The Big Show
As the students waited for their grand debut, the best of the best were offering industry advice and guidance to all the hairdressers waiting to enjoy these #CosmoStudents creations.Judges: Nick Berardi, Kathryn Hornick, Phillip Ferreira, Shirley Gordon, Stephen Moody, Kelly Pennington
Team I.C.A.N. joined in on answering questions and showing some of their amazing looks.
Enter or Mentor
Our industry would die without the support and connection of mentoring. We have all been taken under someones wing and shown the ropes along with some pretty cool tricks at some points of our careers. Can you imagine if that never would of happened? Where would you be?
So highlighting the hardworking educators who took the time to help the students compete was a very powerful. It is truly a vital role and the key to our community’s success. The students had the opportunity to nominate their mentors and honor all the hard work and support they were given. We watched these mentors backstage with their students, assisting them while giving them words of encouragement and support. Fabio Sementilli’s famous line “Enter or Mentor” was something each of these giving Cosmetology Educators truly took to heart!
2013 Wella Instructor of the Year
Finalist Nominees: Tommy Wozniak, Bryden Mugleston, Justyna Hebbert, Matthew Hom, Rachel Toman, Allison VanDerMole, Andee Holmes, Cristina Woodson & Shanell Blackshear
The Students Take the Stage!
As all the students took on the stage of dreams, the excitement grew in the audience. Each students showed off their work and spoke about their vision and inspiration for their looks. Watching them was amazing and being able to share this experience was such an honor. At the end of the day, they all deserved to be there and win or loose, they should all be very proud of what they accomplished by taking this competition head on!
And The Winners Are….
GOLD – Ashley Thom, Bellus Academy – Poway, CA
SILVER – Jasper Struthers, Bellus Academy – Manhattan, KS
BRONZE – Alicia Harley, Marinello School of Beauty – Moreno Valley, CA
GOLD – Michelle Ross, Regency Beauty Institute – Phoenix, AZ
SILVER – Sabrina Vann, Bellus Academy – Poway, CA
BRONZE – Mackenzie Secrist, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
GOLD – Daniela Navarrete, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
SILVER – Amanda Scott, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
BRONZE – Hilaria Estrada, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
Sara Bain, Regency Beauty Institute – Southgate, MI
Crystal Carney, Regency Beauty Institute – Grand Rapids MI
Claudia Lerma, Metro Beauty Academy – Allentown, PA
Heather Youse, Metro Beauty Academy – Allentown, PA
Michael Myles Diaz II, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
Mayderum Michell, Regency Beauty Institute – Copperwood, TX
Dominica Newsome, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
Dyana Balderrama, Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology – Portland, OR
Shirley Mills, Marinello School of Beauty – Torrington, CT
Cameron Clochie, Regency Beauty Institute – Blaine, MN
Andre Richardson, Southeastern Beauty Schools – Columbus, GA
Morgan Jones, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
Marlela A. Olivia, Capri Beauty College – Oak Forest, IL