Matrix announced the May semi-finalists for Matrix Mannequin Mania today. In its second month, more than 4,100 entries flooded the mannequinmania.com website and mail boxes of the Mannequin Mania team. May's 12 semi-finalists in each of the four categories (stylist; salon team; student; and Matrix friends and family) were awarded $1,000 each and their entries have been automatically entered into the finals.

After a panel of judges pick the finalists for each category, America will then be able to choose the ultimate Matrix Mannequin Mania Masters—also winners of $25,000 and a day with the stylist and celebrity judge, Tabatha Coffey. The contest ends July 31. For more information, or if you would like to enter the contest, visit mannequinmania.com.

MAY SEMI-FINALISTS:

STYLISTS


New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists! 
Mannequin Name: La Femme Nikita
Created by: Barbara Bazarnick
State:
RI
Category: Stylist
Inspiration:
The
colors red, white, and blue are more than just colors. To me, they
symbolize freedom to express and create.



New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists! 
Mannequin Name: Miss. Dog Gone

Created by: Rick Murray
State: TN

Category: Stylist

Inspiration:
The love of my life, my little beagle. Her name is Lady GaGa. I was looking around the house for some inspiration and she kept barking throwing a fit. I looked at her and said, "Well there ya go" I was surprised to be honest how much it turned out to look like her. This was my favorite entry cause I took the two things I loved the most and put them together. My doggie and hairdressing.



New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists!
Mannequin Name: KAT IN HER HAT

Created by: Carol
Sexauer

State: MO

Category: Stylist

Inspiration:

"IT’S ALL HAIR!" I
braided the hat using the top half of the mannequin’s hair and fashioned
ribbon and flowers from extensions or colored mannequin hair. This
competition inspired and challenged me to see if I could recreate the
Basket Eave Hat Braid. Guest What? I can, and its bigger and better! The
Mannequin Mania graphics inspired my color selection, but the Discover
Show in St. Louis and of course, the $25,000, sparked my enthusiasm.
Thanks, it was a blast!

 
SALON TEAMS

 

Mannequin Name: Ultimate Indulgence

Created by: Salon Robert
Ryan

State: FL

Category: Salon Team

Team
Members:


Vienna Levine (team leader)
David
Levine

Inspiration:

Everyone needs to be a
little naughty once in a while. How about a sinfully delicious chocolate
cherry torte?! How tasty does that sound? Grab your forks boys and
girls and dive in. Scrumptious! ;)



New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists! 

Mannequin Name: Hair Warrior Isish

Created by: Pazazz Salon
and Span

State: FL

Category: Salon Team

Team
Members:


Patricia Kaldawy (team leader)
Isa
Ruiz

Inspiration:

Geisha Girl was
inspired by the beautiful color/contrast vibrant red & black shiny
hair. White was added to the family of color. We loved the shapes that
create a true form of hair artistry.



 New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists!

Mannequin Name: Petal

Created by: City Looks
Salon

State: MO

Category: Salon Team

Team
Members:


Destiny Robinson (team leader)
Gail
Poettgen

Inspiration:

Spring flower baskets.


STUDENTS


 New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists!

Mannequin Name: Giselle

Created by: Angelica
Gomez

State: CA

Category: Students

Inspiration:

Mohawk Bridal. This is a
fun, modern, yet beautiful bridal hair design that a daring bride could
wear.



New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists! 

Mannequin Name: GRACE

Created by: Elizabeth
Yaning

State: AL

Category: Students

Inspiration:

I love the peacock. It is the most beautiful bird, especially when they open their
tail. They are so amazing that they inspired me to make fantasy hair like a peacock.



New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists! 

Mannequin Name: The New Poison Ivory

Created by: Dominique
Goudeau

State: OK

Category: Students

Inspiration: Batman


MATRIX FRIENDS AND FAMILY


New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists! 

Mannequin Name: Bridget O' Parody

Created by: Charlene
Prudhomme

State: RI

Category: Friends and
Family

Inspiration:

Bird of Paradise flower



 

Mannequin Name: Valiente

Created by: Sarah James

State: MI

Category: Friends and
Family

Inspiration:

The bold, warm colors
of summers



New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists! 

Mannequin Name: INTRIGUE

Created by: Pamela Will

State: TX

Category: Friends and
Family

Inspiration:

Creative artistic minds
explore ones imagination, surfacing reflections. Images saturate the
mind. Illumination of an idea surface. A jaunt through my mind? INTRIGUE