Creating the Best Looking Mannequin for Junior Style Stars

By Lauren Salapatek | 05/21/2013 1:48:00 PM

 

click image to zoomPaul Barry Barrister Junior Style stars gives future hair stylists a platform to develop their artistic skills. Unlike other competitions that require a live model, this competition requires you to create a memorable style on a mannequin.

Q.As mannequins can sometimes look a bit drab/doll-like, what are some techniques (like make-up and fashion) that you can use to make it look its best so it’s not just about the hair?

A: “When competing on a mannequin I believe the key is to start with the best mannequin you can afford,” says Paul Barry, owner of Junior Style Stars. “We at Junior Style Stars have partnered with Pivot Point this year to allow our competitors to have a quality mannequin as a starting point. Our mannequins have shoulders which lend to a more ‘human’ look and allows for clothing, drapery or neck jewelry. Our competition requires competitors color the hair which gives the competitors opportunity to change the entire look of the mannequin, right down to the make-up. Mannequins can be enhanced with lots of different make-up, jewelry and hair accessories to create and overall look. As with any style, mannequin or live model, a stylist strives to create an overall look that is most appropriate for the occasion.”

 

 

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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.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at lsalapatek@modernsalon.com.

 


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