Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2023

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6 • THE ARTISAN FALL 2023 GUILD NEWS THE 1ST ANNUAL HAIR COMPETITION IN CELEBRATION OF THE CROWN ACT & NATIONAL CROWN DAY Presented by the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild IATSE Local 706 and the DEI Board What is THE CROWN ACT? CROWN stands for: C creating a R respectable and O open W world for N natural hair National CROWN Day was established in celebration and commemoration of the passing of the bill which became law in California in 2019 through the efforts of Sen. Holly Mitchell and The CROWN Coalition. This bill protects a specific demographic in the workplace from dis- crimination against cultural hair styles such as locs, twists, braids, Afros, and other protective hair styles. This amazing event was held virtually and the voting was done through YouTube. The competition was inclusive to hair styl- ists and barbers of the locals. The incen- tive was a $500 cash prize donated by The House of Joy, along with many amazing hair product suppliers such as Tokyo Nature Lab, Janet Hair Collection, Pacific Instruments and Daily Dose, along with our MUAHS Guild Awards gifting suite sponsors, Dove, Schwarzkopf Professional, Farouk Systems, Chi/BioSilk Haircare, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Black Opal Beauty, Hollywood Fashion Secrets, Giovanni Cosmetics, Tablette Palette, Skinshine Beauty, Beauty Blender, LeMieux, Ardell Beauty, Fusion PKG Beauty Company, Clubman Pinaud, Woody's For Men, and Punky Hair Colour. The four categories were Locs & Twists, Braids, Barbering and Fantasy. Winners were chosen and announced on July 3, 2023, National CROWN Day: Locs & Twists: Jennifer Lord, Local 798 Braids: Ursula Simpson, Local 706 Barbering: Robert LaMarr Randle, Sr., Local 706 Fantasy: Robert LaMarr Randle, Sr. and Sheila Holden Thank you to our other contestants: Locs & Twists: Kamaura Eley, Local 706 Nae Beamon, Local 706 Autumn Sanders, Local 706 Yunea Cruz, Local 706 Fantasy: Antoinette Black, Local 798 Amber Hamilton, Local 706 Autumn Sanders, Local 706 Braids: Filisha Jones, Local 706 Autumn Sanders, Local 706 Yunea Cruz, Local 706 Antoinette Black, Local 798 Barbering: Hubert Guy, Local 798 Congratulations to all the winners & participants. Please visit https://local706.org/crown-day -artistry-showdown/ for photos and links to videos of the artisans and their creations. National CROWN Day is an annual celebration. We can't wait to see your creations for the next CROWN Day Artistry Showdown in 2024. Put your a-game on and get ready. Locs & Twists winner Jennifer Lord Braids winner Ursula Simpson Barbering and Fantasy winner Robert LaMarr Randle, Sr. Fantasy winner Sheila Holden

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