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This 3-Day Hair Show Brought Thousands Of Stylists To Nashville

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4 Things You Missed At SportClips National Huddle 2024

SportClips® Haircuts leaders and managers from all over the United States and Canada flocked to Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month for SportClips National Huddle 2024. The SportClips team alongside your favorite industry educators and brands made it a weekend to remember with endless education, community and celebration. Read on for an exclusive behind the scenes look at everything you missed, including the winners of The Look and the Battle of the Hair competition.


1. Education Lead By Top Industry Brands (And Their Ambassadors!)

On the main stage, at the Supplier Fair and in look and learn breakout classes, Huddle was packed with education for every skill level. We spotted educators from Paul Mitchell Systems, American Crew, SexyHair, STMNT Grooming, Wahl ProfessionalBaBylissPRO and more teaching attendees both business and technical hacks to take home to their salons.


Photo courtesy of SportClips


Want to join the community? Click here to see why thousands of hairstylists flock to Huddle each year.


2. How To Excel In Your SportClips Journey, Courtesy Of The National Artistic Team

SportClips’ 2024 10-member National Artistic Team took both the main stage and classroom stages to share how to grow within the company and explore all opportunities. In addition to nailing the technical skills to complete short cuts, the team collectively agreed the most important thing to remember is to be yourself. “Be who you are because you’re going to bring something to this team that’s missing to somebody,” veteran team member Claudia Thomas shared exclusively with BTC.


Here is the 2024 National Artistic Team roster:

  1. Carly Govednik (@coach_carly_cuts)
  2. Claudia Thomas (@claudia.thomas21)
  3. Celia Goldberg (@c_gold_hair)
  4. Meghan Blanchette (@meghandleshair)
  5. Cheryl Bass (@chercutzhair)
  6. Tina LoPresti (@sapphire_shearz09)
  7. Dana Hill (@danataughtme)
  8. Shloana Brewer (@loanab1002)
  9. Mary-Jean Carrino (@get.faded_queen)
  10. Alexa Fernandez (@_lexfern)


A look at The National Artistic Team’s main stage performance:

Photo courtesy of SportClips


BTC Editor’s Access Pass: Watch the IG reel to meet the National Artistic Team here!


3. The Look Contest 2024 Winner Revealed

Thousands of SportClips stylists across the U.S. enter The Look contest each year and this year, Valerie Rivera from El Paso, Texas took home first place. BTC talked exclusively with SportClips Artistic Director Stacia Kelley (@scissor_ensemble) who shared how the contest works:


  1. SportClips selects a theme for the competition
  2. Stylists find a model, cut their hair to follow the theme then submit pictures of their look
  3. Experts from SportClips’ partner brands (like American Crew and SexyHair) help choose the finalists
  4. All finalists compete on stage during Huddle for a timed competition
  5. Judges decide choose who created the best look during the alotted stage time


Winner Valerie Rivera and her model, Photo courtesy of SportClips


4. Battle Of The Hair Future Professional Scholarship WINNER

Dedicated to furthering careers and advancing students’ lives, SportClips awarded their 2024 Battle of the Hair winner with a $5,000 scholarship. SportClips welcomed six talented students to Huddle, while Kelcey Smith from Ogle School in Texas took home the win.


Winner Kelcey Smith, Photo courtesy of SportClips

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