Solano's "Show Your Power Behind The Chair Contest"

By Lauren Salapatek | 03/10/2011 3:49:30 PM


Entries are now being accepted for the Solano “Show Your POWER Behind the Chair” contest with one talented hair stylist and cosmetology student scoring a trip to New York City and an opportunity of a lifetime: to assist a celebrity hair stylist backstage at a New York Fashion Week show.

“Solano prides itself on being a brand at the forefront of styling innovation and supporting the careers of stylists through educational opportunities,” said Leron McKendrick, Senior Brand Manager for Solano. “New York Fashion Week epitomizes trend setting, so we are thrilled to be able to offer both stylists and cosmetology students the chance to experience all that takes place backstage from a hair styling perspective during New York Fashion Week.”

To be considered, entrants must submit a minimum of one photo capturing usage of a Solano dryer and/or flat iron to create a hair style worthy of the runway as well as at least one photo showing the completed hair style.

Entries are being accepted now through June 30, 2011, and will be judged on originality, creativity and demonstrated use of Solano tools. Please visit for contest rules and details to enter.

One licensed hair stylist and one cosmetology student will be selected as winners, and will be publicly announced by July 29, 2011. Eligible entrants must be licensed professional hair stylists or currently enrolled in a cosmetology school program. Winners will receive a prize package valued at approximately $5,000 including an all-expenses paid trip to New York City, the opportunity to assist a celebrity stylist at a to-be-determined New York Fashion Week fashion show and a Solano styling tool kit.





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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