Cameo College Takes Top 3 in SASC Cut and Color Competition 2016
The winners for the 8th Annual Sassoon Academy School Connection (SASC) Cut and Color Competition have been announced and Cameo College swept the board taking all top 3 spots.
SASC Cut and Color Competition Winners:
Never before has any college claimed all top 3 spots in the SASC Cut and Color Competition.
And not only that, but Cameo had 7 students place in the top 10!
Alisa Dutson – Cameo College
Anna Jensen – Cameo College
Austin Gines – Cameo College
Brianna Hutton – Hays Academy – Salina
Brittany Green – Hays Academy – Salina
Jessica Gonzalez – Cameo College
Madison Opoulos – Cameo College
Michelle Avila – Cameo College
Michelle Pryor – Cameo College
Tanisha Steinike – Hays Academy
Every year students send in before and after photos of their models to be anonymously evaluated by the SASC Cut and Color Competition Creative Team. The Creative Team then uses the strict standards of the Sassoon Academy to judge the quality of the students’ work, and out of the hundreds of submissions received they have the difficult task of narrowing it down to just 3 finalists.
The top 3 finalists will be flown out to Long Beach, California and assist the Creative Team backstage to prepare for the Sassoon Main Stage Presentation that takes place during the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) from Jan. 30-Feb 1, 2016. The official announcement of who ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will be made on stage January 31, 2016.
Justin Olsen, Cameo College’s Director of Cosmetology, expressed his pride in his students saying,
“I couldn’t be happier with the students this year. Countless hours of work and dedication went into this year’s shoot and each one of the competitors rose bravely to the occasion and conquered. (Sassoon is so specific and I feel like this year’s photo shoot embodied what true hairdressing is all about.) We were able to push our work to the next level, explore possibilities, and bring greater comprehension of the Sassoon philosophy to fruition. It was an honor to lead 7 of our outstanding students to the top ten, and beyond imaginable to have 3 of those take the top 3 places – that’s talent. I am not only thankful for their participation but thankful for their trust and willingness to let me drive that victory train home – this definitely goes down as the greatest achievement of my teaching career. ”
Austin, Jessica, and Michelle will be joining a long legacy of SASC winners from Cameo College.
2010 – Madison Wood, 3rd
2011 – Allie Derrick, 3rd
2012 – Suzanne Kroon, 1st
2012 – Andrea Phillips, 2nd
2014 – Whittney Woodmansee, 3rd