July 2008

 

A “Trés Bon” Time in San Francisco

Tres Bon Time
Trés Bon Salon owner Randy St. Marie (front) practices a new cutting technique shown by Graham Webb instructor, Jason Schwind. Stylist Chris Desrosier (back) looks on.

The stylists from Trés Bon Salon, in Portland Oregon, had a “trés bon” (translation from French: “very good”) time during a recent trip to San Francisco.

The Studio, in San Francisco, California, is located right smack in the Embarcadero’s heart where the outside markets are visible from the windows. Trolley buses and trains pass by with sightseers peering in, as they watch all 11 cutting stations busy with happy stylists trying new techniques.

Wella is the color line they use at Trés Bon Salon, and owner Randy St. Marie set up an awesome, private, hands on, two-day class that covered coloring and cutting. He designed the class to educate both new and experienced stylists in such a way that everyone was able to take home an excitement for their industry—an excitement that was both motivational and educational.

On Sunday, Teddy Romero and Rachael Carozzi from Wella had participants do coloring and cutting. They made the stylists step outside their comfort level and try something new. Quite a few of them were surprised and excited about sampling colors and cuts they typically don’t use. Many expressed they would have more confidence in using them from now on.

Monday was also a treat, as The Studio flew in Jason Schwind from Graham Webb to show Trés Bon two cuts that they can manipulate into many types of styles depending on their customers’ wants. His step-by-step classroom to cutting floor education was very fun and enjoyable for all the stylists.

Trés Bon Salon is located in the Bethany Village Centre in Portland, just minutes from downtown, nestled in the West Hills. For more information, visit www.tresbonsalon.com.