Close
Industry News

Battle of the Strands Hits Las Vegas

Jan Hillenmeyer | October 10, 2013 | 8:59 AM

The third annual Battle of the Strands competition is being currently held in Las Vegas, with competitions running until October 14. Qualifying rounds were held in New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Billed as a “Project Runway for hair stylists,” Battle of the Strands features teams of hairdressers who compete by presenting styles that reflect wearable trends, couture looks and avant garde styling. Make-up and wardrobe styling completes the competition.  This year, the 14 qualifying teams will represent The U.S., Mexico, Panama and Puerto Rico.

The top five teams from this round will compete in the Final Battle October 14 at the Pearl Theatre in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event will be hosted by stylist Kim Vo and YouTube’s Kandee Johnson with celebrity stylist judges including Michael O’Rourke, Allen Edwards, James Harris, and Andrew Caruthers, director of education for Sam Villa, and more. Doucce Cosmetics has joined the event on the competition stage and in the classroom.

The final competition will be held October 14 at the Pearl Theatre in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Guests will be entertained by singers Marika and Anjali Dea and will be able to visit gifting and sampling suites complete with swag bags. For more information, visit BattleOfTheStrands.com.

Battle of the Strands Hits Las Vegas

More from Industry News

Industry News Mannequin head from Kris Sorbie NYC
Industry News

Shaking Up The Mannequin Game

Maggie Mulhern | March 15, 2019

"I feel hairdressers don’t always appreciate esthetic when working with mannequin heads," says the iconic Kris Sorbie, famed colorist, stylist and artist. As the Global Artistic Director for Redken, Sorbie has handled many a "head" and decided a couple years ago that it was time to up the mannequin head game.

Industry News Sheila Zaricor-Wilson, president-elect of Intercoiffure America/Canada.
Industry News

Women in Leadership: Sheila Zaricor-Wilson

Michele Musgrove | February 27, 2019

As Intercoiffure prepares for its Spring Atelier, its president elect prepares to take charge. With our Women in Leadership series, we connect with Sheila Zaricor-Wilson, who shares her history, her thoughts and her goals for her tenure.

Industry News Karen Gordon, president of Cosmetologists Chicago, the organization that owns and operates America's Beauty Show.
Industry News

Women in Leadership: Karen Gordon

Michele Musgrove | February 27, 2019

As Cosmetologists Chicago prepares for America's Beauty Show in late March, our Women in Leadership series talks with the newest president of the association, Karen Gordon. In a candid interview, she shares her history, her thoughts and her goals for her tenure ahead.

Load More