Junior Style Stars 2012 Announces Winner
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.
Want to practice your cosmetology skills on mannequins of your own? Check out these cosmetology mannequins and supplies to get started: