P&G Salon Professional stole the show at Premiere Beauty Show Orlando, conducting its second Student Stylist Competition in front of a cheering audience.
Hopeful finalists in each of three categories representing Wella Professionals, Clairol Professional and Sebastian Professional saw their models pace the stage before the top-notch jury of educators and judges. This was the follow-up to an intensive Educational Panel that featured such greats as Nick Arrojo, Omar Antonio, Anita Gutierrez, Stephen Moody, Mez Varol, and surprise guest Mary Rector – Gable answering students’ questions on how to become successful in the salon industry.
Sassoon Academy Executive Education Director Stephen Moody, Wella top stylists Nick Berardi and Bekim Osmani, PGSP Education Director Carole Protat, Clairol Professional’s Lead Color Master Anita Gutierrez, and Sebastian Top Stylist Omar Antonio, judged the live competition and selected the top three entries in each category. P&G Salon Professional Creative Director Fabio Sementilli presented first place winners with a check for $1,000 plus a PGSP Stylist Kit and their choice of an in-school education course taught by a top PGSP educator.
The winners in the Wella Professionals category are:
1st Place: Vaomy Genrena - Century College, Puerto Rico
2nd Place: Ashley Miller - International College, Daytona, FL
3rd Place: Aimee Sanchez - Century College, Puerto Rico
The winners in the Clairol Professional category are:
1st Place: Joshua Breton - Beauty Schools of America, Hialeah, FL
2nd Place: Ysdaly Thielen - Beauty Schools of America, Miami, FL
3rd Place: Mayra Vazquez - Beauty Schools of America, Hialeah, FL
The winners in the Sebastian Professional category winners are:
1st Place: Jonahi Ortiz - Century College, Puerto Rico
2nd Place: Bethel - Arrojo Cosmetology School, New York, NY
3rd Place: Arleny Aponte - Beauty Schools of America, N. Miami Beach, FL
“Energizing and encouraging students to reach their highest potential is our goal at P&G Salon Professional,” said Sementilli. “We are dedicated to providing exciting opportunities for the next generation of stylists.”