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Kelly Hopkins Named Master of Beauty

Maggie Mulhern | May 11, 2012 | 6:15 AM

Kelly Hopkins Named Master of Beauty


Kelly Hopkins, owner of the 1213 Hair Studio in Richmond, VA, is the winner of the Empire Education Group’s “Become the Next Master of Beauty” competition. In addition to winning a $10,000 cash prize, she will now have the opportunity to perform on stage with Celebrity Stylist Nick Arrojo and his Master Educators at a select Tour of Beauty educational event this year. Hopkins was named by Arrojo and Empire Education Group’s Chairman Frank Schoeneman New York City.

“Picking the winner was difficult," says Nick Arrojo of the 300 entries. "All finalists are phenomenal stylists with amazing creativity and skill. I am thrilled Kelly will be joining us on stage at a Masters of Beauty Tour. She has the experience and the personality needed to inspire other stylists, and that is exactly what she will do on stage with us at Masters of Beauty.”

States Schoeneman, “What an amazing opportunity for Kelly. Not only are we thrilled she is going to present with Nick at our Masters of Beauty Tour, but we are excited to help her grow her career through education. It’s what this contest was all about—elevating the industry and the stylists, like Kelly, who make cosmetology such a meaningful and rewarding career.”

In this Skype interview, Hopkins shares her thoughts about becoming the first MASTER OF BEAUTY.

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