On June 28-30, 2015 the Farouk Systems School Department worked to showcase the talents of student artists while offering them mentorship and insight into career opportunities for these early beauty professionals.
This year the student show team received the chance to travel to Scottsdale, Arizona to attend The Millennium Experience 2015, one of the most influential beauty business events in the world.
Farouk Systems in 2013 proudly created the Student Artist Show Team in which students can travel to high end hair shows and experience a completely new side of the hair industry. Angela Leschper, a Farouk Systems CAT Artist serves as a mentor for the aspiring Student Artist Show Team. According to Angela, “I love the opportunity to mentor these students. Working with the student artist show team has been an amazing journey!”
This year’s selected recipients were Adriana Parra and Cheyenne Pope – each is a senior at Yuma School of Beauty in Yuma, Arizona a CHI Partner School. For them, it was not only being announced the winners and receiving CHI tools and styling products but winning the ultimate prize of performing at the Millennium Event for a huge crowd.
At the event, the students worked on model prep backstage, event set up, and even performed on stage with Farouk Systems Artistic Director, Patrick Kalle. For Adriana Parra, this day was a lasting experience, “working on stage with the Global Artistic Director of Farouk Systems, Patrick Kalle, was phenomenal. As a member of the Student Artist Show Team I learned new techniques as well as the value of continuing education.” Cheyenne was equally enthusiastic about this working at the Millennium showcase, “The CHI partner school’s staff, Angela, and many people I got to work with have made me feel that my dreams are possible and I greatly appreciate everything they did for me. It was amazing being able to work with Patrick Kalle backstage and using my favorite products like the DURA CHI Curling Iron, Silk Infusion, and Shine Spray – the essentials for beautiful-stage ready hair!”
Farouk Systems USA is truly excited to continue their support in helping to provide students with opportunities such as these while working to mentor and inspire future artists.