TOP SALONS IN THE US, PANAMA, MEXICO AND PUERTO RICO ARE GEARING UP FOR A FINAL SHOWDOWN IN LAS VEGAS, OCT 14TH, 2013 8PM AT THE PEARL CONCERT THEATRE, PALMS CASINO RESORT.
After six qualifiers this year, only fourteen Teams made it to the last leg of one of the biggest Hair, Makeup & Wardrobe Competitions spanning four countries, The Battle of the Strands. The Battle of the Strands (http://www.battleofthestrands.com) is the first extreme hair, makeup, and wardrobe salon competition that started in Vegas in 2011, expanded nationwide in 2012 and is now an international competition. Teams enter through Qualifiers and proceed through extreme elimination rounds. Ultimately the final five will compete in Vegas for the championship title. Celebrity and industry icons will be the final judges deciding the teams’ fate.
On its third year, the Battle of the Strands Competition held qualifying rounds in NYC, Orlando, Las Vegas, Mexico & Puerto Rico with an Online Battle that ended Sept 9th, where winning teams were chosen to come face to face in Las Vegas for extraordinary elimination challenges to pick the Top five that will make it to the Final Battle. They will present current wearable trends, couture, and high-end Avant Garde looks on their models, critiqued before a panel of celebrity judges, media, and thousands watching. Hosted by TV’s King of Makeovers Kim Vo and YouTube legend Kandee Johnson, the judging panel includes Industry Icons Michael O’Rourke, Allen Edwards, James Harris & Andrew Caruthers among others. The Final Battle will be aired online via live-streaming.
The Top 14 Teams that will compete in Las Vegas in October consists of The Oscar Blandi Team (NY), Clark Russell (CA), Beauty Entourage (CN), Mod Style Lab (FL), Team J Salon (AZ), HotBox Salon (NV), House of Style (NV) , Angel Rosario (Puerto Rico), Beyond Salon (Puerto Rico), Miranda Beauty Group (Puerto Rico), Peter Cardon (Puerto Rico) and WM Squad (Puerto Rico), Team L’Occoco (Mexico), and Charlie’s Place (Panama).
The 2013 Battle of the Strands Competition is sponsored by beauty brands TIGI, ICON, Davines, Sexy Hair, GK Hair, Stila, Doucce, BHUMI Brushes, HotTools, Enzo Milano, Sam Villa; media and industry groups Televisa, American Salon Magazine, Daily Nails, International Beauty Show, and the Premiere Show, with the Las Vegas Convention Authority, Lamborghini Las Vegas, Audi Henderson, NOHO, 901 Tequila and more.The organizers has also launched a campaign to fight breast cancer with ICON‘s Cure for a Cause.