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ChopsLIVE Goes International: Aveda 2023


ChopsLIVE is proud to have partnered with the cutting-edge salon organization Aveda to take over the Minneapolis Convention Center this past month for the Aveda International Congress. With a blowout stage performance highlighting the keynote Sunday presentation, ChopsLIVE made their indoor performance debut on the international stage to an in-person audience of thousands and a televised audience of tens of thousands worldwide.


“It’s been a long time coming for us to offer indoor performance services, and we could not think of a better team to work with. Our experience with Aveda and their creative team has far exceeded expectations,” said Michael Finny, ChopsLIVE director. “With our mission not only to fundraise for Chops’ youth programs in the city but to spread awareness for that work, we could not have asked for a better partner than Aveda."


ChopsLIVE members reported an incredible three-day experience with a professional atmosphere of mutual support for both Aveda’s creative message of sustainability/equity and Chops, Inc.’s mission to address restorative justice in underprivileged communities. “I think this might have been one of the best weekends of my life,” said Mike Palmer, ChopsLIVE member. “The Aveda people are incredible."

ChopsLIVE members worked closely with the Aveda International team to provide a top-of-the-line professional and creative experience for audience members, all while championing their indoor debut and exposure for the mission. Click the link below for additional media from the event.


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“We are ready to make big waves,” says Finney, “The opportunity to demonstrate that our team is able to operate at the highest level of professionalism and remain dedicated to prioritizing the restorative justice mission is amazing. We are all in agreement - let’s keep this ball rolling and give these youth programs a leg to stand on.”


Chops, Inc. recently concluded its fundraising campaign to support inner-city youth programs to survive budget cuts. Miss your chance to support? Join ChopsLIVE in their mission by donating here:

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