Battle of the Strands 2014 Begins Preliminary Rounds

By Lauren Quick | 02/19/2014 1:20:00 PM


click image to zoom2013's Battle of the Strands winning look Battle of the Strands (BOTS) — a hair, makeup and wardrobe competition — is gearing up for its Oct. 6, 2014 competition date with preliminary competitions throughout the U.S. 

The competition, sometimes called "Project Runway for stylists," will hold qualifying rounds in NYC, Chicago, Orlando, Las Vegas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and in an online battle. Winning teams will compete in the Las Vegas finale in October in front of a live audience, panel of celebrity judges and media.

BOTS has also partnered with the Beauty Changes Lives (BCL) foundation for a 2014 Student Battle. BCL will be the beneficiary of donations from the competition. 

For more information on viewing or registering for the competition, visit







Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at or connect on Google+.


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