The Masters of Beauty...

March 29, 2015

 

 

 

 

There are two options: Mainstream or Extreme. Let's get that right.

 

"GLOBAL BEAUTY MASTERS is a Television series about the most extreme hair, makeup, nails and fashion competition of all time. It is the “World Cup of Beauty”."

 

Being an educator in the beauty industry I am grateful enough to have amazing opportunities come my way that I can share with my students. This past experience was truly unforgettable...


Top industry professionals and students enter a competition that can determine the rest of your career. You begin with a team of dedicated individuals with an intense creative mindset.  Hair, makeup, nails, fashion and overall design are your concepts to determine. Within the team there is one member that takes hair, working to create the most avant garde hair structure that only hands and hairspray can build. One team member sees a beautiful face as their canvas, to paint with a multicolored palette of makeup. Last but not least, the nails, which are unique miniature pieces of art alone.

Breaking the boundaries of what is considered the norm, these teams work efficiently to build an overall theme - like any amazing project, you must begin with a concept. This could be anything, from old Hollywood glamour to even a mermaid look. The student teams at The Salon Professional Academy chose Carousel at the Carnival and Native American "Spirit Animal".

 

Here in Florida our first goal is to qualify for Premiere Orlando, the biggest beauty extravaganza this part of southern United States. Round after round of competitions with extreme creative challenges, rivalries between competitors, deadlines and some intense teamwork you will eventually arrive at the main end goal: The final battle in Las Vegas to earn the title of Global Beauty Master! It can only go to one team...

 

If you are not in the industry by some means, it's hard to understand the process of creating a photo. Look through the magazine on the racks of grocery stores or maybe the one right beside you on the table. Examine it. Could you imagine how much thought process and time it took to create that? It takes hours, sometimes days for this one photo to be the right one.


This past Monday my coworker and myself spent the day next to our incredibly talented students who created some of the most innovative and dynamic designs I have ever laid my eyes on...From feathers to glitter, a headdress and ponies, both completely crafted out of hair, nails adorned in fake popcorn and tribal symbols and makeup creations of cotton candy and a deer-like face; Four hours of prep time came together just in time for our photo shoot. The photos barely skim the surface of how intense the artistry and passion behind your work as a stylist is.

Editorial work when it comes to the beauty industry is the most creative aspect in my eyes, it is the most amazing thing to be able to share with a student. We have completed our first step: A unique and well thought out concept created on a model - from hair to makeup, nails to fashion. Our photos have been sent in. This May we will be finding out who will be going on to the next step: Orlando Premiere. The theme will be mermaid. Hopefully we will make it to the next step so we can show the world a sneak peek about what really goes on behind the salon cape...

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