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January 5, 2015

jcp salon Announces Winners of Battle of the Schools Cut and Style Contest

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Prepare to be impressed! The top two winners of jcp salon’s Battle of the Schools Cut and Style Contest have been announced—and they’re nothing short of stunning! Taking home the gold (and a $1,500 scholarship for tuition) was Lauren Ainsworth of Empire Beauty School in Prescott, AZ. She created this asymmetrical cut using just a razor. Lauren will be featured in an upcoming issue of behindthechair.com On Paper, along with the winners of the jcp salon Formal Upstyling and Color contests.



In second place was Bria Sykes of Paul Mitchell the School in Charleston, SC. She took her client’s hair from brittle and faded to silky smooth and multidimensional. Bria received an artistic tool kit worth $800.


Get the look! See how Lauren achieved her asymmetrical razor cut!


1. Decide which side you would like to be longer.


2. Using your razor, begin by over-directing the long side to the short side at a 45 degree angle.


3. After removing all length and brittle ends, divide hair into vertical sections around the entire head.


4. Starting about three inches from the scalp, razor toward the end of the hair to remove bulk and add texture.


5. For the bangs, cut at a 45 degree angle and razor until they connect to the length, which will help you achieve nice face framing.


6. Pull the hair near front of the face forward until it meets with the shortest part of the fringe, and angle-cut down to create the angled side burn.


7. Razor tighter above the ear and blend into the back.


8. Finish by blow-drying, flat ironing and adding texture with a molding wax.