Friday, April 17, 2009

The Mane Event

If you ever doubted that a hairdo could be a work of art, you should have attended last night’s Hair Affair: The Art of Hair at MMoCA. Designers at thirteen area salons proved that hair is indeed a medium with which to create amazing, inspired art.

The event kicked off with a silent auction and cocktails—including the special Red (Mo)Hawk with Prairie Vodka—by Fresco. Guests mingled in the museum lobby and throughout the Young at Art exhibition of works by Madison Metropolitan School District students. Then Overture Center staff introduced the Ahn Trio, three sisters who also perform tonight at Overture’s Capitol Theater. 

But by 8 p.m., the crowd had assembled around MMoCA’s sleek glass staircase where, one by one, thirteen models descended to the bottom donning hair sculptures and complementary outfits. The looks ranged from a tall stack of black tresses tied together with enormous knots from Aniu Salon Spa Yoga to an updo featuring curls interspersed with real 35mm filmstrips by Cinema Hair Studio.

Other highlights: an ingenious interpretation of the state Capitol from The Ultimate Spa Salon and a retro fifties style (accented with a swimsuit and fishnets) by Cha Cha Beauty & Barber. But these are just a few of the fabulous creations that graced the runway.

From the impressive crowd to the hip vibe to the innovative art on display, Hair Affair certainly made Thursday evening a cut above most weeknights.

For more on Hair Affair, check out Madison Magazine associate/style editor Shayna Miller’s blog, Window Shopping.

1 comment:

rumela lony said...

The event was amazing. I just started going to this salon about three months ago, and I love it. I wanted a new updated look , when I explained it to Viola she knew exactly what I was talking about. My friends are all wanting to go to her now!!! She is going to be a very busy lady. I am a very picky girl, so it is so nice to be happy when I leave a salon and not have to do my hair all over again. thank you for shearing your post.