Teams of hairdressers and makeup artists from Aveda concept salons put their ingenuity to the test at Aveda’s Catwalks for Water on Sept. 15 at Cinema Lounge in Toronto. Teams created looks using the “Reduce, reuse, restyle” mantra—meaning they only used recycled or discarded materials. That’s right: some of these looks were pretty much made from garbage—and you can’t really tell from the photos!
Here are some of our favorite styles from the show. Maybe they’ll inspire you to be thrifty at your next photo shoot?
The finalists in the Student and Salon categories (chosen by a panel of judges including yours truly) got to take home prizes like Aveda Master Jam tickets, education vouchers, and FIXXrx tools. Proceeds from ticket sales and fundraising efforts went to Aveda’s Earth Month partner WaterCan, a Canadian charity dedicated to helping the world’s poorest people have access to clean water. Congratulations to the winners!
1st Place: Artz Guo and Erika Fung, Civello Salon in Toronto, ON
2nd Place: Michelle Hicks, Katie Aldrich, Kelly Burridge, Melanie Leakey, Rapunzel in Gananoque, ON
3rd Place: Aran Beattie, Richelle Alan, and Samantha Donaldson, Vanity House in London, ON
Twitter Fan Favourite (chosen by audience members at the event): Lavish Salon in Whitby, ON
1st Place & Twitter Fan Favourite: Danielle Seaman & Jessica Geist, Aveda Institute Toronto
2nd Place: Qasim ” Sal” Khawaja & Jessica Nguyen, Aveda Institute Toronto
3rd Place: Jesika “Bailey” Broomer, Aveda Institute Toronto
Photos: Karen Rose