Her winning word means "having the hair wavy," but what 14-year-old Sukanya Roy really spelled last night was V-I-C-T-O-R-Y.
During the final round of the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night, there were just two remaining contestants: 12-year-old Canadian Laura Newcombe and the USA's Roy, of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania.
Roy ended up taking home the gold after correctly spelling “Cymotrichous" which won her a trophy and more than $40,000 in cash in prizes.
A much easier word to spell—Texture!—will again be the focus of a special supplement in our September issue, produced by MODERN and NaturallyCurly.com. The cover story will help you learn how to be a cymotrichous (okay, let’s just call it “curly hair”) specialist. Click here to see highlights from previous editions of Texture!
Pekela Riley, celebrity hairstylist, educator, owner of Salon PK in Jacksonville, FL and Mizani Artist, has been tapped to lend her expertise to the Ulta Beauty Pro Team’s continued mission to support and educate stylists.
Learn more about Hair Aid, the Australian based non-profit designed to teach haircutting skills, through the expertise of professional hairdressers, to the people living in impoverished communities in third world countries.
The intensive, hands-on learning experience will explore the art of digital and social media to grow a salon professional’s influence and business. VIP attendees will include members of the MODERN SALON Artist Connective, celebrity stylists and influencers.