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October 28, 2016

Fashion Flashback – NYFW 2016

It’s Friday! The weekend is upon us and we’re having some serious flashbacks to just a few months ago when we experienced New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017! Our team and students from Inspire Greatness Institutes attended NYFW SS 2017 as a part of our study abroad opportunity offered in our programs*

Inspire Greatness represented with 26 talented artists, 9 creative designers, 7 days of inspiration in NYC, with support from our own IG educators: Melody Sour, Gilad Maimon and Brad Van Dyke, and under the guidance of Janell Geason, Aveda Global Makeup Artist (for makeup), and the Jon Reyman Pro team (for hair). Students attended classes prior to working backstage to be inspired and prepared for the shows. The schedule varies as much as the locations as the team jumped around New York City from show to show. The team created looks for Oak, Concept Korea, Koybe, KidsRock – Nike Kids, Namilia, Sachin + Baabi, Supima, Haus Auklair.

Students from Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. at NYFW SS 2017.

Students from Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes. at NYFW SS 2017.











Our students shared what were your biggest takeaways and celebrations were from their NYFW experience:



…being able to learn new techniques by professionals like John and Janelle and utilize them in the future. I loved the hairstyles we achieved that pushed us to do something we didn’t know we could do, but was worth it at the end…

 …the opportunity to receive hands on experience working on models for fashion week shows was my favorite part of the trip… 

Working alongside Janell. She was able to create such a warm, inviting and rich learning atmosphere.


Being able to witness the students make connections to so many new things – a new city, new friends, new techniques. Watching them have dreams come true and see their work walk down the runway was priceless and I will always remember their faces.


Being a part of something bigger!

… Spending time with Janell Geason and all the Aveda experts.


Working on the shows and presentation with such a knowledgeable and supportive team!


Meeting all the amazing people, networking, and making connections with people. Everyone was so great and I couldn’t of asked for anything more.


… this was extremely helpful and a huge learning experience to further my knowledge of styling…


Being backstage and learning from others


Learning many different styles and techniques that I can implement into my professional career.








*Our Point of Difference: Currently Inspire Greatness Aveda Institutes in Denver, Colo; Tuscon and Phoenix, Ariz; and Provo, Utah are the only Institutes that provide these additional learning opportunities, we call our Points of Difference. All Inspire Greatness students, graduates and team members have the opportunity to apply for consideration to be chosen to represent IG at experiences like NYFW, London Fashion Week, Beacon/NAHA, Edwin Neill Full Potential Award, Hair & Makeup Shows and Editorial ReMix. While all students have the opportunity, only few are selected based on an application process, academics and attendance. For more information about our programs in cosmetology, esthiology, massage therapy and barbering (based on location) visit our Website at https://avedainspiregreatness.com/

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