Chicago Style

Experience Chicago’s Style “EVOLUTION OF EDUCATION”

chromastics-education-email1 Experience CHICAGO STYLE as we present Chicago’s leading Creative Directors, Innovators and Educators, Joseph Cartagena, Robin Mroz, Sal Misseri a 2012 North American Hairstyling Awards Winner (NAHA) and Eli Mancha a 2011 North American Hairstyling Awards Winner, (NAHA). Special guest will be America’s leading Master Colorist, Tom Dispenza and his senior Chromastics Hair Color Specialist, Caitlin Maddan.

Learn from Chicago’s leading Creative Directors, Innovators and Educators


  • Sal Misseri – “CUT COUTURE” The art of haircutting both precise and deconstructed to give you high fashion looks that deliver confidence. 
  • Eli Mancha – “A SQUARED”  A simplified approach to  advanced haircutting! Allowing you to manipulate it to create a multitude of different looks.
  • Caitlin Maddan – “FORMULATING FOR ALL HAIR TYPES”. Chromastics Master Colorist and Educator.

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If you need inspiration and want to improve your skills, register today!


Monday, October 6, 2014
Check-in opens: 9:15am
Presentation: 10:00am – 5:00pm
CE hours = 7 (this is a renewal year in IL.)


620 Lee Street, 2nd Floor
Des Plaines, IL. 60016
Downtown Des Plaines
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Transportation Info:

Parking available across the street at the Metro Square parking garage $1.50 daily fee
Des Plaines Metro Station across the street
Local Taxi 847.877.9991

Hotel Information:

Radisson Hotel Chicago O’Hare
Address: 1450 E Touhy Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 296-8866

Marriott Courtyard
2950 S. River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 824-7000
Adjacent to Rivers Casino

$95.00 Admission*
Tickets available at the door.

* Advance Admission Includes Lunch
At the door, $95.00 registration does not include lunch

For special assistance call MSS at 847.477.0034

Artist Bios:

Joseph Cartegena
Joseph Cartagena
Joseph is an innovator and a practical Hairdresser.
His work has been recognized internationally through several publications as well as Intercoiffures master colorist group. Founder of genacelli and the east studio salons in Chicago, Joseph is the Creative Director and continually works behind the chair.
Known for his vision and leadership in education Joseph has created classes based on the needs of the working professional. From the art behind the chair ( a comprehensive approach to a consultation), the Razors Edge (two methods of razor cutting) and TAYLOR MADE ( men’s cutting and styling). These insightful journeys have help many hairdressers and educators reach a higher level of excellence
Robin Mroz
Robin Mroz
Robin has been engaging audiences nationally, presenting the latest trends and solid adaptable techniques. Her work has been seen in over 70 countries and several publications. Sought after for her down to earth approach to hairdressing she has worked with several companies strengthening their educational curriculum and presentations. Engaging and realistic, Robins work from the runway to behind the chair is insightful and inspirational.
Eli Mancha
Eli Mancha – Artistic Director / Trend Division
Sincerity and scary raw talent are 2 attributes not regularly found in your average person. Eli on the other hand is no average stylist. For over 15 years, Eli has proved himself to be one of the best hairstylist/educators in the industry. Not only has he been a world class platform artist educating thousands of stylists, he was also honored with the industry’s most prestigious award as 2011 North American Hairstylist of the year (NAHA). As artistic director for Lock and Loaded, Eli can be found training/mentoring stylists in the art of men’s sculpting.
Sal Misseri
Sal Misseri
Creative Director of Ladies and Gentlemen Salons, is a North American Hairstyling Awards(NAHA) winner and 5x finalist and (NAHA) International Stylist of the year nominee for 2014.Sal has been trained by many of the best stylist in the Industry including but not limited to, Mark Hayes, Antoinette Beenders, Stephen Moody, Allen Ruiz, David Adams, and Lupe Voss.Sal is considered one the top 30 colorist under 30 in the country. His work can be seen globally in trade magazines and fashion events. Sal can be found at the Chicago L&G salon as well as on set for photo shoots, and back stage at fashion week.
Caitlin Madden
Caitlin Maddan
As Director of Education for Carabito Corporation and respected educator for Chromastics Hair Color, Caitlin Maddan quickly rose to the ranks of a proficient and professional educator by demonstrating her skill and expertise as a colorist at prestigious salons in Boston and throughout Maine. She is becoming known in this industry as a “rising star” with incredible talent and enthusiasm. After traveling around the country to work closely with salon owners and hairstylists; her love for sharing
knowledge has become her top priority while her passion has intensified for the art of cosmetology.
She continues to share that enthusiasm with the salons she helps.
Tom Dispenza - Chromastics
Tom Dispenza
Colorists travel from all over the world to learn from Tom. He is regarded as one of the leading Hair Colorists in the United States and his wealth of knowledge and experience with hair coloring techniques has earned him recognition on four continents as a true Master Colorist. What is his secret to amazing hair colors?
” Knowing how everything works is one of the most important aspects of coloring hair. Few colorists have ever been given the “inside scoop” about hair coloring products. Once you’ve been taught the true way color works, you’ll soar to a new level of expertise. There’s an entire world of coloring information and techniques that most colorists never experience.”
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