July 2009

Cook wins Intercoiffure’s Creative Cutting Contest

 

Leslie Cook - Tangles Salon
Leslie Cook of Wichita Falls, Texas wins Intercoiffure’s Creative Cutting Contest with this entry.

Leslie Cook of Tangles Salon in Wichita Falls, Texas, was named Intercoiffure Nouveau’s brightest new star with her first-place win in the 2009 Creative Cutting Contest, announced recently during Intercoiffure’s Spring Business Symposium in Las Vegas.

“Intercoiffure Nouveau was established to groom our young talent,” explained Lois Christie, President of Intercoiffure America/Canada (ICA). “This annual contest showcases the skills of our members’ young stylists and helps them acquire experience on a national level.”

Nouveau Director Perry Monge, of Perry Monge Salon & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona, explained the challenge: “Contestants were asked to submit photographic entries of an innovative, dynamic and current haircut, using vivid, distinct haircolor as an integral part of the style. The model’s makeup should complement the cut and color to create a harmonious contrast.”

Celebrity icons Scott Cole, Linda Yodice and Vivienne Mackinder then selected the first, second and third-place winners from the 10 finalists.

First-place winner Leslie Cook received a complimentary registration for Intercoiffure’s Atelier New York 2009 and a back stage pass to work with Scott Cole, Intercoiffure Fashion Director, on his 2009/2010 Trend Release, to be introduced at the Atelier. All winners also received complimentary registrations to participate in the annual Mondial Performance and Night of the Stars, to be held Sept. 12-13, 2009 in Paris. Intercoiffure Mondial is ICA’s international parent organization.

Intercoiffure America/Canada is an association of the beauty industry’s elite—more than 300 salon owners employing more than 27,500 employees. The average annual sales volume for an Intercoiffure member ranges from $1.5 million to $85 million. In addition to their economic clout, Intercoiffure members set the creative and quality standards for the industry. Information about Intercoiffure may be found at www.Intercoiffure.us.

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