NYIB Gatsby Competition Raises Over $10,000 for Autism Speaks

By Chandler Rollins | 11/14/2013 12:04:00 PM

 

click image to zoom THE EVENT: Each year the New York Institute of Beauty, and Long Island Beauty School hosts a hair, nails and make-up competition to support and raise awareness for Autism. Anthony Civitano, the co-owner of the Long Island Beauty Schools Hempstead and Hauppauge, NY and the New York Institute of Beauty, Islandia, NY, has a son named Jack, who is on the Autism spectrum. The schools have chosen Autism Speaks as their national charity each year, on behalf of Team Jack.

THE DETAILS: This year's beauty gala was organized by the NYIB Make-up Team, Long Island Chapter at Chateau La Mer in Lindenhurst, NY. The Great Gatsby themed hair competition coincided with Halloween and guests were encouraged to dress accordingly. Attendees were treated to a cocktail hour, a dinner buffet, dessert, cash bar, raffles a 50/50 and an amazing Wild Cherryz burlesque dance performance and red carpet appearance by Long Islands' own, singer Nick Tangorra.

Drag Super Star Xtah C Extraordinaire served as the celebrity guest judge of the competition for the cosmetology students. Trophies and cash prizes were awarded to the winners listed below: 

Winners in the Hair Competition sponsored by Wella School Systems, Symbiotic Salon Systems, Burmax, Design Essentials

First Place: Ashley Vessa- Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge

Second Place: Mirlene Virgle- Long Island Beauty School, Hempstead

Third Place: Sara Rios- Long Island Beauty School, Hempstead

Winners in the Make-Up Competition sponsored by MUD Make Up Designory Competition Winners

First Place: Jessica West-Nigro - Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge

Second Place: Lauren McKee- Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge

Third Place: Monique Norwich- Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge

Fan Favorite Make-Up: Kristy Delaney- New York Institute of Beauty, Islandia

Winners in the Nail Competition Sponsored by OPI

First Place: Nicole Ragoonath- New York Institute of Beauty, Islandia

Second Place: Angela Valladares- New York Institute of Beauty, Islandia

Third Place: Megan Fricke & Valeen Kalimootoo (Tie for 3rd Place) - Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge

DOING GOOD: Throughout the year, NYIB has raised $10,000 for Autism awareness. This year's Great Gatsby Beauty Competition and Gala raised and donated an additional $10,300.

 

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On modernsalon.com, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

You can contact Chandler on Google+ or through email at crollins@modernsalon.com

 


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