On September 27th in New Orleans, Louisiana I had the pleasure of attending Behind the Chairs One Shot Awards. I was surrounded by the top stylist in the industry who were all being recognized for their creativity, passion, and hard work - and I had the honor of being included with them. I was nominated along side eight other talented students for Student Look of The Year out of 47,000 entries. All nominees were surprised with tickets to the Color cut & Style show and One Shot Awards, as well as a special cocktail event where Mary announced we were PUBLISHED in the next BTC Print Issue. As a recent graduate from The Aveda Institute Atlanta this was more than I could have dreamed of happening coming out of the program. This was my first ever hair show and it blew me away. Behind the Chair held the most amazing show in NOLA where I was able to mingle and learn from my hair idols and peers. It has inspired me to work hard, be nice, and get out of my comfort zone. I am very honored and thankful to have been nominated and published in Behind The Chairs third paper copy issue for 2015. Thank you Mary and BTC!