All-Star Challenge Finalist Photo
Contest Submission
Sara Leahy
country winner:
United States

I graduated from Elite Academy, a beauty school in Concord, CA in 2007, and apprenticed at B Parlor for two years, where I have been working ever since. Our salon has a strong foundation in education and classes are constantly being offered. I’ve also taken Sassoon Barbering, ABC’s cutting, and ABC’s coloring in San Francisco. At Bumble and Bumble University in New York, I took Styling 1, The Bb. Cut: Foundation, and several Network Educator classes, primarily surrounding styling. In 2015, I became a brand educator for Wella Professional, and have enjoyed exploring different branches of the hair world. The opportunity I have been given to teach at salons all over Northern California has been truly an inspiring experience. I have plans this year to take Wella’s Master Color Expert course, and have already attended two of the prerequisites.

My inspiration was the American Crew man, from professional to casual, from classic to modern. I wanted to capture the different personalities the man and the hair can have in my images, and I think we did. I used Daily Moisturizing Shampoo, Boost Cream, Molding Clay and Alternator for my winning look.

products used in all-star challenge finalist look