Feb. 17, 2014. At last, the winners of the Hot Lips competition have been announced! Our own publisher, Ken Ketchie, chose the winning smooches this afternoon.
First place is Lilly Dodd, who won a $200 Haircut 101 gift card as well as a $100 gift card to Monkee’s in Blowing Rock.
Second place was awarded to Toni Milan, who received a $100 Haircut 101 gift card and a $50 gift card to Monkee’s.
Finally, third place went to Victoria Neimeyer, who took home a $50 Haircut 101 gift card and a $25 gift card to Monkee’s.
The Hot Lips contest is an annual event that has been coming around every Valentine’s Day for a decade. Haircut 101 owner John Mena first came up with it more than 10 years ago, and the contest has been going strong ever since.
This year, Monkee’s in Blowing Rock got in on the action and offered a second entry site for customers to enter the contest. Participants simply donned their favorite lip gloss, kissed a doily and had it displayed in either Monkee’s or Haircut 101. This afternoon, winners were chosen and notified.
“If Haircut 101 does this again next year, we will definitely participate again,” said Jess Wehrmann of Monkee’s.
More than 30 people entered at the Monkee’s location.
“I think having two places to enter definitely helped to get more people to participate,” Wehrmann said. “It was a lot of fun and we all really enjoyed it.”
Photos by Ken Ketchie