Hairstylists in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will receive the red carpet treatment at the Best of Salons Gala this weekend. The inaugural black-tie event is at 7pm on Nov. 13, 2022, in The National Ballroom in The Thompson Hotel, 1401 Elm St., Dallas, TX.
Kaye Flewellen, creator and director, grew up attending and working hair shows with her family. A salon owner, Kaye dreamed of revamping the hair show into a relevant and opulent industry experience for today’s stylists. So, the gala will also include a dinner and award show.
According to Flewellen, hairstylists and other beauty professionals endured fear and hopelessness during shelter-in-place because of COVID-19. After a difficult period of time, she wanted to give beauty professionals moments to enjoy.
“I want to create an Oscars for hairstylists,” the Dallas native said. “I want them to know we see you, we care about you, and you have not been forgotten.”
Flewellen said that Dallas hairstylists are at the cutting edge of fashion styles and trends, and she looks forward to providing them with an evening of glitz and glam. While the event will showcase hairstylists, it is open to the public and tickets are available through BestofSalons.com.
The evening’s host will be Tashara Parker, traffic reporter and anchor for WFAA TV. Parker launched the Bun Ministry movement after receiving backlash for a natural hairstyle she wore on-air. The movement celebrates, educates, and empowers individuals on their natural journeys.
The Best of Salons Gala will kick off a platform designed to recognize and celebrate the talents of outstanding salons and stylists. Flewellen will introduce a quarterly online and print magazine during the gala and it will feature local area salons and stylists, along with hair tips and techniques.