You won’t believe what happens when some of the best hair stylists in the United States compete? It becomes an explosion of wild, way out looks along with some one-of-a- kind breathtakingly beautiful hair styles.

I think they use their imaginations sometimes but these styles are not the usual we see in the beauty salons.

Seeing the Battle of the Strands, Awards 2012: Xtreme Beauty, was not the usual contest. The top 5 salons from across the U.S. competed in a hair and makeup competition for the title Top Salon. Celebrities and entertainers walked the Red Carpet.

The host, award winner and Blonder of the Stars, Kim VO is knowledgeable with his celebrity clients and in glamorizing everyone else.

Contestants competed in a hair, makeup, costume, props and execution impact competition. The five competing salons: Mile High Magic, Clark Russell Salon, Fringes, Glam Alliance and Body Spa West were given a theme and asked to execute it with their model. This year’s theme was gold. Four respected industry judges, Kandee Johnson, Celebrity Makeup Artist and YouTube Personality, Rafe Hardy, Artistic Creative Director of Sexy Hair, Fashion Designer, Nick Verreos and Rain Cosmetics Co-Founder, Lori Montoya selected the winning salon based on a variety of categories to crown the last standing salon as the Champion, Battle of the Strands 2012: Xtreme Beauty!

The contending salons took the gold theme into their creative hands and portrayed it in an innovative fashion. Music provided by Ayler added drama to the competitive atmosphere in the filled venue as contestants raced to the finish while producing elaborate makeup, costumes and hair styles. Spectators could also enjoy the competition via live stream on Youtube.

“This is such a great honor to be named Champion in Battle of the Strands 2012: Xtreme Beauty!” said Andrew, Glam Alliance team member.”It was amazing to work with such talented teams and their creativity. The whole Battle of the Strands experience has inspired me to try new styles and continue embracing our creativity.”

Their style and design was most compelling and fitting to the gold theme for the event. Each competitor exemplified their creative talents throughout the challenges and their hard work was recognized with additional awards including Best in Color with Schwarzkopf Professional, Best Hair Design with Sexy Hair, Best Mastery in Makeup with Bhumi Brushes and People’s Choice Award. The Body Spa took home the award for Best in Color with Schwarzkopf Professional and Glam Alliance was awarded Best Hair Design with Sexy Hair for their towering take on this year’s theme. Best Mastery in Makeup with Bhumi brushes went to Fringes salon for their colorful rendition and flawless finish. Thousands of fans voted online during the completion to crown Fringes salon with the People’s Choice award.