Fantasy nail art found its way onto the catwalk at the Hartland Mansion in Las Vegas. The annual Hair Wars Supreme Salon Tour, produced by Windy City Media, began its cross-country tour in January searching for top-notch salons showcasing their style and creativity in fantasy hairstyles. The tour stopped in Las Vegas during Cosmoprof North America, where we followed Headliners Salon in their quest to win the regional title of Supreme Salon.
Headliners owner and stylist Tzigane Osborne and her team of salon professionals chose a unique approach to displaying her fantasy hairstyles by partnering with 17-year veteran nail tech Joy Yavenue and Skin City Body Painting artists headed by Nicole Smolenyak to create a complete ensemble of looks portraying Osborne’s theme, The Wild Life of Vegas. “People think of Las Vegas as a constant party, but they’ve forgotten about the beauty that surrounds Vegas. We wanted to focus on the animals, plants, and natural wildlife of Vegas,” Osborne says. To top off her creations, Osborne brought her pet lizard, snake, and beta fish to accompany their respective models down the runway.
Headliners Salon placed second in the regional competition behind Body Spa Salon. Third went to Platinum Hair Studio. The top three salons in each region go on to the Hair Wars finale, set to take place in Las Vegas in December. For more information on the Hair Wars Supreme Salon Tour, visit www.supremesalon.com.
For a video highlight of the night, visit our From the Editors blog: http://blogs.nailsmag.com/editor/archive/2012/08/27/Nails-at-the-Hair-Wars.aspx
Photography by Kimberly Pham