Over $10,000 Raised at The NYIB Great Gatsby Beauty Competition and Gala Benefits Autism Awareness
Lindenhurst, NY, October 31, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Each year New York Institute of Beauty, and Long Island Beauty School host a competition in make-up, hair, and nails to support and raise money on behalf of Team Jack-Autism Speaks, Long Island Chapter. This year, the New York Institute of Beauty Make Up Team organized a Beauty Gala Event for Team Jack-Autism Speaks, Long Island Chapter at Chateau La Mer in Lindenhurst, New York. The theme of the event was Gatsby and since it was the weekend before Halloween, New York Institute of Beauty encouraged guests to come in their best Gatsby attire. Bridget O’Brien CEO of Bridget O’Brien PR and Events promoted the entire event.www.bridgetobrienprandevents.com
The event provided cocktail hour, a dinner buffet, dessert, cash bar, raffles, a 50/50 and an amazing Wild Cherryz burlesque dance performance and Red Carpet Appearance by singer Nick Tangorra. Drag Super Star Xtah C Extraordinaire was a guest celebrity judge. Trophies were awarded to the winners for each competition plus something of monetary value for example, $500 towards advance make up classes, $250 in Make-up, or $500 in hair products, etc.
Make-Up Competition Sponsored by MUD Make Up Designory Competition Winners
1st - Jessica West-Nigro - Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge
2nd - Lauren McKee- Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge
3rd - Monique Norwich- Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge
Fan Favorite Make-Up - Kristy Delaney- New York Institute of Beauty, Islandia
Nail Competition Sponsored by OPI
1st - Nicole Ragoonath- New York Institute of Beauty, Islandia
2nd - Angela Valladares- New York Institute of Beauty, Islandia
3rd - Megan Fricke & Valeen Kalimootoo (Tie for 3rd Place) - Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge
Hair Competition Sponsored by Wella School Systems, Symbiotic Salon Systems, Burmax, Design Essentials
1st - Ashley Vessa- Long Island Beauty School, Hauppauge
2nd - Mirlene Virgle- Long Island Beauty School, Hempstead
3rd - Sara Rios- Long Island Beauty School, Hempstead
New York Institute of Beauty’s goal was to raise $10k for Autism.
The Beauty Gala Fundraiser for Autism a Gatsby inspired event raised and donated $10,300.
Special Thanks to Sponsors
New York Institute of Beauty
NYIB Make Up Team
Long Island Beauty School
Mud- Make Up Designory - Judge and Donations-Make Up
OPI- Judge and Donations
Burmax - Judges and Donations- Hair
Design Essentials - Judges and Donations-Hair
Symbiotic Salon Systems - Judges and Donations-Hair
Mr. Beauty- Donations
Wella School System- Donated centerpieces
Nora Schweihs - creator of The German wine- Judge- Make Up
Drag Super Star Xtah C Extraordinaire - Judge - Make Up
Nick Tangorra - Red Carpet Appearance
The Wild Cherryz - Burlesque Performers
Omar Cogle – Photographer
Paul Prince – Photographer
Paul Walker - Photographer
Pope of Hollywood- Photographer/Video
Derek Zagami of Derek Z Show
Owner of Chateau La Mer, George Voutsinas- Thank you for his generosity, amazing food, beautiful venue and first class service.
At the New York Institute of Beauty, they are delighted to offer educational opportunities in this dynamic field! New York Institute of Beauty is dedicated to a high level of education for their students and to the continued accomplishments and success of their graduates, so he or she may find gainful employment in the appearance enhancement fields.
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