Brown and DeLine's Blog - A Little Off the Top

On Oct 3rd Brown and DeLine Salon attended Dreams, a benefit for the American Cancer Society. This event features the Tiffany Hairdresser of the Year Awards.

This event is often described as the ‘Oscars’ for the local beauty industry.

It was an exciting night kicking off with a cocktail reception. Then the grand opening performance with loud pounding music as we watched our own Jackie Gallinat and Victoria Benham showcase their model collections. They were phenomenal!

Next came Larry Gaynor, President and CEO of TNG Worldwide, the producer of the show. He announced all the finalists and the winners in each category. It was a proud moment when he announced Becky Blaha- Avant Garde finalist, Victoria Benham-Avant Garde finalist and Jackie Gallinat-Color finalist. The photos of their work projected on stage were magnificent! It was amazing.

The venue was Andiamo’s restaurant in Warren, Michigan. There were about 500 salon professionals attending. Andiamo’s did a great job hosting the event. Dinner was sensational.

The best part of the night was when our Brown and DeLine Team was recognized and awarded in the salon team segment of the competition. We had worked hard on our collection. Even though only Kristy Williams, Vikki Benham and my names were listed as the creators, it took the whole team collectively to win!

Our technical and creative skills combined with our motivation and commitment to excellence truly paid off that night!

At the end of the evening, we headed back to Ann Arbor, happy with our successes and appreciative that we had a driver. We celebrated and collaborated about next year’s event.

I believe everyone who competes in any contest is a winner!