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CA Cosmetology Student Wins $50,000 Prize Package

Posted on: June 13th, 2012 by Heather No Comments

Junior Style Stars 2012 Announces Winner

Junior Style Stars 2012 Winning Bridal Hair

Junior Style Stars 2012 Winning Bridal Hair

A student from Santa Monica College won a prestigious hair styling competition recently. The Junior Style Star 2012 bridal competition narrowed down the field to the top ten contestants. The winner was announced at a special surprise ceremony for the SMC Cosmetology department which had four students in the final ten selection.

Inga Erdene Jargalsikhan was declared the overall winner of the competition. She will receive a prize package worth $50,000. This includes a $5,000 cash prize, PR representation, trips to national conferences in Chicago and Orlando, training from top hair professionals, exclusive hair supplies, and a feature in Hair’s How magazine, among other goodies. This is a great prize for a talented cosmetology student who is looking to further her career.

Fellow Santa Monica students Yuzu Tanaka, Roxanne Kumasa and Brittney Hayes placed second, seventh, and eighth respectively. Each finalist will also receive prizes that include supplies and products from exclusive hair companies. View the top 10 finalists here.

The Junior Style Stars 2012 competition is a prestigious event that helps give cosmetology students the chance to show off their artistic ability when styling hair. The program has helped shape the careers of past winners thanks to the incredible prizes offered.

Each contestant received identical hair mannequins to design as they please while following the bridal theme. After two weeks of work, the mannequins then must be photographed by J.C. Penney for the judges. This year the judging panel included past Junior Style Stars winners Angelica Gomez and Jen Kohlenberger, internationally acclaimed Hollywood stylist George Carroll, and leaders in the cosmetology and beauty education community , among others.

Jargalsikhan’s bridal hair design was a classic look with modern details. It executed perfectly and featured a sleek twist that had an elaborate knotting detail on the crown. There was a bun at the nape of the neck, and she accented the look with well-placed feathers and crystal flower pins. This talented stylist will have plenty to look forward to over the next year as she begins her career.

The vice president of the competition praised Santa Monica College for its amazing cosmetology department. Its ability to have four students in the Top 10 of a national competition speaks volumes about the quality of the training and skills gained at the institution.

Contact cosmetology schools near Santa Monica.


Vintage Meets Modern: Bridal Hair and Makeup Trends for 2012

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Beauty Schools Directory No Comments

If there’s a catchphrase that hairstylists and makeup artists could use to describe the trends they’re seeing in the brides of 2012, it would probably be “simple elegance.” This spring, romance is in the air, and vintage and modern are meshing, resulting in softer, more natural hairstyles, clean lines, and makeup looks inspired by the ’40s and ’50s.

Trendy Style Suggestions for Brides with Short Hair
The look of romance is still possible for brides who don’t want to go through the trouble of growing their hair out months before the big deal. A short style works fantastically with the elegant wedding hair accessories that are currently making big waves in bridal fashion. Experiment with a cage veil, headband or feathers for a chic look.

An updo is not out of the question for brides with short hair either. Hairstylists can add extensions to help you create the look you want.

Classic Style Trends for Brides with Long Hair
Look for styles that have been influenced by retro-vintage looks like the beehive. If you choose to wear your hair down, consider pin curls or loose waves. The formed, tightly quaffed princess bun is out, replaced by looser, less formal updos gathered lower down on the head or at the base of the neck.

Braids are also an updo to consider. They’re a great way to construct your hair’s shape and add unique twists on classic styles. Even the typical ponytail can be glamorous, wear it on one side using pretty hair clasps.

Trends in Bridal Accessories and Makeup
Hair accessories, hair accessories, hair accessories. We can’t say it enough – they’re kind of a big deal. In for bridal 2012 are bows, flowers (usually synthetic) in delicate pastel shades or ivory/white, and slides/hair bands, especially with pearl and crystal embellishments. Tiaras aren’t ranking so high this year, although veils are still popular. Consider pair one of the hot bridal hair accessories with a less elaborate veil to give layers to your look.

Bridal makeup for 2012 is featuring the traditional balance of emphasize eyes vs. emphasize mouth. There’s definitely demand for the Kim Kardashian-style look of smoky eyes, glowing skin and lush, nude lipgloss. On the flipside, you may want to go light and shimmery on the eyes and pair it with bold lips. Hot spring lip colors include berries, fuschia and reds while the trendy colors for fall and winter lip colors look to be earthier like wines and deeper berry tones.

Wedding Preparation Advice for the Bride-To-Be

  • Schedule the hair and makeup appointments for you as well as the wedding party well in advance.
  • Because your dress will significantly influence your hair and makeup choices, bring a picture of it with you to the stylist. This will assist you in creating the perfect look.
  • Do a trial run of your makeup and hairstyle for your wedding day no less than a week prior to your big day, that way if there is a problem you will have time to make different style decisions.

Wedding Day Beauty Tips

  • Have false eyelashes applied by your makeup artist. The lashes add fullness and make your eyes look bigger. However, be sure whoever applies your lashes has experience doing so otherwise this could be a difficult task. The last thing you want is for your eyes to be bloodshot because of false eyelash mishaps.
  • Having the ability to touch up your makeup on your wedding day is essential. Make sure you bring powder, mascara, lipstick and blush with you in the colors your artist used.
  • It is also a good idea to have a miniature package of tissues available, just in case your eyes start to water.
  • Remember to use waterproof mascara – even if you’re not a crier, just in case.
  • Carry a can of hairspray in your bag. Stay away from the pump sprays for your wedding day as they generally wet your hair, weighing it down. Aerosol hairspray does not have this characteristic.
  • If you are wearing an updo that uses bobby pins, be sure to bring a few extra in your bag. A comb would also be beneficial.

When all is said and done, you need to remember to choose a look you feel comfortable with, regardless of current trends. Don’t cave to pressure about “how a bride is supposed to look” – all that really matters is you feel happy and relaxed on your big day.

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