June 12 will mark the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Night Club shooting. Forty-nine lives were lost in this tragedy, four of which were part of the beauty industry. Salon owners, Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37; Luis Daniel Conde, 39; cosmetologist, Brenda Lee Marquez-McCool, 49; and makeup artist Javier Jorge Reyes, 40. From June 3-5, Premiere Orlando is recognizing the 49 lives that were lost that night, and honor those four specific victims. In addition to honoring these individuals, Premiere Orlando is raising money and awareness to help support the local LGBTQ community.
Premiere Show Group is an event management company based in Orlando for more than 25 years. Every year, Premiere Show Group hosts Premiere Orlando. The event welcomes active beauty industry professionals, as well as current industry students, and it offers more than 600 workshop classes, and hosts more than 800 exhibitors. The event takes place at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. For more information, visit here.