Congratulations to Karla Ostoa from Toronto, Ont., on her first-place win in the “So You Think You Can Style?” ‘Bridal Hair’ photo contest.
Ostoa is a Toronto-based hairstylist who was born and raised in Mexico City.
When it comes to hairstyling, Ostoa says her favourite part of the job is giving her clients a boost of confidence.
“Seeing the smiles on my clients’ faces after I’ve styled their hair is so rewarding!” she said.
For this look, Ostoa explains that she went with a simpler hairstyle to accentuate the details of the bride’s dress.
“I didn’t want to take away from the beautiful detailing, so I went with a simple hairstyle that incorporated braids,” she said.
“I love doing this because I can play with different textures and transform something simple into something extravagant.”
For this look, Ostoa used Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder and L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium Hairspray.
When it comes to hair competitions, Ostoa finds them very important.
“I am very new to hair competitions, but I love that they are available to us as stylists,” she said.
“As a creative individual, it allows me to showcase my work and gives me a chance to be myself.”
Congratulations also goes out to Kara Firman on her second-place win and Tran Mach, who came in third place.
Check out our past “So You Think You Can Style?” contest winners and stay tuned for the next contest starting May 24!
First place: Hair/Makeup: Karla Ostoa, Styling: Sash & Bustle, Photos: Allysandra Cervantes, Model: Eve
Second place: Hair: Kara Firman
Third place: Hair: Tran Mach