Beauty for the Beasts at Cristophe Beverly Hills Recap

Beauty for the Beasts at Cristophe Beverly Hills Recap

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photos: Christy Kane

Did you make it to Beauty for the Beasts? It was a fun day filled with beauty, shopping, swag bags and cupcakes – all to benefit The Rescue Train, a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to eliminating animal suffering and euthanasia. We’re thrilled to say the event was a roaring success, with early estimates that we raised close to $8000 for this worthy cause!

We must give a gigantic “Thank You!” to Cristophe and the cast and crew of Cristophe Salon Beverly Hills. Our co-hosts could not have been more generous or supportive and we still can’t believe they let us take over their beautiful salon for the day! Here’s Stef and I with the man himself celebrating our successful day.

Before we look at the festivities, let’s “awww” over a few current riders on The Rescue Train, and the reason for the event! These four cuties attended Beauty for the Beasts, collecting hugs and kisses everywhere they went. All of these dogs Bolt, Gabby, Edie and Harlow (clockwise from upper left), are still available for adoption (just click on their name to see their information.)

Guests at Beauty for the Beasts were first welcomed by the wht Raffle for the Beasts. Just $25 got you five tickets to place toward seven overflowing raffle basket prizes and a gift bag with over $200 in goodies!

See that ticket box in the front? Guests were able to place their raffle tickets toward the basket they most wanted to win!

A big shout out to wht team member Sherrishera and Christine of Leading Lady Makeup for manning the raffle booth! Working along side Christy Kane (who doubled as our event photographer) these beauty experts were on hand to answer any raffle inquiry and hand out the coveted gift bags.

Next up, a stop at the Build Your Own Cupcake table for some of the most delicious cupcakes I’ve even had! The Lemon Zest Cupcake with Pink Lemonade frosting was insanely yummy, but it’s the Root Beer Float Cupcake with Vanilla Bean buttercream frosting that has been making appearances in my food daydreams.

The staff at Cristophe Salon were busy bees all day, offering discounted services including haircuts, blow outs and manicures to animal lovers – with 50% of proceeds going to The Rescue Train. Here’s Cristophe himself working his magic on one lucky attendee.

A lighted table in the center of the stylists room held items for bidding as part of a Silent Auction. Here Stef vogues with one of the goodies up for grabs; Karl Lagerfeld sunglasses.

Guests could wash down the cupcakes and other treats with lattes and espresso provided by the salon, or a glass of champagne or wine served by the event pros of Delmar Events (upper left). Meanwhile, wht team member Pamela Irene hopes she has a winning ticket, Dawn of Beauty Frosting and her furry BFF smile for the camera, and one attendee gets red carpet worthy make up from the Cristophe staff.

Here Cristophe greets one of the day’s cutest guests.

The second floor offered an array of indie and Etsy vendors selling unique wares for a good cause. Some of the day’s vendors included (clockwise from upper left) the exquisite designs of Victoria Cunningham Jewelry, handmade accessories from Gertie and Baxter (that’s Stef modeling their infinity scarf), hand crafted soaps, lip balms and more from Ripe, and the bold and beautiful nail lacquers of Sheswai.

Our friends from the Spice Station offered their amazing selection of salts, sugars and spices. At left, a guest tastes their Black Truffle Salt for the first time (we think she approves!); at right, another guest peruses the entire line of Sheswai Nail Lacquers,

Our hero and The Rescue Train co-founder Lisa (at right) and friend smile for the camera.

A look at a few more shiny, happy faces, including (clockwise from upper left) Debbie from Sheswai Lacquer posing with the fabulous Jen of My Beauty Bunny; Francis and Jackie (two of Stef’s beautiful co-workers) showing off their new looks, some sweet Girl Scouts offering their divine cookies and Erin and Ricci of Cristophe Salon.

We also want to give a shout out to a few more beauty bloggers that made some time to attend the event and helped to spread the word to fellow beauty addicts, Kathleen of Point of Viewty, Emi of Project Swatch and Ishah of Ishah X Bbeauty.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone that attended Beauty for the Beasts and all the companies who graciously donated product for the event – we couldn’t have done it without your support. The animals aboard The Rescue Train thank you too!

we heartsters – make your calendar for next February and we’ll see you at the next annual Beauty for the Beasts!

21 thoughts on “Beauty for the Beasts at Cristophe Beverly Hills Recap”

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this recap. I love a good animal charity event. Animals are near and dear to my heart. I want to try to attend this in person next year. Great pics!

  2. Thank you for sharing pictures from your event. You ladies are AMAZING. $8000 for The Rescue Train?! AND it looked like it was the funnest/coolest party everrrrr. Thank you to all of the sponsors, including Christophe!

  3. Applause, applause–please take a bow! This piece truly warmed my heart. As a giver to all of Pittsburgh’s no-kill animal shelters, I had an ear-to-ear grin when I read about the profit you made to help these precious pups (can you see it from there?)! You ladies look gorgeous, the cupcakes must have been luscious, and the wares available were incredible. Jealous? Okay, a little. It must have been so much fun!

  4. What a special day! Between WHT and Cristophe making this happen, The Rescue Train and all the little furry friends had to feel the love! This event was so worth driving to from Orange County, CA! I was there before I knew it and walked into a super cool, puppy loving salon! I was thrilled to have my hair done which held up for three full days! I love a good doooo, so I don’t have to! That was corny! Anyway, huge kudos to @tyna and @stef for pulling this shindig off and raising the very needed big bucks. They make it look so easy but you all know how much work goes into these events. I doesn’t’ surprise me though, they have it together, let me tell you! I was super proud of them and everyone that had anything to do with this. It was also great to finally meet @Sherrishera and Christy Kane the camera lady! Wow.. a true professional event photographer in her element. Yes, it was a perfect day and so much fun being there to see all the magic unfold. Ruff Ruff!

  5. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pics for those of us who couldn’t be there. It looks and sounds like a magical day! Congrats on raising so much money for The Rescue Train. I really admire them– and you, @stef and @tyna !

  6. How fantastic! $8000 is no small feat. Great job ladies!
    I love the photo of the woman trying salt from Spice Station. That was pretty much my face when my first Spice Station order came in the mail, hah!

  7. Thanks ladies for all of your support! Is it bad to admit @Stef and I are pretty damn proud of the event? Since it was for such a worthwhile charity, I think a little pride is a-ok!

    We were so happy with the turn out and are already looking forward to planning the event again next year! With a few tweaks we think we can help raise even more funds for this hard working group of animal rescuers – all aboard The Rescue train!

  8. Thanks so much for including my recap in yours! Loved the article and the party, and look forward to seeing you again next year!!

  9. Well done, Ladies! Your hard work has paid off, as always. Youguys are awesome for all that you do for us and for our furry best friends…there’s a lot of adorable lucky pups out there thanks to you!

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  11. What an amazing success, you should be so proud! All of the pics are great and you both look fabulous! So happy our furry friends are being helped and to see so many people support them.

  12. Wow! The event clearly was a huge success. What a classy affair. Great job to everyone. And thanks for the lovely pictures of the party and the adorable dogs(the reason for it all!). Everyone should adopt a rescue animal!! They save your life a lot more than you save theirs.

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