The Fashion and Beauty Week gala will take place March 19, 2013 at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. Founder Jack Panico is working out the final details for this truly amazing event, now in its third year. Sponsored by Oribe Haircare and Nars Makeup, the runway show is preceded by a buffet dinner, cocktails, a red carpet and luxury lounges. At the end of the evening, all guests receive a generous swag bag.
"Fashion and Beauty Week is all about celebrating fashion AND beauty," says Jack. "Fashion and beauty are accessories to each other. In addition to asking 'who are you wearing', we want it to be also 'who did your hair, make up and nails?' We emphasize that fashion and beauty are equally important."
The salons participating (in addition to the impressive designers mentioned by Jack in this interview) are:
Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa
The Galleria Salon
Laboratory Hair Studio
The Oribe Team
Panico Salon and Spa
Jack has made attendance quite affordable, with tickets starting at $100. All profits from Fashion and Beauty Week go to Diabetes Research Institute. "Last year we made almost $50,000," says Jack. "We made money for a good cause and people had a great time."
Ideally Jack would like to see this become an international event and although the "week" at this point lasts just one night, he is looking forward to making this a seven day event with salons participating with their own events under the Fashion and Beauty Week umbrella. "Let's get this going," says Jack. "Hopefully by next year we will have something going in LA, Chicago and everywhere around the US." For more information, to get tickets or if you want to set up something in your city and want to reach out to Jack, go to: