Event will showcase talents of salon professionals

In this day and age, looking Hollywood on a daily basis is not uncommon. At times, you may walk down Cherry Street and think you’re on Sunset Boulevard -- especially on the weekend during party hours.
05 May, 2015

In this day and age, looking Hollywood on a daily basis is not uncommon. At times, you may walk down Cherry Street and think you’re on Sunset Boulevard -- especially on the weekend during party hours.

There’s no need to have an invite to an after-five to put on your eyelashes and get your nails done. We are living in a world of glamour.

This year makes way for the second annual Innovators Alive Makeup, Hair and Nail Showcase. Princess Lashelle Davis, one of Macon’s millenniums, was inspired by Michelle C. of Kissable Lips Cosmetics to produce such a happening.

Davis is not a stylist or nail technician; she teaches dance and is a visual artist who makes jewelry. In her field of work, she frequently patronizes the makeup, hair and nail professions. Davis also has to get into character with many of her recitals and dance performances. So, it’s not ironic that she would like to highlight people who make her look the part, no matter if she’s dancing African, ballet or hip-hop.

The Innovators Alive Makeup, Hair and Nail Showcase will take place from 6-9 p.m. May 3 at the Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. This affair will consist of a competition in each of its title’s categories. Only five people in every division will be allowed to register to win cash, a photo shoot, prizes and a trophy. There will be a total of three winners.

In addition to the matches, celebrity hosts, judges and entertainers will be in the building. Some of the big name stars who will grace Macon with their presence are Terrence Davidson, who has created wigs for Patti LaBelle and Nicki Minaj, Mooney “DudeFresh” Cook, DeezyFresh Too Fly and Pearls of Perfection, who are all hosts and entertainers on current TV reality shows.

Bucky Helms, also known as Surname Helms, will be mixing and spinning sounds for the event. So, if you happen to visit or live in downtown Macon, there will be some unique and festive-looking folks flossing through the streets. Don’t get alarmed; it’s just the showcase’s participants and audience gathering for a unique and out of the ordinary event.

Also, a portion of the proceeds from this program will benefit the Autism Has a Face Foundation.

For tickets and more details about this event, visit www.iacompetitions.com.

Yolanda “Y-O” Latimore is founder of Poetic Peace Arts, director of Like Water Publicity, a media and booking agency, and a Macon Arts Alliance board member. Contact her at ylatimore@gmail.com.

by YOLANDA LATIMORE