One of my favorite events every fashion week are the "Tweetups" held at the American Express lounges. They are hosted by a prominent figure in the fashion industry. Bloggers like myself get to ask questions then tweet our thoughts on Twitter throughout the event.
Styling icon Ric Pipino gave styling tips and advice for aspiring stylists at Milk Studios. He has coiffed the looks of celebrities like Rebecca Romijn, Whitney Port and ex-wife Heidi Klum. He was originally brought into the industry by his brother because he promised that it was where the cute girls were.
For people new to the industry, it is essential to learn the core skills of cutting hair before getting creative with anything else. The best way to develop your career is to apprentice with well known established stylists and learn all you can from them.