James is the session stylist behind some of the most seminal images within contemporary fashion. Known for his trademark braiding techniques and becoming the only hairstylist to work on an entire issue of Vogue Paris, James has recently joined Oribe Hair Care as Visiting Creative Director.
Luxury Brand Partners’ Front Row 2016 is a hair education festival of epic proportions — a groundbreaking four-day event where industry visionaries will deliver top-of-the-line education and one-of-a-kind experiences to top salon owners, stylists and tastemakers from around the world.
The event is set to take place from January 9-12 in Miami and will feature an array of cutting-edge talent from Oribe Hair Care, R+Co, V76 by Vaughn, Smith & Cult, and Goldwell, including showcases from Howard McLaren, Garren, Thom Priano, Dineh Mohajer, Vaughn Acord, Ronnie Stam, Kien Hoang, Joey George, Coby Alcantar, Louis Orozco, IGK Salon, and Vivienne Mackinder. Additional notable names will include: “Good to Great” author Jim Collins delivering the key notes, Barney’s Creative Director Simon Doonan taking part in a special presentation, and comedian Natasha Leggero being featured as a guest host.
In addition to mainstage performances from some of the most talented names in the industry, Front Row 2016 will offer a variety of attractions, such as hands-on hairstyling sessions taught by world-class master educators, celebrity-hosted forums and special events and entertainment ranging from poker tournaments, pool parties, and fitness classes. This year’s event will be held at Mana Studios, a 115,000 square-foot facility located in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood — home to the famous Art Basel show and named one of Vogue’s “Top 15 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World.” The Wynwood Arts District is home to over 70 art galleries, stores, antique shops, bars, and one of the largest open-air street art installations in the world.
Tickets are currently available on www.LBPFRONTROW.com