What an exciting day. I was assigned to do hair for top 6 make up artist for NYX Cosmetics finalist, Kimberley Margarita and Celebrity make up artist, Ve Neill for the 6th annual NYX Face Awards (Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites).
Kimberley was actually staying at the same hotel as me. So I simply went to her room with my kit in tow. She answered the door with excitement as I introduced myself. She showed me her outfit and the wig she wanted to wear for the awards. She was really open to any of my ideas. I spent the next three hours doing various braids and fishtails to create texture. I did a soft spiral curl throughout the lower half of the hair piece. I loved how her look came together and really showed her personality. I styled it own her head and place silver bobbi pins in various patterns and stragetigically placed the braids.
Kimberley is so talented. I was an honor to style her hair and to keep up with her on Instagram. I look forward to having our paths cross again in the future.
I was so excited for Kimberley and hearing her story of how she started her make up career and her process of becoming a finalist for the NYX face awards. half way through styling, Kimberley's mother had arrived from Canada. It was good to meet her mom. I finished her hair, took photos and send bye. See you at the awards.
After finishing Kimberley's hair I head back to my room, repacked my took kit for the awards and changed into my evening outfit. Called Uber and I was off the Shrine Auditorium.
Was I arrived I was led to the back of the auditorium where the stage was being prepared. I was taken to the dressing rooms to meet legendary make up artist, Ve Neill.
I had the opportunity to style Ve Neill's hair. She was very nice. She asked for big volume with curls of which I was
After she was ready, we took a photo, hugged and parted as she ready to be on stage and I to meet the other Redken NBT winners and watch the show. I hope to see her again in the future.
After being done styling hair, I met up with my friends. We had a cocktail and some hors d'oevrs and grab our vip wristbands for the show and headed towards our seats.
I was blown away by the NYX face awards. 6000 people were in attendance for the show. The sheer talent of these make up artists was so inspirational. The show was hosted by Patrick Starrr with a music performance by Willo Smith. The award show praised the make up skills of the top 6 make up artists for the year from thousands of entries from around the world.
It was so cool to see both Kimberley and Ve on stage after having met them. Kimberley walked away with the award for best "Technique".
After the show we went to the VIP lounge. there were cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a sweet swag bag filled with so much make up. I need to knock the dust of my brushes and start doing make up again, lol.
This experience was truly amazing. A whirlwind full of amazing memories, people and a time I won't forget. I am truly blessed and thankful for this experience. Thank you to Redken and to my family, friends and clients.