New York City played host to a once-in-a-lifetime event for the winners of the 2014 TSPA National Student Competition. In addition to a trip to NYC, the students and their sponsoring educators were treated to one-on-one training with REDKEN Artistic Director Chris Baran.
The training extended well beyond the classroom – all the way to the set of a professional photo shoot. The students worked hands-on behind the scenes with the models, photographer, and camera crew. The theme of the fantasy shoot was “ninja glamour” complete with elaborate wardrobe, fabulous makeup, and lots of amazing hair. This experience exposed students to just how limitless a career in the cosmetology field can be; with multiple avenues to pursue with the training they are receiving at TSPA.
The competition is available exclusively to students of The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) locations across the country. They compete in one or more of the following categories: Hair Color, Contemporary Classic, Texture, or Makeup. The winner in each category, along with the educator who mentored them through the competition process, received one of the trips. This year, an Educator category was introduced to give the talented men and women who work as educators at a TSPA location, an opportunity to compete and showcase their skills and experience. The winning educator also participated in the grand prize trip.
We congratulate all of our winners and look forward to next year’s competition!
- Contemporary Classic: Erin R. – TSPA Shorewood
- Hair Color: Alyssa G. – TSPA Evansville
- Texture: Sammie S. – TSPA Evansville
- Makeup: Trisha G. – TSPA Winnipeg
- Educator: Lisa B. – TSPA Evansville