On June 27th, 2018 I participated in the RAW: natural born artists Portland Magnify Showcase. RAW is a company that provides local artists a platform to showcase their work and gain exposure. In this show, I colored the hair of five different models in a way that showcased my balayage technique. I chose a theme I called 'Metallic Summer' which included hair colors that had the softness of floral and conservative hair colors married with the edginess of a metallic color. The models showed their hair off both in a pedestal garden and in a runway show. This experience was unlike anything I have ever done. To be a part of such a large, creative community was something I will always cherish. The night was filled with live music, visual and performing arts, hair and makeup artists and so much more. Needless to say, I will definitely be participating in another RAW show in the future!