Thank you to our 2019-2020 Sponsors
Miss Connecticut Organization
Official Hair & Makeup Sponsors
Hair Lounge – Tracy Patton
Tracy is the owner of Hair Lounge, located in West Hartford, Connecticut. Tracy has been a hair stylist for 18 years. Aside from owning her very successful salon, Tracy also helped start the Miss Hartford County Rocky Hill Competition. “I helped run the local pageant for 9 years, and one of our girls captured the Miss Connecticut title in 2010,” she stated. Tracy is no stranger to the pageant competition circuit. She competed in the Miss America Scholarship Organization, held a title for the town of Waterbury, and competed in the Miss Connecticut Pageant in 2003. “While I was competing, I was also styling hair,” said Tracy. Tracy has been the official hair sponsor of the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization since 2016, and had the opportunity to work with Miss America 2018, Cara Mund.
Dianna Hampton Dowson
Dianna Hampton Dowson is an award-winning make-up artist and owner of her own makeup artistry business, Beautigasm. “My ultimate goal is that each client walks away feeling confident and beautiful. But even more than that, I want you to feel that I heard who you are and what you are looking for. I want to help you show the world the best version of yourself,” Dianna said. Dianna was crowned Miss Connecticut in 2005, and remained active with the organization ever since. Dianna has traveled to Atlantic City and Las Vegas to style many of her Miss Connecticut sisters while they competed at Miss America. Dianna will not only help you look, but most importantly feel, beautiful.
CS Marchand Photography – Claire Marchand
Claire Marchand is the official portrait photographer of the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization. She has been creating iconic portraits, head shots, and branding photographs for over five years. Claire says, “When working with my team and I, you will feel guided and supported throughout the process of creating your images. These photographs will outlive us, so we take great pride in the experience of creating them with you.”
Claire customizes each session based on how you would like to be photographed. With coaching from her as well as a professional wardrobe stylist and top-notch hair & makeup artists, your photographs will be absolutely stunning right down to the fine details. Check out her work at csmarchand.com/