If you’ve been inside a Cole’s salon or follow us on social media, you know we L-O-V-E Oribe products. You could say we’re #oribeobsessed. And for good reason—they have superior products that make us feel like a million bucks AND they have some of the most talented, kind, and inspirational people leading their company.
One of those people is hairstylist and Oribe Global Ambassador James Pecis, and we had the privilege of having him in our salon for a few days last week. James and his rockstar assistant Adlena Dignam taught us some new styling tricks, helped us master our fave Oribe products, and most importantly—had us falling in love with what we do all over again.
Here are some takeaways from Cole’s team members:
“Spending this last Sunday with James was one of the best hands-on classes for styling that we have had! I was able to take home so much knowledge not only for updos but also for everyday styling for my clients. He has so much passion for the hair industry and the art of hair. The three looks he created on the models were perfect for us to take away bits and pieces from! – Hannah Johnson, Savage
“I love styling hair so I was so excited to be a part of this great class! James was so humble and relatable. He and Adlena delivered such great information and made it so fun! I learned new ways of doing things I have done in the past.” – Molly Linde, Apple Valley
“Working with James and Adlena was a career-shifting moment. Digging deeper into styling and sculpting hair certainly helps with styling for weddings, proms, and special events, and his uses and explanations of the Oribe products helps us with our own use and how to pass this along to our guests. James reminded us how foundational sculpting hair truly is, and connected with the artist in each of us. While we may not be jumping at the chance to whip out some wild, avant-garde hair on clients on a Wednesday evening, we certainly each return to our chair with fresh inspiration, hands ready to work in new ways, and connection to the greater world of hairdressing.” – Katrina Mayr, Eagan Station
“The workshop was focussed on very approachable styling techniques using Oribe texture products, such as Swept Up, Dry Texture Spray, Maximista, Impermeable and Superfine Hairsprays. James and Adlena guided us through three demos with precision and humor, and emphasized that foundational techniques when styling and setting hair can create trend-forward styles.” – Karen Ruckdashel, Apple Valley
More than anything, James and Adlena brought us back to our roots of hairdressing and reminded us how much fun our work is. It’s easy to forget that we get to “play” with hair at work, and we always appreciate reminders of why we chose this industry. Special thanks to Oribe friends Tony, James, and Adlena for joining us and sharing your skills and knowledge!