23 June 2021

ABS to host the Wella Student Competition

The Wella Student Competition to take place on Monday, March 11th at 11:30 a.m., in the Wella Professionals exhibit at America’s Beauty Show, McCormick Place, Chicago.

Wella Professionals will host and amazing 24 finalists in this year’s Wella Student Competition at America’s Beauty Show,  selected from among a record-breaking 500 entries from a total of 37 cosmetology schools in the 3rd annual competition. Fabio Sementilli, Wella Creative & Technical Director reiterated, “…This competition shines the spotlight on student stylists who create beauty and defy convention.  We are fostering a community of young, driven and talented stylists: the Next Gen.”

And this year, with a view to acknowledging the cosmetology teachers behind these emerging talents, any student competing in the Wella Student Competition can nominate their mentor or instructor for “Instructor of the Year”. Sementilli observed. “Wella designed this special award category to recognize the often unsung instructors/mentors in beauty schools and salons throughout North America.”

Wella’s informative and exciting Education Panel will begin at 10:30 a.m., offering students and stylists many of the tips and tricks they’ll need to prepare themselves for life in the salon – and lots of prizes! Wella Education Panelists include: Wella’s Stephen Moody; Bloom.com’s Stacey Faulk; Salon Owner Martino Carter and Team I.C.A.N. members; Brenton Lee; Kathryn Hornick; Katey-Bug Browne; Katie Woods and Krysten Bacaycay.

Then all eyes will be turned to the Wella exhibit stage between 12 noon and 2:00 pm as a jury of industry stars judges the entries, including Wella Top Stylist Nick Berardi; Team I.C.A.N’s Kathryn Hornick; 2012 International Trend Vision Award Gold Winner and Wella Top Stylist Phillip Ferreira; 2011 North America Trend Vision Award Gold Winner and Wella Top Stylist Shirley Gordon; Wella Global Academy Dean Stephen Moody and Wella Lead Educator Kelly Pennington.  

And, if you can’t be there in person, just log onto salonprofessionalinteractive.com for the live webcast!

Wella Student Competition Finalists

In the Wella Professionals category:
·         Sara Bain, Regency Beauty Institute – Southgate, MI
·         Crystal Carney, Regency Beauty Institute
·         Ashley Thom, Bellus Academy – Poway, CA
·         Jasper Struthers, Bellus Academy – Manhattan, KS
·         Alicia Harley, Marinello School of Beauty – Moreno Valley, CA
·         Claudia Lerma, Metro Beauty Academy – Allentown, PA
·         Heather Youse, Metro Beauty Academy – Allentown, PA
·         Myles Diaz II, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ

In the Clairol Professional category:
·         Andre Richardson, Southeastern Beauty Schools – Columbus, GA
·         Morgan Jones, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
·         Marlela A. Olivia, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
·         Hilaria Estrada, Avalon School of Cosmetology- – Phoenix, AZ
·         Carmen Sandora, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
·         Daniela Navarrete, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
·         Kristen Lowery, Capri Beauty College – Oak Forest, IL
·         Amanda Scott, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ

In the Sebastian Professional category:
·         Mayderum Michell, Regency Beauty Institute – Saint Louis Park, MN
·         Mackenzie Secrist, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
·         Domina Newsome, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
·         Dyana Balderrama, Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology – Portland, OR
·         Shirley Mills, Marinello School of Beauty – Fairfield, CA
·         Michelle Ross, Regency Beauty Institute –  Phoenix, AZ
·         Sabrina Vann, Bellus Academy – Poway, CA
·         Cameron Clochie, Regency Beauty Institute – Blaine, MN

In the Instructor of the Year category:
·         Tommy Wozniak, Avalon School of Cosmetology – Phoenix, AZ
·         Bryden Mugleston, Bellus Academy – Poway, CA
·         Justyna Hebbert, Bellus Academy – Poway, CA
·         Matthew Horn, Bellus Academy – Poway, CA
·         Rachel Toman, Metro Beauty Academy – Allentown, PA
·         Allison VanDerMole, Capri Beauty College – Oak Forest, IL
·         Andee Holmes, Marinello School of Beauty – Torrington, CT
·         Cristina Woodson, Marinello School of Beauty – Moreno Valley, CA
·         Shanell Blackshear, Marienello School of Beauty – Moreno Valley, CA
·         Casey Ramos, Marinello School of Beauty –  Enfield, CT

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