Our ‘So You Think You Can Style’ winner for the Party Ready Hair photo-contest is Jamie Sawyer, from R3 Salon & Spa in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan! While we had many creative styles submitted, Sawyer’s updo exudes elegance and sophistication, a look ready for some festive fun! Her image will be featured in our March issue of Salon Magazine!
Sawyer has been in the industry for 15 years, and explains: “I wanted to step outside the box. So I began collaborating with models, photographers and makeup artists on local projects. I love to combine different shapes and textures in my styles.” Her go to tool for this look? “I created this look by just using my flat iron to add different textures.”
Sometimes it can be tough to enter a competition when you have no idea who your competitors will be, or what their backgrounds are in the hairstyling industry. For Sawyer, this contest was an opportunity and a stepping-stone: “I wanted to enter this competition to show off my work, get published and get recognized outside my local area.” Being published is definitely a great way to gain that recognition!
Her advice? “I think young stylists need to challenge themselves and get inspired by the environment around them… Its always encouraging to get your work out there and get feedback from others in the industry.”
The second place winner is Tessa Marie Le Duc’s wavy blonde tresses, and third place is Marty Boechler’s sculpted blonde updo.
We’ll be announcing our next photo contest soon. Join our Community, and you could see your image featured in our next print issue!
First Place: Hair: Jamie Sawyer; Model: Leanne Paul; Makeup & Clothing Designer: Reginald Deshawn; Photos: Carlene Haday Photography
Second Place: Hair, Makeup, Photos: Tessa Marie Le Duc
Third Place: Hair: Marty Boechler; Makeup: Lucy Anne Botham; Photos: Justin Brimacombe