International Academy of Hair Design at Desert Sky Mall Wins 2nd Place at Student Hair Show

Evelyn Evangelista Wows Judges with Beautiful Bridal Updo Entry
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PHOENIX - Jan. 19, 2014 - PRLog -- The bride never made it to a wedding, but the big day was not without its rewards. The bridal mannequin, an entry by Evelyn Evangelista, a cosmetology student at International Academy of Hair Design, 7611 W. Thomas Road in Desert Sky Mall received second place in the Bridal Updo category at the Educational Forum in Fort Worth, Texas.

     The Buckeye resident prepared diligently for a month prior to the competition which included cosmetology students from Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. Contestants were encouraged to pull out the stops on their themed entry to create a hair and makeup idea on a mannequin that would wow the judges, spectators and fellow students.  Each entry was judged based on creativity, originality, innovation, color and theme.

     “Evelyn worked very hard on her entry which included an updo with a combination of pin curls and detail braiding, sophisticated makeup, as well as appropriate bridal props for the mannequin’s neck and bodice,” said Lorena Lucero, an instructor at the award-winning cosmetology school.

    Lucero said Evangelista, who graduated in 2013, is now preparing to take her state board examination.

    “Evelyn loves cosmetology and it shows,” said Lucero. “She worked hard, was dependable and always willing to go the extra mile. She is an A plus student with a great career ahead of her.”

   International Academy of Hair Design is a cosmetology school that provides students with a distinguished environment that mirrors many of the upscale salons that will employ the cosmetology school’s  graduates after they complete school and earn their cosmetology license.

    “Cosmetology is a great career that affords stylists flexibility and creativity in their work environment, as well as the opportunity to help people look and feel good,” said Margie Wisniski, vice president of operations.  “We invite anyone interested in learning more to make an appointment and take a tour of our schools and see what sets them apart from the rest.”

     According to a U.S. News and World Report hairdresser is cited as one of the best jobs of 2012. In a March 21, 2012 article in USA Today, beauty salon sales grew 5.4 %.4 in the last two years vs. a 2.3% sales increase in 2009.  With the Bureau of Labor Statistics projections of 15.7% employment growth expected by 2020, the future of hair salons and the future of hair stylists should continue to grow.

    In addition to the award-winning cosmetology schools in Arizona the company owns and operates Olympian University in New Mexico, ITS Academy of Beauty schools in Texas and Oklahoma and Hair Benders Academy in Florida.

    For more information visit  or call 623-846-4000.

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