Both Ana and Mario performed demonstrations throughout the night. Mario did a side bun hairstyle with a more modern look. Mario also talked about trends and what types of hairstyles were coming back for the summer. Ana on the other hand, made a dish called Chicken and Chorizzo Sopes with Knorr (products). Ana also explained some of other recipes that she enjoys cooking.
During the demonstrations, participants were allowed to ask questions to get to know more about the celebrities, new cooking methods and the celebrities told personal stories that connected with the demonstration. Latin TRENDS sat down with both Ana and Mario to talk about their specialties and more about their careers.
Latin TRENDS (LT): What is your signature item in your specialty?
Mario Anton (MA): “I love color and styling, which have to be on the top, but I absolutely love everything from cutting to highlighting.”
Ana Quincoces (AQ): I have written three cookbooks on the subject of Cuban food, so I’m pretty passionate about it.
LT: What is the greatest part about your career?
MA: “Because there are so many different hairstyles and faces, there is always a challenge, but that is where creativity comes into play. I am able to create a different look for different personalities.”
AQ: That when you do what you love, you don’t work a day in your life. I haven’t worked in a while.
LT: Who is your most inspirational celebrity?
MA: “In the entertainment industry, Madonna is the most inspirational and I have been a fan of hers forever. In the hair industry, Andy Lecompte is great because he is on top and does celebrity covers all the time. I love the way he styles hair and looks to create fantasy, which is inspirational.”
AQ:In the food and lifestyle space, I would have to say Martha Stewart because she has brilliantly established herself as a brand and had stood the test of time. In Hollywood, Merrell Streep she has handles aging in from of the cameras gracefully and has always been true in her craft.
LT: Briefly, what are some of your most popular items in your field?
MA: “Versatile haircuts that look great with the natural hair texture or styled with hot tools. Also, dimensional colors that give the hair that natural real look and life.”
AQ: One would be definitely be arroz con pollo, which is chicken and rice. It is delicious and feeds a crowd. The other one is a tie between vaca frita and ropa vieja. Two very traditional Cuban staples.