For a very long time, Ashley Stevens, 34, a hairdresser and proprietor of the Magnificence Equation salon on Bay Shore, has been obsessive about bringing the Lengthy Island magnificence neighborhood collectively for some type of grand celebration to rejoice their skills, create networking. alternative and provides the general public curious about magnificence a glance from the within.
“At some point I simply awoke,” she says, “and it hit me. I wanted to do it.” And, on account of her efforts (and she or he can be the primary to say, it takes a village, or an island on this case), the Glo Magnificence Expo & Runway Present will debut at Patchogue’s Stereo Gardens on July thirty first.
The occasion will carry collectively make-up artists, hairdressers, nail technicians, eyelash professionals and colorists behind the Lengthy Island companies of a number of properties.
“There might be lectures and demonstrations, distributors, selfie spots and it’s a must to think about the wildest present – that is what you are going to get,” says Stevens.
A GLO-ING EXHIBITION
The time was proper to launch such a giant occasion, says Stevens. She referred to as the occasion “Glo,” she says, “as a result of that is what magnificence professionals do. For every single day and all of the particular events of their lives, we make folks really feel good in and out. We make them shine.” taken the theme actually, with a present that may really glow in the dead of night.
The runway half is professionally produced by Sean Bardoo, a local of Massapequa and is effectively linked within the style business. “Folks must know that Lengthy Island has an excessive amount of expertise within the business and it is proper right here,” he says.
When it comes to garments, a few of the appears to be like from the present are the work of designer Peta Chen, 45, of Shirley, who designs every thing from ball robes to wedding ceremony clothes. She presently she is creating a brand new neon assortment for the Glo occasion. “I really like what they’re doing with this present,” she says. “Lengthy Island is sort of a hidden gem. We’ve an entire new world of style and sweetness open on Lengthy Island. ”
PRACTICAL LESSONS AND MORE
Past the precise present, which in accordance with Stevens might be an essential eye-opening with a high-flying trapeze artist, there’s a lot to be taught. On stage, and “weaving to the beat”, Kandee Kamate of Ok&B African Braiding at Bay Shore will showcase her loopy expertise of weaving to music. “Folks know Lengthy Island for our seashores, however there are plenty of small companies that serve them with plenty of proficient folks,” he says.
Veteran make-up artist Michelle Holmes, 65, from Islip, might be giving an airbrushing class. “Every time we’ve got had exhibitions or conferences within the magnificence business, they’ve been on the town,” she says. “Because the pandemic has modified every thing, I believe it is a great way for everybody to exit, present they’re nonetheless thriving and comply with the brand new tendencies.
Included within the mixture of classes and demos, different make-up artists will educate eyebrow contouring and highlighting; a medi-spa beautician will exhibit the most recent HydraFacial strategies; and a colorist will work with vegan hair colour.
There might be stay music from native musicians, and whereas Stevens has labored arduous to maintain every thing targeted on Lengthy Island, he did import one factor. That will be his father Stephan Stevens, an expert DJ who lives in Georgia, and who will maintain the music flowing all day.
“It will likely be a fantastic day for girls and boys and I actually hope to interact and excite the professionals within the business and anybody curious about magnificence,” says Stevens. Bonus added? “They’re going to all go away with free swag baggage too.”
The Glo Expo and the parade
INFORMATION July 31; runs from 2pm to 7pm at Stereo Gardens, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. For tickets ($ 50.50 – $ 60.50) and extra info go to globeautyshow.com.