The instructor for our class, Twyla, is a wonderful educator. She was engaging, charming, open minded, and obviously very knowledgeable. Most of the stuff was pretty elementary, but one of our attendees had just graduated from cosmetology school, and so Twyla geared most of the class to his level. In some instances that can be excruciatingly boring for more advanced technicians, but in this case it actually served as a catalyst for one of my pet projects, which is healthier, less aggressive coloring alternatives whenever possible. I find the better condition the hair is in, the more likely we are to achieve a more vibrant and long lasting color.
Twyla and I had differing ideas about the use of certain products, and the back and forth was truly illuminating to both of us.
Before Twyla left we scheduled our next event. It will be in March, and is a more advanced color correction class. We should have some very interesting tales from that one!
Twyla gave me one of the best compliments I've ever had as she left, she told me that she had learned as much as she taught at our class and that she would try out some of my techniques that she wasn't quite convinced about, and I promised to try some products and techniques (one I used today in fact!) that she insisted I would love, she was right.