how they start

For the second straight week, the Buccaneers had the ball in the final minutes of a tie game.For the second straight week, they could not finish.As disappointing as that might be, they have a larger problem, and one that has existed all season: The B...
Updated: 5 hours ago
In the early í80s, this duet kept Steve Winwood still in the game

In the early í80s, this duet kept Steve Winwood still in the game

Our Stuck in the '80s historian Kevin Wuench returns with this report on Steve Winwood: Pop music has enjoyed all sorts of duets between husband and wife. Some that come to mind are Sonny and Cher, James Taylor and Carly Simon and lest we forget...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Bucs promote rookie LB Riley Bullough to active roster

Bucs promote rookie LB Riley Bullough to active roster

The Bucs have promoted rookie LB Riley Bullough — a cult favorite back in August after being nicknamed "Joe Dirt" on HBO's "Hard Knocks" — to the active roster after he spent three months on the team's practice squad.Bullough, undrafted o...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bucs sign ex-USF LB Nigel Harris to practice squad

Bucs sign ex-USF LB Nigel Harris to practice squad

The Bucs have signed former Hillsborough High and USF linebacker Nigel Harris to their practice squad after a workout Tuesday.Harris, 23, has played for the Chargers and Giants already this season as an undrafted rookie. He had 11 tackles in five gam...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Pinellas all-star football game Wednesday night

Pinellas all-star football game Wednesday night

Pinellas All-Star Football ClassicWhen: 7 p.m. WednesdayWhere: Clearwater High.Admission: $10 ($5 parking)Who: Public and private school seniors selected by coaches.North roster: Calvary Christian: D'andre Ferguson, Alex Kurleman, Jaque Sarnoff; Clea...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Live from Disney: Winter meetings update, day 2 Ė with some news

Live from Disney: Winter meetings update, day 2 Ė with some news

UPDATE, 3:05: In an interesting move to bolster their young minor-league  talent core, the Rays have reportedly struck a deal with Jelfry Marte, a 16-year-old Dominican who originally signed with the Twins for $3-million but had his contract voi...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Florida Governor fundraising rundown: Putnam, Levine surge; Gillum, Latvala flail

Florida Governor fundraising rundown: Putnam, Levine surge; Gillum, Latvala flail

November's Florida governor fundraising numbers brought more of the same: Democrats largely struggled to raise as much as Republicans. But there were a few notable exceptions.RepublicansAdam Putnam continued to blow away the field with another strong...
Updated: 3 hours ago
School board pay question will return to Constitution Revision Commission

School board pay question will return to Constitution Revision Commission

Erika Donalds barely saved her proposal to end Florida school board members' salaries when it came before the Constitution Revision Commission education committee in November.Headed for defeat, Donalds moved to postpone action rather than cast what w...
Updated: 3 hours ago
All Eyes gallery: Lara Cerriís favorite photos of 2017

All Eyes gallery: Lara Cerriís favorite photos of 2017

Elizabeth Hasbrouck, 30, talks with her sister about packing up to leave their home in the city's evacuation zone A in northeast St. Petersburg Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Hasbrouck and her husband, along with their kids Tannon (left), 3, and Madeline, ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lightning face Blues in showdown between NHLís top two teams

Lightning face Blues in showdown between NHLís top two teams

The Lightning's west coast trip will start with a bang tonight in St. Louis.Tonight's game will pit the top two teams in the NHL, with Tampa Bay (21-6-2) atop the Eastern Conference, the Blues (21-8-2) the No. 1 team in the West.Fittingly, an NBCSN-a...
Updated: 3 hours ago