Our current students Sara Pittman and Nicole-Anne Kalogeropoulos competed in the annual A.B.A competition that featured their skills in cutting and styling Women's hair within 45 minutes. Creative color techniques were applied prior to the competition and was a component of the judging criteria. Four teachers, the school director, and 4 students were in attendance to support and encourage our fellow competitors. This is an annual event to promote trade education, and to obtain up to date information in the beauty industry. There are two competitions, one division for new talent and another for new professional in the trade. We attend this event because we feel it is important to maintain contact within our industry. Our vision is to expose our students to various trade shows and experiences to enrich their education. Our center annually attends the International Beauty Show at the Jacob Javitz convention center in New York. This allows the students to learn cutting edge technics in beauty, hair, skin and nails... from outside the school environment. We also subject them to experience a Broadway show and walk through the metropolitan Museum of fine arts amongst other cultural experiences.
“Taking part in the "Consumer Salon Cut and Style" competition at the Montreal A.B.A was an amazing experience. I am truly grateful for all the support my colleagues and the staff at GRBA showed me. I never could of succeeded in winning first place without them. It was such an incredible opportunity for me; I got a taste of competition life and am hooked! I look forward to participating in many more events like the A.B.A along this new chapter in my life's journey.”
Sara Pittman 1st Winner
”Being able to participate in the A.B.A this year was an absolute pleasure and a gift. I never would have imagined that I would take part in any hair competitions, let alone the A.B.A. Being surrounded by fellow competitors, salon owners, and hairdressers was unbelievable. I got a small glimpse of what my future could look like. Without the support of my school, teachers, friends and family I definitely would never have had the confidence to do half of the things I achieved this year. They allowed me to push myself, believe in myself and have confidence in myself. For that I am grateful.“
Nicole-Anne Kalogeropoulos/ A.B.A Competitor