It’s been four years since the #ONESHOT Hair Awards were born, and the competition is now the LARGEST hairdressing awards program in the world. With more than 311,000 entries from over 80 different countries, the finalist and winning announcements have become pivotal moments in the careers of many hairdressers, students and session stylists alike. Four years later, and the awards continue to be a true celebration of artistry, commitment to the craft and the pro beauty industry.
All 544 finalists—and EVERY photo submitted—were celebrated “one shot at a time” tonight at BTC’s #ONESHOT Hair Awards, live from the JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas at the BTC SHOW. We gave 14 #BIGSHOT Awards to celebrity stylists, session artists, platform artists and educators and 26 #HOTSHOT Awards to hairdressers doing real hair behind the chair.
Future Professionals and staff from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School donated their time and talents for the second year as part of Discovery Communications & TLC’s Say Yes To The Prom program, a nation-wide effort to make prom dreams come true for nearly 800 underserved and academically high-achieving students across the country.
“We were thrilled to once again be involved in the Say Yes To The Prom event. Watching the participants get treated to that level of care is very moving. The effects of this effort go beyond simply one night in their lives – it creates lasting change. It is an honor to be a small part of that transformation,” said Sharon Riser, Co-CEO of The Temple.
Local teens selected from area high schools were invited to the Discovery Channel’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland for a day of shopping and pampering. One of the highlight’s of the event was for participants to get the opportunity to work with Monte Durham of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress. He was also on hand throughout the day to ensure his personal touch was given to every ensemble before each girl said “yes to the prom dress.”
“I thought that it was really awesome have been able to participate in this event,” said Future Professional Rosalinda Marcelo. “Getting to know the girls on a personal level was both humbling and motivational. It was great to help them feel beautiful especially since most of them had never had the opportunity to have their makeup done before. I had so much fun!”
The Temple: A Paul A Paul Mitchell Partner School was thrilled to welcome Noogie Thai, Artistic Director of Style for John Paul Mitchell Stystems as a guest artist on March 27th.
“Noogie is such a wonderful and humble talent. Our Future Professionals love to learn from him and he is such a wonderful teacher and mentor for them,” said Sharon Riser co-owner of The Temple. “His talent is unquestionable and we are always so thankful that he makes time to visit our campus!”
Please enjoy this Facebook Live footage from a portion of his time with our future professionals:
The event, which The Temple participates in every year, is an opportunity for students to get up close and personal with the industry’s top artists, learn revolutionary style techniques from beauty experts and form life-long connections with fellow beauty professionals.
Future Professionals Devin Broy, Megan Bookhultz and Roy Dasya worked back stage at the Paul Mitchell stage for the duration of the event.
“It was an eye-opening experience. Working as part of the team along side the Paul Mitchell platform artists was very rewarding. Everyone was so humble and nice! They treated us like peers and answered all of our questions. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and inspirational, ” said Roy.
Future Professionals from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School and Temple Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School got the unique opportunity to work with Donald Scott NYC at the CosmoProf Mid-Atlantic Fashion Focus event at Gaylord National Harbor in February.
Donald Scott NYC is the leading provider of premium tools and straight razors for professional stylists and groomers.
Future Professional Feanai Sione said, “It was a fun opportunity to learn more about the tools and get to socialize and mingle with all of the artists and get to know them one on one. I appreciated the chance to experience the show in a unique and different way.”
“My experience working with Donald Scott NYC was phenomenal. I got to work along side of two Paul Mitchell educators. I learned so much about razor cutting, as well as what each tool is intended for and how to use it. I got to educate people who walked up to the booth with my knowledge of what the products do and how to use them. It was so cool to be apart of the show that day and hope to one day be apart of it again!” said Future Professional Aisha Powell.
The Temple has provided so many opportunities for me, like photo shoots, fashion shows, and hair shows! I had the chance to attend Caper 2013 and even helped out at the Fashion Focus Hair Show in Baltimore. And the connections I made while in school were second to none. If you’re willing to learn and give, you’re going to get back. And I personally have gotten so much! I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the rest of my time here.