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Supercuts of Los Angeles Hosts 19th Annual SUPERSUNDAY

Anne Moratto | December 6, 2017 | 12:01 PM
Teacher honoree Lori Hames, Riverside Community College and her nominating stylist, Aja Maneggio of Moreno Valley Supercuts
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Teacher honoree Nick Rodriguez (right) Riverside Community College, and his nominating stylist, Stevi Zarate of Riverside Supercuts
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Teacher honoree Mora Carter, Marinello Schools of Beauty and her nominating stylist, Simona Lutz of Lake Forest Supercuts
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Teacher honoree Janice (Janny) M. Perondi, Woodruff Regional Occupational Center, Stockton, CA and her nominating stylist, Lilah Larkin of the Regis Corporation
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Hosted by Supercuts of Los Angeles, the five winning student finalists in the 2017 SUPERSTYLE Photo Competition themed “Super 60’s SUPERSUNDAY” are, from left to right: 4th Place Winner: Vivana Lopez from Beyond 21st Century and model, Desiree; 2nd Place Winner: Model, Elizabeth and finalist, Paneenart Surasmith from Cerritos Beauty Academy;  1st Place Winner: Model, Mako and finalist, Ella Yi from Fullerton College; 3rd Place Winner: Model, Jennifer and finalist, Adriana Aleman from International School of Beauty; and 5th Place: Model, Mia and finalist, Jeanette Anguiano from Salon Success Academy – Upland – Barber Program.
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1st Place: Fullerton College – student Ella Yi and model, Mako
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2nd Place: Cerritos Beauty Academy – student Paneenart Surasmith and model, Elizabeth
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3rd Place: International School of Beauty – student Adriana Aleman and model, Jennifer
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4th Place: Beyond 21st Century – Vivana Lopez and model, Desiree
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5th Place: Salon Success Academy – Upland – Barber Program -- Jeanette Anguiano and model, Mia
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The 19th annual SUPERSUNDAY was hosted by Supercuts of Los Angeles on November 12, 2017 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. The day culminates in a Gala Awards Dinner that honors outstanding teachers, as well as cosmetology students and their schools

Pivot Point’s day of teacher education featured Jamie Jones, Business Development Manager and Educator and Jason Russell, International Field Educator. The morning class with Jones and Russell focused on the “Four E’s” of Engagement that shared ‘learner-centered teaching strategies’. The afternoon segment with Russell was dedicated to “Salonability: Long Hair Design”, an ‘exploration of high fashion techniques that leave clients breathless’.

Thanking Teachers

Supercuts’ Gala Awards Dinner began with the coveted 2017 “Ultimate Teacher Awards”, a prestigious annual occasion when cosmetology instructors in the greater Los Angeles market are recognized and honored for ‘making a real 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 gone on in their careers to become successful Supercuts stylists. Pivot Point’s Jamie Jones emceed this portion of the evening.

This year’s proud four teacher honorees and their nominating stylists were: Janice (Janny) M. Perondi, Woodruff Regional Occupational Center, Stockton, CA and her nominating stylist, Lilah Larkin of the Regis Corporation; Lori Hames, Riverside Community College and her nominating stylist, Aja Maneggio of Moreno Valley Supercuts; Mora Carter, Marinello Schools of Beauty and her nominating stylist, Simona Lutz of Lake Forest Supercuts; and Nick Rodriguez, Riverside Community College, and his nominating stylist, Stevi Zarate of Riverside Supercuts.

Winning Looks

The Gala Awards Dinner culminated in showcasing the talent of cosmetology students who took part in the 2017 SUPERSTYLE Photo Competition – themed “SUPER 60’S SUPERSUNDAY”. Walking the runway that night with their models in 60’s attire were the 11 nominated student finalists who pre-qualified to attend the event as finalists through in-school competitions and industry judges who evaluated their photo entries (among many students who entered online). At the end, the top five winning student finalists and their schools were announced; the winning finalists and their models received cash prizes and an assortment of professional styling products and tools.  The distinguished judges were Russell Mayes, hair designer and owner of Bauhaus Salon in Orange, CA; Anne Moratto, West Coast Beauty and Markets Editor, Modern Salon; Rhonda Ferree, a General Manager for GG Enterprises, and Kelleen Greenwald, a Regional Director for Regis Corporation. Pivot Point’s Jason Russell emceed this segment.               

The top five winning student finalists and their models were: 1st Place: Fullerton College – student Ella Yi and model, Mako; 2nd Place: Cerritos Beauty Academy – student Paneenart Surasmith and model, Elizabeth; 3rd Place: International School of Beauty – student Adriana Aleman and model, Jennifer; 4th Place: Beyond 21st Century – Vivana Lopez and model, Desiree; and 5th Place: Salon Success Academy – Upland – Barber Program -- Jeanette Anguiano and model, Mia.

According to the proud 1st Place Winner, Elli Yi of Fullerton College, winning the 2017 SUPERSTYLE Photo Competition was ‘a joyous opportunity and a memory I will never forget’.

“I was so happy and excited to win … that night, I cried, smiled, and jumped around a lot on the stage with my model, Mako. I really enjoyed the whole team experience involved in this competition … working with my teachers and my fellow classmates developing content and other things. This was not just a win for me and Mako, but a win for Fullerton College and my whole team.  I would like to also express my gratitude to my Mako – she was not just my model but my friend. She took time out of her schedule and was really giving and generous with her time. Without her, I would not have won the competition.”

Speaking for Supercuts of Los Angeles on the value to those entering the student competition and it’s changing annual theme was Cheryl Robinson, Owner of Sapphire Ventures, Inc., Greater Los Angeles Area: “At Supercuts, we believe that students should learn a diversity of cutting and styling techniques – from edgy, contemporary to classic looks. This better prepares them for the basics and the versatility of real-world salon styling. Our annual SUPERSTYLE Photo Competition with different styling themes gives them this practical experience while motivating them through peer competition.”

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