Headmasters Salon is hosting a pre-Halloween fashion show, Death Becomes Hair. The event will highlight avant-garde hair designs — individual works of art created by stylists at their salon.
Headmasters is an Aveda concept salon that wants to give back to the community that has supported it for 34 years. All proceeds generated by the show will be donated to Harvesters’ food network, a food bank for the greater Kansas City area.
Harvesters collects, distributes and delivers to food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. The organization assists more than 60,000 people every week, include the “working poor”; one-third of their clientele are residents in our area.
I recently met with Michaela McCart, a stylist at Headmasters. McCart provided me insider details regarding the upcoming benefit show. The team at Headmasters has prepared more than 15 looks, all unified by their theme of “classic decadence.” Models will premiere each individually inspired look on the runway, which will take the shape of a circle, winding around the first floor of the salon, the historic Lucy Taylor Hobbs house. The stylists at Headmasters wanted the show to incorporate the aesthetic of their workplace, embodying the high ceilings, brick walls and winding wood staircase of the building’s interior, as well as the soothing yet energizing gardens outside that welcome visitors to the place that they surround.
After the models’ initial runway appearance, they will remain at the event, mingling among guests to provide all attendees the opportunity to see each artful hair creation. The models will remain in character, each donning a persona as imagined by their stylist.
McCart applauded the talent of her experienced co-workers and the fresh ideas brought forth by newer team members.
“One of our stylists has worked at runway shows in Paris and New York,” she says. “Another just came from the Aveda Institute — our mothership in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Regardless of origin, all of us are a version of an artist. I am anxious to see the creations of our stylists and excited about the recent energy that fills our salon.”