SalonCentric Launches FuturePro Award Just for Students

Written by: Maureen Sheen
Sep 11, 2018

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Photography: Courtesy of Instagram/@kayjackhair
Winner: Kaylin Jackewicz

The future of the beauty industry will be shaped by its students. And to recognize major talent early on, SalonCentric hosted its first-ever student hairstyling contest with the FuturePro Awards. Current cosmetology students were encouraged to put their skill, creativity and innovative ideas on display with their best avant-garde work. The awards searched for unique, experimental and revolutionary hairstyles that push the envelope and go beyond traditional techniques and styles.

Kaylin Jackewicz (@kayjackhair) of Summit Salon Academy Tampa won the inaugural FuturePro Awards with her submission of “Briar Bliss” after being inspired by animal life and the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “Sleeping Beauty.” “I loved the idea of horns and a flower field so the animal I channeled was a goat or ram in a flower field. The horns and crimped hair at the bottom represent the animal and the flower crown made of hair represents the flower field,” says Jackewicz. “Winning this award is astounding. I never thought I could actually excel in something like avant-garde, and I feel like this may shape my career in the future and set it on the right course.”

Contest entries for the awards ended on Sept. 10 and the grand prize winner received a trip to the newly launched Premiere Philadelphia on Sept. 23-24 for themselves and a guest. Plus, Mainstage award recognition by Daniel Mason-Jones and Jen Planck, class admission to Tabatha Coffey’s Elevate the Salon Experience class, and their very own image recreated live at the show as a larger-than-life graffiti mural by the @vitalebros.

Check out the honorable mention avant-garde entry submissions for the FuturePro Awards. Judging by the look of things, the future of beauty looks bright.

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Photography: Courtesy of Instagram/@815hairbyhaley
Honorable Mention: Haley Ceschin

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Photography: Courtesy of Instagram/@edweinrick
Honorable Mention: Erika D. Weinrick

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Photography: Courtesy of Instagram/@benson_styled
Honorable Mention: Nathaniel Benson


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Maureen is a veteran beauty and style editor having worked at AmericanSalon, Woman’s Day, People StyleWatch and Teen Vogue, and a contributor for CR Fashion Book, Well + Good, Elite Daily and Glam. You can find her reporting on the latest trends from backstage at New York Fashion Week, interviewing celebrities and beauty industry heavyweights, and fashion styling for editorial photo shoots. The self-professed product junkie, super foodie and wannabe hand model is obsessed with rose gold jewelry, the NYC Flower Market and planning her next big getaway.