As I mentioned in my previous post on Vancouver Fashion Week, March was quite the month of excitement! Thanks to Jaeger Mah — of Live at YVR fame — and Beauty Council producer Candice, I attended the event Show Off as a media guest (complete with a backstage tour!), even though I was completely unprepared and sported a simple Canon point and shoot camera!
Candice [lower right] expertly directing on-stage…
An annual event by Beauty Council, this was Show Off’s 3rd year in celebrating and sharing the passion in the hair fashion industry. Through it, salons are able to show off their talent and creativity in breath-taking performances, that both insiders and consumers are able to enjoy and appreciate. To tie the bow on a beautiful package, it is also a charitable event, and supported Beauty Night Society this year. Beauty Night recognizes the importance of beauty both inside and out, and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of both women and youth who live in poverty, providing both wellness and self-esteem lessons, and makeovers.
Held in the glamourous art deco Vogue Theatre, and with generous gift bags temptingly placed on every seat by title sponsor, L’Oreal Professionnel, twelve salons joined in on the fun this year, and showcased their individual take on hair fashions with this year’s theme in mind, “Sumptuous Beauty”.
I noticed quite a few of the shows were inspired by the time periods of the 20’s and 30’s… a burlesque show (which was a bit risqué!), well-dressed and coiffed worldly society women, as well as an Al Capone-ish gangster theme graced the stage!
On the other end of the spectrum were the more fantastical creations, some of them quite odd and not very appealing to my eye, personally.
However, it is all in creative fun in the end, and it is best to remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder at shows of this nature. Perhaps I could have appreciated the creations of certain salons more if I had been able to speak to them about their creative thought processes and inspirations. Sadly, I had to leave the event halfway through, as I was not feeling at all the thing…
I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek into an amazing and successful beauty event, it was certainly both well-produced and well done –and raised over $6,000 for Beauty Night Society!
Thank you to all the ladies and gents who poured so much effort and love into the creation of this show!
P.S. Be sure to check out Jaeger’s excellent video re-cap of the entire event!