In March, we held our 41st Annual Awards Celebration at the Hilton Polaris. During this year’s event, we honored our professionals for their hard work throughout the year
and also encouraged crazy creativity with our unique “Project Penzone” theme.
This year’s event was a runway beauty and fashion competition inspired by Heidi Klum’s hit show, Project Runway. Debra Penzone and our event planning committee sent kits to each of our salons to gear up for the runway show. Each kit included a basic black dress, a wig and $25 dollars for materials and supplies. Each of the salons formed teams to develop a theme and provide their magic on the models – incorporating the black dress into a fashionable theme-related look, while also designing the hair, makeup and nails.
Our professionals totally outdid themselves with themes like “Birds of a Feather,” “Lady Gaga,” “Vegas,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Vintage Victorian.”
To award our professionals’ creativity, several awards were distributed:
- Best Overall Hair: The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany
- Best Overall Makeup: Q Salon
- Best Nails: The Grand Salon in Dublin
Check out our great slideshow below:
Our Team at The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany
took home the win for BEST OVERALL
theme and designs for Project Penzone. Check out an excerpt from a blog written on what inspired their Lady Gaga theme:
Lady Gaga goes for the gusto when it comes to her wardrobe, hair and makeup. For every event – a red carpet affair, performances, videos and editorials – Lady Gaga creates extremely avant guarde outfits that the normal lady Jane would blush at. Whether you are gaga for Lady Gaga or not, you have to appreciate her bold tenacity. As creatives, we can appreciate the “over the top,” which made “Lady Gaga” a perfect theme!
Famous for her provocative costumes and videos . . . which often draw on an array of masks, hairpieces and sparkling material…the options were endless! Our only struggle was to decide which fierce looks to choose. Lady Gaga is so amazingly fashion forward from her 10 inch headpieces to her 10 inch heels.
When Lady Gaga performs on stage. . .everything comes together in an elaborate show. Our goal was to capture that energy by collaborating with people in the entertainment industry. With the help of two very talented gentleman, who provided us with music, choreography, and entertainment, everything came together without a hitch! The crowd’s reaction made everything worth it!
Project Penzone was absolutely the experience of a lifetime. Each and every professional, as well as model, poured their entire hearts, souls, and talents into this show—from the custom designed wardrobes to the extreme hair. The nail professionals and makeup artists made every model’s look unique and spectacular. This hair and fashion show couldn’t have been possible without everyone’s tremendous efforts. We were proud to join together as a team and so glad that our efforts paid off to help us win Project Penzone!
We recently celebrated with our winning Project Penzone team at The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany with a pizza party in the salon. Two tickets to the upcoming Lady Gaga concert at the Schottenstein Center were raffled away to Pam White, Designer at The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany.
(R to L: Nikeha, Clair, Meredith,
Samantha & Cameron)
Thank you to all professionals who contributed their time and talents to our Annual Awards Celebration. We will never forget your amazing designs and this unbelievable night. Thank you for all that you do!