Baltimore hairstylist may become the next "Master of Beauty"
Masters of Beauty, hosted by Empire Beauty Schools, gives hairstylists across the country an opportunity to learn new techniques through continuing education classes and seminars with celebrity hairstylist, Nick Arrojo. With over 20 years of experience in the industry Nick has held numerous prestigious positions including assistant creative director at Vidal Sassoon, director of education at Bumble and Bumble, creative seminar leader at Wella International, and the hairdressing host for the TV show, "What Not to Wear."
In hopes of winning the 1st place prize of sharing the stage with Nick Arrojo at selected Tour of Beauty dates, along with $10,000, professional hairstylists nationwide were encouraged to submit their work to an online competition last April. Stylists entered in one of the three categories—cut, color, or styling by uploading a photo to the contest's Facebook page. After the public voted, and input from Nick and his team, it's now down to 10 semi-finalists, one of which is local stylist Lindsay Welsh. Lindsay works at Darrell Barrett Salon in Timonium (an Arrojo Ambassador Salon) that is best known for their premiere-razor cutting. Being in the industry for a little over five years, she has experienced many great opportunities including a partnership with Redken, Ulta, and Rodney Cutler to launch four collections of cut, color, and style, as well as doing hair for several shows at New York Fashion Week. With just a few weeks left (but still plenty of time to vote), Lindsay has a chance to be one of the top three to head to New York for the annual International Beauty Show (held on April 22-24), where the winner will be announced. You can check out Lindsay's work below, and her video to see what landed her the spot in the top ten.
(Image courtesy of Masters of Beauty.)