Finally the inside scoop at Miss America!

Vanity Salon was selected as the hair and makeup team for four pageant contestants including: Miss Montana (Victoria Valentine), Miss West Virginia (Paige Madden), Miss Arizona (Alexa Rogers) and finalist, Miss Iowa (Aly Olsen).

Our team, along with photographer Jenn Cady, prepared the contestants for each of the three preliminary rounds which took place from September 9th-11th and included one-on-one interviews, stage interviews, the swimsuit portion, the evening gown portion, and the talent portion. Live coverage of the pageant’s final night aired on ABC on September 14th to over 7 million viewers.

In addition to being chosen for the rare opportunity to help Miss America contestants during preliminaries, our stylists were also elected to assist in photo shoots for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen contestants. Our Vanity team did hair and makeup for Olivia McMillan, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015, during a photo shoot on the boardwalk in Atlantic City as well as for a nationally-televised segment filmed at Boardwalk Hall.