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April 25, 2017

5 Backstage Quickies With Bio Ionic

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A swanky club, signature drinks and amazing styling onstage? If there’s a party like that, BTC is there! We went to Bio Ionic’s Second Annual Style Awards at the Avalon in Hollywood and gathered all the action just for you!


The Deets
Four contestants chosen for their fantastic styling work were flown to Hollywood to compete onstage for a prize package and the title of Bio Ionic Style Ambassador. Each contestant brought a totally different look to the competition and had a chance to work with Bio Ionic Founder Fernando Romero.


The judges: Mustafa, Shaun, Sally and Robert.


The judging panel was made up of industry elites: Mustafa Avci, the king of waves; Shaun Brezanin, educator Sally Rogerson and celebrity stylist Robert Ramos. Mustafa also demonstrated his signature glam waves onstage (keep reading for a peek at his technique!), and the Pulp Riot team showed off some crazy cool hair and onstage styling during a high-energy presentation.


Fernando gave his longtime friend and industry icon Nicholas the Lifetime Achievement Award.


A real highlight was when Fernando presented the Bio Ionic Lifetime Achievement Award to industry icon Nicholas French, who inspired the audience with a gorgeous runway presentation and gave some fantastic words of advice: “If it’s in your heart, it will be in your hands.”


Nicholas French’s artistic presentation.


The Contestants
The four contestants came from across the country and gave BTC a glimpse at their prep. Check it out!


Megan Schipani, @shmeggsandbaconn
Silver Springs, M.D.
Megan is a braiding queen, which was perfect for this crowned look! Check out this infinity braid!




Franco Hernandez, @hairbyfranco
Seal Beach, Calif.

Franco created smooth volume in his updo—check out how!




Jessica Warburton, @hairhunter
Los Angeles
Inspired by Tim Burton and Disney, Jessica’s take on modern romance was capped off with some artful color application. Watch her do it!




Loni Hale, @lonihalemakeup
Loni’s editorial take was supported with this soldering wire from the hardware store. See how it’s done!




Bonus: Mustafa’s Hollywood Waves technique
We caught Mustafa backstage and grabbed his signature wave technique, which he finished onstage. See the technique and the final shot!




The Winner
And the winner is…Jessica! Her play on textures earned her the title. Congrats, Jessica!