This last weekend my friend Brandi and I traveled to Denver,Co for a hair show. We had such a good time. It was my first time leaving Rachel (over night) so that was a little weird.
We were lucky enough to stay at the same hotel where the show was taking place. When we were leaving the airport we decided to try and take the city bus to our hotel. Little did we know that the closest bus stop was miles away from our hotel. Some how we convinced the bus driver to take us there. It was so funny. Because he went off his route (he wasn't familiar with the area),he did a three point turn in the middle of the intersection. He dropped us off right in front of our hotel.
We arrived around midnight and were checking in when the lady at the front desk said unfortunately there has been a change in beds for your room. I heard her say they ran out of king size beds and so we would have two double beds. For those of you who know me know I like my personal space so this was great news for me. I told that lady that it would be much better for us and couldn't stress enough how much better that would be. Meanwhile Brandi is looking at me and laughing. As we walked away I mentioned that I didn't want her to mistake us for lesbians. As we finally reached our room I walked in and was disappointed to see that there was only one king size bed in the room. Puzzled I looked at Brandi and questioned. She told me that the lady said no more doubles and that we would be having a king size instead. I was totally embarrassed that I went on and on about the change and that it would be better for us. I laughed for about an hour after that.
The show was amazing all my favorite companies were there; Redken, Infrashine, Pureology, Aquage & my personal favorite Roy Peters. Roy is a businessman who understands the hairdresser world and really knows what to say to get you to see things differently and improve your skills. The man is hilarious!!!!! I about wet my pants listening to him speak. Redken was amazing. One of the models flaked on them and I almost got chosen to be the replacement. That would have been a dream come true for me (getting my hair done by them not modeling) I learned a few really fashion forward haircuts and color techniques. I am really excited to have learned these techniques as they help me step out side the box. Aquage did some beautiful formal styles. I learned a short cut technique for a low chingon updo. Just in time for the weddings I have next week! I also learned from Infrashine an easy way to get the old hollywood glam look with a marcel iron (type of curling iron). I can't wait to try it! Brandi was so funny... she was right there selling Infrashine irons with their employees. In fact, they pretty much offered her a job with the company. For any of you that might know Brandi she is an amazing person. Every where we went people noticed her. She has a great presence about her. It was refreshing to be around her this weekend. One funny thing though was that she made me try an oxygen bar (I thought it looked really lame and she thought it was the coolest thing ever). I have to admit, it did clear my sinuses. If I didn't have to look like a hospital patient it might not have been so bad. Thank you Brandi for going with me. It was a lot of fun!!!