Mirror Magazine

Let your beauty shine through
The Sunsilk Hair and Beauty Fair 2006 will be held on January 26 – 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the BMICH. This event is Sri Lanka’s grandest hair, beauty and bridal show, and is hosted by the Sri Lanka Association of Hairdressers and Beauticians (SLAHAB).

Sunsilk, the main sponsor has added a new dimension to the event this year through a ‘make-over’ competition, the ‘Sunsilk Rusiri Asiriya.’ During this competition hairdressers are challenged to give a make over to a person from the audience during a limited period of time. Sunsilk will be conducting this competition daily between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and will award cash prizes.

The biggest highlight of the show will be the ‘Sunsilk Hair Prime 2006,’ a competition that was initiated last year to bring out the creative talents of the hairdressers of the country. Here the hairdressers are asked to bring in their own model, and dress them up in fantasy clothing. Body paints, cosmetic inks and dyes can also be used on the models to make the event more glamorous. The points will be given to the best creation. Three winners a day will be selected, and they will get the opportunity to enter the grand finale, with the winner being awarded the ‘Sunsilk Hair Prime’ trophy along with an attractive cash award.

Another exciting addition to this event is the invitation extended to young and unknown designers to make presentations in the categories of ladies’ fashion, men’s fashion and fashion for children. In addition to this, the fashion shows will feature collections from Ruchira Silva of Rebel, Dilani Wijesekara of Dilly’s and Keerthi Karunaratna.

Competitions and presentations on bridal dressing, latest trends in men’s hair styles, hair styling tips, etc. will take place throughout the day, and cake structures, photography, portraits, poruwa and settee backs will also be on display.

Those attending the fair will also be eligible to take part in competitions that will take place on a daily basis. They will be chosen for ‘beautiful skin,’ ‘healthiest head of hair,’ ‘longest hair,’ ‘best dressed lady of the hour,’ etc. There will be over 100 stalls specializing in jewellery, skin care, make-up, accessories, including stalls by foreign hair dressing schools of India and Thailand. Participants will be entertained with dances, fireworks and fashion shows on the themes of bridal, saree and floral.


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