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On a slow news Sunday afternoon in March I covered Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" fashion show. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Designer Tori Onkka and model Hannah Mason at Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Designer Tori Onkka and model Hannah Mason at Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Model Cara Koning uses her cell phone during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Koning is wearing designer Amber Moon's avant-garde outfit that won the people's vote. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Model Cara Koning uses her cell phone during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Koning is wearing designer Amber Moon's avant-garde outfit that won the people's vote. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Amber Moon works on Cara Koning's hair in preparation for Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Amber Moon works on Cara Koning's hair in preparation for Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Rockford designer Kimberly Weston puts lipstick on Grand Rapids model Kate Mieras during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and make-up artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. Fundraised money was donated to Earth Month and The Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Rockford designer Kimberly Weston puts lipstick on Grand Rapids model Kate Mieras during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and make-up artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. Fundraised money was donated to Earth Month and The Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Models peer into another room where the catwalk is during  a walk through at Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and make-up artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. Fundraised money was donated to Earth Month and The Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Models peer into another room where the catwalk is during  a walk through at Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and make-up artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. Fundraised money was donated to Earth Month and The Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Model Jocele Shelton, center, practices her strut while showing off designer Brandi Woodward's glamour outfit during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Woodward won the glamour category. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)  

Model Jocele Shelton, center, practices her strut while showing off designer Brandi Woodward's glamour outfit during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Woodward won the glamour category. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

 

Model Janelle Shifftlett wears a creation by Alicia Schmidt, both of Grand Rapids, during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Model Janelle Shifftlett wears a creation by Alicia Schmidt, both of Grand Rapids, during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Designer Whitney TeBos works on model Tracy Terpstora's outfit during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and make-up artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. Fundraised money was donated to Earth Month and The Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Designer Whitney TeBos works on model Tracy Terpstora's outfit during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and make-up artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. Fundraised money was donated to Earth Month and The Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A model struts designer Rachel Bakhuyzen's avant-garde outfit during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A model struts designer Rachel Bakhuyzen's avant-garde outfit during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A model shows off Autumn Harris' glamour outfit during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

A model shows off Autumn Harris' glamour outfit during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Audience members watch a short video during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Audience members watch a short video during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Designer Sophie Burnett, left, and model Claire Shea at Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Designer Sophie Burnett, left, and model Claire Shea at Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Designer Amber Moon and model Cara Koning walk down the catwalk after winning the people's choice award during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)

Designer Amber Moon and model Cara Koning walk down the catwalk after winning the people's choice award during Aveda's "Nature Unleashed presents: Catwalk for Water" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stylists and makeup artists from around Michigan competed in three categories: avant-garde, glamour and makeup. The runway show supported Aveda's Earth Month celebration and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. (Nick Gonzales | Mlive.com)