As a designer at Cole’s Salon and Wella Portfolio Educator, I am all about hair color. So it was a career highlight to meet, work with and learn from Wella Global Ambassador Sonya Dove when she visited Cole’s Salon last month. Sonya is an industry icon who continues to inspire, educate and mentor salon professionals around the globe, and we were so lucky to have her visit us for a few days.
On the first day, Sonya worked with our very own salon Wella advocates to put on a hair show for all Cole’s Salon team members. She shared new and exciting trends, techniques and Wella color products, and left us all inspired and excited to bring what we learned back to our guests.
On the second day, she helped mentor five Cole’s designers for their Wella Trend Vision competition submissions. From hair to makeup to the final photo shoot—she used her years of experience and incredible creativity to guide everyone through the entire process. And we were beyond thrilled to learn that Naomi from Apple Valley and Liz from Eagan Station were competition semi-finalists! You can see all submissions from Cole’s Salon here.
My biggest takeaway from spending time with Sonya is that confidence and authenticity will always get you far in this industry. I am forever grateful to Sonya for providing such creative guidance, and to Cole’s for the support and forward-thinking leadership. My heart is full.
Amanda Cade is an Advanced Designer at Cole’s Salon Savage. You can book an appointment with her by calling 952-226-5310 and you can follow her on Instagram at @haute_acade.