Events: The Premier Hair Show. Orlando, FL


So this year I was fortunate to be able to attend the annual Premier Hair Show (PHS) in Orlando, Florida. I want to say this first. THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCES THAT I HAVE EVER HAD IN THE INDUSTRY! Between the performances on the Main Stage, the platform educators, and the models and attendees. Such attention to detail and passion. I saw a performance from Matrix, known for their color that was simply amazing. A String Quartet, Performance Dancers, and even a DJ, but not one word during the styling performance. I was TRULY inspired.



One thing I liked about PHS, compared to many other hair shows, that it was not just a hair show. The PHS is an opportunity for EVERYONE involved in the Beauty Industry to learn. From Barbers, Makeup Artists, Salon Owners, to Nail Technicians and all the others in the industry were able to attend, as this event is closed to the public. Licensed professionals, students, and those who have business credentials in the industry are the only ones allowed to attend. OH, and Models.

I was VERY pleased to see that one of my favorite models to shoot, was in attendance as a model for Wella/Nioxin. Christina looked absolutely beautiful as she strutted her stuff.


Tina had a blast, and so did I. I look forward to going again next year and learning so much more.






Leighton DaCosta

Hello, I'm Leighton and I help people around the world tell their story. Let me introduce myself. Whether it's for online dating, or a professional profile, it always seems that the "About Me" section is always the hardest to write. Not because you have nothing to say about yourself, but because you want to be sincere, genuine, interesting, and brief all at the same time. I have never been a fan of writing about me in the third person, like: "Leighton DaCosta, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to Brooklyn, NY at an early age when his parents wanted to form a new life for themselves and their children. In the third grade, the family moved to Orlando, Fl, where Leighton considers his home town. After spending 3 tours in the Navy, he settled in Jacksonville, and now Miramar, Florida, where he now calls home. Today, still wanted by many, he does work as a fashion and wedding photographer. If you have a wedding(or photo shoot)... if no one else can help... and if you can find him... maybe you can hire... ok.. this is not The A- Team." But you see what I mean? What do you know about me? How can we connect? Did you know that my FAVORITE food is Pizza and Sushi? Or that my favorite color is Purple? When I go to the wine bars, I usually order Mimosas, because even the cheapest champagne tastes great with some good ole OJ. When I travel, I like staying in nice hotels. Not because of the name, (even though I AM partial to Hyatt) but because of the bathrooms. One of my favorite hotels is the Viking in Newport, Rhode Island. Small rooms, but AWESOME bathrooms. I LOVE TO EAT, and eating as much as I have, has led me to be about 100 pounds more than I was in High School... Yeah there is some muscle there, but if it was all muscle, I'm sorry folks, I wouldn't be taking photos, I would be retiring from the NFL. If you want to see some of my favorite dishes, follow me on Instagram. Because of that, I find myself now in the gym more than ever. Trying to stay fit and alive... I workout, so I can EAT! Well that's enough for now, if you want to know more about me, follow my blog. Better yet, I want to find out more about YOU. So let's talk!