Mega Hair and Beauty Fair from March 2
The mega Hair and Beauty Fair and Hair Asia Pacific 2007 will kick
off on March 2 with the day focused on everything related to hair.
Sponsored by L'Oreal, there will be demonstrations by leading local
and foreign experts featuring cuts, colouring and a variety of styles,
along with competitions for the national awards ceremony, comprising
ladies and gents haircuts, as well as bridal and evening hairstyles
during the day.
Recognised by the Ministry of Tourism as a national event, the fair
is guaranteed to create benchmarks in the local hair, beauty and fashion
industry as well as go a long way in elevating the standards to an
Project coordinator Lou Ching Wong and chairman of the organising
committee Nayana Karunaratne
by creating awareness to the consumer and giving exposure to
talented individuals in the various fields.
An international hair show will be held in the evening, showcasing
trend statements, especially with regards to forecasting the latest
trends in hairstyles. The one-hour show will feature Sri Lanka's top
hairstylists with foreign hairstylists also participating.
Lou Ching Wong, who is the project coordinator for the event will
also be in charge of the choreographing of the productions held
throughout the event.
Renowned Pakistani Cosmetologist and Dermatologist Dr. Farah Farook
will have a comprehensive two hour presentation followed by a one to one
session with the public on the medicinal aspect of beauty and skin care
on March 3, which kicks off the day focused on beauty.
The competitions for the National Awards ceremony will continue to
take place, with competitors from across the island vying for placements
in the categories of nail art, stage make up, etc.
The Christine Valmy School of Beauty, a New York based school located
in Mumbai, Panipa, a nail technician and consultant to the government of
Thailand, Asha Hariharan, the winner of L'Oreal Colour trophy, India and
renowned hairdresser, beautician and make up expert will also
participate during the day's programmes.
March 4 focuses on fashion - where there will be competitions related
to bridals from western and oriental to the traditional and contemporary
as well as the full fashion look for men and women.
The highlight of the day will be the much-anticipated Fashion
Extravaganza, where fashion shows will be held right throughout the day
showcasing creations of some of Sri Lanka's leading fashion designers
and designing schools.
Comprising a series of fashion shows, with a pool of 15 female models
and six male models, eight collections will be displayed, with each show
lasting for 30 minutes, with breaks in between.
A bridal show, which will showcase a cross section of brides, will be
presented by SLAHAB in the evening.
Anom, an Indonesian designer who will be showcasing his collection,
will follow this, with four Indonesian models participating.
Sri Lanka's pioneer in the fashion industry Kirthi Sri Karunaratne
starts off the series of shows, displaying a wide variety of saris at
the show, followed by Yolanda Aluvihare, who will also showcase a
collection of saris, with tie and dye, batik and classical motifs.
Undergraduate students following the degree programme in Fashion
Design and Product Development at the University of Moratuwa will
present their creations, with Brian Kerkoven's collection for men and
women and Purnima Abeyratne's medieval themed collection next in line.
Dhammika Amarasekera is staging a comeback, with a collection focused
on the colour white,thirteen students from the Lanka Institute of
Fashion Technology (LIFT) recreating the 1970s look and Ruchira Silva's
Haute Exotica Couture themed collection end the show, leading to a gala
dinner for all competitors.
Hair Asia Pacific starts on March 5 with over 200 foreign
participants comprising Jacklyn Tan, Director of Pivot Point, Singapore,
Rudi Hadisuwarno, President of the Indonesian Hairdressers Association
and President of the OMC and ICD, Indonesia, Suchard Konreuk, President
of the All Thai Hairdressers Association and Ruhana Iqbal Khan,
President of PHABA, Pakistan among others.
Attended by 15 countries in the zone, which include Japan, Sri Lanka,
Singapore, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand,
Philippines, Pakistan, India, Taiwan, and Malaysia, the international
event is to be one of glitz and glamour.
An awards ceremony will also be held, with winners from each category
entitled to prize money of USD500 and USD2000 for the grand championship
An international hair show will follow with New York based Indian
designer, Payal Singh showcasing her Indo Western collection, which will
be on sale on March 6, 2007 at the lobby of the Galadari Hotel.
There will be demonstrations by leading local and international
experts, as well as fashion and hair shows and 50 trade stalls, with
Indian cosmetic jewellery and special honeymoon packages to Bali
There will also be mini competitions for the public during the three
days, with prizes being given out to the 'Best Head of Hair,' 'Best
Skin,' 'the Smartest Dressed Girl.' All of this is on offer to the
public, with the entrance ticket being only Rs100, which includes a
Nayana Karunaratne, founder of the Sri Lanka Association of
Hairdressers and Beauticians (SLAHAB) and chairman of the organising
committee said, "This is going to be a mega event, featuring three days
focusing on hair, beauty and fashion, and finishing up with the grand
finale, which would be the Hair Asia Pacific event."