Winners from P&G's Student Stylist Competition at ABS!
Finalists from nine cosmetology schools competed on March 14, 2011 in P&G Salon Professionals first student stylist competition held in Chicago at America's Beauty Show. The first place winners haled from beauty schools across America. First place winners for each PGSP category took home $1,000, education classes from The Sassoon Academy and P&G Salon Professional, a PGSP Stylist Kit and a first place trophy for PGSP's Next Generation of Stylist Student Competition.
First place for Wella Professionals: Kathryn Hornick - Aveda Institute, Minnesota.
First place for Sebastian Professional: Morgan Lynne petty - Honors Beauty College, Indiana
First place for Clairol Professional: Gabriella Lejeciz - Capri Beauty College, Illinois
For Wella Professionals:
2nd Place: Ariel Hunt, Bellus Academy CA
3rd Place: Dorothy Hartman, La James IA
For Sebastian Professional:
2nd Place: Ashley Hodges, The Salon Professional Academy IN
3rd Place: Derek Hilsabeck, La James, IA
For Clairol Professional:
2nd Place: Claire Latronica - Capri Beauty College, IL
3rd Place: Tracie Armour Adentunji - Capri Beauty College, IL
Finalists selected one of three categories to compete in, Wella Professionals, Clairol Professional or Sebastian Professional. To enter the competition students sent in a photo of their interpretation of a pre-selected look from the P&G Salon Portfolio. Hours before the competition, finalists prepared their final look backstage, concentrating on creating an over-all look that included not only color and style but also wardrobe and make-up.
Students presented their final look on stage at America's Beauty Show for a panel of judges that included The Doves, Nick Arrojo, Sassoon Academy Executive Education Director Stephen Moody, PGSP Education Director Carole Protat & Clairol Professional's Lead Color Master Anita Gutierrez. First place was awarded to the student with the highest judge's score in combination with the loudest applause from the audience. A crowd of the finalists supporters gathered to scream and applaud as the students presented their models.
Creative Director for P&G Salon Professional and Master of ceremonies Fabio Sementilli was proud to announce the winners of PGSP Building the Next Generation Student Stylist Competition and handed each winning student stylist an over-sized $1,000 check and 1st place trophy.