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If fashion tickles your fancy, you don't want to miss the Battle of the Strands.
The Online Battle ended on Sept 9th completing six (6) Qualifier Rounds for one of the biggest international styling competitions with fourteen (14) Teams making it to Las Vegas. Leading the United States group are Oscar Blandi’s Team, Clark Russell, Beauty Entourage, Mod Style Lab, Plush Dolls, HotBox Salon and House of Style. Puerto Rico will be represented by Angel Rosario, Beyond Salon, Miranda Beauty Group, Peter Cardon and WM Squad. With Mexico and Panama represented by Team L’Occoco, and Charlie’s Place respectively.
On its third year, the Competition was launched in March at the America’s Beauty Show in Chicago with the first Qualifier Round in New York City last April. It was followed by Qualifier Rounds in Orlando, Las Vegas, Mexico & Puerto Rico from June to September cumulating in the Online Battle which ended on Sept 9th where the winning teams were chosen to come face to face in Las Vegas on October 14th, 8pm PST at the Pearl Concert Theatre, the Palms Casino Resort.
The competition will be hosted by TV’s King of Makeovers Kim Vo and YouTube legend Kandee Johnson featuring Beauty Industry Icons Michael O’Rourke, Allen Edwards, James Harris, Sam Villa’s Andrew Caruthers among others. Event sponsors include media giant Televisa Publishing and Digital and one of the biggest Trade publications the American Salon Magazine, and Daily Nails, Prominent US Trade Shows the International Beauty Show & the Orlando Premiere Show, beauty brands such as TIGI, Sexy Hair, ICON, Davines, GK Hair, Stila, Hot Tools, Enzo Milano and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Lamborghini Las Vegas & Audi Henderson to name a few.
These Masters of Beauty will be subjected to extraordinary elimination challenges until the top five (5) make it to the Final Battle on October 14. The competing teams will present current wearable trends, couture, and high-end avant garde looks on their models before a panel of celebrity judges, media, and thousands including icons of the industry.
Battle of The Strands is the first extreme hair, makeup, and wardrobe salon competition. Twelve teams qualify through extreme and challenging elimination rounds. Ultimately the final five will compete in Las Vegas on October 14, 2013 for the championship title. Celebrity and industry icons will be the final judges deciding the teams’ fate!
Battle of the Strands (BOTS) is a hair, makeup, and wardrobe competition. BOTS showcases original avant garde looks from salon teams before a panel of industry icon judges. Now in it’s third season, we are welcoming Mexico and Puerto Rico teams. The 2013 season consists of 6 qualifying rounds; NYC, Orlando, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and an online voting qualifier. October will welcome the semifinals in Vegas, with the final on October 14th. See the video below for an overview of the 2013 competition.
For more information or to get your event tickets, click to: http://www.battleofthestrands.com/
Out for Business isn’t your typical conference. The NGLCC National Business & Leadership Conference offers robust programming designed to meet the interests and needs of our corporate partners, LGBT-certified business owners and entrepreneurs, allied companies and NGLCC affiliate chambers from around the country.
We put a premium on leadership networking, professional development and advocacy opportunities. Read testimonies from business leaders and explore pictures and video from last year's event.
Out for Business! brings together diverse decision makers from around the nation, including small business owners, top corporate representatives, affiliate chamber leaders, and think tank researchers. Who do you want to meet?
Stan Kimer, an LGBT-certified business owner, gained national attention last December when he became the first openly gay man elected as president of the North Carolina Council of Churches.
"I can only do one event this year and I chose this conference. It is the most pertinent to my business. As a supplier, this will give me the most direct access and give me the best return on my time or my money moving forward with my business."
For more info on this event: http://www.outforbusiness2011.com/
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