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LOS ANGELES TIMES: Bad hair day? Not for Making the Cut winner

November 8, 2015

Dennis Lee remembers waiting at his uncle's salon and sitting next to celebrities like Heather Locklear and Diane Keaton.

He recalls one interaction in particular.

"You're cute," she said.

"You're Cher," he replied, star struck.

In these afternoons spent at his uncle's Beverly Hills shop — his uncle being the world-famous hairstylist Allen Edwards, whose name graces multiple high-end salons — Lee became acquainted with the hair industry. He watched as his uncle cut, colored and styled clients' hair, and as his mom, a manicurist, worked away making fingernails elegant.

Read the full article here: http://www.latimes.com/socal/weekend/news/tn-wknd-et-1108-dennis-lee-20151108-story.html

The Los Angeles Fashion: Southern California’s Top Stylist from Making the Cut Live Hair Show

October 18, 2015

Scott Fontana, creator of Making The Cut – live hair and fashion show, held the third annual competition on Oct. 5 at the Avalon in Hollywood. The dramatic event during LA Fashion Week consisted of five finalists battling live on-stage to showcase their talents in front of hundreds of community members and industry professionals. Within a limited time frame, the hair stylists transformed their models, cutting and fluffing hair to impress the esteemed judging panel, and dressing their models for a quick runway show that showcased not only the hairstyles, but rather the entire vision of the contestant. The judges were:  Scott Fontana – Show Producer and owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, Shanna Moakler – Model, actress, producer, Marc Malkin – Host of E! News, and Frank Galasso – Celebrity hair stylist. The judges did not tread lightly; indeed they were quite harsh in their criticisms as the five finalists in the show discovered. It was kind of like Simon Cowell times four. However hard they were on the contestants, at the end of the day, everybody was happy. The runners-up were: Dasi B of Dasi B Salon, Jessica Montgomery of Studio Salon, Aubree Hill of Huxley Salon and Egle Miciene of Cristophe Salon Beverly Hills.

Read the full article here: http://www.thelafashion.com/2015/10/18/southern-californias-top-stylist-from-making-the-cut-live-hair-show/

OK! Magazine: Celebrities Spotted Out and About

October 16, 2015

Actress and model Shanna Moakler, Marc Malkin of E! News, celebrity stylist Frank Galasso and creator Scott Fontana judged Cristophe Salon Newport Beach’s 3rd Annual Making the Cut live hair and fashion show competition held at The Avalon Hollywood.

Read the full article here: http://okmagazine.com/live-big/celebrities-spotted-out-and-about-week-of-october-16/ 

Beauty Launchpad: Third Annual Making the Cut Competition Winner Announced

October 9, 2015

Scott Fontana, creator of Making The Cut live hair and fashion show, held the third annual competition on Oct. 5 at the Avalon Hollywood. The dramatic event during LA Fashion Week consisted of five finalists battling live onstage to showcase their talents in front of hundreds of community members and industry professionals. Contestants also competed in front of an esteemed judging panel, who went on to name Dennis Lee of Armando Joshua Christopher Salon as Southern California’s Top Stylist 2015.

Read the full story here: http://www.beautylaunchpad.com/third-annual-making-the-cut-competition-winner-announced

Southern California’s Top Stylist Announced at Third Annual Making the Cut Live Hair Show Competition

Creator and Producer Scott Fontana Named Dennis Lee of Armando Joshua Christopher Salon as “Southern California’s Top Stylist 2015” 

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – October 7, 2015 – Scott Fontana, creator of Making The Cut live hair and fashion show, held the third annual competition on Oct. 5 at the Avalon Hollywood. The dramatic event during LA Fashion Week consisted of five finalists battling live on-stage to showcase their talents in front of hundreds of community members and industry professionals. Contestants also competed in front of an esteemed judging panel, who went on to name Dennis Lee of Armando Joshua Christopher Salon as Southern California’s Top Stylist 2015.

Making the Cut is the beauty industry’s only live hair competition of its kind. This year’s title sponsors included L’Oréal Professionnel® and Kérastase, along with supporting sponsors CoverGirl, Scott Fontana Collection, Yachts for Tots, 50 Blue Vodka, California Fruit and Wine Company, Pry Yo and Peroni – to name a few.  Building on the success of the show over the past two years, this year’s high-end, professionally produced event and competition featured live hair cutting and styling on stage by Southern California’s leading stylists. Beauty industry elite comprised the judging panel, including: Scott Fontana, Frank Galasso, Shanna Moakler and E!’s Marc Malkin.

This year’s event included an opening performance by Scott Fontana, a stage production featuring live cutting and styling from Making the Cut’s five finalists, and a hair and fashion show. Up against top competition, the judges chose Dennis Lee as the winner. Lee has worked professionally as a hair designer and stylist for more than 25 years.  Currently working at the prestigious Armando Joshua Christopher Salon in Newport Beach, Lee plans to continue his art of hair and maintaining his title of Southern California’s Top Stylist.

The other four finalists in the show were runner-up, Dasi B of Dasi B Salon, Jessica Montgomery of Studio Salon, Aubree Hill of Huxley Salon and Egle Miciene of Cristophe Salon Beverly Hills. For more information about Scott Fontana’s Making the Cut, please visit www.makingthecuthairshow.com.  

 

About Scott Fontana’s Making the Cut

Making the Cut is the industry’s first live hair styling competition, created and hosted by celebrity stylist Scott Fontana, owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach. Making the Cut is a high-end, professionally produced event that features live hair cutting and styling on stage performed by leading local stylists, a live hair and fashion show, and a renowned judging panel comprised of the beauty industry elite. The show is edgy, sexy and wildly entertaining. For more information, visit http://www.makingthecuthairshow.com.

 

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Los Angeles Times: Scott Fontana of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach Presents the Third Annual "Making the Cut" Live Hair Show 2015

September 23, 2015

Events

The 2015 Making the Cut live hair show, which showcases Southern California hairstylists in a live competition, is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Avalon Hollywood.  The show is put on by producer Scott Fontana, owner of Cristophe Salon in Newport Beach, and sponsors include L'Oreal Professionnel, Kerastase and Cover Girl. The event is open to the public, with tickets priced $10 pre-sale, $20 at the door.  Buy them online here.

Read the full story here: http://www.latimes.com/fashion/alltherage/la-ar-shopping-news-sept-23-20150918-story.html