Stylists Showcase All-Star Skills in Sport Clips’“The Look” National Competition at 20th Anniversary Huddle

Five stylists were invited to the Vegas strip to show off their all-star haircutting skills and creativity in Sport Clips Haircuts’ “The Look” competition.  The event was held live at the hair cut franchise’s recent 20th anniversary national convention called The Huddle. Judges Tommy Callahan of JPMS, Adriana Fournier of American Crew and Ron Villanueva of American Crew carefully watched the timed competition and reviewed the hair design results after finalists cut models’ hair in some of the most up-to-the-minute looks before a 2,000 member crowd at Caesar’s Palace.  With more than 1,000 stores and 10,000 stylists system-wide, Sport Clips is the nation’s leading hair care provider for men and boys.

“Some of the best stylists in the country work for Sport Clips, and ‘The Look’ provides them with the opportunity to show off their creativity and skills using our All-Star Haircutting System,” says Julie Vargas, Sport Clips director of Career Opportunities and a licensed stylist with more than 20 years of experience.  “Whether it’s the 20’s look that’s roaring back into style, or something contemporary and edgy, Sport Clips stylists brought it to this competition and ‘wowed’ this crowd for our 20th anniversary!”

Sport Clips Haircuts “The Look” National Stylist Competition

Julie Washington of Greenwood, Indiana was selected as “The Look” competition winner.  She describes her winning style as “young, fresh and pieced,” inspired by a Sport Clips’ client.  As the winner of the competition, Washington received $2,500.00  Her hair design will become a part of Sport Clips’ training nationwide, and a poster representing the style will be placed in stores across the country.  Washington says she’s long been in love with hairdressing as a profession, often practicing on family and friends.

The runner-up in the competition was Jessica Albor of West Bountiful, Utah.  She took home $1500.00 for her “clean, smooth, modern” style. The look she designed was achieved by using Sport Clips All-Star haircutting system and was inspired by a Sport Clips client who wanted a more professional look for work.  She says she became a stylist because she has a “passion” for it.

Third place went Nicole Reed of Marietta, Georgia for her “long top, tapered in” version of one of soccer-great David Beckham’s looks. She says her Mom inspired her to become a stylist, and when she tried it, she found out she had a talent for the profession. 

Fourth place went to Mandy Smith of Beaumont, Texas for her “edgy, graduated hawk” look that goes from day to night.  She became a stylist after being inspired by the work of her fellow high school students enrolled in cosmetology courses.

Fifth place went to Kylie Thompson of Springfield, Missouri.  Her look was a “modernized pompadour” that featured a loose cutting pattern with lots of height.  She says she always wanted to be a stylist and pursued the career for which she had a passion.

All finalists received cash prizes, as well as travel and hotel accommodations in Las Vegas for the conference.

About Sport Clips

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1993 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises,” and in the top 10 percent of the “Franchise 500.” Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “Top Franchises for Veterans” by Franchise Business Review. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised almost $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit