Sebastian Professional Selects What's Next Awards Semi-finalist

By Lauren Salapatek | 12/14/2010 4:33:27 PM


In round three of Sebastian Professional’s What’s Next Awards, the ultimate hunt for “what’s next” in fearless hair fashion, Jake Thompson of Salt Lake City’s Lunatic Fringe Salon has been crowned the second semi-finalist. Come January 2011, Thompson will be one of eight semi-finalists vying for the grand prize: a chance to join the Sebastian Professional styling team as a guest stylist at Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week. Will Thompson’s over-the-top, shape-shifting silhouette be his ticket to Fashion Week infamy?

The Look:
With visual thrill a plenty, Thompson made it clear he’s not afraid of heights with his gravity-defying barrel-curled bob. The curvaceous, voluptuous style is a fresh approach to shorter styles that plays with dimension and intricacy to intensify interest.

Step-by-Step Styling:

1. Apply Sebastian Professional Texturizer from roots to ends of wet hair and perform a basic flat-wrap blow-dry.
2. Spray Sebastian Professional Shaper Zero Gravity while creating curls with a classic tong set.
3. Use a pick to backcomb for a frothy, voluptuous look.
4. Finish the look with Sebastian Professional Re-Shaper for strong, long-lasting hold.

With two semi-finalists chosen and six to go, Sebastian encourages other stylists to enter. Through January 2011, six other semi-finalists with superior sculpting skills will be selected and will be one step closer to the ultimate prize. In the end, and as decided upon by a panel of experts including Sebastian stylists Thomas Dunkin and Janine Jarman, one final winner will win a free trip to NYC to work with the Sebastian team as a guest stylist at Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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