Call it speed-dating for stylists! That was just one of the surprises for Portland’s Elites as they partied at MALVA. house of hair for Yelp’s Gorgeous Gals Gala! Each guest enjoyed VIP treatment as they toured the stunning salon and experienced custom consultations from stylists, estheticians, and make-up artists! With delicious food and drinks plus a swoon-worthy swag bag, this Elite Event was bursting with five-star style!
As they entered the salon’s grand entryway, guests were immediately stunned by MALVA’s zen, minimalist design. For many, the first stop was the bar, hosted by Portland Sangria. Full cans of Blueberry Basil or Raspberry Loganberry Cardamom were shared with guests, complete with straws to keep their lipstick on point. That was especially important after the Yelpers visited the Tom Ford® Beauty counter. Here, make-up artists shared the hottest trends in lip color. Each Elite walked away knowing their perfect shade for the season!
Drinks in hand, the Yelpers received salon passports encouraging them to explore and meet the individual stylists. With over two dozen on hand for private custom consultations, the Yelpers were each able to find the perfect match for their personal style. They were even given recommendations for which products work best for their specific hair type! Next up was MALVA’s in-house esthetician, who schooled the Elites on everything from hair removal to facials to Botox. And as a proud Kérastase salon, a MALVA representative showed off their extensive line of professional haircare and styling products!
As they hopped from one micro-salon to the next, the Yelp Elites enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres! Southland Whiskey Kitchen circled the party with trays of their southern-inspired cuisine. Pimento cheese, house-cured meats, and shrimp crostini, each bite tempted the guests to visit SWK at their Alphabet District restaurant. In the back lounge was a decadent desert pop-up, courtesy of Love Bites by Carnie! Bite-sized portions of full-flavored deserts meant the guests could sample to their hearts’ desire, minus the guilt! With selections like strawberry-almond cheesecake, classic cinnamon crumb cake, and chocolate chocolate-chip pound cake, you can guarantee that nobody was stopping with just one!
After the Yelpers had visited all the stations, met with the stylists, and enjoyed the bites, there was only one last thing to do: collect their swag bags! Not only did each guest receive complimentary blow-outs and waxing courtesy of MALVA, they also enjoyed a collection of Kérastase samples, customized based on their favorite stylist’s suggestions! Rounding it out were gift certificates and coupons to neighboring businesses, all designed to pamper the Yelper’s taste buds, bodies, and souls!
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Upon entering MALVA. house of hair you will be greeted by an ambiance of understated luxury and modern zen. Downtempo music animates the space, removing you from the bustle of the city and confirming your arrival at this one-of-a-kind destination.