This is the first of a three part series chronicling the day in October I spent with Yu Sheng (余声) of Anhui Province, winner of the Miss China Pageant. For the 59th Miss World Pageant held in Johannesburg, South Africa Yu had learn to do her own hair and make-up as no assistants were allowed in the final pageant. She spent the day before the competition in Panyu, China fitting dresses and taking time to learn different ways to do her hair and apply make-up.
Here is an overview of the people that were involved during the day.
陈法拉 is the public relations manager of the Miss China organization and served as Yu’s personal assistant for the day.
Hilbert Ng is the owner and chief hairdresser of Hit Salon
Dany Tabet is the main designer of Aisha Collection and oversees Dany Tabet Haute Couture.
We all met up in the design offices at Aisha Collection studio in Panyu, China. Dany had designed a series of dresses for the competition and needed Yu to fit them prior to completion. Hilbert observed and came up with various hair styles on the spot to fit the dresses that he would later teach to Yu at Hit Salon.
After things wrapped up at the design office, we went to the Aisha showroom so Yu could fit the dresses and Hilbert could continue to plan out styles to match.
Stay tuned for more parts in early 2011!