New Mannequin Mania May Semi-Finalists!

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/23/2010 10:44:51 AM

 

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

 
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.

 
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.


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! ;)


 

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.


 

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

 

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.


 

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.


 

Mannequin Name: The New Poison Ivory

Created by: Dominique Goudeau
State: OK

Category: Students

Inspiration: Batman


MATRIX FRIENDS AND FAMILY

 

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


 

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


 

 

 

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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.

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