Friday, February 02, 2007

Art Met Beauty at the Grand Opening of HB Salon

Due to local popular demand, here are a few more photos (courtesy of Mikey George and Six Degrees Magazine) of the HB Heidi Bashar Salon Grand Opening benefiting the Detroit Institute Of Arts.

The VIP portion of the event, which took place from seven to nine on the evening of Thursday, January 25, 2007, in the newly remodeled third floor salon in Somerset North Collection, Troy Michigan, was shoulder-to-shoulder (or rather Gucci to Prada to Cartier) deep with Detroit's A List crowd. The salon was transformed, for a few hours, into an upscale club with live music and a complete bar.
Gorgeous models, including our own Tika, who is also a makeup artist at Bashar Salon Birmingham, greeted the guests upon arrival. Trays of sushi appetizers, courtesy of Kahlil of Crave in Dearborn, were served to the delight of the crowd. (below: me with my friend and co-worker Kennice, stylist, platform artist, educator and makeup artist whose work is featured in many national and local publications including Detroit's Ambassador Magazine; Kennice's assistant,Vincent Sherk)
The event continued from 9:00pm to 1:00 am in the center court of Somerset North. I was told by Nate Forbes that this was the first time that an after hours event like this has ever taken place within the collection. Tents, elegantly draped in white linen, created a summer feel on one of the coldest nights in January. Special appearances by DJ's Mike Anthony, Matt A, Tom T and Captn 20 created the rhythm and kept the elevated dance floor spinning with the sole-full sounds of Manolo Blahniks. A strolling buffet of gourmet delicacies was provided by some of the finest metro Detroit and local area restaurants: Mosaic, Crave, Big Rock, Mon Jin Lau, Lot 1210 and Sweet Georgia Brown.

Bashar (left) definitely knows how to set a mood and create an experience. Rather than just putting on (one of his many) parties or organizing major city events in the usual way, he adds his eclectic style and unique touch - his worldly travels to Paris, Milan, Brazil and Miami are evident in all he does. Bashar's multi-talented abilities
- successful hairstylist to local as well as national celebrities; coordinator and contributor for many fashion and cultural city events; architectural designer and interior decorator (he designed both salons) is proof that a boy who came from modest beginnings - but who had a creative vision, a strong desire and much ambition, (along with hard work and plenty of risk taking) - can transform his life's dreams into reality and become the man (an extremely good-looking man at that) with a Midas touch.

(above) Fashion reporter WDIV Local 4 Jon Jordan; The Managing Editor of Clear and Creative Director of Ambassador Magazine; Stylist at Bashar Salon (and Bashar's brother) Ricky Kallabat; and very beautiful friend.

Among the many party goers were
my daughter - Alexia Hadjiveloudos of Dawn Owen Design and Nancy Dabish (Bashar Salon's right hand and welcoming smile).


Michelle's Spell said...

Gorgeous pictures, Lindy! You look stunning (of course!) and the event looks like great fun.

Erik Donald France said...

Awesome! Great pix and post. Very cool!

Cardinal Spellman said...

This is a spectacular event. It's almost religious in the celebratory nature of its grandeur.

Erik Donald France said...

Happy Velentine's Day, Pythia! What a snow-wallop. Whoah!