On July 19, 2015, Batalla De La Belleza aka Battle of the Beatdown in English took place inside Xalos Bar in Anaheim, CA. The event organized by Cesar Lopez, and hosted by the amazing Stephanie Himonidis “ChiquiBaby,” brought hair and makeup artists from around the world to compete for first place in the First Round of Season One competition.
The panel of judges consisted of three most acclaimed hair and makeup artists in the beauty industry: Ettiene Ortega, who has worked with celebrities such as the Kardashians, Eva Longoria, Paris Hilton and many others; Victor Guadarrama, a notorious artist who glams up Latin celebrities such as Ninel Conde, Anahi, Edith Marquez and many more; and Alfonso Waithsman, who has worked with Mexico’s First Lady Angelica Rivera, Thalia, Gloria Trevi and countless celebrities.
Whether you were part of the competition or simply going to support your favorite artist, there was plenty of entertainment for all, including a live performance from the Latin pop group sensation 5senti2. 5senti2 pumped up the crowd and got the party going for one heck-of-a-show!
Notable names in attendance were Ruby Polanco, Elena Vazquez, Jessi Malay and many other beloved influences in the world of beauty. Congrats to the winners of the night who will be moving on to round two of this amazing event produced by Cesar Lopez.
Hair – Francisco Pinto
Makeup – Jerry Avila
We are excited for round 2 of this amazing beauty battle for the Latin community!