The “Hair and Makeup Artist of the Year Competition” is the second annual event of its kind in Northern Nevada, with categories for both professional and amateur/student makeup and hair artists, ages 17 and older. All proceeds will benefit SIWC’s local projects that benefit women and children in Washoe County.
“We are somewhat revamping the first annual Makeup Artist of the Year event held last year and including hair in the competition,” said Risa Lopez, one of the event organizers, “The competition will be held during the day from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the artists’ friends and family able to view the competition in progress. That evening, we will have a cocktail party and awards event that will feature a fashion show featuring clothing from Olive & Lolo’s, silent auction and door prizes, as well as appetizers and cocktails.”
Entry fee for each team or competitor is $40. There is a limited number of entries for each category. The categories include Fantasy, Hollywood Glamour and Bridal. The top prize for the overall winner, decided by a panel of judges, will be $1,000. The public can attend the competition for $5, the cocktail party for $20 and all-day tickets cost $25.
Some of the projects this fundraiser will support include events for Kid’s Kottage and “Totes for Kids,” which provides backpacks filled with emergency clothing and supplies for children who are removed from their homes for their own safety.
For ticket information and competition applications, visit www.siwashoe.org.