Friday, September 16, 2011

Redken Cover Competition


Okay Boys and Girls, I've got a favor to ask of you. Earlier this year my friend Niki asked me to model for her submission to Redken's Cover Competition... Below are some photos from our initial shoot earlier this year. The team was amazing and we had such a blast shooting, even though the prep took hours and hours! My hair was initially minicrimped (to create a frothy, cotton candy-like texture) and then set in mermaid waves. It took about 5 hours to do it before we even started shooting - phew!

And a few months later, we found out that we had placed number one in Ontario. We then went to the finals, which was all expenses paid weekend in Toronto (where I live... but, really, who is going to turn down a lovely hotel suite?) with the other finalists. At the end of our amazing week, we did a second photo shoot with the help of some of the best Redken hair stylists in the world, talented stylists, make up artists and an amazing photographer who has shot covers for Elle. I can't post any behind the scenes photos from this shoot (in fact, I wasn't even allowed to take any), but here are the final two shots.
updated: here are a few more shots since the contest is over now

It would mean the world to me if you would vote for us to win the Redken Cover Competition. The winners get an amazing trip to New York, and my friend Niki, an incredible hair stylist, would get all sorts of opportunities while we're there, such as styling a major magazine shoot. Not to mention, I'll be on the cover of Canadian Hairdresser Magazine. To vote, click on this link: http://www.redken.ca/_en/_ca/event/voting.aspx and vote for us (I'm the second from the left). You can only vote once per email address, and I promise you won't get any spam mail or be contacted from the company at all. Thanks soo much and BIG hugs to all xx E

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Beckerman Girls says:
at: September 16, 2011 at 8:40 PM said...

OMG!!! U look STUNNNNNNING!!!I love your hair and your make up is perfection!!! I'm going to VOTE RIGHT NOW!!! U GOTTTTTA WIN!!!
kisses
xoThe Beckerman Girls

www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

Lesja says:
at: September 16, 2011 at 8:46 PM said...

awesome hair!

Julie Khuu says:
at: September 16, 2011 at 9:24 PM said...

Oh honey! You look incredible!! Like a cross between a high fashion porcelain doll and Taylor Momsen at some angles...gorgeous styling...hair ensembles makeup EVERYTHING!! Lets rock this vote Yeah!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

Seventh Of July says:
at: September 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM said...

WOW! You look absolutely AMAZING! They did a terrific job. Your make up and hair look unbelievable. Great photos! I will definitely vote for you :)

http://seventhofjuly.blogspot.com/

Twins says:
at: September 16, 2011 at 11:30 PM said...

Waouw!! You looks like a sexy Vamp!! Amazing! Your hair look like the one of Blake Lively (Gossip Girl!) Just Beautiful! xx

www.addict-to-twins.blogspot.com

Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 12:43 AM said...

great hair!


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Mayavienn says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 12:48 AM said...

WOW! you look incredible pretty, love your smile and hair. you are good model :)

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Chantelle says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 12:53 AM said...

EEEK!! My mother gets that magazine (she owns a salon). I WANNA SEE YOUR FACE ON IT! VOTED!

Vanessa, Take only Memories says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 1:50 AM said...

So gorgeous!!!

Gina says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 4:43 AM said...

omg, you look fantastic♥

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Faridah says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 7:35 AM said...

Seriously, this is amazing. I didn't even need to be asked, I voted for your look purely cause I love it so much!!! Fingers crossed your look wins, your friend deserves the opportunity x

Emmett Katherine says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 7:37 AM said...

Your hair looks amazing! Your friends very talented! I went and voted for you guys, good luck. Love the outfit it's the perfect combination of feminie & edgy :)

Fashiable says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 8:50 AM said...

Your hair!! Gorgeous! And beautiful photos too

www.fashiable.nl

Cindy says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 9:18 AM said...

I have that green tote from h&m too! Sorry off topic. I voted!

http://cosmic-delights.blogspot.com/

Plami says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM said...

You're stunning! I love the way the dress combines rock'n'roll lace and lovely girly tulle :)

XoXo
Plami

http://www.fashionthrill.com/

Kayte says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 10:07 AM said...

Voted. I hope you and your gang wins. You look stunning! definitely the best style in the bunch.

Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 10:14 AM said...

It was surely a lot of work, but the final result is just amazing. You have my vote.

Sydney says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 12:17 PM said...

the hair looks amazing!! I'll definitely vote

xx
scribblesandsomersaults.blogspot.com

nina rowan says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM said...

wow your hair looks stunning!

Natalie Suarez says:
at: September 17, 2011 at 5:11 PM said...

so so beautiful!! LOVE IT :)

xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Cara says:
at: September 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM said...

You look AMAZING!!!
Voted for you, wishing you the best of luck!
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

Ette says:
at: September 18, 2011 at 4:14 PM said...

You look absolutely ethereal, hun!!!

gorgeous gorgeous

PS --- THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE COMMENT ON MY BLOG!
it made my whole day :)

I will definitely vote. xoxo

♥, Ette

www.thriftedkarma.com

Marie a la Mode says:
at: September 18, 2011 at 6:05 PM said...

Voted! You look gorgeous! Love the hair and hope you win, good luck!

Kirsten says:
at: September 18, 2011 at 7:54 PM said...

So gorgeous! I voted! :)

BespokeRose says:
at: September 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM said...

I voted, and genuinely I think your hair is the best, so intricate and well executed.

http://bespokerose.blogspot.com/

Michelle A. G. says:
at: September 19, 2011 at 10:31 AM said...

I voted for you - best of luck! I looked through the other photos too, but I really liked the edgy vibe in yours. Hope you win!

The Vintage Scene says:
at: September 19, 2011 at 2:35 PM said...

Done. Good luck. Win-New York!

THEHOINSOHO says:
at: September 19, 2011 at 7:34 PM said...

You look so amazing, but even more amazing than usual! I really hope you win and come to New York!

jane says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 4:19 AM said...

I hope you'll win, you really look amazing <3

pinkmate says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 4:20 AM said...

wow! you look soo beautiful! Hope you will win!!!

vanessa

http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

Stephanie says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 6:00 AM said...

OMG!!!!!!!!! the effect of the crimping + the waving on your hair and hair colour is UNREAL. I am dying over the 5th shot: sooooooo stunning. heading over to vote for you guys now, congrats on getting this far and good luck!!! ;) xx

Johanna says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 10:47 AM said...

thanks for visitng my blog! :))
i love yours you always look amazing and i really like your outfits!
x

catflicks says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM said...

wow you're so lucky :) i love your hair and your outfit :) how did she make your hair into mermaid waves? i'd love to have my hair like that! beautiful

xxx

Catflicks

India says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 11:48 AM said...

you are so beautiful!

Between Buttons says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM said...

Nice postª!! your hair is amazing!

xx

DailyGlamour says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 12:26 PM said...

you look perfect !
xo

lifeisamaze says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM said...

Stunning !!!!

fashionmix says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 1:08 PM said...

perfect hair <3

Kristina says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 1:09 PM said...

your hair is amazing and you look sooooo pretty !!!!!

www.simplebutreal.com

Mr. Taylor and his Lady says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 2:32 PM said...

LOOOOVE the hair girl! you are absolutely gorgeous! this same look was actually inspired for my wedding hair!
xo TJ

http://mrtaylorandhislady.blogspot.com

Lainey says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 4:58 PM said...

Holy crap, you look amazing! She did such a great job. Your hair looks fantastic. How did she get your hair to create that wave? So amazing!

Heydi Melissa Contreras says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM said...

You look amazing on those photos! Stunning!
Thanks for passing by my blog & for the comment.
-Much Love

http://heydisworld.blogspot.com

The Jones says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 7:31 PM said...

My dear...you look DIVINE. These pictures seriously are absolutely amazing...you should win!

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Maric says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 9:18 PM said...

I voted :)

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Wida says:
at: September 20, 2011 at 10:51 PM said...

Woah! They did such an amazing job on your hair!!


Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

Zweiteiler says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 12:50 AM said...

thanks for your lovely comment! great blog! gonna follow you! you follow back?

you are very beautiful!

crystal

lisa signorini says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 1:41 AM said...

amazing!!!!!!! love this pics!!
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my last post, if u want we can follow each other!
have a wonderfula day!

www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

Fashion Tidbits says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 3:57 AM said...

Woah!! So cool! You can totally see the texture in each strand! You look gorge!

Couture Carrie says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 4:39 AM said...

Amaaaaaazing hair!

xoxox,
CC

I V Y says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM said...

looking stunning! that dress you're wearing is great!

xo zebra and meerkat

Katia says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM said...

Just voted for you :) You look amazing!! Sounds like fun too!

Ana Laura chavez says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM said...

You look amazing on those photos!!
the hair looks amazing!!
XOXO Ann

http://hrhladyann11.blogspot.com/

Lidiya says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 10:22 AM said...

These photos are stunning! Absolutely gorgeous and I adore your hair <3
http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

Liz Lizo says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 3:31 PM said...

Beautiful darling, flawless hair and makeup. Congrats to you an your friend, she's really talented and you were such a great model! Love the photos.

xx
Liz Lizo
VOGUED-OUT

Rebecca Jane says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 3:53 PM said...

You look absolutely, totally stunning. Definitely voted!

minnja says:
at: September 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM said...

wow, beautiful :)

minnja.blogspot.com

LOVE
Minnja

Dark Blue Stripes says:
at: September 22, 2011 at 5:04 AM said...

Gorgeous hair and makeup.

Christie

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tonia fashion tour says:
at: September 22, 2011 at 7:03 AM said...

hey girl, thanks for visiting my blog!!!
great photos, amazing hair!!
i'll follow you!!

xxx

Naina says:
at: September 22, 2011 at 6:45 PM said...

Wow girl, you look AMAZING! Seriously, model status much?!

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Danny Kelly says:
at: September 24, 2011 at 4:43 AM said...

Stumbled across your blog but i like your style so thought id show the love with a comment. x


www.dannykelly.blogspot.com


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Lola Finn says:
at: September 24, 2011 at 7:45 AM said...

You look so hot and glamorous! Like a supermodel ;)

Sarah Louise says:
at: September 25, 2011 at 2:27 PM said...

Voted!! Hope you win!! There was one other hair I liked also but you completely sold your look!! Definetely the right choice of model- you look beautiful!

This is my blog:
http://4fs4ever.blogspot.com/

It still has alot of work to be done on it yet but would love your opinion!!


luck, peace and good karma xx

JustPatience says:
at: October 2, 2011 at 4:38 PM said...

Those pants are amazing.

Patience
www.justpatience.com

Teresa says:
at: October 9, 2011 at 3:17 PM said...

So stunning!

Frances Davison says:
at: October 16, 2011 at 11:01 AM said...

Duod this looks awesome. x

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) says:
at: October 19, 2011 at 5:54 PM said...

Awesome! You look amazing!!!

Anna
http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

Mayflower says:
at: July 21, 2012 at 2:31 PM said...

You look soooo incredibly beautiful! ♥

Antonia-Ivana says:
at: December 10, 2012 at 4:42 PM said...

This is far beyond excellent.

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