Local Salon to Represent Hair & Makeup Arts on National Arts Show Tour
Rica Mendes, Owner of Yaffa Beauty by Rica, to Debut at RAW: Connecticut on January 31 in Wallingford, CT
Rica Mendes of Yaffa Beauty by Rica will create runway looks on 5 live models, run a live demo of Manic Panic Professional hair color for stylists and guests to enjoy, and much more on Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 pm at the Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT 06492! A full three hours of local entertainment, RAW Connecticut offers monthly collaborative art showcases that allow you to meet the artists and experience their artwork up close.
Mendes, who opened Yaffa Beauty by Rica at Salons by JC in Norwalk, CT just a year ago, will share her collection, "GODDESSES" at RAW Connecticut. Inspired by powerful elements, and strong women, the hair, makeup and accessory looks express Mendes' creativity, talent for color and passion for hair and makeup.
"I am so honored to participate in the RAW Artist program here and in Austin, TX the next day. It's the only art show that includes hair and makeup arts equally with fashion and visual artists. We are no longer part of the backstage crew, instead, we are out in the open," Mendes explains. "As an Educator with Manic Panic Professional, I'm so excited to share the new line with the public by allowing attendees to create their own art on hair extensions for them to take home and wear." Additionally, Mendes will be selling handmade jewelry and crystal hair pieces featuring semi-precious stones and glass.
RAW Connecticut is an independent art organization FOR artists BY artists and they produce artist showcases on a regular basis across the county. For every event, artists are hand picked to represent different types of art, i.e. fashion, music, performing art, accessory design, visual art, hair, make-up, DJs and photography. Each artist involved in RAW uses the giant network of artists, media and art-minded people to advance and build their career using resources through the RAW organization. RAW uses a unique model to showcase various artists' work and talents while drawing out more than 600 guests who are interested in and support local artists.
RAW's mission is to provide artists with tools and resources to help them fight the good fight and promote themselves independent of a gallery or agency. RAW Artists assist them online and offline by bringing in a film crew and a photographer to every event. Each artists involved gets a full media kit to promote their creations further and independently and most importantly becomes part of an artist network that is like no other.
Currently the largest Indie Arts Organization in the World, RAW operates in more than 54 cities across the US and launched 6 international cities. RAW Artists is a unique model and with its size and growth, really nothing can compare.
Tickets are $22 in advance and $30 at the door and can be purchased online at http://www.rawartists.org/
Rica Mendes, Yaffa Beauty by Rica