Obviously, anyone who can see my blog header knows I have a thing for mannequin heads. Back at Beauty U, I was constantly jealous of the cosmetology students getting to play with their mannequin heads all the time, because in esthetics, we don’t get mannequins, a fact that I found deeply disappointing. (It’s kind of hard to practice facials on plastic — you need real skin.) I don’t know why I like them so much – I was a big player-with-dolls as a kid and very into cutting my Barbies’ hair and all that, but there is also something super creepy about these life-sized heads with empty eyes.
Whatever the Psych 101 explanation is about me and mannequins, I have now discovered this site and cannot get enough of the awesomeness. Thousands of hair stylists have sent in pictures of their best mannequin work, and Matrix is awarding $25,000 to the best one. (Voting happens now through the end of October.) I cannot even begin to choose my favorite! They all involve such a phenomenal level of talent, it’s hard to get your head around it.
[All Photos via Matrix Mannequin Mania’s Winners page. Check ’em out, vote, good times.]