Saturday 24th March saw the return of La Visage, the Industry’s exclusive hair & makeup event supporting The Katie Piper Foundation (KPF). The event was attended and judged by celebrities such as former Miss India, Deana Uppal, Actress Rebecca Grant. Also industry specialists such as Toni&GuyIlford salon director and London Fashion Week (LFW) stylist Keera K Sira, Inglot managing makeup artist Aman Dhiraj, Forbes Judge and mentor Sukhi Wahiwala and Inspirational Speakers Mani Kohli and Tulsi Vagjiani.
La Visage, now in their second year held the event in a run-down warehouse in Tottenham which saw over 150 guests attend in the transformed space. With recognition from the industry to support young and new creatives, the event had fifty sponsors come on board. The initiative behind La Visage is to provide artists an opportunity to be part of a community, connect, grow, work alongside specialists as well as getting industry insight and creating a campaign of images for their portfolios.
The day welcomed twelve talented contestants where they were assigned models working on looks from mood boards, which were created and submitted to the team prior to the competition. It was definitely the MasterChef of hair and make-up. The contestants were given a nerve-racking 90 minutes to create their makeup looks and then 90 minutes for hair styling.
Once the contestants had completed their looks, The models were taken away to have a creative photoshoot where the high-quality images were produced to be provided to the contestants to add to their portfolios.
The evening was completed by an interactive Fashion Show and Awards event, where the judges scored the contestants against strict criteria on the looks created, how it matched alongside their mood boards and concluding with a short interview.
After a nerve-racking 20 minutes of deliberation, the judges returned with two runners-up, Neha Shingadia in 3rd place, Geminee Patel in 2nd Place and the first place winner Susan Mohmand who stole the show with her stunning look entitled “Dark Unicorn”.
The lucky winner Susan Mohmand said; “It was an opportunity of a lifetime, I enjoyed every second of it and still can’t believe I created the winning look of La Visage 2018 “The Dark Unicorn”. I will cherish this forever and it will open so many doors for my career from here onwards.”