Salon Professionals Compete in 23rd Annual Hair Wars

October 13, 2017 | 9:33 AM
The Towson Bubbles Team in costume.
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The Pender Village and Fairfax Corner Bubbles teams in costume.
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The Home Depot Bubbles team in costume.
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A fantasy look winner by Anakin at Home Depot Bubbles.
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A fantasy look winner by So Gordon at Home Depot Bubbles.
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A fantasy look winner by Sammi at Home Depot Bubbles.
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A fantasy look winner by Kenneth Lange at Towson Bubbles.
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A fantasy/evening look winner by Monica Colburn at Pentagon City Bubbles.
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At the 23rd annual Hair Wars competition, Salon Professionals from BUBBLES and Salon Cielo salons battled for top honors in a showcase of hairstyling and pageantry.  Salon Professionals from more than 15 salons competed on Sunday, September 17th at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland.  

The theme of this year’s Hair Wars was SUPER HEROES and VILLAINS. Entries were judged on their overall look and interpretation of the theme in three different categories:  trendy, wearable day looks; runway-worthy evening looks; and outrageous fantasy looks that push the limits of the imagination. 

Salons also competed as a group, creating coordinating looks to present in the salon competition, an all-out stage presentation featuring costumes, makeup, music, choreography – and of course, fabulous hair! They were judged on their technical, creative and collaborative skills.

This year’s Hair Wars was co-emceed by BUBBLES and Salon Cielo founder Ann Ratner and celebrity hair stylist and Ratner Companies’ Artistic Director Rodney Cutler. Judges included beauty industry veterans Victoria Usher, Rachel Flowers, Amber Thorne, Nick Robinette and Dennis Roche.

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