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All beauty professionals are invited! The show will take place at Eric Fisher Academy (6727 W Central Wichita, KS 67212).

ADMISSION IS FREE - We will be collecting canned food items for the Kansas Food Bank at the door. Please bring what you can!

2018 Summit guest artists include:

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David Connor
David Connor is a Babyliss Pro Elite stylist and also a proud member of the Babyliss for Barbers team. David has a deep understanding for the science and psychology that is involved in gentlemen’s grooming. This knowledge has taken David around the world sharing his passion in countries like Peru, Chile, Italy, and all major cities in the United States. He is always on the forefront on trending fashion, bringing fresh concepts to gentlemen's grooming to share.


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Abbie Addotta

Abbie is well-known and respected around the country as an authority in hair color formulation and application. With over 16 years in the industry, Abbie quickly climbed the ranks at her first salon and became Artistic Director, which allowed Abbie to gain the knowledge to become a fierce educator. Her dedication has led to the position of Color Director at Element, a top salon in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2011 Abbie joined the team of L’Oreal Professionnel Artists, traveling across the country to teach the latest coloring techniques and unveil the newest technologies. Her ability to create simple creative techniques as well as easy add-on services drives business and increases revenue. Abbie specializes in corrective color and also serves on the Academy Color Council, helping to set curriculum. She is certified in the art of Balayage, and serves on the National Balayage team. Behind the chair she strives to bring a luxury experience to her guests all while being time efficient. Continuing education is a driving force for her business and fuels her passion for the industry.

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Rosa Hawkins

Owner of Di Rosa Haircare in New York, one of the first Goldwell Titanium salons in the country, Rosa’s passion for the beauty industry never stops growing. Rosa’s work can be seen in many trade publications and her passion shines through whether she is presenting on stage or creating looks for her clients. Rosa is constantly seeking out ways to elevate her craft and business - inspiring anyone she can along the way. After 20 years, she still loves an art form in which the canvas is never the same twice.

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After graduating from the Aveda Institute in 1982, Hauns worked as an apprentice to the founder of Aveda, Horst Rechelbacher. He then became an Artistic Director and Platform Artist for the Horst and Friends Salons for eight years. To expand his experiences in hairdressing, he moved to New York City, working in film, television, music video, theatre, national editorial print and runway shows. Since 1991, he has been the Artistic and Educational Director for Scott J. Salon NYC, and has helped build the strongest lifestyle salon and spas in the Aveda network. Hauns continues his support in Aveda’s mission as a member of the “Aveda Purefessional Program”, where Aveda has awarded him with a “Green Peridot” the highest level in the association. Hauns has been featured numerous times, as a guest artist at the Aveda Congress Festival and is represented regularly as an educator at the Aveda Institutes and Academies. He works closely with the Aveda Educational Team in the development of current and future courses for Aveda, and travels both nationally and internationally sharing his experiences and knowledge as a hairdresser within the Aveda Network. He has also been seen on both National and Cable TV from Makeovers to Runway Shows bringing his expertise of beauty and fashion to the limelight. Hauns was inducted in to the Aveda Alumni Hall of Fame in 2016.


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Carole Soueidan

Carole is a freelance makeup artist who has traveled nationally and internationally fulfilling her passion for makeup and hair artistry. She has been a working makeup artist for the entertainment industry for over 10 years, and received her certification from the prestigious school of Make Up Designory, (MUD), graduating from the Journeyman Program. She has versatility, an eye for detail, and a dedication to her craft, showcasing her talents. Carole has created Carole's Bridal Artistry - a team of equally qualified artists to specialize in the bridal industry and bring the Hollywood studio's glamour and techniques to bridal parties.

Questions? Call Devon at 316-440-5555 x316 or email

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All beauty professionals are invited! The show will take place at Eric Fisher Academy (6727 W Central Wichita, KS 67212).

Admission: $15 per person (beauty professionals only)

All proceeds will benefit the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, a non-profit initiative designed to raise awareness of how careers in the hair, beauty, and wellness industry transform lives both personally and professionally.

Please call Devon at 316-440-5555 x316 or email to reserve your spot!


2017 Summit guest artists include:

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Ann Bray
Revered in the professional haircare industry as “The Educator’s Educator”, Aquage Master Artist, Ann Bray, was knighted L’Ordre de la Chevalerie, one of the highest honors from Intercoiffure. She was also the NAHA award winner for Long Hair and Intercoiffure Createur de Mode award winner. Ann Bray is one of Aquage’s leading educators at the Masterclass Academy, which received Launchpad Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for Best Academy in the professional salon industry. Ann trained the only U.S. hairdressing team that won Gold Medals at the World Championship of Hairdressing. At the Aquage Academy, Ann’s signature styles, impeccable craftsmanship and artistry inspire attendees to grow both creatively and financially. Always in motion, Ann was part of The Hunger Games hairdressing team for the second film in the series, Mockingjay-Part 2. Never one to rest after finishing a project, she is currently working on multiple ventures with top celebrities like Ben Affleck, James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio and Selena Gomez as part of the team creating styles for their upcoming films.


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Jeffrey Goldenstein
Jeffrey Goldenstein began his career at the tender age of 18. Throughout his employment with Vidal Sassoon, his first eleven years in the industry, Jeffrey has trained and taught all over the country including: San Francisco; Chicago; Los Angeles; New York and, of course, London. Jeffrey joined the Van Michael team in 2000. His avant garde approach to hairdressing and technical skills have made him one of the company’s most sought-after hairdressers. Jeffrey is actively involved with both the Van Michael education team and show team. His patience and hands-on teaching methods keep him quite busy with Van Michael’s in-house education and outside workshops around the country. His keen eye and creative skills have earned him a spot on the coveted Van Michael show team.


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Laura Gibson
Laura is a certified Master Colorist and Balayage Specialist on the L’Oréal Professionnel Balayage team based out of Washington DC. Laura specializes in Balayage because she believes it gives clients endless options for a sexy, natural, and dimensional color that's customized to their own natural beauty. Her never ending passion for her craft motivates her to learn everything she can from not only all the advanced education she has taken over the years, but also her talented L’Oréal Professionnel Mentors. When not working behind the chair, Laura is spreading her love for color either at the L’Oréal Professionnel SOHO Academy or on the road. Her charismatic and fun personality paired with her knowledge of color makes for an educational experience that leaves you feeling inspired.


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Mark Holloway
Mark’s passion for hair developed in his family’s salon in Los Angeles. He officially began his career in 1987 as a cutter at a top academy in L.A. and worked at some of L.A.’s top salons before relocating to South Florida in 1994. Mark is now Creative Director at McAllister Spa on Miami Beach and was selected as one of only six International Guest Artists for KMS California, travelling the world styling for fashion events and red carpet premieres. A dedicated industry professional, Mark’s portfolio comprises prestigious ad campaigns and editorial tear sheets. Mark has now joined the Goldwell family to share and teach his love for color.


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Sean Casey
Sean is a seasoned barber with 15 years of quality experience in personal and corporate hair styling. He is a dedicated leader with a history of success in unique designs and barber shop management and ownership. Currently, he owns two barbershops called TwinCutz, the first one opened in 2010 and the second location opened in 2013. Sean is involved in several public relations initiatives such as New York Barber Battle 3 and Xotics hair battle.



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