Triangle yelpers gathered this week for our first-ever Chapel Hill Elite Event, held at the Aveda Insitute. Everyone donned fierce facial hair in honor of an ironic mustache bash! Staff and stylists graciously welcomed us into their balloon-bedecked space, and offered express haircuts, styling, manis, and pedis. (They also offered to wax off the CM's supremely convincing 'stache.) It all made for a hairy situation…
When yelpers weren't getting primped and pampered, they were making new friends (says Amanda H, "I met quite a few new faces (and ran into some old elite pros, too)!"); slurping down drinks from our partner, Savida Sangria (over which Helena K raves, "I'm in heaven. Served over a fresh orange slice, it went down like fruity-fresh juice for grown-ups. Good thing this event only lasted two hours, or I could've been in trouble!); and popping in the photobooth to show off their mustaches and mullets. A few crafty yelpers made their own mustaches; others turned theirs into bushy brows. And even babies were wilin' out the whiskers!
Elites finally got their 2011 gift watches; but everyone left with a goodie bag full of Yelp schwag and a $25 gift card to come back to Aveda again! Kat M sums it up: "Cool people, gift bags, free beauty services, and free-flowing, easy-drinking sangria: Worth donning a mustache for any day!" We agree.