Mid-Summer’s wet dream at Bronner Bros.

If sex sells and all the hot bodies on display today at the Bronner Bros. hair show were meant to get my attention……it worked.   Though persuasive, I didn’t buy anything they were selling, mainly because they didn’t know what they were selling.  I asked one glistening, chocolate Adonis what he was peddling, and he just looked at me as if to say, “lady please, they just told me to stand here and look delicious.” Well, job well done young man, carry on. Let’s face it;  the presence of buff men in toga’s is never a bad thing. But a girl’s got a job to do, so no time for hanky panky…..

In an earlier post, I questioned the hair show’s relevance in the post hair care era. Today I got my answer, and it had nothing to do with the spectacle of half-naked revelers perusing the lanes doing everything from the dougie to just plain ole’ shake-a-bootie dancing.  My enthusiasm is due to the new breed of stylists, showmen, educators, and entreprenuers.  I’ve been slightly worried that our industry was doomed thanks  to the emergence of tacky quick-weaves, lace-fronts and acrylic wigs. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the show that was “theatre du Bronner.”  Don’t get me wrong, we have lost our way in many regards, but there is a light….

The tunnel ends with my exclusive interview with beauty industry pioneer and  President of Dudley Products Joe L. Dudley Sr.  In our sit down we discussed everything from why Bronner Bros. looks more like a flea market than a trade show to Willie Lynch…yes, it was that serious.

On a lighter note and back to the sex (lol),  I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing celebrity hairstylist from the hit television show Real Housewives of Atlanta Derek J, who by the way, was so sweet and  humble that he made a fan out of me, instead of just an admirer…smooches Derek and thanks for your generosity. Not for nothing, I have to tell you that Derek’s shoe game is phenomenal …but I digress.  And lastly, Patric Bradley, who is kinda sexy himself (in keeping with the theme of this post) updated salonography on his latest how-to video “Undisputed” and shared his views on proper retailing and pricing strategies for salon services.   The reason we don’t see him featured in mainstream shows is beyond my understanding, but don’t cry for him; he is well on his way to greatness.. With Patric’s talent, hotness and overall business acumen he is  well-deserving of a similar notoriety as Nick Arrojo or even Ted Gibson; meaning, we need to see more of him.

Look out for upcoming posts and updates from industry professionals as they tell their story to salonOgrapy.. but until then, keep reaching for the stars:)

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