Pantene(R) Celebrates the Winners of the Hair Stylist That Shines In the...

Pantene(R) Celebrates the Winners of the Hair Stylist That Shines In the Community Contest



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 28, 2007–Hairstylist Cinthia Vázquez from Cinthia’s Hispanic Beauty Salon in Dallas was declared the national winner of Pantene’s Hair Stylists that Shines in the community contest, the world’s leading hair care brand announced today. Last December, Pantene launched a nationwide search where women across the country were encouraged to nominate the hair stylists they most admire, confide in and trust in the Hispanic community.

As part of the contest, Cinthia was honored as the national winner and three exceptional hair stylists from Los Angeles, New York and Orlando were selected as local winners. Chosen from hundreds of entries, Cinthia’s nominations most moved the judging committee with personal stories that highlighted her dedication and passion for her work, truly making her nomination shine through.

“I was surprised and overwhelmed with happiness when I was selected as the national winner for the Hair Stylist that Shines Contest,” said Cinthia Vázquez. “This will be an unforgettable experience, and I am very grateful to all of my clients who sent in their nominations. It makes me very proud to be honored and respected as a leading hair stylist in the Hispanic community.”

Recognizing the special bond between Latinas and their hair stylists, the contest was developed to celebrate and honor hair stylists who empower Latinas. In the essays, women from local Hispanic communities across the nation shared inspirational stories about their special relationships with their hair stylists and the important role they play in their lives.

Cinthia will receive a check for $3,500 and a donation of $3,500 will also be made on her behalf to The Dallas Concilio, a non-profit organization that serves the Hispanic community in Dallas. Local winners, Oscar Supelano from Oscar Da Silva Salon in New York, Karla García from Sunflower Salon in Los Angeles and Delia Flores from Delia’s Beauty Salon in Orlando, will each receive a check for $1,000. The judging panel was comprised of Pantene executives, and criteria included originality and creativity; appropriateness and adherence to the contest theme.

“As one of the world’s leading brands that caters to women’s hair care needs, Pantene is honored to be able to celebrate the hair stylists in local Hispanic communities who empower women and make a difference in their everyday lives,” said Mayra I. Pollock, Brand Manager for Pantene US Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. “The contest represents the strong bond women have with their hair stylists and a tradition that will continue to be embraced from generations to come.”

As national winner, Cinthia Vázquez will also have the opportunity to celebrate with her clients and family during a festive event held in her own salon and hosted by Pantene in April.

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Pantene(R) Celebrates the Winners of the Hair Stylist That Shines In the Community Contest