All the way back in May the people at Wella made me platinum blonde for a hair show. I was extremely impressed with their work, and when I got a notification that they were going to be in town for the Fashion-Focus Hair Trade Show, they were the only brand's casting I went to. The casting itself was so confusing, my (non exclusive) agency told me one time, other models had other times and no one's was right. Luckily the wait wasn't too long and since I have a blog post about this I was cast. Originally I was told I was going to get red hair, but ended up as the pastel model.
The day after casting was prep day. I had to be there at 8 am, and the night before checked to see what garage I could use. I found the government center one that is open 24/7 and to the public on the weekends. When I arrive just after 7:30 the garage attended said they weren't open yet, after some arguing (I promise I was polite) she let me in. Then I wandered around the convention center until one of the Wella people found me. Though I've worked events at the convention center before (like working as a trade show model) I never realized how huge it is.
I was actually there quite late, I did take a short accidental nap, and then drove home. I showered with a bag on my head and then got a few hours of sleep before the first day of the show.
Then my hair went into curlers up until right before the show. On the way there I took a few pictures and you see the girl in back of me? That was supposed to be my red hair, it's so pretty in person.
And Angel, my hair stylist for the show let me take a picture on stage when he found out I had a blog. Something you've probably already seen if you follow me on Instagram. I'm so bad at wefie angles though that I look terrible :(
For the last day of the show (it was two days, plus one day of prep) I was given a heavy urban makeup look and a top knot. Then on stage I had my hair painted on with more color. Then the (very nice) Wella people rushed me out so I could make it to my evening classes the first of which I was JUST on time to.
Our food for the days. One of my favorite things about being a Wella model is how nicely they treat us. McAlester catered food and lots of snacks, including my favorite vitamin water. I even took a sandwich with me for dinner at school.
And some random photos, first up the garage that I was able to park at for free two of the three days, the uncomfortable hair rinsing place, a hair chart, the Wella area, me trying to study, and my hair bag.