This was a dynamic showcasing of Avant Garde Hair by Leonardo Redavid and stylists, Heather Enders and Shawn Scheepers. We saw men's and women's cuts, corrections, shaping, blow drying, texturizing, and lots of techniques to try at home. To provide shine and control, the luxury hair products, Redavid Salon Products, eco, and made and packaged in B.C., really finalized those glam looks. This line is inspired by nature, and cruelty free. More here. I loved the video about Avant Garde/REDAVID that showed the company from the beginning and how it has expanded and grown since then. Fantastic to see Leonardo Redavid and his son, Marco, in business together. Each stylist skillfully and quickly created hair perfection for a number of models. Scissors flew and even the curliest hair obediently fell into the best place. This was my first hair class and what a master class it was. Many thanks to Nery Monzon and Marilyn R. Wilson for a special invitation to a very special event.
This was an entire evening of bests, from the warm welcome and champagne at CABANA, to a room full of local and international business professionals, all with great hair and stylish attire. Even the models were wearing the most beautiful dresses by Joanne Ricci.
There was Hair, Fashion, Food catered by Maison Clement and live music by singer, Kayla Christine. And, there was a book launch/presentation by writer and illustrator, Pearl Low, a Chinese-Jamaican Artist with curly hair. I bought two copies of her book: TENSION, for my daughters, who also have big hair and deal with the question: "Where did you get that hair?"
This event celebrated excellence in so many areas, especially in mentoring and financially contributing to emerging Artists like Pearl Low, but also to another, who saw her collection of wigs, including many for children who have lost their hair to cancer, stolen. There was a $5300 cheque ready for Eva of Eva and Company Wigs, to help her begin to replace her products and supplies. Further supporting young people in transition, $2050 was donated from ticket sales, for Covenant House.
Thanks again for a lively and lovely event!
Photo credit: Nery Monzon (NM Images) Leonardo and models dressed in Giovanna Ricci Designs
Photo credit: Nery Monzon (NM Images) Marco ReDavid, Heather Enders, Leonardo ReDavid, and Shawn Scheepers
Photo credit: Nery Monzon (NM Images) Nery and Myles Murphy
Heather Enders and Shawn Scheepers
Joanna (Giovanna) Ricci and Marilyn R. Wilson
Leonardo Redavid and Marilyn R. Wilson
Writer and Illustrator, Pearl Low
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