The Earth is our Muse

On Monday, April 4, Aveda salons around Wichita came together for the first ever for Catwalk for Water, an annual green carpet event to raise money for Earth Month.

The event showcased local Aveda salon’s inspiration, creativity and technical skills in hair, makeup and fashion, raising $15,000 for our local Aveda Earth Month partner, Audubon Kansas/Missouri to continue clean water efforts, to inform and insure clean and safe water for our future. Using the earth as their muse, design teams created comprehensive looks that celebrated beauty, fashion and Aveda’s mission to care for the world we live in.

Our team had a fantastic time creating two looks for the event, made from recycled materials.

For the Princess Warrior look, our team created an outfit made from beer bottle caps donated by The Anchor. The headdress was made with the inside part of Aveda color tubes, cut into flowers and butterflies and stacked on each other to form into a crown. More color tubes were cut like feathers and pasted to a mold using wire hangers to create the wings

We also created this Packing Paper Princess look, inspired by of Thrones meets Alice in Wonderland. Using a large hoop skirt as the framework, we ironed and folded recycled packing paper to create fans to attach to the skirt. The bodice used the same paper, cut in strips and woven together, to add another layer of texture. The headdress was designed by cutting and stacking toilet paper and paper towel rolls to create our rendition of the Queen of Hearts headdress.

We had an amazing time at Aveda Catwalk for Water – Wichita and our team was honored to win the Best Overall award for our Princess Warrior look!

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Get Ready for EarthQuake Recycled!

Mark your calendars now for Planet Hair presents EarthQuake Recycled event!

On Sunday, April 19, Planet Hair will rock the world, make changes and raise funds to protect the Earth and its peoples as part of Aveda’s Earth Month initiative. This fun event will happen from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Fisch Haus, located at 524 S. Commerce in Wichita, Kansas.

The evening will include an exciting silent auction, earth and wellness vendors, refreshments, a cash bar and a fashion show of clothing made from recycled materials. Admission will be $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets available soon!

Planet Hair Presents EarthQuake

Photos from last year’s EarthQuake

Dress for Success Makeover Magic

For the tenth year in a row, Planet Hair was honored to participate in the Dress for Success Sisterhood of the Divine Makeover. We love being part of this event, a major fundraiser for this incredible organization that promotes economic independence and job placement for disadvantaged women.

Women who deserve a makeover are nominated before the event by friends, family and coworkers.  The winning nominees were given head-to-toe makeovers including hair, makeup, clothing and a whole new attitude, and were revealed at a luncheon sponsored by Via Christi at the Wichita Marriott on June 21.

It’s so much fun to see the difference a makeover can make, especially for such deserving women. Great job Tod!

DressforSuccess2014

 

ArtAID 18 a Super Star Success

ArtAID 18 Hollywood LightsThanks to everyone who helped make ArtAID 18-Hollywood Lights a huge success.  Moving the show from The Cotillion proved to be a big success, raising an amazing $115,000 for Positive Directions through ticket sales, silent and live art auctions. This money will help Positive Directions with the resources they need to continue to provide quality support, housing, and meal services to their growing client base of people living in our community with HIV and AIDS.

Our staff, volunteers, sponsors, art contributors, guest artists, dancers, and models did an incredible job entertaining over 1,000 people at Century II on October 13th. If you missed this year’s event, stop by the salon and see the video of our breathtaking fashion show for yourself.

Join the ArtAID Facebook group to stay up on what we have planned for the next show in 2014. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 5, 2014 for ArtAID 19!

Save the Date for ArtAID 18!

ArtAID LogoTake out your calendar right now and reserve October 13th for ArtAID 18, Hollywood Lights! You don’t want to miss the biggest party of the year. Now in our 18th year, we’re excited to take our show to Century II and make this years’ event even bigger and better.

Know as one of the most fun parties of the year, the ArtAID event fuses silent and live art auctions with an extravagant runway fashion show to raise money for charity. The event incorporates the generosity of contributing artists and collectors and the talent of local and national dancers, musicians, models and actors to present an evening that’s entertaining and breathtakingly beautiful.

Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door, and are available at Planet Hair (504 East Douglas), Bluebird Arthouse (924 West Douglas) and Positive Directions (414 South Commerce). If you’d to reserve a table, or have any questions, call Cody Patton at Positive Directions at 263-2214, extension 102. (You’d better hurry! Tables are selling out fast.)

Don’t forget our free Art Preview Party on Wednesday, October 10th from 5 pm until 9 pm at Pale Divers Studio/Harris and Company Framing Studio at 424 South Commerce.  Come see the artwork that will be auctioned off at ArtAID and pick out your favorites for bidding!

For more information about ArtAID, visit www.artaidks.org.

Proceeds from this event go to Positive Directions.  For more information about Positive Directions, visit www.pdiks.com.

Sisterhood of the Divine Makeover

On June 25th we’ll be fortunate enough to take part in the Dress for Success Sisterhood of the Divine Makeover for the sixth year in a row! We love being part of this event, a major fundraiser for this incredible organization that promotes the economic independence and job placement of disadvantaged women.

The deadline for entering or nominating someone deserving for the Wichita Eagle Makeover Contest is June 5th. Three women and a couple will be selected on June 6th for a head-to-toe makeover, including clothing and glasses from local retailers.

Join us for this year’s grand unveiling luncheon of the makeover winners on Saturday, June 25th at the Wichita Marriott Hotel. Tickets are $40 each, and a reserved table for 10 is $400. The food is delicious. The Mistress of Ceremonies, Bonnie Bing of the Wichita Eagle, is always hilarious. There are fun treats, excellent goody bags for everyone, door prizes, and the opportunity to win an instant makeover at the program. For tickets call 316-945-8779. See you there!

Before and After Pics from 2010 Eagle Makeover Contest

Before and After Pics from 2010 Eagle Makeover Contest

Get Ready for the ArtAID 17 – Sideshow

Let your freak flag fly at ArtAID 17Let your flag fly and come join the side show at ArtAID 17 Sideshow Spectacular!

With a reputation as one of the most fun parties of the year, ArtAID fuses a silent and live art auction, great food, a dance party, and a breath taking runway fashion show by Planet Hair into an unforgettable evening. Proceeds from this benefit for Positive Directions help local people living with HIV and AIDS.

 Get ready for the big party and put some sparkle in your life with a glossing treatment for only $25 with any service.