On April 10, the Jonathan W. McConnell Law Firm sponsored an Aveda catwalk event in Wichita, Kansas to benefit clean water efforts. The event, Aveda Catwalk for Water, is described by Aveda as an annual green carpet event during which participating Aveda salons come together to raise money for Earth Month.
“Water is vital for life, so it’s extremely important to support clean water efforts,” said Jonathan W. McConnell. “In doing so, we are ensuring clean and safe water for ourselves and future generations.”
This year’s event was located at The Hudson, a new event venue in downtown Wichita. Professionals from local Aveda salons and even students from local cosmetology schools showcased their creativity and technical skills in hair, makeup and fashion. Design teams used the earth as their muse, creating comprehensive looks that celebrated beauty, fashion and Aveda’s mission to care for the world we live in.
The event included an introduction by Aveda, runway show, silent auction and the presentation of runway winners. Event attendees from the local community enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and had the option of purchasing beautiful keepsake glasses provided by the Jonathan W. McConnell Law Firm and Cassandra Bryan Design.
“The event was so much fun!” said attendee Krissy Buhrer. “It was amazing to see how the design teams created such awesome looks with materials like recycled water bottles, plastic cups and even old newspapers.”
All ticket proceeds from the event, as well as generous donations from the sponsors, went to the local Aveda EM partner, Audubon KS/MO, to continue clean water efforts and education.
“Being involved in this event was an honor,” said McConnell. “I look forward to sponsoring future events that benefit such great causes.”