Education & Inspirational Day with Anthony Cole
It all starts with Education. Cosmetology education to be precise. A great ambassador of cosmetology education was among us this week at Hair Professionals School of Cosmetology in Oswego, IL. Our students and staff had the pleasure of welcoming world renowned platform & celebrity artist, Anthony Cole. It was two days of extreme passion and performance by a man dedicated to his art.
Anthony has been in the industry for twenty years, owned and operated his own salon in Bellmore, New York. His formal training has been Sebastian, Vidal Sassoon and Jingles International. During those years at Anthony Cole Salon, Sebastian was the first to ignite him in becoming an educator. From that point forward, he has dedicated himself to education and inspiring others. “I feel one of my biggest accomplishments is my ability to share what has inspired me to others”. Through creativity and education, Anthony has been led into freelance work with Sebastian, Wella and numerious magazine photo shoots. “My mission is to Step out of the box. I look at hair as a blank canvass and the scissors are an extension of my hands. With this vision I create individuality witch gives me the freedom to express that.”
Anthony takes inspiration from the runway, paying close attention to the colors and fabrics, as well as in numerious euro-magazines, past and present artists and keeping a close eye on different cultures.
On Monday, our educational team spent the day soaking in new techniques that inspired them to incorporate that in their teachings. Anthony worked on many models showing wearable hair that was absolutely beautiful. On Tuesday, over 100 students gathered to take in an inspirational day. Powered by experience and passion, Anthony did not disappoint. Hair Professionals cosmetology and esthetics students took part in the event over the 8 hour day. Students lives were forever changed as they became inspired, motivated and determined to work hard. Anthony discussed his background and the power of his story of humble beginnings really struck home with many of our students. Hair Professionals would like to thank Anthony for returning and giving our students the boost of confidence they need, to help them succeed in the health and beauty industry. Thank you, Anthony!