April 2013

Steve Sleeper

Snips and Clips Around the Northwest | by Sinnamon Harris


Local Northwest Happenings

Lisa Vann and Friends will be hosting Ted Gibson and Jason Backe on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the posh Triple Door venue in downtown Seattle. Vann is a prominent stylist in the Northwest with experience as Aveda's texture specialist and global educator. She is the business owner of Milagros Salon Spa in Seattle and also a busy stylist behind the chair. She has been highlighted throughout international and national publications.

This hair show will showcase the latest techniques and colors from New York fashion week along with celebrity hair styles and upcoming trends. Ted Gibson is the hair professional for the TV show What Not To Wear and he will demonstrate a makeover style similar to those from the program. He will also introduce the audience to his advanced academy classes held in New York and Florida.

Jason Backe is the L'Oréal Professional ambassador and master colorist for the Ted Gibson Salon NYC. Backe will demonstrate some of his color combinations and color corrections. The two of them will put together a fashion show and demonstrations. There will be gorgeous hair, beautiful makeup, and stylized dance performers along with food and beverages. For more information on tickets/times visit: www.lisavannandfriends.com

Dedicated to the art of wellness and beauty, Premiere Salon and Spa not only talks the talk, they walk the walk. Located in the heart of downtown Olympia they proclaim, "we are passionate about giving back to the community that has given us so much." The salon is involved in a variety of projects and fundraisers throughout the year, but currently they are most excited about Earthmonth 2013.

Every year, throughout the spring months, Premiere Salon and Spa raises awareness and monetary support for clean water. A variety of fundraising techniques is utilized including product sales, client donation and service give-a-ways. Designers are Kelly Harris, Chelsea Barwee, Christopher Archiopoli, Jori Griggs, Karly Bley, Lindsey Nordee and Monique Eville. Nail tech is Melissa Glover. Salon coordinators are Jeanine Kuehn, Tina Mansfield, Fraiogh Howard and the massage therapist is Danna Wanmer. They all work as a team on the charitable project.

Puget SoundKeeper Alliance is committed to the protection and preservation of the waters of Puget Sound by monitoring, cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering its waters. All fundraising products sold in the salon have 100 percent of the profits going to support the Global Greengrant Fund water-related projects, with specific focus on the local non-profit Puget SoundKeeper Alliance. Premiere also offers a free add-on conditioning treatment to all their clients who donate $10 in aid of EarthMonth. They have also posted pictures and have links to the companies and non-profit that they're working with for the Earthmonth 2013 campaign.

The products Premiere is using for fundraising, along with a complete description, may be found on their blog http://www.premieresalonandspa.com/aveda-earth-month-2013/.

The second annual Willamette Valley Nail Event (WVNE) will be held in Keizer, Oregon, Sunday April 28, 2013 at the Keizer Renaissance Inn from 9-4. Private classes are still available held both Saturday and Monday including Atwood Electric File Class, Embracing your Nail Artisan, Salon Nails: Backfills and Speed Sets, and Pink and Whites, Masterworks Gel, Brisa Lite, Young Nails Hands On and Tye's Dyes.

WVNE announced the nail art themes for the event. For flat nail art – "Let's Dance" and for 3D nail art – "Tea Time." The theme must be followed on all ten nails. This year's judges are: Carla Collier - International competition judge and head judge for Nailpro competitions; Anita Lime Sims - Current NailPro judge for the past eight years and national and international judge recognized worldwide; and Amy Becker – Current two year running US Gel Champion, record holding Top 25 Competitor and 2011 Nailpro Cup Champion.

The northwest premier event will have these following companies attending: Elegant Glass Nails, Light Elegance, Young Nails, Tye's Dyes, Qtica Spa Products, CND, Amy Becker Masterworks, Entity, Backscratchers, Harmony Hand & Nail, Sparkles Nail Products, Valentino Beauty Pure, Harken, INM-Jen McCormick, Carla Collier, Atwood Industries, Famous Names Products, Alite Nail Systems- Yvette Yolly Laracuente, and Anita Lime Sims – ONS Wrap System & Iwata Airbrush Equipment.

Visit www.willamettevalleynailevent.com for more information about directions, classes, nail art competition rules, and door prizes.

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Sinnamon Harris is a freelance journalist who has written for Portland's former Our Town, LifeStyles Northwest and East County News. She also wrote NW Stylist's Oregon Board News articles from Oct 2011-2012. To be included in an upcoming issue, please email your details to editor@nwstylist.com.