Style Wars 2014 Competition – Top Level Salon

Top Level Salon stylists Elise and Yolee and interpreter-by-day-model-by-night Jenn made up our first team for the 2014 Style Wars. When we walked in that night, everyone was so excited to start working. There were braids of blue hair and gold leaf laying out, and while the airbrush hummed, Jenn slowly transformed into an avant garde fashion model. We shot in the salon before moving out to the street in West Hartford Center, where Jenn became the center of attention for all the people walking by. This was one of the first shoots where I was able to use our new DS lens, and it worked out perfectly. See for yourself.

Style Wars 2014 Salon Contest- Studio 325

Before and After Professional Hair and Makeup

Style Wars Salon Contest

By Heidi Denney

 Salon Contest Entry

Studio 325 was one of the teams that entered our salon contest, Style Wars, and wow! Look at that hair! We arrived on set just as they were finishing up their look and we couldn’t believe the intricate detail of her beautiful hair. It twisted and coiled around her upper body like nobody’s business. With our popup backdrop, we started shooting right inside Studio 325. Then we ventured outside and down the street to a nearby park to create a more complex look in nature.

What is Style Wars and why did we create it?

We love crazy, conceptual looks but not all of our everyday clients are into that. So we created the Style Wars competition for hair & makeup artists so we could fulfill our creative desires and connect with the leading hair & makeup artists in our area. 2014 was the first year of this annual competition and it was a huge success! If you’re a hair or makeup artist and want to be involved in the Style Wars, watch our site for registration which opens September 1. If you’re a model (or aspiring model) and would like to model for a team in the Style Wars, contact us and we’ll put your name out there to the teams. If you’re a person who loves fashion and a night out on the town, watch for our reveal event where you can vote on your favorite look, enjoy food and drinks and night out with friends.

Behind The Scenes Gallery

Style Wars 2014 Salon Contest – Estetica Salon

Before and After Professional Hair and Makeup

Salon Wars Salon Contest

By Heidi Denney

Salon Contest Entry

Connie DeStefano and Elizabeth Bevilacqua from Estetica Salon were one of the teams that entered our salon competition, Style Wars, and their attention to detail was amazing! They transformed Samantha from the girl next door to a super model. Samantha isn’t a professional model but she should be! Just look at her awesomeness!

What is Style Wars and why did we create it?

We love crazy, conceptual looks but not all of our everyday clients are into that. So we created the Style Wars competition for hair & makeup artists so we could fulfill our creative desires and connect with the leading hair & makeup artists in our area. 2014 was the first year of this annual competition and it was a huge success! If you’re a hair or makeup artist and want to be involved in the Style Wars, watch our site for registration which opens September 1. If you’re a model (or aspiring model) and would like to model for a team in the Style Wars, contact us and we’ll put your name out there to the teams. If you’re a person who loves fashion and a night out on the town, watch for our reveal event where you can vote on your favorite look, enjoy food and drinks and night out with friends.

Behind The Scenes Gallery

Style Wars 2014 Salon Contest – Emily Giskin & Deb Sandford

Before & After Professional Hair & Makeup

Style Wars Salon Contest

By Heidi Denney

Salon Contest Entry

Emily Giskin and Deb Sandford were one of the teams that entered our salon competition, Style Wars, and they blew us away! They transformed Bridget into a high end, couture model. While watching them work their magic, we were itching to get started photographing her! Combined with our favorite hotel room location at Hotel Duncan, this shoot landed in our top 10 favs!

What is Style Wars and why did we create it?

We love crazy, conceptual looks but not all of our everyday clients are into that. So we created the Style Wars competition for hair & makeup artists so we could fulfill our creative desires and connect with the leading hair & makeup artists in our area. 2014 was the first year of this annual competition and it was a huge success! If you’re a hair or makeup artist and want to be involved in the Style Wars, watch our site for registration which opens September 1. If you’re a model (or aspiring model) and would like to model for a team in the Style Wars, contact us and we’ll put your name out there to the teams. If you’re a person who loves fashion and a night out on the town, watch for our reveal event where you can vote on your favorite look, enjoy food and drinks and night out with friends.

 

Behind The Scenes Gallery

Pick A Model (For Style Wars)

Here are some models & clients we’ve worked with that we think would want to be part of the Style Wars. Let us know which one you want and we’ll contact them about it. Once a model is secured for one team, they will be unavailable to the other teams. There is no charge from us for use of these models. And we’re willing to exchange some images with them as compensation for their time. If there’s something else you can offer to compensate them personally, I’m sure they would appreciate it!

Sarah P (below)

by Johnathon Denney

by Johnathon Denney

 Bridget (below) – TAKEN

Image by Heidi Denney, Hair & Makeup by Elise O'Mara

Image by Heidi Denney, Hair & Makeup by Elise O’Mara

Sarah C (below)

by Johnathon Denney

by Johnathon Denney

Emily (below)

By Heidi Denney

By Heidi Denney

Kylie (below)

by Johnathon Denney

by Johnathon Denney

Amanda (below)

editorial fashion shoot

by Johnathon Denney

 Kelly (below)

By Heidi Denney

By Heidi Denney

Rai (below)

by Johnathon Denney

by Johnathon Denney

 Jenn (below) – TAKEN

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

 Samantha (below) – TAKEN

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

 Lauren (below)

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

Haylan (below)

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

 Vanessa (below)

by Heidi Denney

by Heidi Denney

Style Wars, Avant Garde Fashion Salon Style Competition

Hair & makeup artists, we’re hosting a new salon style competition!

Style Wars

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7PM

 

Why are we hosting this competition?

We want to connect with all the leading hair & makeup artists in our area. And pulling together a crowd of people who love to look and feel amazing for a fun night out with a little healthy competition is a great way to do that!

Why enter?

When fashion designers want the buyer’s attention, they design avant garde & couture looks for the runway that can’t be ignored! Do they think the average person will wear those designs? Heck no! They just want to get some attention for their brand. That’s the theory here.

This is a tailored event aimed towards people who are interested in looking and feeling amazing scheduled at just the right time when people are bored with Winter and ready to get out and do something fun! Not only will it be a great networking opportunity for those in the industry, but all the guests to the party (your clients and ours) will get to see just how amazing you are!

Requirements to Enter

  • $250 entry fee per team ($100 goes directly to the winning pot)
  • Your team (whether it’s just you or you plus others) must create an avant garde look on a model (yours or ours) for a mini fashion shoot with us on the spot. The rules are simple. Make it outrageous!
  • Market the event to your clients, friends & family to make the night of the party and competition a hit!

Prize – More than $500 to the winning team!

  • The base prize pool will vary depending on how many entrants there are. We need a minimum of 5 entrants and are hoping for 15. So the winning pot could potentially be over $1500! (11.2.13 – Psst! We’re looking at about 12 entrants currently.)
  • In addition, guests, who must be present on the night of the reveal party, pay $1 per vote and half of all voting fees will go to the winning pot. There will be a limit of 20 votes per person to help keep the competition fair.
  • You’ll receive 10 digital files of your final look from the fashion shoot to use in promoting your brand.

What You Get Just For Entering

  • A before and after digital image for use in promoting your brand.
  • A 20×30 high fashion print of your final look to hang in your studio.

Deadlines

  • Entrance fees must be paid by November 15, 2013.
  • Styling and fashion shoot must be scheduled by January 10, 2014 since the night of the final reveal and party is January 29, 2014.

Contact us now! Message us or call 860.295.8444

Bookmark this page to stay current with updates. We have so much in store that we just can’t put every detail here. We’re so excited to start working with you!

UPDATE! Pick a model from our list! Click here to view images of models and clients we’ve worked with in the past. Models will be exclusive to one team so first come, first served.

 


$300.00 LATE Entry Fee Per Team (not per person)

Absolute deadline December 15, 2013.





If you have any trouble with Paypal, please feel free to call us at 860-295-8444.

Once you’ve paid, please fill out the entry form.

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