Mannequin Mania Announces First Finalists!

By Lauren Salapatek | 05/21/2010 3:13:04 PM


Today Matrix announced the April semi-finalists for Matrix Mannequin Mania. In its first month,
more than 2,200 entries, from across the country flooded the website and
mail boxes of the Mannequin Mania team. The caliber of talent, passion, and creativity showcased
in each entry made it extremely difficult to narrow it down to just 12 semi-finalists....and here they


 Alice Olson
 Janice Nicholls
 Ron Soto

Salon Teams:
 Shear Madness
 El Salon
 JC Penny Salon

 Irina Manita
 Danielle Finney
 John Louis Franklin

Friends and Family:

 Sarah James
 Sandra Carr
 Ignacio Ayala

In each of the four categories: stylist, salon team, student, Matrix friends & family, three semi-finalists were chosen. Each semi-finalist has been awarded $1,000 and their entry is automatically entered into to the finals. Now it's up to a panel of judges who will select the finalists, in each category, and then it's is up to America to choose the ultimate Matrix Mannequin Masters. The winners will get $25,000 and a day with stylist icon and Matrix Mannequin Mania celebrity judge, Tabatha Coffey.

For the stylists that were not selected as semi-finalists, their entries have automatically been rolled-over into next month's pool of entries. Each month for the remainder of the entry portion of the contest, which ends July, 31, new semi-finalists will be chosen. Be sure to visit to check out all the entries, get inspired and enter for your chance to win.





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, and 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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