Created by Scott Fontana, celebrity stylist and owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, Making the Cut is the beauty industry’s first and only live hair competition of its kind. Now in its second year and backed by sponsors that include L’Oréal, Milani Hair, Fontana Brands and Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, the high-end, professionally produced event will feature live hair cutting and styling on stage by leading local stylists and will be judged by a panel of beauty industry elite to award the title of OC’s Top Stylist 2014. Entries are open now through February 28th on the Cristophe Salon Newport Beach website for all Orange County hair stylists.
After the judges narrow the entries to five finalists, the Making the Cut live hair show competition will take place March 31, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Observatory in Santa Ana, giving the finalists the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of hundreds of locals and media for the chance to win the title of OC’S Top Stylist 2014, as well as $2,500 cash and other prizes. Nominations are open to professional Orange County stylists of all experience levels with no cost to enter. The submission, which will offer stylists the opportunity to present their best three looks to the judges, will also include a question and answer section about their experience and why they qualify for OC’s Top Stylist 2014.
Making the Cut is open to the public and will feature red carpet photo shoots, cash bar and food samples, music, lights, live cutting and styling, a live hair and fashion show, a makeover reveal, and a renowned judging panel that includes Scott Fontana, Laurent D. of Prive’ Salon and products, and Leyla Milani of Milani Hair.
“We encourage all hairstylists to enter the competition to have the opportunity to raise their own visibility and earn the honor of OC’s best of the best,” said Scott Fontana, creator of Making the Cut. “It truly is the only live hair cutting event of its kind and it’s taking place right here in Orange County for all local residents to enjoy.”
Information on sponsorships, ticket purchases, and to submit an entry for Making the Cut, visit www.CristopheNB.com.
Stylist entries will be accepted through Feb. 28.
Tickets are available for $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door.