Sport Clips Haircuts, the leading franchise dedicated to men's and boys' haircare, has added four stylists to its nationally recognized Artistic Team. The eight-member group launched in 2014 to travel throughout the year to beauty schools and major hair shows representing Sport Clips on stage and in classrooms to educate aspiring and current hair professionals.
“Being part of the Sport Clips Artistic Team gives these artists an opportunity to hone their training skills and connect with stylists and aspiring cosmetologists around the country all while representing the Sport Clips brand,” explains Stacia Kelley, Sport Clips artistic director and head of the Artistic Team. “This is a unique group and there is nothing else like it in our industry.”
New members include Meghan Blanchette, of Simsbury, Connecticut, a recipient of the Sport Clips “People’s Choice Coach Award” and TikTok content creator. Since joining Sport Clips in 2015, she has worked her way from a stylist to assistant manager, manager, area coach, ambassador, and is among the new members joining the Artistic Team in 2022.
Mary-Jean Carrino, of Wentzville, Missouri, is dedicated to her craft and has been with Sport Clips for more than a decade promoting through the ranks from store manager, area manager, area coach (educator) and now Artistic Team member.
Alexa Fernandez, of Melbourne, Florida, comes from long line of cosmetologists and is a former Sport Clips "Rookie Coach of the Year." She's in her eighth year as a beauty professional, working her way up from stylist to manager then coach before being selected for the Artistic Team.
Claudia Thomas, of The Colony, Texas, also a former Sport Clips "Rookie Coach of the Year," came to Sport Clips as a coordinator while still in her high school's cosmetology program. As a licensed professional, she's worked for Sport Clips in management, ambassador and coach roles before being named to the Artistic Team.
Tenured Artistic Team members include Brittany Burton, of Carrolton, Texas, a stylist turned coach, who is in her fourth year with the traveling squad and ninth year with Sport Clips; Dorothy-Anne Lacy, of Sun City, Arizona, who also serves as an area coach and brand ambassador for Sport Clips, is in her second year on the team; Pauline Pryor, of Indianapolis, an educator and brand ambassador, is in her third year on the team and 13th with Sport Clips, and licensed barber Frankie Perez, of San Diego, a former Sport Clips "Coach of the Year" and "Best Barber of San Diego" is in her fourth year on the Artistic Team and marks her first decade with Sport Clips this year.
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