Amazing hairstyles come to life

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 27, 2006

Outrageous, unique hairstyles have been seen on television, on the Internet, and in pictures.

However, before Thomasville hairdresser Melody Trice brought “M’s Hair&Fashion Show” to west Alabama, most people in the region probably haven’t had the opportunity to see the amazing hair works in person.

This is only the second year Trice’s show has hit the stage in Thomasville, but the first year was a definite success.

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“I had never even seen a hair show before I did my first one. I just stepped out on faith. It was a packed house and we had more than 150 people there,” Trice said about the Thomasville Middle School event. “I just hope and pray more people show up this year.”

Last year’s event only featured four salons, but this year’s event promises to be bigger and better with a total of 10 southern shops being represented.

Instead of having to go to Birmingham or Atlanta, Trice said attendees will have the opportunity to see local talent from the region. Also adding to the festivities will be two beauty shops from Florida.

Crown and Glory, Styles R Us, and Styles 2 Be will show off Thomasville styles while Demopolis’ Louise’s House of Style, Grove Hill’s Queens of Essence, Michael’s Barbershop and Yellow Bluff’s Lesha’s Style Shop represent their respective areas.

From Florida will be stylists representing Crestview’s Dudley Products and Quality Hair Works from Panama City.

But, what would the hair show be if the namesake didn’t participate?

Therefore stylists from Trice’s Linden shop, Melody’s Beauty Salon- including the woman herself, will also display their talents.

For entertainment, Trice said there will be a praise dance group from Birmingham and the MC for the night will be Dr. Feelgood from the Montgomery radio station 96.7.

Trice promises fun, food and entertainment to all who come out. There will also be a selection of vendors selling everything from clothes and books to hair products. If shopping is not your thing, there will also be chances to win door prizes.

But with everything going on around the stage, the hairstyles are sure to be the highlight of the evening.

“It’s a fast paced show,” Trice said, “but it’s something different, exciting and clean. It’s a chance to experience different hairstyles. These are the hairstyles you won’t wear everyday or on the street, but you’d see them on the runway.”

The event will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, in the Thomasville High School cafeteria.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, or to reserve a spot in the audience, call (334) 295-0484 or (251) 294-0867.

“All of the stylists are different. There will be some with healthy, flowing hair, some cuts and some platforms and up dos,” Trice said. “Last year, I did a volcano and another guy made a hat out of hair. But only two of the salons, and the barber, are here from last year. Everyone else is different. Honestly, I’m a little nervous because I don’t even know what to expect.”