Highlights This event was held on June 23rd, at The Shrine in Chicago, IL. What a wonderful evening of networking, food, drinks, entertainment, promotion of social media, a display of fashion forward attendees. It was also great seeing the fashion show with the platform artistry of local beauty professionals, models and the amazing work by then behind the scene makeup artists/hairstylists with the Luster Products. The presentation of the vanguard and pacesetter awards along with the speeches from the recipients was also enlightening. The final highlight of the evening was the magnificent raffle prizes along with the swag bags given to all attendees.
The Cause-Autism Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that autism presents itself during the first three years of a person's life. A portion of all proceeds to benefit selected Autism Awareness Organizations were donated by Darker Horse Creative. More than 150+ in attendance supported this cause...a party with a purpose.
The Beauty of giving back Darker Horse Creative held their 5th annual BEAUTY BASH; the founders of Darker Horse Creative, Fred Miller and Triphena Johnson hosted this event. Our philosophy is that even greater than those committed to creating physical beauty are those committed to the beauty of giving. The premise of this gathering was to giving back to the industry, beauty professionals, the community and the like.
The Camaraderie of Industry Professionals While attending this event and hearing the hosts Fred Miller and Triphena Johnson speak about the beauty industry, it showed their true love and devotion to the beauty industry along with expressing gratitude for goodwill and lighthearted rapport among friends. As the Chicago Makeup Examiner, having been in the beauty industry for over 30+ years...I was proud to be in the presence of so many trailblazers in the industry. Some of my notable distinguished comrades in attendance were: Dr. Reginald Mitchell, Mr. Sam Fine, Oscar James, Jacqueline Tarrant, Ernest Collins and Viola Nicholson, just to name a few.
The Award recipients DHC Vanguard award & DHC Pacesetter award Honorees- 2014 are:
- President of Luster Products-Mr. Jory Luster Sr.
- Celebrity Makeup artist -Mr. Joseph Hampton
- Founders & Owners of Mixed Chicks- Ms. Kim Etheridge, & Ms. Wendi Levy
- Celebrity Hair stylist & Artistic Style Director for Soft Sheen-Carson- Mr. Johnny Wright (hairstylist for 1st Lady Michelle Obama)
- Celebrity Makeup artist- Triphena Johnson
The Sponsors Media Partner Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine and our key sponsors Luster Products, Avalon Products, Soft Sheen-Carson, Creme of Nature, Clintex Laboratories, Mixed Chicks, and Remy Contreau V.
About Darker Horse Creative Our primary purpose is to make our clients look good and to achieve exceptional results with resourcefulness, tenacity, integrity and hard work not by overspending their budgets. We don’t accept any barriers; we share and collaborate with our clients to ensure an optimal experience and to maximize our client’s results. We immerse ourselves in our clients business by participating in what they do, and encourage them to participate in what we do, with the end result being their brand message being well communicated with style, taste and credibility forming a true cohesive partnership. For more details click here.