Corie Hengst is a New York-based associate editor at American Salon with several years of experience in print and online media. Always active in her passion, she has tackled writing projects over the years ranging from business books to greeting cards. Before joining American Salon, she was editor at a finance magazine. In her current role, she reports on a variety of topics in the professional beauty industry including salon services and hair and nail trends.
Bain de Terre Chooses ‘WIN-Spiration’ Contest Winners
Bain de Terre named the winners of its “WIN-Spiration” Contest, held May 1 to July 31. The natural haircare brand asked entrants to think up their most creative nature-inspired styles, and winners were chosen by a panel of haircare professionals. Votes posted on Bain de Terre’s Facebook page were also considered in determining a winner.
Andreea Danis of Nevada was awarded the grand prize of $1,000 for her winning style, “Hawaiian Paradise Falls,” a mixture of braids and waves embellished with carnations. Danis, a native of Romania, left her home country in 2007—where she was studying mathematics and computer science—for the United States to pursue her love of hair. Four runners-up were chosen for their intricate styles including Aubree Siddons of Indiana for her “Nature Goddess” hairdo (first); Charissa Poppe of Wisconsin for her “Gaia” look (second); Sarah Glass of Colorado for her “Spring Sensation” style (third); and Lisa Lechner of Delaware for “Braid Tree” (fourth--seen in picture at left). Runners-up were given a year’s supply of Bain de Terre products from the collection of their choice.