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Hair Show Starts New Tradition

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Photo credit: Provided by: M Alejandro Soto

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Written by: adminMay 04, 2017

Written by: Jessica Dumford

Terra Soto Salon Education will be hosting its first annual Fort Wayne Hair Show and Competition May 21-22 at C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker St.

At 7:30 p.m. on May 21, models will showcase hairstyles by cosmetologists from Fort Wayne and the surrounding area.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 22, guest instructors will teach cosmetology classes, according to the event’s Facebook page.

“We are hoping the stylists participating in the show will be able to display the artistic side of their cosmetology skill that (they) don’t get to show off in (their) salons very often,” M. Alejandro Soto, one of the event coordinators, said via email.

The runway competition will be hosted by Ben Mollin, the owner of Ben Mollin Hair Education. Mollin is an artist and instructor for the international hair products brand Joico Color.

Mollin will be teaching a cut and color class on the second day of the event. Other guest teachers from the Fort Wayne area will be announced as the event gets closer, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Soto said there will be a silent auction during the showcase to raise money for the Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau.

“(The) majority of cosmetologists are women, so we felt (FWWB) would be right for us to support,” he said.

Soto will be accepting donated items for the silent auction until the day of the event.

Anyone interested in joining the show as a hair stylist should visit the Fort Wayne Hair Show and Competition Facebook page, Soto said. The event coordinators will be accepting applicants until May 14. Soto is also interested in anyone who wants to help or contribute, whether they are individuals interested in handing out flyers or small businesses interested in donating small auction items.

Day passes are available through the event Facebook page. Admission for the showcase on May 21 is $35. Classes cost $85.

Doors for the runway show open at 6 p.m. Food and drinks hosted by Biaggi’s will be available for everyone, as well as an open bar for anyone over the age of 21. Food trucks will be available to purchase lunch from during the cosmetology classes.