Joshua Falewitch has more personlity than I thought possible. He is absolutely bursting with energy, enthusiasm, and is so hilarious it just might be hard to keep yourself from hugging him at every moment. Kavista, Nebraska, and his Xenon International Academy, will be sure to miss him as he embarks upon this journey with Spread the Love. Joshua is excited to contribute to the industry in a charitable way, but also is excited to spread the word about hairdressing being a noble profession, an incredible industry that any licensed professional should be proud to be a part of. Joshua's favorite fashion icon is Pelayo Diaz, a spanish model/designer/fashion blogger who has a captivating energy that he exudes in his garment choices, and he has a tendency to push the limits and boundaries... similar to Joshua!
Ok, let me just begin my saying St. Michael, Minnesota's Suzy Henningsgard, who graduated from Aveda Institute Minneapolis, is absolutely fabulous at editing and producing videos--which will be a huge help to her when she's on the road with Spread the Love, documenting her journey. Her audition videos were so funny and witty, so full of charm, and also very well done, it's no wonder she's so full of love and life in person. She has tattoos on her forearms declaring her love for the beauty industry, and is excited to contribute and give back as she prepares to depart on the Spread the Love tour. Her favorite fashion icon is Lady Gaga for being unapologetically herself from head to toe.
Indiana's Lafayette Beauty Academy graduate Timothy Willy has an awe-inspiring passion for hair, but also a huge talent and love for singing. During his interview, and after great demand from the panel of judges, he began to sing and out came one of the most beautiful, strong voices I've heard. Not only did he impress the judges with his voice, he also tugged at our heartstrings when he began to share his own courageous path to the professional beauty industry. No stranger to facing a panel of judges (Tim recently auditioned on American Idol but, after a "memorable audition" decided to postpone that dream until a future date... more on this later), he wow'd us all with his passion and desire to spread the love!
Meredith Tye, from Lenoir, North Carolina, is one of the most interesting people you'll ever meet. She is incredibly talented at hair (she even puts LED lights into her own styles for special occasions!), but is also a skilled physicist! The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute grad was one of the People's Choice picks, and she did an incredible job at being aggressive getting people to vote for her to become a finalist... and we're so glad she did! Meredith has gorgeous long, dark hair and will one day donate it. She would love to style Lady Gaga's hair because she'd love to show off her LED light set styles on the singer who is sure to appreciate the uniqueness as much as we do!
Now, who better to introduce themselves than the winners! Here they are!