What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Wrong! Some of the best things in the beauty industry happen in Vegas and it would be so unfair to hog all the fun.

Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Throughout the year, Las Vegas salons have competed in Hair Wars and, last week at Moon Nightclub at The Palms, Hair Wars concluded with its Rusk-sponsored finale, in the theme of Holiday Spirit. And it ROCKED!!

Finale of the Hair Wars CompetitionShear Genius 2 winner and two-time North American Hairstylist of the Year (and Modern BFF) Charlie Price was the celebrity host and judged the competition along with  Alicia Jacobs (entertainment reporter, a native of Las Vegas and former Miss Nevada USA and Miss United States! Wowza!), Jim Roberts (a super-sweet Rusk Designer and owner of J. Roberts Salon in Edina, Minnesota) and the last judge was, your fav (jk), ME!







Judges from left to right: Jim Roberts, Rusk Designer and owner of J. Roberts Salon in Edina, MN; Modern's Alison Shipley, Alicia Jacobs (with Sparkle!), Las Vegas entertainment reporter and former Miss Nevada USA and Miss United States; and, the man who needs no introduction, Charlie Price.

 Photography: Shane O'neal



For the finale, the finalists were: Radici, Roni Josef, Primp Salon, Tease, Liquid, Ramba, Curl Up N Dye and Circa. And wow, what a show they put on! Check out these shots from the night!

Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

I loved her hair! And her dress was made of chocolates!
Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Her natural hair was below her waist, too!
Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Blue and beautiful. Only in Las Vegas...Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Up close, her make-up was amazing. And what a model choice! Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

She was a giant Perrier Jouet bottle! Look at the bubbles! More shots of her below : )Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Black and White, and oh-so-cool!Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Her sky-high hair was stunning—she had a nest in there, along with a dove!!Photography: Shane O'neal



And the winner was: Primp Salon, with the Perrier Jouet bottle!! Here's some more shots of the winner.

Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

An up-close look at the detailing!Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

The make-up, hair, models, attire and entertainment were AMAZING. I had so much fun judging the event with Charlie, Alicia and Jim: What a fun group of people!

Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

All the models with the judges! Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Sounds for the night by DJ Scotty Boy and Jordan Stevens. Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Madness on the runway! Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

Rusk gift bags that went to the first 100 guests. The products smell so delicious!Photography: Shane O'neal



Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

The lovely Brad and Yvette Masterson of Y PR, who invited me to judge, and to represent RUSK!

Finale of the Hair Wars Competition

OK, OK. So I was a little excited to hang out with Charlie Price : )


So that's all folks! For more info on Hair Wars—check out the upcoming issue of MODERN!

Alison
xoxox