After months of preparation and hard work, Debony Salon headed to Boston on April 3rd to compete in the AVEDA “Catwalk for Clean Water” fashion show and fundraiser. Hosted at The Liberty Hotel, Debony Salon faced seventeen salons from throughout New England, all vying for “Best Make-up,” “Best Hair,” “Best Costume” and “Best Overall.”
Having won “Best Overall” in the 2015 “Catwalk for Clean Water,” Debony Salon faced tough competition and critique from judges. Presenting their concept of “The Messenger,” which was inspired by Boston’s rich history of cycling as an alternative form of transportation and its ability to unite all people in the fight for a cleaner planet; Debony Salon won “Best Overall” for the second year in a row.
The salon was judged on its ability to create a costume from all recyclable materials and create a character using AVEDA hair color and make-up. Over the span of four months, “The Messenger” came to life.
The costume was created by using inner tubes from bicycle and truck tires and was hand-made and stitched by Cassie Capone and Debony Diehl, with input from Andy Emery, Marissa Schoen and Sara Goulet of the salon. Local bike shop, Stan and Dan Sports, local community members and Frechette Tire donated materials to the concept and the staff of the salon challenged themselves with turning their model into a courier of alternative transportation and respect for our planet.
“This was such an amazing experience for the salon. To not only dedicate the hours and skill to creating an entire character from scratch, but to work together toward a common goal really strengthened our love of what we do here at the salon,” says Debony Diehl, owner of Debony Salon. “To have won for two years in a row is a true testament to our stylists’ talent and heart and the unending creativity at the salon. I am so proud of our entire team.”
Proceeds of the “Catwalk for Clean Water” benefit the Clean Water Fund, which helps provide access to clean water in under-developed countries.
Debony Salon is a full-service boutique salon and spa, located in Jackson, NH. Offering wedding services, massage, facials, hair cut and color services, nail care and more, Debony Salon offers years of experience to help you feel and look your best. Like them on Facebook for promotions, events and sales or to book an appointment call 603-383-9366.