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Matrix announes second-round mannequin winners

July 10, 2011 | 10:32 PM

The Matrix Mannequin Mania competition has selected its second round of semi-finalists in each of four categories: hair stylist, salon team, beauty school student and Matrix friends and family. Here, a few semi finalists share their design inspiration.

Matrix announes second-round mannequin winnersStylist: Rick Murray, Changes Hair Salon, Knoxville, TN
Mannequin Name: Miss Dog Gone
"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 and throwing a fit. I looked at her and said, ‘Well there ya go.' I was so surprised how much it turned out to look like her. I took the two things I loved most and put them together-my doggie and hairdressing."

Matrix announes second-round mannequin winnersSalon Team: Patricia Kaldaway (team leader) and Isa Ruiz, Pazazz Hair Salon and Day Spa, Longwood, FL
Mannequin Name: Hair Warrior Isish
"Geisha Girl was inspired by the beautiful color/ contrast vibrant [of] red and black shiny hair. White was added to the family of color. We loved the shapes that create a true form of hair artistry."

Matrix announes second-round mannequin winnersStudent: Elizabeth Yaning, Winonah International School of Cosmetology, Homewood, AL
Mannequin Name: Grace
"I love the peacock because it is such a beautiful bird-especially when they open their tail."

Matrix announes second-round mannequin winnersFriends & Family: Charlene Prudhomme, Charisma, Coventry, RI
Mannequin Name: Bridget O' Parody
"Bird of paradise flower."

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