(And, you know there are more pics on my Facebook page, if you just haven’t seen enough.)
At the L’oreal Technical Center
We all sat gathered around the large tables to listen to the speakers of the day.
Waiting to start
I’m pretty sure that Meredith was twittering, Amber was checking her mani and Dina was looking busy while we waited.
So, yeah, I’m so bad that I cannot remember this lovely L’Oreal representatives name. She greeted us and introduced us to our first speaker.
First speaker of the day
Patty Slattery, AVP of Education and Technical Services at L’Oreal, answered our haircoloring questions. She’s good.
Dina setting us straight
Dina being very emphatic about what we should do now, while Amber is all “uhm hmmm”. Meredith is doing a fine job holding the model’s hair.
Amber cleaning up
Amber was cleaning up a drip, while Dina keeps on applying haircolor to our hair model.
On the other side
On the other side of our station was Nancy, from The Informed Makeup Maven, and her lovely haircoloring partner for the day – who has some kickass highlights, I must say. Both of them were home haircoloring virgins.
Overhead shot of all of the madness that was bloggers coloring hair.
Dina and Meredith coloring
I’m pretty sure by this time that Dina and Meredith were getting delirious, while working on the hair model.
One of the great advisors at the L’Oreal Technical Center stepped in and showed how to really get in there and color hair. He’s fast.
Dina was giving her approval to our station mates for their job well done for first-timers.(*Seriously, help me out here – who is this adorable blonde?)
The makeup station
We had a chance to get our makeup touched up and the MUA’s were set with the stash of L’Oreal products.
Dina getting touched up
No, not in that way, silly, but getting her makeup touched up during a break.
Victoria Stiles getting a makeup touch-up
Makeup Artist Victoria Stiles had her makeup touched up by this gorgous MUA, who I remember worked the OCC Makeup booth at The Makeup Show back in May. Just adore her look.
Meredith getting touched up, too
Meredith had her makeup touched-up during a break, too.
SEO tips and tricks
Stoney deGeyter, President of Pole Position Marketing gave us a presentation on how to build our sites visibility.
How to work with PR
Beth Mayall, Total Beauty EIC, and Lauren Donner, Assistant VP, Tractenberg & Co., discuss some of the right and wrong ways to interact with PR agencies.
L’Oreal Dining Room Menu
We had the chance to lunch in the L’Oreal Dining room and here were our choices for the day.
Lunch in the L’Oreal Dining Room
Man, this salad was good – thankfully – since that was all I was able to eat before I had to leave and go to the Ports 1961 show. Uhm…I mean, go to the restroom.
Chatting during lunch
All of the lovelies chatting during lunch.
The lovely Kitiya, from Mischo Beauty giving me a smile during lunch.(*If you look close you can see the iphone charging on the vent by the window – that damn plug-in was on the floor under that vent.)
Evening cocktail party
At the end of the summit, L’Oreal treated us to a cocktail party to mingle with company reps and eat nommy little treats. Of course, the big treat waiter kept stopping by, so that made it even nicer.
Meredith and I
Here is Meredith and I, just mere hours before she kissed a pig and got its H1N1 cooties. (*at least that is how I am telling the story).
Kristen and Sarah, from the Total Beauty team
Kristen and Sarah were so sweet during the summit. Side note, Sarah was the one that picked out my gorg Tiffany necklace. She’s got good taste.