On July 25 at Lower East Side lounge R Bar, Cynthia Alvarez-- hairstylist to stars such as Adrienne Bailon, Anika Noni Rose, Keke Palmer, Rita Ora-- celebrated her birthday in style with a glamorous affair.
The red carpet affair presented by Epiphany Agency's Krystal Thorpe and Storm PR Agency's Jovana J. Gilkes brought out a who's who of beauty and fashion, with Dopeness Magazine as the media host and "Orange Is the New Black" star Dascha Polanco as the event host. Guests enjoyed music from DJ TP, complimentary cocktails provided by Belaire Rosé, and Birthday Cake Wines, pastries by Fabipops, and hors d'oeuvres from Feisty Flavors Catering. Guests also took home branded Cynthia Alvarez's gift bags filled with goodies provided by Alterna Hair Care, Beautiful Textures, Cosmopolitan Latinas, DenTek, Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer, Pop Chips, and Shea Moisture.
Christina Brown from the "Love Brown Sugar" blog caught up with Cynthia about what she's been up to and all things beauty and fashion.
"In the beauty and entertainment industry, there's always an event happening," Cynthia said. "With my busy schedule and small child, I rarely get to network and partake in the festivities. In planning my event, the goal was to have the industry come and celebrate with me. I wanted to show everyone a good time and also give them the opportunity to network and get to know me and my brand on a more personal level.
"I was extremely pleased with the turn out, and am glad to have made some great new relationships. It was an amazing evening and I'm so blessed to have my beautiful client Dascha Polanco host such an incredible event. A wonderful night."
Among the notables in attendance were Cosmo Latina Deputy Editor Corrine Griffith Cole, Cosmo Latina Editor-In-Chief Michelle Mulligan, celebrity hairstylists Gabrielle Corney and Yancey Edwards, "The Style and Beauty Doctor" Danielle Gray, producer and television correspondent Janell Snowden, and Ty Alexander from GorgeousInGrey.com and Hello Beautiful.
Check out the slideshow to view photos from the Glam In the City Soirée!