Yeshia Gutierrez of Oglethorpe wins South Georgia Technical College Cosmetology Hairstyling Competition
Yeshia Gutierrez of Oglethorpe took first place in the South Georgia Technical College Cosmetology hairstyling competition on the SGTC Americus campus that featured 19 of the top students who got to show off their skills using live models.
South Georgia Technical College Cosmetology instructor Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie, Lab Instructor Samantha Willis, Nail Tech Instructor Ariel Rolle, Instructor Trainee Shantray Ross, and Instructor Trainee Charlette Pines coordinated the competition for their students.
The students styled models of their choice and got creative with innovative and interesting hairstyles. Judges for the competition used the international 30-point rating system to select the winners. The top three designers earned engraved commemorative plaques.
Yeshia Gutierrez of Oglethorpe was the winner of the competition. Her model was Paola Gutierez. Alonza Thomas of Cordele earned second prize with her model, TyKeisha Bowens and third place went to Najayla Williams of Plains. Her model was Jessica Nelms.
The fourth place winner of the competition was Ansley Crittenden of Shellman with model Laney Harris. Jessica Emery of Lagrange took fifth place with her model, Catherine Emery. The sixth place spot went to Kaylie Smith of Shellman with her model, Madelyn English.
Other competitors and their models included Ira Goodwin of Plains, model Kewanda Ford; Lisa Pate of Smithville, model Jessica Young; Breanna Way of Buena Vista, model Ila Johnson; Alissa Brown of Bainbridge, model Morgan Avery; Jacqueline Ball of Americus, model Frederica Nicer; Cedric Clark of Americus, model Minnie Clark; Celina Bruner of Cordele, model Summer Bruner; Morgan Tomblin of Cuthbert, model Brittnee Coxewel; Crystal Waters of Americus, model Mikayla Willis; Troynaisha Butts of Eatonton, model Zamiah Williams; Tyteuna Donaldson of Pelham, model Shy’Kemma Brown; Ladasha Thomas of Americus, model Ja’Kerria Hurley; Jasmine Dean of Americus, model Laqwanda Peterson; Mercedez Collier of Montezuma, Zykerria Hill; and Leondrea James of Eatonton, model Bethany Wilson.
Judges for the competition included Tajuannia Woods-Albany Technical College Cosmetology Instructor, JB Nicole-Miss J’S Salon & Hair Loss Clinic, and Debra Odom-Little-Star Beauty Shop.
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