The 20th annual SUPERSUNDAY was hosted by Supercuts of Los Angeles on November 11, 2018 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa in Newport Beach, CA. SUPERSUNDAY is a day and evening of multiple events, dedicated to bringing education to cosmetology instructors during the day with Pivot Point International educators Jamie Jones and Jason Russell. The day culminates in a Gala Awards Dinner that honors outstanding teachers, as well as cosmetology students and their schools.
Supercuts’ Gala Awards Dinner began with the coveted 2018 “Ultimate Teacher Awards”, a prestigious annual occasion when cosmetology instructors in the greater Los Angeles market are recognized and honored for ‘making a positive difference’ in the lives of their students. What makes the occasion even more meaningful and memorable is that the teachers are nominated for awards by their former students who have progressed in their careers to become successful Supercuts stylists. The Ultimate Teacher Awards segment ended with special comments from cosmetology instructors Celia Assef, Fullerton College and Maria Guadalupe Fernandez, Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy, acknowledging Supercuts of Los Angeles for their strong ongoing support of cosmetology school owners, instructors and students.
This year’s proud four teacher honorees and their nominating Supercuts stylists were Richard Allen, Pasadena City College - Cosmetology and his nominating stylist, Tawny Trigilio of Supercuts/Pasadena; Patty Glover, Citrus College - Cosmetology and her nominating stylist, Alana Kaiaokamalie, a District Leader with GG Enterprises; Victoria Dorfman, Advance Beauty College, and her nominating stylist, Jessica Weathers of Supercuts/San Clemente, and Erika Shivetts, formerly Marinello School of Beauty, Huntington Beach, CA. and her nominating stylist, Cassandra Scudellari of Supercuts/Huntington Beach.
The Gala Awards Dinner showcased the hairstyling talent of cosmetology students who took part in the 2018 SUPERSTYLE Photo Competition – themed “Totally Celebrating the 80’s” Walking the runway that night with their models in 80’s attire were the 10 nominated student finalists who pre-qualified to attend the event as finalists through in-school competitions; their photos were submitted online and evaluated by respected judges Russell Mayes, Vincent Bucci, Rhonda Ferree and Kelleen Greenwald.
The top five winning student finalists and their models were: 1st Place: Pasadena City College - Cosmetology – student Yun-Chu La and model Kerry Chuang; 2nd Place: Fullerton College – student Alexie Blount and model Hanna Thourton; 3rd Place: International Academy of Cosmetology – student Dalila Trujillo and model Elsa Valladares, 4th Place: Pasadena City College - Cosmetology – student Nicolette Renteria and model Nichelle Renteria and 5th Place: Citrus College – student Heang Lau and model Lian Mar.
Recipients of the Supercuts of Los Angeles 2018 “Ultimate Teacher Awards” and their nominating Supercuts stylists are, left to right: Erika (Rika) Shivetts, formerly Marinello School of Beauty, Huntington Beach, CA and nominating stylist, Cassandra Scudellari of Supercuts/Huntington Beach, CA; Patty Glover, Citrus College – Cosmetology, Glendora, CA and nominating stylist, Alana Kaiaokamalie, a District Leader with GG Enterprises; nominating stylist Jessica Weathers of Supercuts/San Clemente, CA with Victoria Dorfman, Advance Beauty College, Lake Forest, CA; and nominating stylist Tawny Trigilio of Supercuts/Pasadena, CA with Richard Allen, Pasadena City College-Cosmetology, Pasadena, CA.
The top five winning student finalists of Supercuts of Los Angeles “Totally Celebrating The 80’s” Student Photo Competition were announced at a Gala Awards Dinner on Supercuts SUPERSUNDAY, November 11, 2018 at the Newport Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The winning cosmetology students and their models are, left to right: 4th Place: Model Nichelle Renteria and student Nicolette Renteria, Pasadena City College-Cosmetology, Pasadena, CA; 2nd Place: model Hanna Thourton and student Alexie Blount, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA; 1st Place: model Kerry Chuang and student Yun-Chu La, Pasadena City College – Cosmetology, Pasadena, CA; 3rd Place: student Dalila Trujillo and model Elsa Valladares, International Academy of Cosmetology, Southgate, CA and 5th Place: student Heang Lau and model Lian Mar, Citrus College, Glendora, CA.