Making the Cut

Making the Cut 2015 has announced its call for entries, inviting stylists throughout Southern California to enter its annual competition for the chance to win cash, prizes, publicity, and the highly coveted title of “Southern California’s Top Stylist 2015.”

The live hair show competition includes red carpet photos, an opening performance by Scott Fontana, appetizers and cocktails, a stage production featuring live cutting and styling from the six finalists, and a full hair and fashion runway show. Stylists have 20 minutes to create their best look in front of a live audience, which will then be presented to the judging panel. The evening ends with each stylists showing off his or her fashion and hair collection with five models: one styled live on stage and four pre-styled models. One stylist takes home the title, $2,500 cash, and other prizes.

Making the Cut was first established in 2013 in Orange County, CA, hosting hundreds of industry professionals as they watched five stylists compete live on stage. With overwhelming demand and popularity, the show expanded in 2014 to host more than 500 industry professionals and consumers, six stylists, more than a dozen sponsors and a judging panel comprised of Scott Fontana, Laurent D. of Prive Salon, Leyla Milani Khoshbin of Milani Hair, and Raha Lewis of People magazine. Now in its third year, the 2015 show will be held on October 5 in L.A. For more information and to enter the contest, visit


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About: Making the Cut is created and hosted by Scott Fontana, celebrity stylist and owner of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach. Making the Cut is a high-end, professional produced event that features live hair cutting and styling on stage performed by leading stylists, a live hair and fashion show, and a renowned judging panel comprised of beauty industry elite. The show is edgy, sexy and wildly entertaining.