This past weekend was filled with excitement and cheer! My blog partner and I had the opportunity to attend Premiere Orlando on behalf of the Andis Company to cover the inaugural Premiere barber challenge powered by Andis. This would be our first time attending the Premiere Orlando show and our first time being asked to attend any show on behalf of a major brand. To say we were excited would be an understatement.
On the days leading up to the show we prepared like we’ve never prepared before. Acquiring the right equipment, researching Premiere Orlando and collecting our nerves. This would be the biggest show we’d ever covered. We wanted to be prepared! Finally June 5th arrived and we woke up at 5a.m to make our way to Orlando. When we arrived we were amazed and awed by the big Premiere letters on the front lawn of the Orange County Convention Center. If you follow us on Snapchat (Sweettartbeauty) then you probably saw our Snapchat story from that day.
Once we parked and entered the Orange County Convention Center we were eventually greeted by Ross our PR contact for the Andis Company. He was so kind and even helped my mom push me in my wheelchair to the Andis booth! We love coming in contact with wonderful and kind people. Ross explained everything to us and let us know when and where the Andis barber challenge would take place. After branching off from Ross we mingled and photographed the cool demonstrations at the Andis booth.
Before long the time had arrived. The Premiere barber challenge powered by Andis was about to begin. People quickly filled up the seating area and surrounded the competition area. As the barbers made their way to their stations you could feel the tension and excitement in the air. This was sure to be a challenge to remember. As the moderator gave the okay to begin the competition you could see the nervousness and glee in the competitors. Everyone worked so fast and had a short amount of time to create a cut worthy of a winning prize. My blog partner and I agreed that we have never see so much talent in one arena.
As the completion moved onward people in the crowd whipped out their cameras and cell phones to capture every exciting detail. I quickly did the same trying to capture each contestant as they worked their magic.
It seemed as if in a blink of an eye the competition was over and the judges were introducing themselves. As the judges roamed about meticulously judging every detail of each competitors work, the audience sat in suspense waiting to find out who would win the big award.
At around 4:30 the award show began and you could feel the tension in the air. Who would win? Many would wonder. Finally the winners were announced.
Official Premiere Barber Challenge Powered by Andis Winners:
Third Place– Steve Trujillo
Second Place– Jesse Almodovar
First Place– Christopher Quinones
The crowd went wild with each announcement. What truly stood out to me at this moment was the unity amongst those in the cosmetology field as well as the overall supportive nature of the Andis Company and Premiere Orlando. I couldn’t help but wish I could be one of those lucky few living out my dreams in such a thriving field. Yes, this event was one for the books.
Thank you so much to the Andis Company for inviting my blog partner and I to cover this event. We will carry these memories with us for years to come.
Have you ever been to Premiere Orlando? What was your favorite experience?