When world-renowned Russian stylist Georgy Kot landed in Los Angeles to begin his first coast-to-coast U.S. tour, he carried some very precious cargo: his favorite Keune Haircosmetics products!
One of the world’s most visible hair stylists—with almost 1 million followers on Instagram alone—Kot relies on Keune’s Design Volume Powder, Brilliant Gloss Spray and Shaping Hairspray as his foundations for creating incredible styles with superior hold, shine and flexibility. He also loves Keune Tinta Color hair color for enhancing his beautiful designs.
Jamezell Ottinger, Keune Special Markets Director, caught up with Kot at his Los Angeles event, which was organized in collaboration with Keune distributor Elite Salon Services. During his seven enthusiastic hours of stage artistry, Kot demoed his famous hair sculptures, including his “hair flower,” to stylists who were eager to learn his techniques.
“In my 40 years in the beauty industry and observing artists from around the globe, I’ve never seen such an amazing facilitator and entertainer as Georgy Kot,” Ottinger says. “He is the ultimate showman, artist and trainer for his long-hair specialty design work.”
Kot presented a look-and-learn and hands-on seminar in New York City for local stylists, as well as hairdressers from as far away as Africa, Brazil, Canada, Oregon and India. Rachael Hoffman, Keune Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development; Leah Scherer, Keune Regional Salon Specialist; Shannon King, Keune Educator; Brett Kurri, Paramount Beauty Brand Specialist and Donna Maggi, Paramount Beauty General Sales Manager, attended the event, which was arranged in partnership with Keune distributor Paramount Beauty.
“Both of these events were a great success for Keune North America. They gave us a unique opportunity to build on our relationship with this international hair superstar and garner more brand awareness in the market,” Hoffman says.
In 2017, Keune will host Kot for his return to the United States, where he will share his techniques and artistry at the Keune Academy in Atlanta. See the Keune Advanced Academy curriculum for updates.
A family-owned and founded entrepreneurial company based in The Netherlands, Keune Haircosmetics has served hair stylists, colorists and consumers since 1922 by providing the finest professional hair color, hair care and styling products to more than 70 countries.
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