Western Barber Institute and Western Beauty Institute students came together in support of their fellow student competitors at the Barristar barber and cosmetology competition! We competed in all three categories: Barber Battle, Pre-Done Mannequin and Student Team Competition. And we proudly took home several prizes in two of the categories!

Our talented barbers brought their creativity and competitive spirits to the battle and it definitely showed in their work!

Shout out to Karlo Cuesta, one of our senior students, who took third place!
Follow his work on Instagram @thedailykic

It’s exciting to see a different levels of creativity in the pre-done mannequin competition. The goal is to create a “fantasy” look and there is no limit to what can be submitted. We love to see our students think out of the box and come up with amazing themes for their doll heads!

Guadalupe placed first! She created an intricate weaving design that really impressed the judges!

Doll heads by:
Christine, Anthony, Raquel
Alma, Liliana, Marta
Stacy, Rosa, Lore
WBI had two amazing teams participate in this category. Each member of the team is responsible for one element of a completed look: hair, makeup and nails. Our students gave us their creative interpretations of a mermaid-inspired and butterfly-inspired look.
Cosmetology students Taylor Green, Delaney Malmsten and Diana Martinez created this beautiful mermaid look and gave it a creative twist by adding the fisherman’s hook on the model’s cheek as if she had been caught. This gory twist on the fantasy creature made the look stand out from the rest! Great job ladies!
Student team Diana, Delaney and Taylor posing with mermaid model, Alexa and Cosmetology instructor, Ms. Pena on the far left.
Cosmetology student team Joseph Mercado, Liliana Arias and Juan Alvarez created a unique butterfly inspired look and definitely put the feeling of spring in the air with their beautiful creation. The look featured various colorful butterfly decorations and butterfly wing fantasy makeup. Amazing work!
Juan, Liliana and Joseph posing with butterfly model, Karla.
Cosmetology instructors Mrs. Marcia, Mrs. Pena and Mrs. Sonia. Nail Technology instructor: Mrs, Evelyn. Barber instructor: Mr. Stevie.

Special thanks to everyone to came out in support of WBI barber and cosmetology students! We were very happy to have so many participants that represented our school so well.

Look out for more photos from the event on our social media pages!