A Night of Hair, Make-up and Fundraising

By Lauren Salapatek | 07/06/2010 1:18:45 PM


Steve Hightower and his team of stylists at Hair Artists Studio in Atlanta, Georgia, raised over $40,000 at the “We Want To Know What Love Is” event on May 21. The money was donated to the Fragile Kids Foundation, which helps provide a safe environment for abused and neglected children; Fragile Kids Foundation and Childkind, organizations that work to support children with complex medical or developmental disabilities. At the event, Hightower and his team styled all of the hair and make-up on the models for the runway show.

“I wanted the 40s look for bridal and then had the staff brush the hair out so it would move and flow down the cat walk on the 12 professional models,” says Hightower. “Weeks before the show I showed the staff how to get the 40s look.”

There was also a ‘Cuts and Color’ segment, which focused on looks everyday people can achieve. “I had 32 clients in this segment to show off their cuts and color,” says Hightower. “I wanted to show how our hair cuts were easy styles for the client to do themselves. We all know that a hair cut can look great when a stylist is finished, but sometimes never looks good when the client does his or her own hair. I feel a client should be able to recreate the style that the stylist creates in the salon.”

The show is booked again on April 8, 2011 at the Fox Theatre Egyptian Ballroom. For information visit stevehightower.com.

(From left to right) The Saint Mark Choir; Soloist Thressa Gardner; Kristanecia King from the Fragile Kids Foundation; and Steve Hightower, founder of the “We Want To Know What Love Is” event.
A model getting her hair styled for the "We Want To Know What Love Is Event."
 An example of a 40s hair style worn by the models.
 Loose waves
Emelda Tolder, who's in charge of staff and guest relations at Hair Artists Studio, dons a wig styled by wig specialist Paul Trantham.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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