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April 7, 2013 at 7:42 PM

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Sailing on a permanent wave


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Model Stephanie Keenan, 13, sports a vintage ship by stylist Kaarina Bykonen on her head for the fifth annual Reign of Style Hair Show and Competition in the Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center Sunday, April 7, 2013. The team from the Bellingham and Shoreline locations of TONI&GUY Academy all shared an aquatic, nautical theme with dramatic, fantasy creations. Bykonen is a student at the Bellingham academy. The competition also has categories for everyday hairstyles, barbering and natural / braiding. For more information, visit reignofstyle.com.


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

From left, Shatoya Lee, left, and Tiecia "Choc" Alexander put the finishing touches on Olivia Green's hair for the annual Reign of Style Hair Show and Competition in the Exhibition Hall at the Seattle Center Sunday, April 7, 2013. Alexander styled Lee's "Tokyo Barbie" hair and costume as well as another "Carnaval" creation. It was her first year competing, as she is a recent graduate of Seattle Vocational Institute's cosmetology program. "It's fun because you can break the rules," she said. "You can do whatever you want."


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Zoe Barton of Bellingham, wearing a Lady Gaga-inspired hair hat by TONI&GUY student Arzoo Jamalzada, stands with her team during judging.


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Kidist Mesfin of Kent, center, sports a Carnaval-themed outfit and headdress styled by Tiecia "Choc" Alexander.


For more photos from the 5th annual Reign of Style Hair Show and Competition visit the gallery.

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