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5th annual Shear Runway Project contest

Capozzi & Co. Salon owner Ralph Anthony Capozzi

Capozzi & Co. Salon owner Ralph Anthony Capozzi said he was inspired by a Spanish fan and an episode of "I Love Lucy" when creating this look, modeled by Jessica Tomas, at the Shear Runway Project contest in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Tara Conry

The Shear Runway Project hair styling competition raised about $6,000 for America's VetDogs, which provides service dogs to disabled war veterans. Technicians from Capozzi & Co. Salon in Sayville created looks to capture the theme, "Another Cha Cha."

Jackie Ruggeri models a tribal look designed by
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Jackie Ruggeri models a tribal look designed by Shear Runway Project contestant William Schaedler. the competition was held at the Emporium in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

Capozzi & Co. Salon owner Ralph Anthony Capozzi
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Capozzi & Co. Salon owner Ralph Anthony Capozzi said he was inspired by a Spanish fan and an episode of "I Love Lucy" when creating this look, modeled by Jessica Tomas, at the Shear Runway Project contest in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

Michelle Chetty, of South Africa, models the winning
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Michelle Chetty, of South Africa, models the winning look at the Shear Runway Project contest, which was held at the Emporium in Patchogue. The style was created by Stefanie Balchi, 22, of Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

Audience members voted via text messaging and this
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Audience members voted via text messaging and this look -- created by Tricia Mittendorf and modeled by Melissa Guleilmo -- was their favorite at the Shear Runway Project, which was held at the Emporium in Patchouge. (July 7, 2013)

Maggie Berbenick models the hair, make-up and wardrobe
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Maggie Berbenick models the hair, make-up and wardrobe that contestant Jessica Link entered in the Shear Runway Project contest. The competition was held at the Emporium in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

A trio of dancers carries Sonia Azzam down
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A trio of dancers carries Sonia Azzam down the catwalk as she shows off a look designed by Capozzi & Co. Salon technician Joe Moccia for the Shear Runway Project at the Emporium in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

Rima Pancholi blows a kiss to the audience
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Rima Pancholi blows a kiss to the audience while modeling a hairdo and ensemble designed by Claire Olsen, a contestant in this year's Shear Runway Project competition at the Emporium in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

Capozzi & Co. Salon technician Claire Olsen used
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Capozzi & Co. Salon technician Claire Olsen used a flamenco dancer as her inspiration when designing this look for her model, Rima Pancholi,for the Shear Runway Project at the Emporium in Patchogue.�(July 7, 2013)

Modeling a look by Michelle Wagner, a technician
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Modeling a look by Michelle Wagner, a technician at Capozzi & Co. Salon, Avalon Fox works the catwalk during the 2013 Shear Runway Project at the Emporium in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

Ralph Anthony Capozzi, owner of Capozzi & Co.
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Ralph Anthony Capozzi, owner of Capozzi & Co. Salon in Sayville, cradles a "Capozzi," a puppy that the Smithtown-based Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind named in his honor. (July 7, 2013)

Capozzi & Co. Salon technician Stefanie Balchi, 22,
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Capozzi & Co. Salon technician Stefanie Balchi, 22, of Patchogue, won the Shear Runway Project for the second consecutive year, this time with a look modeled by Michelle Chetty, 22, of South Africa. (July 7, 2013)

From left, model Melissa Gulielmo, 19, of West
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

From left, model Melissa Gulielmo, 19, of West Babylon, and Capozzi & Co. Salon technician Tricia Mittendorf, 19, of Bayport, won the Audience Choice Award at the 2013 Shear Runway Project.

From left, Capozzi & Co. Salon technician Michelle
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

From left, Capozzi & Co. Salon technician Michelle Wagner and her model, Avalon Fox, were among the four teams to make it to the final round of the 2013 Shear Runway Project competition. (July 7, 2013)

With their models by their side, contestants answer
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

With their models by their side, contestants answer questions about their designs from the judges of the 2013 Shear Runway Project, held at the Emporium in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

Capozzi & Co. Salon owner Ralph Anthony Capozzi
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Capozzi & Co. Salon owner Ralph Anthony Capozzi said he was inspired by a Spanish fan and an episode of "I Love Lucy" when creating this look, modeled by Jessica Tomas, at the Shear Runway Project contest in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

Jackie Ruggeri models a tribal look designed by
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Jackie Ruggeri models a tribal look designed by Shear Runway Project contestant William Schaedler. The competition was held at the Emporium in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

Mike Russo, a professional filmmaker and make-up artist
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Mike Russo, a professional filmmaker and make-up artist from Shirley, sports a primitive look while working the camera at the fifth annual Shear Runway Project in Patchogue. (July 7, 2013)

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