Paul Mitchell Joins In Style Magazine for Grammy Salute to Fashionby Paul Mitchell Schools on 3/11/2008
Paul Mitchell Future Professionals, graduates, school owners, associates, and salon stylists joined John Paul Mitchell Systems Editorial Director Lucie Doughty at Boulevard 3 nightclub in Hollywood for the first-ever Grammy Salute to Fashion. Presented by The Recording Academy and In Style magazine, the event showcased the Spring '08 clothing lines of Grammy-nominated artists Beyoncé, Sean Combs, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, and Justin Timberlake.
Lucie and her team prepped 30 models with a casual spring-y twist complementing the vision of In Style fashion director Hal Rubenstein. "We were asked to create a streamline '80s feel to the hair with the use of products and the addition of extensions, mimicking the fun, carefree rock star feel that the clothes have," Lucie said. "There was a great vibe in the tent as everyone hustled to get the models ready."
The event was hosted by four-time Grammy-winning producer and Recording Academy Chair Jimmy Jam, along with a special performance by current Grammy winner (and Paul Mitchell Super Skinny addicted) Rihanna. Cover Girl added the makeup touch to the models, while the audience was sprinkled with Grammy winners including Prince, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Jay-Z, and more.
Team members from Paul Mitchell The School – Costa Mesa included graduates Ashley Baur, Josh Corso, Victor Raygoza, and Noogie Thai; Future Professionals Ebony Murphey, Jessica Azling, and Josephine Chung; and staff member Keli Coltman. Representing the Cao Institute – A Paul Mitchell Partner School were school owner Alee Cao, graduate Vanessa Cao, and Learning Leaders Daven Mayeda and Christopher van Zeyl. Lisa Smith and Pilar Bernal from A. T. Tramp Hair Salon in Beverly Hills rounded out the team.
To get a backstage peek, watch the In Style video narrated by fashion director Hal Rubenstein.