Look in the mirror… That is your competition.
Models had been chosen, looks had been determined and our 6 talented Fashion Frenzy 2014 Finalists were ready to get this competition going.
With a little over 5 hours before judging, they immediately began working. Aquage Hair Care supplied each competitor with their full line of styling products and brushes to use and take home with them.
The incredibly talented Ivan Betancourt provided a neutral face for each model to help accentuate the look but not distract from the hair.
Mentor, Rocky Vitelli of Farouk Systems, was on hand to support the finalists and offer advice and guidance. Rocky brought with him experience in competing as he is the 2 time Canadian Hairstylist of the Year.
The judging round was nearing and the models began to dress in the wardrobe Luis Alvarez, cofounder of Aquage, had hand picked.
The models lined up and the esteemed panel of judges arrived. Judges included: Mary Brunetti, Sherri Jessee, Perry Monge, Sonya Dove and Maggie Mulhern
Our finalists were definitely feeling the pressure as this group of celebrated artists appeared to judge their work and question their technique, vision and final look.
As the judging wrapped up, the models and finalists made their way to the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria to take the stage.
What could be more thrilling than watching your creation strut down the catwalk in front of the most prestigious names and salon owners in the industry?
Luis Alvarez introduced and interviewed each finalist after her model walked. Owners were offering students jobs in their salon from the audience as the final votes were tallied and the winners were announced.
Top 3- First Place, Jessica DeAngelo; Second Place, Danielle Harris; Third Place, Monica Turingia
“This was an amazing, life-changing experience and only the beginning.”- Jessica DeAngelo, Grand Prize Winner
Immediately following the announcement of the winners, Jessica DeAngelo had her work photographed by well known hair photographer, Babak, to appear in the CosmoProf Beauty Monthly Shopping Guide.
It was a wild ride and we can’t wait to follow these 6 stylists on their journey to the top!