Knighted in Paris: Cole’s Co-President Joins l’Ordre de la Chevalerie

Based in Paris, France, Intercoiffure is the first international, invitation-only professional hair association whose mission includes to form and maintain a professional association of the most talented and prestigious members of the beauty profession. Member salons are considered to maintain the highest standards of quality, education, and expert service—and we at Cole’s are proud members!

Recently, Cole’s Co-President Trish Storhoff and COO Melissa Hanson traveled to Paris for a global event for the l’Ordre de la Chevalerie. Here’s a bit about the Order:

“This exclusive—almost clandestine—order is full of the industry’s elite: master stylists, salon owners, teachers, and innovators. Here, brilliant minds can openly share their knowledge and experience on all things fraternity, friendship, fashion, and finance.

The Order, like Intercoiffure itself, is full of history. Founded in 1972, members have been nominated every year to join the ranks, inviting legendary stylists like John Jay and Mario Tricoci to form the inner circle. The president of Intercoiffure America Canada chooses the nominees to be honored on a global level—and the criterion is quite simple, yet intangible—members must have served above and beyond what is expected of them when joining Intercoiffure.”

This year’s event featured a black-tie dinner and presentation, where countries from around the world showcased a theme and their talent. We are proud to share that our own Trish Storhoff, was given the Knight award—the first honor in l’Ordre de la Chevalerie. 

“This award honors members who have provided exceptional service within the national organization of Intercoiffure. Nomination to the rank of Knight requires a minimum of three years of service within the membership. Only 94 members have been knighted in America Canada.”

Trish was honored alongside Scott Buchanan, Salvatore Minardi, Sam Brocato, Karen Gordon, Chad Cantu, Frank Westerbeke, Stephen Moody, and Daniel Kaner.

“I am so grateful to my friends and mentors for all of their encouragement and support. I am honored to join l’Ordre de la Chevalerie,” Trish reflected.

Please join us in congratulating Trish on her knighthood!

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