For the past several months, students from both GJA campuses participated in photo shoots to prepare their entries for the North American Hairstyling Awards. NAHA is an iconic photographic beauty competition where the industry elite compete on a national level. During this process, students had the opportunity to work with a professional photographer as well as a variety of guest artists who serve as mentors.
Of all the students who participated, one student’s collection of work was selected to enter the Student Hairstylist of the Year competition and represent Gene Juarez Academy. Congratulations to Sierra Perry, North Seattle Campus student, for her outstanding achievement. We recently asked Sierra about her experience leading up to entering the competition.
What made you decide to participate in the NAHA Student Hairstylist of the Year competition?
When I first heard about the competition I was so ecstatic that Gene Juarez Academy was going ...
Recently, four educators, selected to represent both GJ Academy locations, went to Redken’s Symposium 2015 in Las Vegas. The Symposium consists of three amazing days of Redken Education with the finest, most sought-after educators in the industry. Thousands of salon professionals participate every year.
Here’s what educators Shawna, Nicole, Shea & Myleyah had to say about their experience:
What was your favorite part of the Redken Symposium?
Shawna: Favorite thing about Symposium was seeing international stylists using terms and techniques for styling hair that we teach the very first week of school.
Nicole: The classes were great, lots of new techniques and fun atmosphere.
Shea: It was great being around so many inspiring industry leaders! All of the classes I attended were packed full of new techniques to create beautiful interesting hair.
Myleyah: The Trend Report class!! It was fun, educational, and the head stylist let us take pictures ...