THOMAS RHETT, MOLLY SIMS, JORDIN SPARKS AND JESS CAGLE JOIN CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR FINAL NIGHT OF THE 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE ON ABC

 

THOMAS RHETT, MOLLY SIMS, JORDIN SPARKS AND JESS CAGLE
JOIN CELEBRITY JUDGES PANEL FOR THE FINAL NIGHT OF
THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE ON ABC

The Show Will be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” to Broadcast Live from Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday, September 10th at 9:00 PM ET/PT
on the ABC Television Network

 

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced the first four celebrity judges for the final night of “The 2018 Miss America Competition”; multi-platinum ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor in Chief Jess Cagle. Additional celebrity judges to be announced in the coming weeks. The judges panel will evaluate the contestants’ performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during the “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” which will air live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00 – 11:00p.m. ET/PT). The Miss America Competition showcases the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) as they compete for the coveted title of Miss America.

“I’m so excited to be a judge at this year’s competition and am happy to participate alongside an organization that is an advocate for women’s education,” said Molly Sims. “I’m looking forward to seeing all the young women who have come this far and hearing more about them and their interests!”

“I am honored to participate as a judge for the Miss America Competition this year,” said Jordin Sparks. “I understand the pressure that a competition brings and I’m lucky it’s given me the unique perspective on the hard work that the contestants have to put in to get to this point. No doubt they are all strong women and I look forward to hearing the platforms they represent.”

Grammy nominated and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett is set to debut his third album LIFE CHANGES on September 8. It is the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with songs that stretch his sound to new limits, with its lead single “Craving You” quickly skyrocketing to No. 1. LIFE CHANGES follows the release of his sophomore effort TANGLED UP DELUXE, which tapped into something widespread and universal earning major trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards and more. Thomas Rhett has proved to have a “commanding stage presence” (Rolling Stone) as he continues on his “energetic and dance worthy” (Hits Daily Double) first headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR.

Molly Sims is recognized for her work as an actress, model, humanitarian and author. She is often noted for her savvy sense of style and fashion, which she showcases on her blog, MollySims.com. Most recently, Molly teamed up with Awestruck to launch “The Molly Sims YouTube channel” which serves as an extension of her existing digital platforms. Sims released her first book, “The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple” in January 2015, which was a New York Times best seller. She will release her second book, “Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home,” later this year on October 10th. She recently guest starred on the TBS show “Men At Work” and played the manipulative Delinda Deline for 5 seasons on NBC’s hit television series, “Las Vegas.” In addition to her successful television career, Molly has also appeared on the silver screen in feature films including “Yes Man,” “Fired Up,” “The Benchwarmers” and “Starsky & Hutch.” Molly’s acting career began to soar after she landed the coveted role as host on MTV’s House of Style. In addition to her contract with MTV at the time, Sims gained even more recognition after signing an exclusive, multi-year contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics. Furthermore, she gained even more attention as the ultimate celebrity icon from her Old Navy commercials and, of course, her sultry images in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue four years consecutively. She has also been featured in advertising campaigns for CoverGirl, Jimmy Choo, Old Navy, Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret, M&Ms, Nautica, Armani, Chanel and H&M. As a philanthropist, Sims works closely with Baby2Baby and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Jordin Sparks is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter and actress who, in one of the show’s highest rated seasons, garnered worldwide attention as winner of season six American Idol. Sparks popular singles have sold over 10 million digital tracks in the US. Sparks is also a gifted songwriter. Arianna Grande’s smash single, “The Way,” was co-written by Sparks and earned her a BMI songwriting award. She has toured with superstars Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, The Jonas Brothers, New Kids on The Block and the Backstreet Boys, as well as headlined her own tour. She has also lent her voice to recordings for films such as Disney’s African Cats, Beauty and the Beast and Best Man Holiday. After Sparks Battlefield tour, she headed straight to The Great White Way and starred in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, In the Heights. She made her film debut playing the lead role in the SONY Pictures film, Sparkle, opposite Whitney Houston. Her next film, GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD, is scheduled for release early 2018. Jordin’s positive body image, message and success has impacted people worldwide. She considers philanthropy an integral part of her life and was recently profiled by CNN Heroes and Dress for Success for her work through her own charity, The M.A.D. (Making A Difference) Girls. Today she is considered a social media influencer due to her impressive social media following. She has successfully transitioned into network broadcasting hosting/co-hosting on some of television’s most iconic programs such as NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC’s The View, CBS’ The Talk, PBS’ Great Performances (with John Lithgow) amongst others. She is currently working on her untitled fourth album.

Jess Cagle is Editor in Chief of PEOPLE and Editorial Director of Time Inc.’s Style and Entertainment Group, which includes PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, PeopleStyle, People en Espanol and Essence. Cagle oversees editorial content across print, digital, social and video—reaching a combined audience of more than 150 million. He is also host of The Jess Cagle Interview; a video series featuring his interviews with major stars, which airs on all platforms of PEOPLE and EW. He is a regular co-host on ABC’s Academy Awards red-carpet pre-show, and makes frequent appearances on Good Morning America, Today and many entertainment news programs. Under Cagle’s leadership, PEOPLE has moved aggressively into television programming, which includes PEOPLE Magazine Investigates, the hit true-crime show on Investigation Discovery; PEOPLE Icons, a series of ABC primetime specials; and The Story of Diana, a two-night television event on Princess Diana, which aired in 2017 on ABC. Digital and video brand extensions include PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN), a streaming network with original programming based on the brands’ features and franchises; PEOPLE Now, a daily live half-hour show on PEOPLE.com; and Red Carpet Live, a series of live-streaming specials during awards season. From 2009-2014 Cagle served as Editor in Chief of Entertainment Weekly, where he increased EW’s audience and presence in Hollywood, transformed EW.com into a 24/7 breaking news site, and launched the Entertainment Weekly Radio channel on SiriusXM. During his career, Cagle has interviewed every major celebrity and has secured numerous exclusives and interviews from the biggest names in Hollywood. Jess Cagle lives in New York. He was born in Texas and is a graduate of Baylor University.

As previously announced, Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and “SportsCenter: AM”) joining as co-host.

Voting is still open to the public for the “America’s Choice” contestant. The public can vote at missamerica.org/vote and facebook.com/missamerica and are permitted one vote per day, per user. Voting will close Tuesday, September 5th at 9:00pm ET and the chosen contestant will be announced during the live broadcast of “The 2018 Miss America Competition” with the Top 15. The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel. It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges selection.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

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dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Anthony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”

To purchase tickets to “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/

For more information on “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

DRYBAR LAS VEGAS FLAGSHIP SHOP OPENING JULY 1

Drybar Vegas Bar Area_Credit Jeff Green

DRYBAR LAS VEGAS FLAGSHIP SHOP OPENING JULY 1

 

After much anticipation, Drybar will open shop in Las Vegas in the Miracle Mile Shops Friday, July 1. Drybar’s refreshingly simple concept: “No cuts. No color. Just blowouts” has captivated a legion of loyal clients nationwide. The 2,797 square foot Las Vegas shop is the brand’s largest footprint to date, with 20 styling chairs and features all of the signature elements that define the unique Drybar experience. However, exclusive for Las Vegas, the flagship shop has a full cocktail bar, built-in photo booth and live DJ, as well as an Event Manager to host and plan parties for all occasions. The Las Vegas shop aspires to be the ultimate “pre-party” destination for ladies visiting Sin City.

 

The Las Vegas shop is Drybar’s 63rd location, and with additional openings on the horizon in NYC, Los Angeles, and Miami, the brand is on track to have over 70 locations by the end of 2016.

 

“We are beyond thrilled to finally be open in Las Vegas,” said Alli Webb, founder of Drybar. “Our clients have been anxiously awaiting a location on the strip for years and we’re so excited to finally make it a reality.” Drybar will be conveniently located just inside the North Entrance of Miracle Mile Shops just off Las Vegas Boulevard, across from Sephora and the Planet Hollywood casino.

 

Drybar provides professional blowouts at a flat price, regardless of hair length or thickness (wash included!). The list of styles reads like a cocktail menu: the Cosmo (lots of loose curls), the Straight Up (straight with a little body), the Southern Comfort (big hair, lots of volume), the Mai Tai (messy and beachy), the Manhattan (sleek and smooth) the Dirty Martini (tousled and textured) and for the little ladies, the Shirley Temple.

 

At the core of the experience is Drybar’s over-the-top customer service and obsessive attention to every last detail. The Las Vegas shop features Drybar’s signature design, including custom Italian chairs, tufted fabric walls, marble bars with built-in phone docking stations, and flat screens featuring your favorite chick flicks. Drybar also offers a full line of professional hair styling products & tools, created for the perfect blowout. The brand launched exclusively with Sephora in March of 2013, and is now in all 319 U.S. Sephora doors, along with select Ulta and Bloomingdale’s locations. In fall 2015, Drybar launched their product line in all 117 U.S. Nordstrom doors, 53 Canadian Sephora doors, and opened their first store-within-a-store concept in Nordstrom’s Pacific Centre flagship store in Vancouver, B.C.

 

Founded by longtime stylist Alli Webb, Drybar has become a regular stop for celebs such as Julia Roberts, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Garner, Chrissy Teigen, Zooey Deschanel, Emma Roberts, Lana Del Rey, Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rita Ora, Rose McGowan, Molly Sims, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Nina Garcia, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver—just to name a few!

 

Named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur magazine and New York Magazine’s Boom Brands of 2013, Drybar is based on the simple concept of focusing on one thing and being the best at it. The idea was a natural one for founder Alli Webb and came from a lifetime of frustration overpaying for blowouts at traditional salons. Alli was named 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2013 by Fast Company, and was featured on the Cosmo 2013 Power List by Cosmopolitan magazine, as well as the Fortune 40 under 40 List. “The Drybar Guide To Good Hair For All,” the first book by Alli Webb, will be published in October 2016 by Abrams Publishing.

 

Drybar Las Vegas is open Monday – Thursday 8AM-11PM, Friday – Saturday 8AM-12AM and Sunday 8AM-11PM.*

 

Appointments can be booked online at www.thedrybar.com, through the Drybar iPhone app or by calling (877) 379-2279.

 

Drybar Las Vegas – 3666 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

 

More information can be found at: http://www.thedrybar.com/las-vegas

Drybar Vegas_Credit Jeff Green Drybar Vegas Storefront_Credit Jeff Green

Drybar to Open Las Vegas Flagship This Summer

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DRYBAR TO OPEN LAS VEGAS FLAGSHIP THIS SUMMER

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After much anticipation, Drybar will open in Las Vegas in July 2016. Drybar’s refreshingly simple concept: “No cuts. No color. Just blowouts” has captivated a legion of loyal clients nationwide. Now Drybar is opening a flagship shop on Las Vegas Boulevard in the Miracle Mile Shops. This 2,797 square foot location, the brand’s largest footprint to date, will consist of 20 styling chairs and will feature all of the signature elements that define the unique Drybar experience. However, exclusive for Las Vegas, Drybar Miracle Mile will have its own built in DJ booth, a full bar and photo booth, as well as an Event Manager to host and plan parties for all occasions. The Las Vegas shop aspires to be the ultimate “pre-party” destination for ladies visiting Sin City.

 

With additional openings on the horizon in NYC, Seattle, Miami, Toronto and Los Angeles, the brand is on track to have over 75 locations by the end of 2016.

 

“We are beyond thrilled to finally be opening in Las Vegas,” said Alli Webb, founder of Drybar. “Our clients have been anxiously awaiting a location on the strip for years and we’re so excited to finally make it a reality.” Drybar will be conveniently located just inside the North Entrance of Miracle Mile Shops just off Las Vegas Boulevard, across from Sephora and Planet Hollywood’s casino.

 

Drybar provides professional blowouts at a flat price, regardless of hair length or thickness (wash included!). The list of styles reads like a cocktail menu: the Cosmo (lots of loose curls), the Straight Up (straight with a little body), the Southern Comfort (big hair, lots of volume), the Mai Tai (messy and beachy), the Manhattan (sleek and smooth) the Dirty Martini (tousled and textured) and for the little ladies, the Shirley Temple.

 

At the core of the experience is Drybar’s over-the-top customer service and obsessive attention to every last detail. The Las Vegas shop will feature Drybar’s signature design, including custom Italian chairs, tufted fabric walls, marble bars with built-in phone docking stations, and flat screens featuring your favorite chick flicks. Drybar also offers a full line of professional hair styling products & tools, created for the perfect blowout. The brand launched exclusively with Sephora in March of 2013, and is now in all 319 U.S. Sephora doors. This past fall, Drybar launched their product line in all 117 U.S. Nordstrom doors, 53 Canadian Sephora doors, and opened their first store-within-a-store concept in Nordstrom’s Pacific Centre flagship store in Vancouver, B.C.

 

Founded by longtime stylist Alli Webb, Drybar has become a regular stop for celebs such as Julia Roberts, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Garner, Chrissy Teigen, Zooey Deschanel, Emma Roberts, Lana Del Rey, Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rita Ora, Rose McGowan, Molly Sims, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Nina Garcia, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver—just to name a few!

Named one of the top “100 Brilliant Ideas of 2010” by Entrepreneur magazine and New York Magazine’s Boom Brands of 2013, Drybar is based on the simple concept of focusing on one thing and being the best at it. The idea was a natural one for founder Alli Webb and came from a lifetime of frustration overpaying for blowouts at traditional salons. Alli was named 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2013 by Fast Company, and was featured on the Cosmo 2013 Power List by Cosmopolitan magazine, as well as the Fortune 40 under 40 List.

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Drybar Miracle Mile will be open Monday – Thursday 8AM-11PM, Friday – Saturday 8AM-12AM and Sunday 10AM-11PM.*

 

Appointments can be booked online at www.thedrybar.com, through the Drybar iPhone app or by calling (877) 379-2279.

 

Drybar Miracle Mile – 3666 Las Vegas Blvd South, Suite #180 Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

 

 

Follow Drybar on:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/thedrybar

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thedrybar

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thedrybar

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thedrybar

 

*Store hours are tentative and subject to change.

High-End Fashion Weekend to Debut in Las Vegas at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Grand Canal Shoppes Sept. 18-20

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High-End Fashion Weekend to Debut in Las Vegas at The Venetian, 
The Palazzo and Grand Canal Shoppes Sept. 18-20

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Adds Las Vegas to their
Super Saturday Luxury Shopping Events

 

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) will bring their popular Super Saturday shopping event to The Venetian, The Palazzo and Grand Canal Shoppes Las Vegas. Grand Canal Shoppes Las Vegas. The annual event, which New York Newsday called the ‘hottest summer event in the Hamptons,’ will launch in Vegas Sept. 18- 20, 2015.

 

The exclusive Las Vegas weekend will boast an assortment of special retail incentives and  activities from a variety of the 160-plus luxury brands and dining establishments. The three-day extravaganza will showcase signature shopping experiences and packages including one-on-one styling appointments guided by A-list celebrities, an insider’s guide to fall fashion showcasing the best of the best in the industry, VIP cocktail receptions, lipstick readings, star-studded culinary delights, and much more.

 

“We are thrilled to bring OCRF’s Super Saturday to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas. Their support of OCRF’s research programs will further propel us  in our fight to find a cure for ovarian cancer,” says Audra Moran, President & CEO, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

“Vegas is the ultimate fashion destination. It’s the only place in the world where you can shop every top designer and brand in one central location,” says Janet LaFevre, Senior Marketing Manager Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show. “Being able to bring Super Saturday to Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo gives our guests a chance to enjoy incredible shopping, dining, and entertainment all while contributing to a significant cause. We are elated to announce this partnership and first-ever Vegas location.”
OCRF’s Super Saturday is a designer shopping extravaganza held annually in the Hamptons, Los Angeles, and now Las Vegas. In 2014, more than 2,000 people attended Super Saturday events in LA and New York.  Special guests included celebrities, influencers, designers, media, supporters and their families, and fashion lovers. The Hamptons event has been hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan while the LA event was hosted by Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman, Molly Sims and Scott Stuber.

 

Past Super Saturday participants have included Versace, Rolls-Royce, Valentino, Diane von Furstenberg, Tesla, Theory, Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, Ralph Lauren,  rag & bone, Vince, and Kate Spade.

 

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund  is the largest and oldest U.S. charity funding research on ovarian cancer. All of the proceeds from Super Saturday sales go toward funding OCRF’s programs, including vital ovarian cancer research by the nation’s top scientists as they seek to end this terrible disease.

 

For more information visit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s website at SuperSaturday.OCRF.org.

Molly Sims and Maria Menounos pass the torch at Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's 2nd Annual Super Saturday LA, as it heads to Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas

About Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF)
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research. Our mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives. Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and nearly 15,500 women will die of the disease. Currently there is no effective means of early detection.

 

Since 1998, OCRF has awarded over $65 million to ovarian cancer researchers around the country. OCRF-sponsored investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it.  OCRF also supports a national program, Woman to Woman, which in 2015 will be providing support through more than 20 hospitals around the country to women in treatment for any gynecologic cancer, as well as their families, by pairing them with survivor volunteers who offer one-on-one emotional support and mentoring.

 

If you’re interested in joining the fight, there are many ways to help. Make a donation, consider hosting one of our indoor spinning events, Ovarian Cycle, in your hometown, or contact us and we can help you create a fundraiser of your own.  Visit www.ocrf.org to learn more.

 

About OCRF’s Super Saturday
OCRF’s Super Saturday was created in 1998 by Donna Karan and the late Liz Tilberis. Super Saturday Los Angeles launched in 2014, and is hosted by Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims. In 2014, Super Saturday Los Angeles and New York raised over $ 4.1 million with net proceeds going directly to OCRF and its programs. OCRF’s Super Saturday New York, now in its 18th year, will be held in the Hamptons on July 25, 2015, with longtime hosts Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan.

 

About Grand Canal Shoppes
Located inside The Venetian | The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino,  the center boasts 160 specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands including Nevada’s only Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Armani Collezioni, Island Company, Hervé Léger, Canali, Links of London, Agent Provocateur, Fendi, Tory Burch, and create an unparalleled retail environment that includes a star-studded line-up of restaurants headed by famous celebrity chefs: Wolfgang Puck’s CUT, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse and Table 10, Mario Batali’s OTTO Pizzeria, Buddy Valastro’s Buddy V’s and Carlo’s Bakery, Daniel Boulud’s db Brasserie, Gianpaolo Putzu’s Canaletto and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.  The center is also home to entertainment superstars, TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub, and Lavo Italian Restaurant and Nightclub. For more information, visit www.thegrandcanalshoppes.com.

Master Hair Stylist Mercedes Dalton from LifeSpa + Salon by Michael Boychuck

Master Hair Stylist Mercedes Dalton from LifeSpa + Salon by Michael Boychuck

You know when you walk in someplace and know you belong there. That is how I feel whenever I go to one of Michaels salons!

He has the best salons in Las Vegas hands down. Not only is his team extremely talented but they are by far the best looking!

I am so incredibly pleased with my haircut from the gorgeous Mercedes! She gave me one of the best layered cuts I’ve ever had!

Mercedes was helpful, friendly, and informative. She went the extra mile to make sure that I loved my hair- asking questions, making sure I felt comfortable with the cut, and updating me as to what she was doing. She was phenomenal!! I will absolutely go back!!

It has been about a week now and everyday I wake up I look forward to the way I will be styling my hair that day

I cannot thank Mercedes enough!! Go in and see her!  She’s the best and she will definitely take care of you!!!!

The salon is clean, fun, very chic, and also stocked with hair products that you can’t find anywhere else! It has such a positive vibe and everyone in there is so friendly and nice. Great personal service!

About Mercedes Dalton
Mercedes Dalton began her career in the beauty industry in 2001 working under one of the most talented men in the world of hair, Michael Boychuck. At Boychuck’s AMP Salon at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Dalton refined her craft and catapulted to one of the top stylists in the competitive Sin City market. Currently, Dalton coifs the tresses of Las Vegas’ finest at LifeSalon + Spa at Life Time Athletic in Summerlin.

Over the past nine years, Dalton has mastered all areas of the hair trade with an expertise in cutting, coloring, styling, extensions and specialty treatments.  In 2009, Dalton led the way as her team at AMP Salon took first place in Las Vegas’ annual “Hair Wars” competition, a fierce battle between dozens of high-end salons on the Strip and surrounding areas.

In addition to her loyal clientele, Dalton has tamed the tresses of some of Hollywood’s finest men and women including: Kevin Spacey, Molly Sims, Nicky Hilton, Robin Leach, Mario Andretti, Palms owner George Maloof, Michael Jackson’s oldest daughter Paris Jackson, Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, world-renowned interior designer Faye Resnick and more.


ABOUT LIFESPA + SALON BY MICHAEL BOYCHUCK IN  SUMMERLIN
Colorist to the stars and Las Vegas salon owner, Michael Boychuck, started his latest beauty endeavor, LifeSpa + Salon by Michael Boychuck, on Sunday, July 1. The Summerlin salon is located inside the upscale Life Time Athletic Summerlin, at 10721 W. Charleston Blvd.

“I am thrilled that my team and I have joined the remarkable team at Life Time,” said Boychuck. “I have always wanted a salon with easy access for local clientele and Life Time Athletic is the perfect spot.”

As Las Vegas’ newest salon, LifeSpa + Salon by Michael Boychuck offers guests a full-service beauty experience without the bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Highly trained LifeSpa artisans will deliver a number of exemplary make up, hair and nail services for guests to enjoy. Open to the public, not just members of the fitness center, Life Time clientele and non-members alike will soon enjoy the convenience of high-quality beauty services while on-the-go or after a workout session. LifeSpa + Salon by Michael Boychuck clients will also have access to Life Time’s spacious childcare center during their visits.

“The outstanding quality of work Michael Boychuck and his team are known for are a great addition to Life Time in Summerlin,” said John Reilly, Senior Vice President Life Time. “As one of the country’s largest salon and spa operations, we are pleased to welcome Boychuck to LifeSpa.”

As the salon provides an upscale boutique salon feel in a warm contemporary setting, LifeSpa + Salon by Michael Boychuck will pamper guests with first class hair care, beauty brands and products on the market including Aveda, Kerastase and Bumble & Bumble.

About Michael Boychuck
Michael Boychuck helped ignite the Las Vegas salon industry 13 years ago when he helped open a branch of Laurent D’s Beverly Hills salon, Prive at Bellagio. He went on to direct the Salon at Canyon Ranch at The Venetian for several years where he secured his status as the city’s leading beauty expert. In 2001, Boychuck branched off and partnered with business mogul and hotelier George Maloof to open AMP salon at the Palms. Boychuck opened his largest salon, COLOR, in late 2007 at Caesars Palace. In 2008, he opened PRIMP located in the plush Palms Place. With his latest salon, Boychuck has partnered with Life Time to create LifeSpa + Salon by Michael Boychuck, providing upscale beauty in Summerlin.

Best known for his work with longtime clients and friends Paris and Nicky Hilton, Boychuck and his salons have an impressive celebrity client roster that includes Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan, Kirsten Dunst, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, Jennie Garth, Willa Ford, Shannon Doherty, Donna D’Errico, Jayde Nicole, Kathy Hilton and Leann Rimes. Boychuck was also named “Colorist of the Decade” by leading hair care company Schwarzkopf. The celebrity hair colorist has also been featured in Paris Hilton’s hit TV show “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF” and “The World According to Paris.”

To make an appointment LifeSpa + Salon by Michael Boychuck, please call (702) 228-2611. To learn more about Michael Boychuck, visit www.michaelboychuck.com. Follow Boychuck and his salons on Twitter at www.twitter.com/michaelboychuck, www.twitter.com/colorsalonlv, www.twitter.com/lifesalonlv; or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/michaelboychuck.

Mercedes Dalton

Mercedes Dalton

SUGAR FACTORY TO OPEN NEW LOCATION AT MGM GRAND HOTEL & CASINO THIS SPRING

 

SUGAR FACTORY TO OPEN NEW LOCATION AT
MGM GRAND HOTEL & CASINO THIS SPRING

Hollywood’s Favorite Sweet Spot to Candy-Coat Vegas Strip with New Store

 

Sugar Factory is expanding its extra sweet empire with the grand opening of its fourth location on the Las Vegas Strip at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino this spring. The newest retail store for the celebrity hot spot will enjoy a highly visible location just off of the main casino.

“MGM Grand is a Las Vegas icon and Sugar Factory has become the city’s most exciting new brand,” said Corey Jenkins, managing partner for Sugar Factory, LLC.  “We can’t imagine a more suitable partnership to open our new store, and we look forward to adding our sweet confections and fun merchandise to the MGM Grand experience. Plus, with fans like Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and Drake, you never know who you’ll run into.”

Sugar Factory at MGM Grand will offer every kind of delightful, whimsical and colorful confection, perfect for candy lovers of every age. From classic childhood novelties to Sugar Factory’s signature celebrity Couture Pops, the new 2,700-square-foot store will carry it all. For candy lovers who need their fix quickly, the sweet shop will exclusively offer grab and go bags – Sugar Factory signature goodie bags filled with assorted candy favorites for a quick shopping all in one stop.

Recognized worldwide as the ultimate Las Vegas destination, MGM Grand is in the midst of its “Grand Renovation,” a 360-degree transformation updating MGM Grand’s guest rooms and its casino floor as well as entertainment, dining and nightlife experiences. For more information on the “Grand Renovation” visit thegrandrenovation.com.

Sugar Factory has not only become wildly popular for satisfying every sweet tooth, but they’ve also become iconic for their merchandise, apparel and other candy-inspired gifts. Their signature pajamas, T-shirts and jackets have become huge hits with visitors, as well as their home goods, children’s novelties and super-chic Violent Lips temporary lip tattoos. Another exclusive item that Sugar Factory has become known for its designer denim line, which has been sported by Hollywood’s most-famous figures. The new MGM Grand location will boast racks of the fabulous denim, making sure every guest has the chance to look extra sweet.

Sugar Factory’s most famed sweet treat is the Couture Pop. The rhinestone-studded lollipop stick, with interchangeable lollipop heads, has become the true face of the Sugar Factory brand, with Tinsel Town favorites being spotted with the chic treat all over the pages of magazines and in the news.

Hollywood stars such as Eva Longoria, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, Holly Madison, Lauren Conrad, Molly Sims and more have become regular fans of Sugar Factory and the Couture Pop, often being spotted at the Las Vegas stores. Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino loved the blinged-out treat so much that Sugar Factory invited them to design their own personal lines of the pretty pops, all of which are sold in-store and online.

Sugar Factory isn’t your average sweet spot. It has become an instant hit across the country – offering everyone a sweet escape. Sugar Factory currently has stores located at The Mirage Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Paris Las Vegas. Sugar Factory’s newest location will open at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in March 2012. For more information please visit SugarFactory.com, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SugarFactory and friend on Facebook at facebook.sugarfactory.com.  

About MGM GRAND
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, provides the ultimate Vegas experience. A variety of luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Forbes Five-Star Joël Robuchon, world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club (opening March 2012),  the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil®, award-winning nightlife, a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center.