top news


Student talent unveiled at the International Business Student of the Year Awards

Thursday, 05 February 2015 16:02

America's most outstanding students were celebrated at the Nuts and Bolts International Business Student of the Year (IBSY) Awards and the Sassoon Academy School Connection Awards, held this January in a joint ceremony at ISSE Long Beach.

Every year thousands of students compete in the IBSY and Cut|Color Awards, now in their 7th year, with just 35 making it through for the finals at ISSE. Fellow students and instructors from schools all across the country gathered at the ceremony to watch the show and hear the final three winners from each of the awards. During the afternoon Eden Sassoon, industry icon Vidal Sassoon's daughter, came onstage to thunderous applause to talk about how much this industry meant to her father. She shed a few tears –and a few inches from her shoulder-length hair, cut on stage by Sassoon's Global Artistic Director, Mark Hayes!– making it an event the audience will never forget!

Top students from all the Nuts & Bolts partner schools competed for the IBSY competition based on performance in their business programs, provided by Nuts & Bolts Training, with students entering from Canada, USA and Australia. Every participant had to demonstrate outstanding levels of creativity and business acumen.

IBSY Cosmetology Awards

1st Place
Brittney Dreiling
Hays Academy of Hair Design

2nd Place
Hannah McCullough
Hair Arts Academy

3rd Place
Kimberly Choi
Sassoon Academy

Nuts & Bolts partner Sassoon Academy School Connection (SASC) also hosts its Cut|Colour Competition in connection with the business awards, showcasing hairdressing talent. Nuts & Bolts client Hays Academy of Hair Design in Hays, Kansas, dominated the podium, taking first, second and third at the SASC Awards along with 1st place in the IBSY Awards for Cosmetology.

SASC Awards

1st Place
Julie Lang
Hays Academy

2nd Place
Phoenix Hobdell
Hays Academy

3rd Place
Michelle Alexandres
Hays Academy

"It was an amazing experience, watching this new talent being celebrated by their peers," said Jamie Yates, CEO of Nuts and Bolts Training. "Both the IBSY and SASC awards demonstrate the dedication and hard work of Nuts and Bolts students, who are personally driving professional excellence in the world's cosmetology industries." Every student who won a place in the finals was awarded prizes, which together totalled more than $40,000, including cash and a huge array of amazing hair-related gifts, including advanced courses.

  • Cosmetology Awards Winners

  • Jamie Yates and Eden Sassoon

  • Har by Julie Lang

  • Hair by Phoenix Hobdell

  • Hair by Michelle Alexandres


Related items

  • 65.1 by Sassoon 05 February 2015

    To mark the 65th anniversary of Sassoon, the Academy collection celebrates the brands essential house codes, technical innovation manifested in architecturally inspired shapes with a human element.

  • Move Over Boys! Leading Ladies take the Stage at ISSE Long Beach 2018 05 February 2015

    What do Eden Sassoon, Tracey Hughes, Candy Shaw, Sonya Dove & Jenny Strebe have in common? AND... How is Sam Villa involved?

  • Two Weeks to Go! Sassoon's SASC Image of the Year Competition 2017 05 February 2015

    Sassoon Academy is looking for an image that encapsulates creative and technical excellence in hair; cut, color and finish. The image must reflect the Sassoon philosophy of Shape & Balance, precision technique and suitability.

  • Salon International 2017: A Technical, Educational and Creative Triumph! 05 February 2015

    Salon International has once again closed its doors on three sensational days of hairdressing inspiration, education and innovation. No fewer than 40,219 guests from home and abroad came through the doors of ExCel in London's Docklands to experience the biggest and best event dedicated to our indutry in the UK.

Copyright © 2012 | All rights reserved • Edizioni Esav s.r.l. | P.iva 05215180018 | | Privacy Policy login | Powered by coolshop

popup - Wisepops - script

Cookies - USA