Top Beauty Innovators Honored at the Seventh Annual DHC Beauty Bash Vanguard...

Top Beauty Innovators Honored at the Seventh Annual DHC Beauty Bash Vanguard and Pacesetter AwardsI

Chicago Ethnic Hair Care Brands and Professionals Set to Honor Top Industry Leaders at #dhcBeautyBash


Darker Horse Creative (DHC) is set to celebrate exceptional diverse leaders in the beauty community and professional marketplace at the seventh annual Beauty Bash event. The official afterglow for the sixth annual Vanguard and Pacesetter Award cocktail reception will honor leaders who are committed to empowering communities and changing lives in style. Known as one of Chicago’s best-dressed events, the Beauty Bash creates the space where fashion, business, and philanthropy.

This year’s honorees include leading entrepreneurs and innovators from the multicultural and beauty brand industries. Each year DHC honors three leaders from various backgrounds in ethnic hair care and beauty for their accomplishments and contributions to the community.

WHO:      Fred Miller and Triphena Johnson, Co-Managing Partners of Darker Horse Creative will host the event while Remy Martin Style Ambassador Chris Curse interviews the red carpet. Fashion and Beauty professionals from all walks will be in attendance for power networking and entertainment to celebrate the achievements of their peers.

This year’s honorees include:

o   Larry Sims, Brand Ambassador for Schwarzkopf and Celebrity Hair Stylist to Lupita Nyon’o, Victoria Beckham, Gabrielle Union, and Tracee Ellis Ross

o   Elsie Cardell, Sales and Marketing Strategist to Multicultural Hair Care

o   Design Essentials, Founded by McBride Research Laboratories – a professional hair care products for natural hair, relaxed hair, curly hair, healthy hair and damaged thinking hair types.

WHAT:  A star-studded event honoring top community leaders, entertainers and young professionals and the official afterglow for the 7th Annual Vanguard and Pacesetter Award Cocktail Reception. Following a fashion and hair presentation, by Design Essentials Hair Care.

WHERE:  Untitled Supper Club
111 W. Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60616

WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2016
VIP Red Carpet 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Reception & Interview Opportunities 10:00 – 11:30 pm

WHY: Beauty Bash is an evening of inspirations, education and outreach for fashion and beauty professionals to come together with some of the best brands and biggest names in the business. This annual fundraising event commitment is to clothe the homeless. Donations of warm hats, scarves, gloves and socks will be accepted.

Gold Sponsor: Luster Products, Bronze & Supporting Sponsors: Crème of Nature, Namaste Laborites, NouriTress, Avlon, Soft Sheen-Carson, Design Essentials, Clintex Laboratories, Bronner Brothers and Remy Cointreau

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Darker Horse Creative, a creative event production firm located north shore of Chicago, with a rapidly growing list of prestigious clients Founded in 2008 by Co-Managing Partners Fred L. Miller Jr. and Triphena Johnson. Together they possess 40 years of combined experience within the ethnic hair and personal care products market with trade shows, road shows, special events, ad campaigns, video production and photo shoots.