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August 4, 2016

Inspire Greatness Education Jam Denver 2016

Aveda Institute Denver is hosting its annual Industry Day & Education Jam event on August 8, 2016. This time we are pleased to welcome back many of our graduates to host inspiring workshops for Education Jam: and afternoon of inspired education to and from professionals in the beauty industry. From editorial and social media marketing to skin care and massage, we have it all and it’s all happening for our Inspire Greatness community. This event is open to our students, graduates, team and the Aveda network as a part of our Industry Day. Below is a celebration of our featured guest artists and the inspired workshops they will offer. For more information, contact Marketing Team Lead, Alicia Christus 720-240-7566 achristus@avedadenver.com.

Madison Wade, AID graduate, Stylist Matthew Morris Salon, NAHA nominee

Madison Wade, AID graduate, Stylist Matthew Morris Salon, NAHA nominee

Madison Wade
NAHA 2015 nominee Student Stylist of the Year
AID Premier Talent Cosmetology Graduate

Wigs 101 Editorial Workshop – Styling Outside of the Box
3 -4 pm & 4:30 – 5:30 pm

AID is pleased to welcome back Madison Wade to host a special workshop during our summer Education Jam. Madison is a Colorado native, Aveda Institute Denver Graduate, 2015 NAHA nominee, and a stylist at Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare.
“My goal in life is to get inspired, be inspired, and inspire others, I’m so fortunate to be able to share my knowledge with students in this fun, exciting workshop about thinking outside with box when it comes to editorial styling.”
Learn more about Madison by visiting her Website.



Stephan Lauren, AID graduate, Artist for Beauty Underground Artistic Team

Stephan Lauren, AID graduate, Artist for Beauty Underground Artistic Team

Stephan Lauren
Newcomer Artist of the Year 2015, Southwest Hairstyling Awards
Artist for the Beauty Underground Artist Team

Editorial Up-do Styling
2-3 pm & 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Stephan Lauren has always had a passion for the hair and fashion industry. While attending Aveda Institute Denver, Stephan began assisting at Salon Myo in Aspen, and ZenSalon in Cherry Creek, and also joined Charlie Price and the Beauty Underground Artistic Team on multiple photo shoots and shows. He’s now recognized at an Artist of the Beauty Underground Artist Team and was just working behind the scenes at NAHA 2016.
Stephan specializes in cutting and styling all hair types and textures. While he enjoys being behind the chair in the salon and educating fellow stylists, Stephan’s passion is styling hair for runway shows and editorial photo shoots and productions.
Stephan’s talents have not gone without recognition. He was awarded Newcomer of the Year in 2015 by the Southwest Hairstyling Awards and has been nominated as a finalist in 2016 for the Southwest Hairstyling Award. He has begun a great start to a prosperous career doing what he loves!



Jaime De La Rosa, AID graduate, Ted Gibson Artistic Team

Jaime De La Rosa, AID graduate, Ted Gibson Artistic Team

Jaime De La Rosa
Owner of Javier James Collection
Artist for the Ted Gibson Artistic Team

Brand Aid: Crafting your Image (branding & social media)
2-3 pm & 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Jaime De La Rosa, owner Javier Jaimes and The Javier Jaimes Collection, was born an artist. Throughout his life he has dabbled in painting, drawing, and fashion design. With natural talent and an eye for style, he has built a reputation not only for artistic vision but also for quality. Studying under AVEDA, Jaime’s makeup skills and hair styling specialties have led him to work with other well-known stylists, designers and photographers in the Mile High City and beyond! He is also a regular backstage at fashion shows and photo shoots spending his time working between Denver and New York City. Natural skill combined with attention to detail and an underlying commitment to listening to client’s desires and fuels Jaime’s mastery of his profession.



Graham Nation, AID Graduate, Ted Gibson Artistic Team

Graham Nation, AID Graduate, Ted Gibson Artistic TeamDry Cutting & Texture Hair Styling

Graham Nation
Stylist, Alen M Femme Coiffure Salon in Los Angeles
Artist for Ted Gibson Artistic Team

Dry Cutting & Textured Hair Styling
2-3:30 pm& 4-5:30 pm

Graham is an AID graduate and Aveda helped him get his start and through his first years working in the salon industry, Graham started to pave his own way. His story, short and sweet, is all about determination and, in his own words, “being hungry for success.” From being fresh out of beauty school to working through the failures and mistakes that led to opportunity, Graham paved his way to make his mark in the industry. We, at Inspire Greatness Institutes, know this is just the beginning of Graham “making waves” and they’re about to get even bigger. Check out our full blog spotlight




Poppy Rowe of Studio Poppy Makeup & More

Poppy Rowe of Studio Poppy Makeup & More

Poppy Rowe
Studio Poppy Makeup & More

Getting Creative with Skin Care
2 – 5 pm (only) open to cos and spa

The skincare industry is huge and ever-changing. It is estimated that the skincare market will reach nearly $11 billion by 2018. Scientists are always working on the latest and greatest technologies to transform your skin. As estheticians, it can be hard to stay on top of this industry! With thousands of publications on skincare, we are dealing with a consumer that is super savvy. Don’t be a deer caught in headlights: Join this class to discuss skincare terms, treatments & techniques so you can better assist your already knowledgeable clients. During this workshop we will briefly discuss the top grossing treatments, the top cosmetic ingredients, and some of Poppy’s favorite facial massage techniques. The class will be both lecture and practical. So put your thinking caps on and get ready to have some hands-on fun in “Beyond the Basics” with Poppy Rowe! Learn more about Poppy by visiting her Website.


Kandice Martinez, Aveda SDP and Alicia Christus, Marketing TL for AID

Kandice Martinez, Aveda SDP and Alicia Christus, Marketing TL for AID


Alicia Christus & Kandice Martinez

Certified educators

Ayurveda & Tulasara
3:30-5:30 pm (only) open to cos and spa
Explore a deeper foundation to Ayurveda: the science of life. This ancient healing system is primarily practiced in India but has influenced many alternative modalities practiced today. Alicia is a certified yoga instructor and has trained in Ayurveda with Deepak Chopra. She often themes her classes around Ayurveda and the chakras. Alicia will bridge the gap between Ayurveda and Aveda. Participants will explore foundations, doshas and modalities to balance. Kandice is a salon development partner with Aveda and will help connect the practice of Ayurveda to the new Tulasara skin care system. Students are encouraged to review dosha quizzes online and learn more about their primary constitutional type by visiting Ayurveda.com or find the Dosha Quiz on the Chopra.com Website.




Tro Trujillo, Aveda Barbering Coach & Purefessional

Tro Trujillo, Aveda Barbering Coach & Purefessional

Barber Crossover Program
Tro Trujillo, Barbering Coach & Purefessional

Barber Look & Learn
2 -3 pm and 4 – 5 pm

Learn more about Aveda Institute Denver’s newest program for licensed cosmetologists: Barber Crossover. This program starts this summer and will focus primarily on preparing stylists to enhance their men’s grooming services. You’ll also enjoy a sneak preview of the new Aveda Men’s Core 1 Curriculum and a razor demo.





Sam Hayes, Master Esthetician and Massage Therapist

Sam Hayes, Master Esthetician and Massage Therapist

Rossiter System with Sam Hayes
Senior Esthetician & Massage Therapist, Centre Salon Spa
Rossiter Massage Coach

Rossiter Massage System
2 – 5 pm (only) open to cos and spa

The Rossiter System® is an AMAZING form of bodywork consisting of 2-per-son pin-and-stretch techniques that release the root cause of pain and im-mobility. The use of the practitioner’s strategically placed foot, combined with focused motions of the recipient, result in rapid and extensive pain relief and mobility restoration. Learn the true cause of stress, immobility, and pain. Feel in your own body how quick it can be to feel better. Watch others respond to work that is seemingly miraculous. Hear how an Aveda colleague has benefitted from Rossiter including increased guest retention, more income, guest satisfaction and referral increase, and it’s kinder to your body too!



Common Conditions Rossiter Relieves:

• Back Pain/Sciatica
• Neck Pain
• Migraines/Headaches

Rossiter massage technique demonstration

Rossiter massage technique demonstration

• Shoulder Pain/Immobility
• Arm, Elbow, and hand issues
• Knee Pain
• Foot or Ankle Pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Shin Splints
• Hip Pain/Immobility
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Sprains, Overuse Injuries & much more

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