Fargo TSPA Student Wins National Competition

2017 National Student Competition Winners

Thank you to all of the students and educators who participated in this year’s National Student Competition: A Student’s Journey To NAHA.  In addition to the great prizes and recognition, the opportunity to participate in competitions like this one are invaluable; providing experience and education that can elevate one’s skills and foster an even greater passion for this industry.  Our winners will be contacted soon with details about the dates and logistics for your grand prizes. We extend our heart-felt congratulations to all of our finalists and winners; you truly represent the next level of salon professional!

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC

Winner:  Jakob Braatz         TSPA Appleton
Finalist:  Kate Nelson          TSPA Buffalo
Finalist:  Tehya Marciniak  TSPA Appleton

COLOR

Winner:    Megan Johnson        TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Gracie Smith             TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Tyla Oller                   TSPA Evansville

 

TEXTURE

Winner:    Erica Hackworth          TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Taylor Boulden            TSPA Buffalo
Finalist:    Olivia Wampler           TSPA Evansville

 

MAKE UP

 

Winner: Luz Mercado            TSPA Fargo
Finalist:    Dia Thao                       TSPA Appleton
Finalist:    Yair Garcia                   TSPA Madison

 

NAILS

Winner:    Hoan Nguyen                 TSPA Buffalo
Finalist:    Rabethai Lalbiakzuali  TSPA Buffalo
Finalist:    Shaquan Davis              TSPA Buffalo

 

EDUCATOR

Winner:    Abby Turpen              TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Brianne Wagoner     TSPA Evansville

 

MEN’S HAIR

Winner:    Kevin Leisure              TSPA Evansville
Finalist:    Trentyn Meyers          TSPA Appleton
Finalist:    Alex Schroeder           TSPA Evansville

NYC, Amazing Hair, & Beautiful Ninjas

2014 NSC WinnersNew 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. Continue reading