I was recently invited to a hair show. Yes, that’s the first thing I thought, too: “what on earth is a hair show?”
Well it turns out it’s the most fun runway-type show I’ve been to in a long time. José Luis Salon was celebrating 25 years of being one of Austin’s top hair stylists and partners and co-owners José Buitron and Bill Pitts wanted to throw a party worthy of sparkle-lovers everywhere.
As soon as I arrived I couldn’t help noticing the attractive men lining the shimmering runway. Did I mention they weren’t wearing shirts? Finally – we women (and gay men) get some eye candy too! The crowd was buzzing with excitement, the gift bags were killer (did I mention I think I finally understand the need for hair product?), and the show began.
There were three different themes. The first was old Hollywood glamour, the second was Italian opulence, and the third was Spanish spice. (I just made those names up I don’t remember what they actually called them). For each section, girls in feathers, sequins, beads, and paillettes were escorted down the runway by the handsome men standing sentinel. Towards the end of the runway parade, 3 women, 3 stylists, and 3 assistants would come out on stage and set up right in front of the audience.
In a matter of minutes, the stylist transformed the model’s coiffe right in front of your very eyes, taking it from a pretty updo to a crazy show-stopper. I think you all know how I feel about glitz, glam, and putting on a good show, so I enjoyed every minute of it. There was such an infectious energy and it was clear that the stylists were having so much fun. During the Spanish-themed show there was even a live all-female flamenco band and the stylists did a little choreographed dance spraying hairspray into the air as if they were flamenco fans trailing in the air. I’ve never been to or heard of anything like that before and it was just too much fun and so exciting and I really hope they do it again. Here are some pictures from the evening.
Thanks to Snackbox PR for the invite!
All pictures by Dose Of Dash except those watermarked with Krista Jude (c/o Snackbox)