The expression, "If you can dream it, you can make it happen" came to life last Saturday night at the Rock Financial Showplace.
DREAMS featuring Tiffany in its sixth year was perhaps the best hair event of the decade. OK, I might be a little biased but based on the comments from the over 600 in attendance, I'm pretty spot on.
The evening kicked off with a CW50 video featuring Gossip Girl. Both Kemon and be Professional are the exclusive sponsors of Gossip Girl Detroit and this is going to be a big deal.
Then the lights dimmed for the premier showing of the Kemon Artistic Team presentation. The ten models razzled and dazzled the audience into a frenzy. The hair styles, clothing, makeup and choreography were all over the top and it truly was a sight to be seen. Janan Delly made all the clothes for the second set and one would have thought they came from Italy or New York.
This was followed up with the main event: Michigan Hairdresser of the Year competition. Sarah Gaudio, Jenny Fournia, and Tomy Lugjuraj each presented three fabulous models. The salons went wild with each presentation and the guest judges had their work cut out.
Denisa Cita, 2007 Michigan Hairdresser of the Year, opened the second half with an outstanding show of dancers, fashion, hair and makeup. Once again the audience went crazy.
Voncille Brown-Miller from the American Cancer Society came on stage to talk. The 50/50 raffle was sold out and one winner won $2750. The lucky ticket was owned by Greg Dawson and he contributed the winnings back to ACS. Thanks again Greg!
The finalists and winners from each of the four categories of Tiffany were read and awards given to the top three places (see thetiffanyawards.com for the winners). More hoots and hollers!
Finally the moment everyone was waiting for: who would be 2008 Michigan Hairdresser of the Year? And the winner was........Tomy Lugjuraj of 6 Salon! Tomy was almost speechless but managed to come around and revel in his accomplishment. The 40 plus salon staff carried him around and cameras were flashing.
I want to thank everyone involved from the sponsors, to the salons, to the entrants, to the TNG Rebels, and to Liz Mace who made it all happen behind the scenes.
It was our best DREAMS ever and the best part: We did it without L'Oreal, without Matrix, and did it with those that believe in DREAMS and TNG.