They Rocked the Runway with a Catwalk for Water 

Aveda Catwalk for Water Students and staff at Aveda Institute Portland, along with their Aveda network of salons raised $15,000 to benefit the local environmental organization Columbia Riverkeeper

All 150 students were directly involved in the production of the show as models, stylists, makeup artists, and/or backstage staff.  Guest stylists from over nine Aveda network salons get involved with their own styling teams and models. 

Two months went into preparation for the Catwalk, allowing students to first choose a segment; then storyboard their ideas; get peer and instructor feedback; create costumes and practice their looks.

It was great team building experience and an amazing creative process. The outcome was truly beautiful. Check out the website for pictures and recap video by going to

On the day of the show, 60 models showed on the runway. The show sold out with 400 friends, family members, Portland community members, and press in attendance making this the most successful Earth Month event to date.

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