Samuel Cole Salon Stylists Attend Bumble and bumble Network Educator Class in NYC

Erin Shebaugh and Ashley Collins
L-R: Erin Shebaugh and Ashley Collins

August 14, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) – Hair stylists Ashley Collins and Erin Shebaugh of Samuel Cole Salon in Raleigh recently returned from New York City where they attended an exclusive Network Educators training program at Bumble & bumble University (Bb. U).

According to Bumble & bumble, the Network Educator School “trains top talent in our Network salons to help inspire creativity, superlative customer service and retail success. Hairdressers at the height of their careers can translate their dedication, passion and expertise to their fellow stylists.”

To be a member of the network, a salon must pass a rigorous curriculum for professionalism and design expertise. In addition to selling Bumble & bumble hair products, only Bb. network salon stylists may attend Bb. U classes.

As network educators, Collins and Shebaugh will conduct training workshops within Samuel Cole Salon and its sister facility, Salon Moxie.

According to Collins, the training program “was absolutely amazing. Among other things, they taught us about public speaking and effective ways of communicating, including paying attention to body language and choosing positive, affirming language. And a lot of it was about building confidence in ourselves so that we are better able work with and inspire our peers.”

She said the training was “intense over four long days. They kept us moving!” And she can’t wait to go again. “It was so invigorating. Everyone there was so supportive and talented. It’s just a great experience for any stylist.”

Located in New York City’s historic meat packing district, Bumble & bumble University also includes a Design School and Business School.

Samuel Cole Salon is located at 240 Newton Road in North Raleigh. Salon Moxie is located in North Ridge Shopping Center at 6196-112 Falls of Neuse. For more information visit and


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