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Last updated: May 14, 2018

Here’s Who Won The 2018 Sport Clips “The Look” Competition

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Find Out Who Won The 2018 Sport Clips “The Look” Competition

Six Sport Clips stylists from across the U.S. and Canada showed off their haircutting skills and creativity on stage in front of 3,000 managers, coaches, area developers, team leaders and stylists at the 25th anniversary National Huddle as part of the annual “The Look” competition.


This year, each finalist had 15 minutes on Sunday night to complete most of the haircut in front of the judges. Then, on Monday morning they had 5 minutes on stage to finesse their cut and style—while the judges observed and attendees loudly cheered them on! Keep reading to find out who the judges were, how the competition was judged and who won it all.


“We appreciate the team members who look to Sport Clips as their career choice, and we work to make sure they have the opportunity to use their skills and talent daily and on the broader stage during ‘The Look,'” says Julie Vargas, Sport Clips Senior Director of Career Opportunities. “It’s inspiring for those of us who have been a part of the company since the beginning to see and feel the enthusiasm they bring to their work and this competition.”


Click through the slideshow to see pics from the competition!


The Judges


The Criteria

Not only did the judges observe the stylists from the stage as they worked, but they also met each stylist individually—with their model—for an interview afterward. The goal was to determine how each finalist executed the following criteria:

  1. All-Star Haircutting System (30%)
  2. Ability to adapt to model and Sport Clips Clients (30%)
  3. Finished Design (30%)
  4. Interview With Judges (10%)


And The Winner Is…

First place: Erika Remers // Kitchner, Ontario


Prize: $2,500 + hairstyling tools

Style: Low fade with a tapered neckline 

Inspiration Behind The Look: “I wanted something that was more low-maintenance for the client but if he wanted to go out for the night, he could style it up and still look good.”

Products Used: GIBS Grooming Hitman Texturizing Spray and Paul Mitchell Mitch Reformer Texturizing Hair Putty


Second Place: Yanet Garcia // El Paso, Texas


Prize: $1,500 + hairstyling tools

Style: Slicked back with an undercut and tapered fade

Inspiration Behind The Look: “It’s a more modern look, so he can have that clean cut on the sides while still being able to manage the top of it.”

Products Used: American Crew Fiber Cream and Sexy Hair Texturizing Spray Clay


Third Place: Shay Hodges // Richmond, Va.


Prize: $1,000 + hairstyling tools

Style: Medium fade with a layered top

Inspiration Behind The Look: “He had a natural cowlick that kind of lifted so I did an off-center part to work with it and I knew this style would complement his face shape.”

Products Used: Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair And Body Moisturizer, Paul Mitchell Mitch Reformer Texturizing Hair Putty and Sexy Hair Pliable Shaping Crème


Honorable Mention: Jerrica Gubler // Holladay, Utah


Prize: $500 + hairstyling tools

Style: ’50s-inspired scissor cut

Inspiration Behind The Look: “My inspiration comes from the ’50s, like James Dean and Elvis Presley—I love the classics because I feel like they can never really go out of style. So I just tweaked the cut to make it a little more modern.”

Products Used: Sexy Hair Blow It Up Volumizing Gel Foam and Sexy Hair Matte Texturizing Clay


Honorable Mention: Morgan Furgerson // Conway, Ark.


Prize: $500 + hairstyling tools

Style: Textured fade

Inspiration Behind The Look: “He’s pretty active so I wanted to have something fun where he could play with it, and I like tight sides to contrast the long top.”

Products Used: Sexy Hair Frenzy Matte Texturizing Paste, Sexy Hair Not So Hard Up Gel and Sexy Hair Texturizing Spray Clay


Honorable Mention: Bonnie Holloway // Hattiesburg, Miss.


Prize: $500 + hairstyling tools

Style: Classic tapered fade

Inspiration Behind The Look: “I just love this cut and I wanted my model to be happy with the finished cut, so I modified a bald fade by doing a #4 guard to a #2 guard around side for a classic tapered fade.”

Products Used: Paul Mitchell Mitch Reformer Texturizing Hair Putty and Sexy Hair Texturizing Spray Clay


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