Matrix and Matrix Global Business Ambassador, Tabatha Coffey have announced the five winners of Matrix Mentor Me contest for 2021 – 2022! The five stylists will embark on a year-long journey of education, growth and mentorship alongside Coffey. Their coaching will begin in May 2021, when they will meet Tabatha for the first time and take their first skills assessment. Tabatha will use these assessments to build a robust coursework catalog with a mixture of cutting, color, styling, business and personal growth.
Meet the Mentee’s below and be sure to follow along on the Matrix Instagram account, as well as each winner’s Instagram account to get updates on their journey!
Meet The Mentees
Mark Amponin (@iam.markstephen)
Hello, I'm Mark from Chicago IL, I have 6 years under my belt in the beauty industry. My passion is education, growth and high quality work.
Babs Busch (@littlebabybabs)
Howdy! I’m Babs! I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah. I love my dog, my family, my motorcycle and I love doing hair! I’ve only been in this amazing industry for two years but I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon!
Chavaun DeVore (@chavaundevore)
Hello! I’m from Las Vegas. I grew up mostly in Utah and I recently just moved to Tennessee. I’ve been in the beauty industry as a model since I was in high school but I’ve been a licensed hair stylist for five years. I’m a vivid colorist and I love anything that’s outside the “norm.” I’m passionate about creating, continuing to learn whenever I can, and teaching others. You can ask me just about anything because I’m an open book.
Georgia Tournai (@gstunnah)
Hi there! I’ve been a barber/hairstylist in the industry for 10 years and specialize in clipper cuts and color, with special emphasis in serving the queer community. It's my mission to show whoever you are and however you identify, you can be comfortable in your own skin. It doesn't matter how we define ourselves, just as long as we are ourselves!
Gabriel Urbina (@artistry_by_gabriel)
Currently living in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I finished cosmetology school in 2014 and have been doing hair about 8 years. My passion is creating art to make someone’s day brighter.
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