MATRIX Announces Mannequin Mania Finalists!

Now it's America's turn to cast their votes and decide who will be named the first MATRIX Mannequin Master

Sep 15, 2010, 09:00 ET from MATRIX

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- MATRIX is proud to announce the 12 finalists of the MATRIX Mannequin Mania contest. MATRIX invited stylists from across the nation to enter the MATRIX Mannequin Mania contest and express their creativity using styling's universal muse…mannequin heads. Out of 9,568 entries, the esteemed panel of judges comprised of top industry leaders, deliberated and selected 12 extremely talented and lucky hairstylists to move on to the final phase of the competition.

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Starting September 15th it is America's turn to cast their votes and decide who from each of the four categories (Stylist; Salon Team; Student; MATRIX Friends & Family) will be named the first MATRIX Mannequin Master and win the grand prize of $25,000 and a day with the star of Bravo's hit series Tabatha's Salon Take Over, and MATRIX Mannequin Mania celebrity judge, Tabatha Coffey.

Voting starts on September 15th and ends on October 31st and is open to all US residents 18 and older. There are two easy methods for voting:

  1. Visit to vote for your favorite finalist in each category


  1. Text ____ to 49737 (See below for each finalists unique word)

Everyone is allowed to vote once per category, per voting method. This means you can vote once online and once by text. So pick your favorites, vote and spread the MANIA!

MATRIX, the leading professional haircare and haircolor company in the United States, is part of L'Oreal USA's Professional Products Division. Founded in 1980, MATRIX is committed to the development of the salon professional and offers a wide range of haircare, haircolor and hair texturizing products including: Biolage, Design Pulse, Vavoom, ColorSync and SOCOLOR. MATRIX professional products are available only in salons.

MATRIX would like to thank all the stylists that have joined in the Mania and congratulate the finalists:


Mannequin: Starry Night

Mannequin: KAT IN HER HAT

Mannequin: Calais

Darlene Stewart, FL

Carol Sexauer , MO

Timothy Findon, PA

text DARLENE to 49737

text CAROL to 49737

text TIM to 49737

Salon Team:

Mannequin: The Widower

Mannequin: Pretty in Pink

Mannequin: Ariel

Hair and Beyond, NY

Ron Hawkins Salon, NC

Orbit Salon, IL  

text HAIRBEYOND to 49737

text HAWKINS to 49737

text ORBIT to 49737


Mannequin: Mother Nature

Mannequin: Sedna

Mannequin: Jacqueline

Terrell Gardner , FL

John Louis Franklin, IN

Abby Bagby, OK

text TERRELL to 49737

text FRANKLIN to 49737

text ABBY to 49737

Friends & Family:

Mannequin: Ava

Mannequin: Storm

Mannequin: Violet  

Nathan Rosenkranz, PA

Jennifer Miaczynski, IL

Sandra Carr, OH

text NATE to 49737

text JENNIFER to 49737

text SANDRA to 49737