Cosmetology students at Olympian University, 4501 N. Main St. in Roswell proved you can “have your cake and win it two, three times and more” when the school brought home the 2nd and 3rd place awards at a recent Educational Forum in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sweet Surprise was the theme for the second place winning entry and Queen of the Wild captured third place, both in the team category.
Cosmetology students Maritza Perez, Deja Riddle, Daniela Loya and model Heather Satterfield (also an Olympian University student) had 55 minutes in the arena to construct the hair and make up for their entry.
Satterfield, clad in a zebra-colored outfit, appeared to spring from a festively decorated three-layer birthday cake. But the crowning glory was in the model’s neon-colored tresses. Perez, Riddle and Loya fashioned gift boxes, party favors and other celebratory objects and covered them in hair so they appeared to be a part of the model’s tresses.
The third place entry featured a Queen of the Wild theme that incorporated elements from Aztec and Voodoo cultures in bewitching earth tones. Jessie Cadena, Crystal Gage and Debbie Lara also used body paint to design bones and other fetish designs on Yasmin Estrada’s exotic headdress.
Lara also competed in the bridal mannequin competition and placed fifth. Her entry featured an elegant and clean updo accompanied by soft and sophisticated makeup that would be the envy of today’s stylish brides.
“All of our students did an excellent job and demonstrated they could not only create an awesome project, but that they could be graceful under pressure,” said Kristi Eaton, an instructor at Olympian University who helped oversee the students at the Education Forum. “Our school in Roswell has a reputation for winning big at the Forum and we are proud of all of them.”
The contestants in all the competitions, three-person team, fantasy hair and bridal hair, were encouraged to pull out the stops on their themed entry and create a project that would wow the judges, spectators and fellow students. Each entry was judged based on creativity, originality, innovation, color and theme.
The three-person team category was performed on a live model and included a larger backdrop. The fantasy hair and bridal hair categories were performed on a mannequin. Another challenge of the three-person team event is the students must work cooperatively as a team.
Olympian University in Roswell is a cosmetology school that provides students with a distinguished environment that mirrors many of the upscale salons that will employ the students after they graduate and earn their cosmetology license.
For more information visit www.olympianuniversity.com or call the Roswell school at 575-623-6331.