Results: 5th Annual Nuts and Bolts International Business Student of the Year Awards

Results: 5th Annual Nuts and Bolts International Business Student of the Year Awards

Nuts and Bolts Training Program announced the winners of its 5th Annual International Business Student of the Year (IBSY) Awards on January 27, 2013 at the International Salon & Spa Expo, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA.

Pictured: Erica Menendez, 1st place Esthetics with Jim Yates, Kelly Mallery (center) between owners of Career Academy of Beauty, Dayna Pattison and Cari Eisele

This year, 1st place titles in both the categories of Esthetics and Cosmetology went to students from Career Academy of Beauty in California. Kelly Mallery was awarded 1st place in the cosmetology category, taking home a prize package totaling over $4,000 from Nuts and Bolts and industry partners like Sassoon, Wella and Novalash. Erica Menendez won 1st place for Esthetics and received over $4,000 in prizes, too. (*See below for a full list of prizes and prize sponsors).

Pictured: Sophia Garcia, 2nd place Esthetics (with Jim Yates) and Karlene Winchester, 3rd place Esthetics, both from Evergreen Beauty College in Washington

“It is truly inspiring to see these students so galvanized to be extraordinary using their Nuts and Bolts education,” said Nuts and Bolts President and CEO Jim Yates. “Everyone wants to succeed – that’s no secret; but without the proper foundation and guidelines, it’s like sailing in the dark. And that’s why I’m so gratified to see these students putting in motion all the tools they’ll need to achieve their goals – and our Nuts and Bolts students dream big! I feel like a proud parent.”

Pictured: Kimberlee Earl, 3rd place Cosmetology with owners of American Beauty Academy, Sarah Nemmers, 2nd place Cosmetology from Capri College in Iowa.

Every Nuts and Bolts-affiliated school nominates a top performer to be in the running as an IBSY finalist. The judging criteria are based on: retail sales, up servicing, average ticket sales and customer service. Students also had to impress with a 3-5 minute video showcasing how they are applying their Nuts and Bolts training to their career goals.

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