Skincare Schools in Washington’s Education

In 2010, Evergreen entered their first Nuts and Bolts International Business Student of the Year competition against other beauty colleges all across North America and Australia AND in 2011 walked away with it’s first 1st Place finish! Steven Thompson took home top prize for Cosmetology then and every year since, Evergreen has placed somewhere in the top three for either Esthetics or Cosmetology. However, we hadn’t had our first 1st Place Esthetics winner……until 2014!!

This year, we had three top 3 finishers, including our very first 1st Place Esthetics winner: Jenna Jones from the Bellevue campus! Kristina Kushner from the Everett campus took home 2nd place for Esthetics and Renton (in it’s very first year) took home 3rd place for Cosmetology with Samantha Sauve! That’s pretty impressive for some local Skin Care  & Hair schools in Washington State. Go Evergreen Beauty College for representing the northwest!

Samantha Sauve, 3rd Place Cosmetology, had a posse of groupies there cheering her on 🙂 Samantha said, “It was very exciting and very unexpected. As soon as you walk in the room you realize how big of a deal it is. It’s a lot more real.” One of her biggest supporters, Nicole Gutierrez said, “It was nice that we got to join her and go there and experience it ourselves too and cheer for her.”

Checkout the list of the awesome prizes given to our 2014 winners!

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Evergreen’s 2014 IBSY winners (left to right) Samantha Sauve (3rd place Cosmetology), Jenna Jones (1st Place Esthetics) & Kristina Kushner (2nd place Esthetics). With Joe and Thi Trieu (owners of Evergreen Beauty College)

1st Place Esthetics Winner: Jenna Jones

  • $1,000 Cash prize
  • Associated Hair Professionals: Membership to Associated Skincare Professionals ($259)
  • Clarisonic Mia 2: Cleansing Brush ($150)
  • Dermalogica prizes: Large gift basket, including IDI Education voucher for 1 day class and AISCT DVD ($530)
  • OPI Shoulder bags and goodies
  • MUD (Make-up Designory): Beauty Essentials Kit ($980), a MUD newspaper, and a certificate for a free studio course and a FREE 2 day master course taught at the winner’s school ($700)

2nd Place Esthetics Winner: Kristina Kushner

  • $500 Cash prize
  • Clarisonic Mia 2: Cleansing Brush ($150)
  • Dermalogica Prizes: Small gift basket, including body therapy products and education voucher for 1 day class ($275)
  • OPI shoulder bag and goodies
  • MUD Beauty Essentials Kit, a MUD newspaper and a certificate for a studio course. ($980)

3rd Place Cosmetology Winner: Samantha Sauve

  • $250 Cash prize
  • Sassoon Academy School Collection Prize: latest 3 Collection DVD’s ($295)
  • Shark Fin Student Kit Shears ($700)
  • OPI Shoulder bags and goodies
  • MUD (Make-up Designory): Beauty Essentials Kit ($980), a MUD Newspaper and a certificate for a free studio course!
  • Gift basket with Denman Products ($325)

Congratulations again to everyone who participated in this year’s International Business Student of the Year competition!

If you are interested in learning more about Evergreen’s Cosmetology, Esthetics, or Nail Tech classes and kits, please contact one of our Admissions Counselors. Evergreen Beauty College has three campuses and serves the greater Seattle area. Including Everett, Bellevue, Renton, Lynwood, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Snohomish and Mountlake Terrace.


Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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