Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius
Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the Premiere Beauty Show held at the Orange County Convention Center. I was there doing PR work for a client, not because I am a service provider. After fighting traffic to get there, and attempting to solve the maze called parking at the Convention Center, I finally made my way in.
I was overwhelmed by the number of exhibits, products, competitions and attendees. We are clearly a society preoccupied with our looks. The Convention floor was filled with beautifully made up and coiffed ladies (and a few men) making their pitch to existing and potential clients and service providers that outdid each other by using their skills and creativity to present themselves as a live business card. From the moderate to the extreme.
At the end of the day, I was very happy to have attended. It was at the very least interesting. I came away with a bag of goodies, a new perspective on beauty and a new name on my name tag.