Glamour, Laughter & Emotion as Sixth Sense Salon Celebrates 2nd Birthday
It was an evening of glamour, laughter and emotion when the Sixth Sense Salon team celebrated their second birthday in style at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.
Salon owners Dean Vinning and Dean Robertson treated the 300-strong audience, including Sutton Coldfield Mayor Charlotte Hodivala, to an action-packed evening. Sponsored by Wella and Nelson Recruitment Services, the event featured superb catwalk shows, awards and plenty of surprises.
One of the early highlights was a stunning catwalk show with professional models showcasing the salon’s latest hair Collection, the raw and edgy ‘Renegade’. The models walked the catwalk to high impact music, cool background visuals, amazing lighting and flaming pyrotechnics!
Breast Friends Women Strut The Catwalk to a Standing Ovation
There were more surprises in the second half when the crowd was brought to tears hearing the inspirational stories of a group of women who have been battling breast cancer.
During a video broadcast, six women talked about how the charity Breast Friends and Sixth Sense Salon have supported them during difficult times.
As the sound system blasted out Alicia Keys’ hit song ‘This Girl Is On Fire’ and flames roared into the air, the magnificent six appeared on the catwalk and literally strutted their stuff, revealing their gorgeous new hair cuts and showing that they will not be beaten. With barely a dry eye in the room, the audience rose to their feet to clap and cheer.
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Salon Owner Dean Vinning Has Head Shaved On Stage for Charity
Sixth Sense Salon owners Dean Vinning and Dean Robertson shared the stage as they talked about their own journey towards owning a successful, award-winning salon in the heart of Sutton Coldfield.
The duo talked about their mission to try and change lives. Dean Vinning said: “Over the past 12 months I have had the privilege to meet the most amazing women who have shared their stories with me. They have helped me to understand what they’ve been through.”
Most of the audience were already familiar with Julie Emery through her video diary which shares her journey to grow back healthy hair with the help of Sixth Sense Salon and NIOXIN hair thickening products. The salon’s work with Julie helped spearhead a national campaign with Wella Professionals’ NIOXIN to raise funds for cancer research.
Julie summed up the feelings of the Breast Friends group as she told the audience: “In my darkest days I found Breast Friends and Sixth Sense.” She then joked that it was now time to turn the tables on Dean Vinning. Brandishing hair clippers, she promptly shaved Dean’s hair in a bid to raise money for Breast Friends!
The event is likely to raise thousands of pounds, with all proceeds going to the Breast Friends charity.
Sixth Sense’s partnership with the Wella Professionals NIOXIN team was also evident on the night, with NIOXIN Ambassador Kay McIntyre and the Wella Professionals team offering NIOXIN consultations and prescribing complimentary NIOXIN product packs for guests.
Lifetime Achievement Award for Breast Friends Founder Jackie Benzecry
‘The Deans’ also presented a number of awards, most notably the Lifetime Achievement Award which went to Breast Friends Founder Jackie Benzecry, described as ‘one of Sutton’s most loved ladies’.
Other awards went to Judy Atkins (Client of the Year), make- up artist Kari Roberts (Creative Genius), Supplier of the Year (Sarah Meredith from Wella International) and Ev Morton (Inspiration Award). Ev supported his partner throughout her battle with cancer and now looks after their three children following her passing. The family won an all-expenses paid trip to Harry Potter World.
Sixth Sense Salon is no stranger to winning awards either! The audience learned that the salon has enjoyed an amazing year, winning an impressive six awards, including West Midlands Salon of the Year.
Dean Robertson commended the Sixth Sense ‘family’ of stylists and top hair colour technicians for their passion and dedication in helping to make the salon so successful.
During the evening, the Deans managed to inspire, entertain and delight their audience with a second birthday celebration that was both fitting and memorable, and, in true Sixth Sense style, they ended the event on a high note with a hilarious video of ‘bloopers’ from their many inspirational videos.
Sixth Sense Salon would like to say a THANK YOU to all of the people, brands, companies and creatives who helped make this event a MASSIVE success:
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