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Battle of Salons brings stylists to The Lodge



Hair A contest of hair-raising proportions goes down at 9:30 tonight at Lodge Restaurant and Bar in South Tampa.

Battle of Salons is a competition that gives hairstylists a theme and challenges them to come up with the best 'do. It's kind of like Iron Chef for hairdressers.

The three rounds of competition began Sept. 3. For each round, three hairdressers, each from a different salon, styled their hearts out. Tonight, the three winners will face off in a battle royal to interpret the theme "high fashion runway."

There's no time limit, but the voting usually starts around 11 p.m., said organizer Erica Gerbolingo, 26, of Tampa. The champ will be determined by audience applause and the judges -- two professional hairstylists and a to-be-announced celebrity.

Bring business cards; the event is also a great chance to network. Admission is free. Ages 18 and up. For more info, call Gerbolingo at (813) 220-9924.

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