The Third Annual Hollywood BeautyMaker Awards
CHARLIE BRACKNAY, Hair Stylist, Co-Founder an Creative Director Of Haus Salon in Minneapolis, MN Named BeautyMaker of the Year at The Third Annual Hollywood BeautyMaker Awards.
Hollywood, CA (February 18, 2014) Charlie Bracknay, Hair Stylist, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Haus Salon in Minneapolis, MN was named BeautyMaker of the Year at The Third Hollywood Annual BeautyMaker Awards held in the Blossom Room of the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Sunday evening February 16, 2014, where 29 hair stylists coupled with 29 models, representing nine states around the country, vied for the coveted title BeautyMaker of the Year in a Model Showcase competition.
Charlie Bracknay told audience members and the 20 celebrity hair stylist judges at the Sold Out Standing Room Only event: This is The New Hollywood Look. My hairstyle for my model references the classic look of Hollywood re-imagined for a modern day woman. Bracknay’s model, Kayla Bresee of Long Beach, CA, wore a stylish floor length black and white evening gown slit up the side. Make-Up Artist Camilla Orosco, a hair agent from Boise, ID designed Bresee¹s make-up, and Toni Wells, Brand Director of Number 4 High Performance Hair Care in Costa Mesa, CA sponsored Bracknay¹s winning entry.
Steven Cassiola and Annie Casciola, Publishers of BE! Beauty Entertainment magazine and Executive Producers of the event said: “We were very excited to bring our annual awards show to Hollywood for the first time. Our event celebrates and honors hair salon people who are making a positive difference in society and recognizes role models from all segments of the beauty world.”
Runners Up in the Model Showcase competition included:
First Runner-Up: stylist Leonel Rodriguez of Leonel Rodriguez Alta Peluguería from Chihuahua, Mexico and his model Carolina Urrea who were sponsored by Farouk;
Second Runner-Up: stylist Terrence Michael Renk of Pro Rituals from La Jolla, CA and his model Alena Brock who were sponsored by Pro Rituals;
Third Runner-Up: stylist Mario Raimondi of Just Salon in Millburn, NJ and his model Melissa Marin who were sponsored by Davines; and Fourth Runner-Up: stylist Susie Bond of Perfect 5th Salon of Mooresville, NC and her model Laura Queen who were sponsored by L’Oreal Professionnel.
Other Award recipients included: Jim Markham, Founder and President of Color Proof in Newport Beach, CA for Lifetime Award as a World BeautyMaker and Celebrity Stylist; Vito Mazza Spa & Salon from Woodbridge, NJ for #1 Salon Team in America; Oribe from New York City for #1 Luxury Salon Brand in America; Mike Nave, Founder & Editor of Beauty Industry Report from Calabasas, CA for Leadership in Media; Martino Cartier from Martino Cartier Salon in Cherry Hill, NJ for #1 Celebrity Charity Artist; Phillip Wilson from Color Proof in Newport Beach, CA for #1 Platform Artist in America and Joe Mastalia, President of DePasquale Companies in Fair Lawn, NJ for #1 Leadership and Global Distribution.
The event was executive produced by Steven Casciola, Publisher and Editor of BE! Beauty Entertainment, The Salon People Magazine, and his
wife, Annie Casciola, Vice President and Creative Editor, BE! Beauty Entertainment, The Salon People Magazine. The event was co-hosted by Steve Lococo, Co-Owner and Style Director of B2V Salon in West Hollywood, CA and Victor ValVerde, Co-Founder, Director of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Salon Sessions in Pasadena, CA and Kut Haus in Covina, CA. The Russell Harris Event Group served as event producers and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel catered the affair.
The 20 Celebrity Hair Stylists who served as judges of the Salon Showcase included:
Neeko Abriol of Salon Sessions Studio, Pasadena;
George Alderete of Keune, Atlanta;
Kaz Amor of VoCê, West Hollywood;
Jonathan Antin of Jonathan & George, Beverly Hills;
Chrystofer Benson of Matrix, New York City;
Martino Cartier of Keratin Complex, New Jersey;
Anthony Edge of label.m, Miami;
Nicholas French of Matrix, New York City;
Amanda George of Jonathan & George, Beverly Hills;
Shauky Gulamani of FHI Heat, Los Angeles;
Kien Hoang of Oribe, New York City;
Steve Lococo of B2V Salon, West Hollywood;
Woody Michleb and Amy Michleb of Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, New York City;
Louis Orozco of Oribe, New York City;
Suzanne Strum of L’Oreal Professionnel USA, New York City;
Nick Stenson of JCP Salons, Matrix, New York City;
Victor ValVerde of Salon Sessions Studio, Pasadena;
Kut Haus Salon in Covina;
Joel Warren of Warren-Tricomi, West Hollywood
and Phillip Wilson of Color Proof, Newport Beach.
The hair stylists and models which participated in the Salon Showcase included: stylist Liliana Alvarez of The Gallery Salon, Wayne, NJ, (Sponsored by Goldwell) with model Lohammy Inoa; stylist Michael Angelo of Michael Angelo, Tampa, FL (Sponsored by Keune) with model Nela Song; stylist Theresa Bigwood of Salon Beauchesne, Manchester, NH (Sponsored by Je Beau
International) with model Taylor Phillips; stylist Cynthia Bleier of Picasso Color Studio, Riverside, CA (Sponsored by Picasso Color Studio) with model Elisa Thomas; stylist Suzie Bond of Perfect 5th Salon, Mooresville, NC (Sponsored by L¹Oreal Professionnel) with model Laura Queen; stylist Charlie Brackney of Haus Salon, Minneapolis, MN (Sponsored by Number 4 High
Performance Hair Care) with model Kayla Bresee; stylist Christy Cholerton of Techniques Salon & Spa, Blackwood, NJ (Sponsored by Lakme) with model Sasha Olson; stylist Cosmo Easterly of Planet Cosmo, Ocala, FL (Sponsored by Planet Cosmo) with model Lauren Easterly; stylist Maria Facciolo of Salon Facci, West Windsor, NJ with model Melissa DiFranco; stylist Kettia Fenestor of Robesteurs, Manchester, NY (Sponsored by Je Beau International) with model Tanya Fenester; stylist Joseph Gaglioti of Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon, Glen Mills, PA (Sponsored by Lakme); stylist Melissa Gaona of Gaona, Westlake Village, CA with her model Lauren Hiete; stylist Brian Grieve of Smith-Grieve Education, Valley Cottage, NY (Sponsored by Smith-Grieve Education); stylist Connie Heavener of Salon Heavener of Laguna Hills, CA (Sponsored by Arrojo) with model Jennifer Green; stylist Kristy Jarvis of The Canyon Salon, Westlake Village, CA with model Brittany Jones; stylist Ingrid Jenson of The Canyon Salon, Westlake Village, CA with model Brooke Keitz; stylist Crissy Kantor of Chill Spa, Manchester, NH (Sponsored by Chill Spa); stylist Jennifer Loprete of Vito Mazza Salon & Spa, Woodbridge Township, NJ (Sponsored by Vito Mazza Salon & Spa) with model Kate Mazza; stylist Terry Maher of Mane Street Salon, North Haledon, NJ (Sponsored by Dial America); stylist Alaine Monson of Tribeca Salon, Aliso Viejo, CA (Sponsored by Davines) with model Michelle Bush; stylist Whitney Olsen of Warren Tricomi LA, West Hollywood, CA (Sponsored by VoCê) with model Brianne Howey; stylist Clare Pena of Kings Koiffures, Temecula, CA (Sponsored by Temecula, CA) with model Sarah Connard; stylist Cherry Petenbrink of Salon Republic, West Hollywood, CA (Sponsored by Joico) with model Mary Rodgers; stylist Mario Raimondi of Just Salon, Millburn, NJ (Sponsored by Davines) with model Melissa Marin; stylist Terrence Michael Renk of Pro Rituals, La Jolla, CA (Sponsored by Pro Rituals) with model Alena Brook; stylist Leonel Rodriguez of Leonel Rodriguez Alta Peluguería, Chihuahua, Mexico (Sponsored by Farouk) with model Carolina Urrea; stylist
Ursula Sienko of Ursula¹s Extensions, Millburn, NJ (Sponsored by Urusla’s Extensions) with model Angelica Billines; stylist Steve Stoupas of Recreations, New Brunswick, NJ with model Vivi Dafnos and stylist Treeny Telles of Tribeca Salon, Aliso Viejo, CA (Sponsored by Davines) with model Diana Arvizu.
Award Presenters included:
Awards Show Co-Executive Producer Annie Casciola;
Awards Show Co-Hosts Steve Lococo and Victor ValVerde;
Vice President of Sales for Oribe, Matthew Pestorius;
and Creative Coordinator BeautyMakers of America Cast Stars, Brittany Ann Reimann.
Event Sponsors included:
BE! Beauty Entertainment Magazine,
Je Beau International Beverly Hills,
label.m Professional Hair Care,
The Wet Brush.
During the course of the evening Special Presentations were made to Annie Casciola who executive produced The Third Annual BeautyMaker Awards with her husband, Steven Casciola. Those Presentations included:
A Certificate of Congratulations from Eric Garcetti, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles presented by Sylvan de la Cruz, Community Organizer for Council-member Mitch O¹Farrell representing the City of Los Angeles;
A Certificate of Commendation from Council-member Mitch O¹Farrell, Los Angeles City Council, Thirteenth District presented by Sylvan de la Cruz, Community Organizer for Council-member Mitch O¹Farrell and
A Special Letter of Congratulations from Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was presented by Sue Cabral-Ebert, a member of the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and President of the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Local 706 IATSE.
The Hollywood BeautyMaker Award is a golden lady statuette (nicknamed ³Goldie²) of an elegant and graceful woman holding the three-fold flame representing beauty, truth and goodness. The mission of the Hollywood BeautyMaker Awards is to build greater awareness among salon peers, clients, media and the general public all while elevating our brand of beauty. The Hollywood BeautyMarker Awards are manufactured by R.S. Owen in Chicago, the same company that produces the Oscar statuette for the annual Academy Awards. The Hollywood BeautyMaker Awards are designed by Steven Casciola, Publisher and Editor in Chief and Annie Casciola, Vice President and Creative Director of BE! Beauty Entertainment, The Salon People Magazine.
The Hollywood BeautyMaker Awards and BE! Beauty Entertainment magazine are registered trademarks of SC Communications. To learn more, please visit BeautyEntertainment.com
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