Minnesota School of Cosmetology student Kasi Baker was featured in a national and well-known cosmetology magazine, Modern Salon. Modern Salon is a monthly magazine that provides cosmetology professionals with education, product news and trends in the beauty industry. Kasi and her model were featured in the magazine for participating in the Wella Professionals Regional TrendVision competition held at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in April.
Below, Kasi Baker, Minnesota School of Cosmetology student, describes her artistic vision for the contest’s theme “decibel” and her amazing experience at the Wella Professionals Regional TrendVision competition:
“Decibel by definition is the unit system used to measure the intensity of a sound or the power level of an electrical signal. The definition gave me inspiration and creativity I needed to envision a degree of loudness no one has yet experienced. Therefore, the overall look created was a ’70s punk glam on a loud and brash color trip illustrating a sound wave or decibel measurement.
“My experience before partaking in the Wella TrendVision was extremely nerve racking at first; however, once I arrived and set up I dove head first into hair mode. Seeing how these types of hair shows are run and work was an amazing experience I am glad I can say I was a part of while still being in cosmetology school. Participating in hair shows and runways has been a lifetime dream of mine and this has brought me one step closer to achieving that dream. At the show there were reporters asking questions to all of the contestants asking how we came up with our visions, color scheme, style, etc. The Wella TrendVision was a phenomenal surprise and I am thankful for having the amazing opportunity; never did I dream that I, out of multiple other talented cosmetologists/students, would be placed in the Modern Salon magazine—that was an enormous accomplishment and makes me feel that my hard work has paid off.”
We are very proud of Kasi and all of our amazing students; their creativity, drive and passion for the cosmetology industry are extremely inspiring!