THE STUDENT COMPETITION
Twenty-four cosmetology student finalists competed for the places of gold, silver and bronze. “We are so proud of these incredible students who share Wella’s passion for our profession,” says Fabio Sementilli, Wella creative and technical director. “Wella is committed to supporting stylists throughout every stage of their career. This competition shines the spotlight on student stylists who create beauty and defy convention. This community of young, driven and talented stylists is our next generation of professionals.”
THE WINNERS: Winners in the Wella Professionals Category: (Gold) Ashley Thom, Bellus Academy, Poway, CA; (Silver) Jasper Struthers, Bellus Academy, Manhattan, KS; (Bronze) Alicia Harley, Marinello School of Beauty, Moreno Valley, CA. Winners in the Sebastian Professional Category (Gold): Michelle Ross, Regency Beauty Institute, Phoenix, AZ; (Silver) Sabrina Vann, Bellus Academy, Poway, CA; (Bronze) Mackenzie Secrist, Avalon School of Cosmetology, Phoenix, AZ. Winners in the Clairol Professional Category: (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. Instructor of the Year: Casey Ramos, Marinello School of Beauty.