We came, we cut and colored, we conquered! Our first ever Mane University Beauty Retreat to Hawaii was a SMASH success! The glam getaway held at the beautiful Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort was filled with incredible memories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that made for a truly priceless 3-day event.
Featuring an all-star lineup of celebrity educators including Kim K’s go-to glam man, makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, the infamous and extremely talented celeb stylist Scotty Cunha, awe-inspiring colorist to the stars Tracey Cunningham, and the sixth Kardashian sister and founder of Ouai Haircare, our killer She-E-O Jen Atkin.
From mastering the art of the flawless face, nailing the ultimate beach waves, and perfecting the art of effortless sunkissed color, our students took home innumerable technical skills and impressive tans last weekend. To top it off, Mane Addicts also hosted its first-ever beauty business panel where the artists shared their stories and sage advice on taking your career to the next level.
Our amazing sponsors are the definition of #Squadgoals. Team Styleseat joined the party to help the aspiring artists take control of their clients and careers with the game-changing Styleseat app, and Sugarbear Hair brought a healthy dose of delicious fun to the weekend with their electric blue vibes and happy hair growth.
Also, you have to believe us when we say the new Dyson blow-dryers are so incredibly innovative, we swear we had to keep hiding them from our guests for fear they would be smuggled home in a student’s handbag!!!
With a little help from the native Awapuhi Wild Ginger hair care to keep our manes feeling fresh and fit for an island adventure, matched with the uber nourishing rare Marula Oil to protect our strands from the sun, it was a weekend jam-packed with education and MAJOR mane moments all around.
Though our expert educators are some pretty high-profile guests of honor in and of themselves, there was one surprise mega-celebrity that stopped by to enjoy a weekend of fun in the sun, and let us tell you, she’s a real doll! The newest member of the Mane Addicts girl gang and our OG blonde idol is none other than Barbie herself! The ultimate style icon, her seal of approval, sent this unforgettably glam weekend over the top!
The icing on the cake? Our INCREDIBLE gift bags were stuffed to the gills with goodies from all our faves at L’Oreal Paris, Kerastase, Wen, SkinCeuticals, Lorac, Colbert MD, Coola, Olivia Garden, Macadamia Professional, Almay, Tangle Teezer, Beauty Blender, Kevyn Aucoin, Chantecaille, Circa, Hourglass, Clarisonic, House of Lashes, Laura Geller, and even Belkin to name a few!!!
We were so inspired by the creativity and drive we saw in our students, and we can’t wait to do it again real soon! A huge thank you to Andaz Maui for helping us create a truly outstanding weekend. For those of you who couldn’t make it, where should we vacay next summer?!?
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