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Looking for the gold standard in salon skills? You’ve come to the right place. The First Place winners in the 2019 Supercuts Gold Comb Awards sponsored by John Paul Mitchell Systems have recently been announced. Picked from a pool of hundreds of entrants, these 10 super stylists proved to be a cut above in three categories: Men’s Cut & Style, Cut Transformation, and Gray Blending and/or Highlighting. After several weeks of judging, not to mention some nail-biting anticipation, the winners are:

--Abde Adawi, Men’s Cut and Style

--Andrew Bedsun, Men’s Cut and Style

--Berto Gonzalez, Men’s Cut and Style

--Christina Boehler, Men’s Cut and Style

--Dawna Ward, Cut Transformation

--Kahai Tanigawa, Cut Transformation

--Madeline Degerick, Color

--Marina Cruz, Color

--Shawnli Dunlevy, Color

--Vanessa Espinosa, Cut Transformation

The big prize for these First Place winners? An all-expense paid trip to a Paul Mitchell Advanced Training, plus the added bonus of attending the Regis Franchise Convention in Minneapolis, MN.

The Gold Comb Awards contest is an annual competition that showcases the behind-the-chair talents of the best of the best at Supercuts. Open to new and existing Supercuts stylists and salon managers, the contest is a chance to show off the technical and artistic skills they’ve learned while working for a salon brand that boasts some of the most extensive ongoing training in the industry.


Check out all ten of the First Place Gold Comb winners, featuring categories like Men’s Cut & Style and Gray Blending or Highlights, in this recap video.


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