Cosmoprof has announced the Fashion Frenzy finalists, a student-exclusive hair styling competition. The six finalists will compete live on stage at the Intercoiffure Spring Symposium (May 19-20) in Hollywood, Florida for the chance to win big prizes from the competitions sponsors, Aquage, Wella and Farouk.
“The competition is Cosmoprof’s way of creating another opportunity for students to showcase their talent, get exposure to top salons, and breeds the potential for apprenticeship,” says Tracy Pell, Director of Marketing. “We are hoping that this contest not only gives up-and-coming stars in the industry an opportunity to be mentored by industry icons, but also give them their first chance to be recognized for their talent by others in the industry.”
Each of the finalists will blog about their entry and will showcase their work at the finale for a chance to win the grand prize: $500 CosmoProf shopping spree, a photoshoot with acclaimed industry photographers Babak and Luis Alvarez, co-founder of Aquage. The grand prize winner will also appear on the September cover of the CosmoProf Shopping Guide.
About The Finalists:
“I have always had an affinity for all things fashion. I can find inspiration in almost anything I see. Everyone wants something different and I don’t believe in cookie cutter styling! My passion is to bring out the beauty that lives within us all. Beauty is only skin deep, but not everyone gets the opportunity to see the soul! I believe that looking your best is an expression of what is within!”
About the look: “To achieve this look I applied a 6RV with 40 volume developer to my mannequin. The mannequin’s hair color was a Level 2 before processing. I also used a lightning cream along the bang and side perimeter. After processing, I applied red to the highlighted area to achieve the vibrant color. During the blowout, I used serum to add shine and smoothness. Starting at the nape area I pulled all the hair to the occipital and pinned. I began forming large curls and pulled the sides back incorporating them within the design. Moving to the front I used the remaining hair to archive the bold front curl.”
“I started doing hair when I was about 10-years-old and it’s been a passion of mine ever since. I’m currently furthering my education at Empire Beauty School of Lehigh Valley. Doing hair is how I let my mind escape and run wild with creativity, this will never be considered a job to me it has always been my greatest love.” (SCROLL TO RIGHT FOR PAGE NUMBERS)