No surprises here! During America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, Sam Villa became a three-time winner of the Behindthechair.com 12th Annual Stylist Choice Awards for “Favorite Platform Artist and Educator of the Year.”
Platform artists usually second this calling in spite of the difficult and often solitary life it implies away from home and hearth while jet-setting around the world on a mission to bring education and the latest in trends to stylists.
“To be a three-time winner of this prestigious award is a testament to Sam’s enduring popularity and recognition as an individual who embodies the best of our industry…someone who truly cares about improving the lives and livelihood of stylists behind the chair,” said Mary Rector Gable, founder and creative director of behindthechair.com.
Villa thanked the audience and the behindthechair.com community for their continued support, and also expressed his gratitude to his mentors and Redken 5th Avenue NYC. “I am so excited and honored, and I promise to continue to fuel my message with passion to motivate stylists to embrace change and continue to grow,” states Villa.