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Voting for our Annual Halloween Makeup Contest Ends Soon!

October ’13

Salon Success Academy students have been working hard all month to capture the spooky spirit of the Halloween season by competing in our annual Halloween Spookiest Makeup Contest. Now we need your help picking a winner!

Vote Now!All their creepy creations are available for viewing and voting on the Salon Success Academy Page on Facebook. Anyone can vote! Just go to the Salon Success Academy Page on Facebook and:

  • ‘Like’ the Salon Success Academy
    Page on Facebook.
  • Click on the “Halloween Contest” tab
    and click “View Entries”
  • To vote for your favorite photo,
    simply click the “Vote” button.
  • You can vote up to once a day through
    Tuesday, October 29th at 11:59 PM PST

The student who receives the most votes from the public will be awarded a $75 gift card to Target. Additionally, Salon Success Academy judges will critique entries for creativity, color, style, theme and overall look and bestow judges’ choice awards. First place will receive a $75 Target gift card and one submission from each school will receive Honorable Mention and a $10 Starbucks gift card.

Winners will be announced on Halloween Day via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Salon Success Academy Students win at Barristar Competition

Salon Success Academy scored big at the Burbank Barristar Trade Show held September 29-30th when our students earned a third place team showing and second and third places for individual artists. Additionally, a photo of one student’s work was selected to appear in Latin Uñas magazine.

Congratulations to the two teams from Salon Success Academy that participated in the Barristar Hair Show competition!Choosing a safari theme, students Nicole Kasner, Tatum Henson, Ammy Medina and Brenda Fernandez earned an overall third place for their teamwork. Veteran competitor Brenda, who was on the first place team in the spring, also took home second place for her nail art. Jessica Ovalles, Shayla Gutierrez, Laura Rivas and Roxanna Diego went with a masquerade theme and Laura came in third place for makeup. Roxanna’s nail designs were also photographed and selected for publication in Latin Uñas magazine.

“I am just so proud of all of them,” said Fontana Director of Education Brandy Edwards.“They worked really hard to get here.”

Barristar CompetitionEdwards explained that there was a “competition for the competition” as only two models and six artists were chosen to represent the Fontana Salon Success Academy at the Barristar competition, held at the Marriott last month. In addition to perfecting their individual arts, the girls raised money for the trip through several fundraisers including a yard sale, waffle and nacho sale and a raffle. And while they were raising money, they were also working on their styling finesse, preparing for over a month to compete against elite cosmetology students.

But it was all worth it, the competitors agreed.

As to the preparation, Shayla said that Brandy is a hard taskmaster but really believes in the girls.

“She cares about our work and she wants us to do the best she knows we can do,” said Shayla. “She sees what our potentials are and asks us to think outside the box as future cosmetologists. I think she believes in us even more than we believe in ourselves.”

“It was a great experience,” added Laura. Although Laura admitted that she was super nervous, she said she was glad to compete and to place for her team.

Team 2 - Masquerade. Nails by Roxanna Diego.And Roxanna got some one-on-one time with renowned judge Theodore Gonzales. The six-time world champion hair stylist took an interest in Roxanna’s nail design and asked about her technique.

“He was intrigued and interested in the students and their work,” said Brandy.

In addition to interacting with other competitors, professionals and judges, the students all received participation awards and gift bags. But it was the overall experience that Brandy said was so worthwhile to the students’ expressive techniques, skills and confidence.

The Fontana students of Salon Success Academy have now brought home 12 trophies from the two Barristar competitions—spring and fall—in which they’ve competed. And according to the fall competitors the experience was well worth the effort and a whole lot of fun.


About Salon Success Academies

Salon Success Academy offers five locations in California’s Inland Empire, in Redlands, Fontana, Upland, San Bernardino, and Corona. Our mission at SSA involves caring for every student as a member of our family, furnishing the chance to finish their educational objectives as affordably as possible. SSA incorporates first-hand, real-world practice of the principles of cosmetology, skin care, and nail artistry. The campus teams with members of the beauty industry to educate our graduates on the technical and customer service skills they need to succeed in their careers.

For more information go to www.gotobeautyschool.com or call 1-877-987-HAIR (4247).



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Our mission is to equip our students with the tools necessary to succeed in the beauty industry by providing exceptional technical education in the classroom and servicing our local communities. The training our students receive will enable them to successfully attain employment in the beauty industry and related fields.

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