FRINGE Dallas 2011 A Smash Hit

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They started lining up outside the Granada theater half past five. The weather was overcast and 40 on a football playoff Sunday afternoon. By the time the doors opened at 6PM, more than 300 excited hairdressers and salon owners were in line. The sold-out event attracted 500 altogether.

As I greeted many of the patrons entering, the first thing I noticed was how excited they were to be present at the event. This being their first TNG event and actually their first Dallas event in memory, it was easy to pick up their level of expectation and excitement. I met hairdressers from Houston, Austin, Ft. Worth, places in-between and of course Dallas. With Houston 5 hours away and Austin 3 hours away, they came in for the weekend and had themselves a good time.

The $25 ticket included a buffet dinner which was designed really as deluxe appetizers. But the Granada chefs (who would have known) are master chefs and take pride in their work. They make everything from scratch including their sauces, all this in a kitchen the size of a matchbox. The homemade ravioli was the huge hit as patrons loaded up plates of it. Also popular was the bruschetta on endive leaves, the Granada’s famous brisket sliders, fresh selection of cheese and veggies along with a few other tasty nibblers. The food was a hit.

The place was packed and the curtain opened at 7PM. After our TNG video played, I introduced myself to the audience and once again, they were very excited to be at FRINGE and ready for the show.

The show kicked off with the Kemon Artistic Team which featured seven models all using NaYo color. AMK (Aaron Michael), Nikki Jackson (Salon Lux) were stunning on stage and Andy Bernard was present behind the scenes. It took more than two days of prep for the 25 minute segment but it was worth it. Next up was Eufora followed by Michael O’Rourke (Texans love him), the launch of black 15in1 featuring Luden Henquist, Artistic Director and the finale was Davines featuring two of their top NY stylists.

FRINGE ended around 9:30PM and believe it or not, most people were still in their seats when it ended. They wanted more. Many lounged around the Granada afterwards having yet another cocktail. There was plenty of networking going on and the inaugural kick-off event was in the history books. Plans for FRINGE 2012 are underway.

Happy Wednesday!

P.S. Special thanks to our very own Kelly Vincler and Randy Riggle for their over the top efforts!

Out Of My Mind On A Friday Mornin’

Who is going to win the Super Bowl?

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FRINGE Dallas takes place this Sunday at the renowned, historic Granada Theater in downtown Dallas. The first truly big hair event in Dallas, FRINGE will be showcasing:

  • Kemon NaYo and Hair Manya
  • Eufora
  • Davines
  • Michael O”Rourke
  • black 15in1

The event is virtually sold out and a few tickets remain at the door. We all going to have some fun come Sunday.

Are beauty shows D.O.A.? The Western Buying Conference in Vegas last week was a total bust. Sally Beauty announced it has pulled out of all trade shows and most likely, BSG as well. We made the decision to pull out of all shows too. With the consolidation that has taken place over the past few years, there are too few players to fill up the show floor. And when a niche player does come, they rent out a suite at the local hotel instead of exhibiting on the show floor. No doubt Chicago is going to be a huge mess come March with the ISSE competing against Chicago’s Beauty Show.

Looks like Procter & Gamble’s Wella division is ready to take on L’Oreal and Unilever in 2011. They recently announced huge plans for the consumer market. No rest for anyone.

Arby’s has put itself up for sale. I still remember when they first opened. I loved the Mocha shakes and Arby’s Supreme loaded up with both sauces. Looks like burgers are still king.

Which birthday milestone do you consider the most important: 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70?

True or false: The Packers are going to win the Super Bowl.

WNIC 100.3 has a new FRESH format with Jay Towers. The problem for me is that I don’t know any of the FRESH songs being played. iTunes just sent me a $6.99 album special for all the hot albums in 2010. I couldn’t recognize one of them. No wonder I’m in no ones demographics anymore. Yikes.

The FLIP video camera is one of more incredible inventions of all time.

Our very own Gary and Deanna Lincoln depart today for their TNG 20th anniversary cruise. They are so excited Gary bought extra flash memory for his camera. When I asked him if we was packed yesterday, he replied “I’ve been packed since July. Deanna didn’t want me to stain any of my shorts.” Now there is a commitment.

Warner music also put itself up for sale recently. CD’s, DVD’s are dead. How much longer for books, greeting cards and land line phones?

JWOWW tanning lotion is hot, hot, hot. Celebrities sell.

Do you notice the days are getting longer? Spring is only 8 weeks away.

Happy TGIF!

Out Of My Mind On A Friday Mornin’

Who is going to win the Super Bowl?

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FRINGE Dallas takes place this Sunday at the renowned, historic Granada Theater in downtown Dallas. The first truly big hair event in Dallas, FRINGE will be showcasing:

  • Kemon NaYo and Hair Manya
  • Eufora
  • Davines
  • Michael O”Rourke
  • black 15in1

The event is virtually sold out and a few tickets remain at the door. We all going to have some fun come Sunday.

Are beauty shows D.O.A.? The Western Buying Conference in Vegas last week was a total bust. Sally Beauty announced it has pulled out of all trade shows and most likely, BSG as well. We made the decision to pull out of all shows too. With the consolidation that has taken place over the past few years, there are too few players to fill up the show floor. And when a niche player does come, they rent out a suite at the local hotel instead of exhibiting on the show floor. No doubt Chicago is going to be a huge mess come March with the ISSE competing against Chicago’s Beauty Show.

Looks like Procter & Gamble’s Wella division is ready to take on L’Oreal and Unilever in 2011. They recently announced huge plans for the consumer market. No rest for anyone.

Arby’s has put itself up for sale. I still remember when they first opened. I loved the Mocha shakes and Arby’s Supreme loaded up with both sauces. Looks like burgers are still king.

Which birthday milestone do you consider the most important: 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70?

True or false: The Packers are going to win the Super Bowl.

WNIC 100.3 has a new FRESH format with Jay Towers. The problem for me is that I don’t know any of the FRESH songs being played. iTunes just sent me a $6.99 album special for all the hot albums in 2010. I couldn’t recognize one of them. No wonder I’m in no ones demographics anymore. Yikes.

The FLIP video camera is one of more incredible inventions of all time.

Our very own Gary and Deanna Lincoln depart today for their TNG 20th anniversary cruise. They are so excited Gary bought extra flash memory for his camera. When I asked him if we was packed yesterday, he replied “I’ve been packed since July. Deanna didn’t want me to stain any of my shorts.” Now there is a commitment.

Warner music also put itself up for sale recently. CD’s, DVD’s are dead. How much longer for books, greeting cards and land line phones?

JWOWW tanning lotion is hot, hot, hot. Celebrities sell.

Do you notice the days are getting longer? Spring is only 8 weeks away.

Happy TGIF!

FRINGE 2011/Dallas

FRINGE 2011/Dallas

Public workers make double what private workers make. How do you feel about this?

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Our first major event in TEXAS is coming to Dallas Sunday, January 23 at the historic Granada theater. FRINGE is about food, fun and fashion and will highlight the best guest artists from Davines, Michael O’Rourke (Michael himself will be on stage!), Kemon, Joico and more.

Tickets go on sale December 1. This amazing event inclusive of everything is only $25; $50 VIP includes preferred seating, valet parking and a couple other surprises.

More information on FRINGE will be on our website, tngworldwide.com, towards the end of November. In the meantime, if you are going to be in the Dallas area, save the date. This is going to be one no-miss event!

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Happy Thursday!