Students Illuminate The Well in Los Angeles at Annual Showcase

A With a blaze of metallic glory, the Santa Monica TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy Student Catwalk turned up the heat and luster at The Well in Los Angeles, on Sunday, July 24. Body paint, glitter and metal hair accessories truly brought the Alchemy theme to life, complementing the hair and wardrobe put together by the students.


A Student Catwalk is a showcase of total concept looks created and executed completely by our academy students. Each TONI&GUY student must complete a Student Catwalk before they graduate.

Edgy, modern, and unexpected are words that could be used to accurately describe the array of total concept looks that walked down the runway during the event. Black wardrobe was a standard among each of the collections presented, accented by flecks of metallic clothing on a few of the avant garde and fantasy models. The mostly black wardrobe allowed the hair to take center stage for each of the looks and it certainly did not disappoint.

The Santa Monica students delivered incredibly unique styles that encompassed some of today’s hottest hair trends from blunt bobs to glitter roots and some of the most creative braids we’ve seen yet. The students even got in on the hair piercing trend to accessorize one of the more elaborate braided styles and the result was a truly spectacular sight.

A full spectrum of metallic hair colours made each collection even more eye-catching. Icy platinum, bold bronze, brilliant gold and shiny pewter hues all made an appearance–some more than once–on the runway.

The fashion show was complete with animated backdrops, background dancers and even a “vocal” performance that occurred in the middle of the showcase when one model began screaming at the end of the runway, jumped off the stage onto the seating floor and pulled out pieces of her platinum white hair. Of course, this was all part of the performance and only added to the edgy, eclectic vibe of the entire showcase.

The Student Catwalk runway show also featured a dance performance by two talented dance groups at the beginning and end of the showcase, providing yet another artistic element to the event.


The venue was filled with students, instructors, family and friends, and even a few members of the Mascolo family including TONI&GUY CEO, Bruno Mascolo, and Zak and Caroline along with their three children to show their support for the T&G family.

It was an exciting and successful night for the students at the Santa Monica TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy and they should certainly be extremely proud of their many accomplishments. All the hard work that was put into each complete look was apparent and the talent of the students showed through brilliantly. Not even the brutal southern California summer heat could take away from the splendor of the night.

We are so proud of our students and T&G family and we look forward to seeing even more impressive work as they move on to their careers in the hair industry!

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