Top Hairstylists Receive ASA Awards at Fantastic Sams Convention

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“Stylists are the artists, the sculptors, and the innovators...To showcase, feature and honor our stylists from across the nation, Fantastic Sams Artistic Styling Awards give us the opportunity to spotlight your talent front and center and be inspired by one another.” Join us October 22, 2016, on social media as we celebrate National Color Day.

Top Hairstylists Receive ASA Awards at Fantastic Sams Convention 2016


The 2016 Artistic Styling Awards garnered over 426 entries, from across the Nation, covering 18 Regions. The caliber of work submitted this year was unsurpassed.

“Stylists are the artists, the sculptors, and the innovators,” said Linda Chadwick, President & CEO Dessange Group North America​,“To showcase, feature and honor our stylists from across the nation, Fantastic Sams Artistic Styling Awards give us the opportunity to spotlight your talent front and center and be inspired by one another.”

Behind every award-winning hairstyle is an award-winning hairstylist, who is part artist, part magician and undoubtedly the best listener on the planet.  These women and men ARE Fantastic Sams!  

Fantastic Sams values talented hairstylists and recognizes them through the Artistic Styling Awards program that was created to showcase their talents.  This annual competition showcases remarkable achievements of talented stylists who work in every Fantastic Sams salon across North America.  The winners of the competition, as well as many other stylists throughout Fantastic Sams showcase their work at Fantastic Sams Convention. (link to sarahs article) and will be featured throughout the industry in many publications.

“Every year we host a competition that any hairstylist who works for Fantastic Sams can enter,” says Lisa Counts, Regional Director. “The country is separated into three territories, or regions, and we have had as many as nine categories for the stylists to enter. Those have included female cut and style, male cut and style, kid cut, female color, artistic color, commercial color and then the glamour and avant-garde categories.”

Our ASA Awards are comprised of two divisions. The commercial division represents styles that can be translated to Fantastic Sams guests that want to remain trend-right and style-savvy. The artistic division showcases a stylist’s creative ability without regard for commercial reproduction. The judges look for cutting edge creativity and risk taking; In other words, “coloring outside the lines.” Take a look at our 2016 and 2015 ASA award winners below.

2016 ASA Award Winners

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2015 ASA Award Winners

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Congratulations to our 2015 and 2016 ASA winners and to all who competed in this year’s competition!

Be sure to follow us on social media - FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram for more behind-the-scenes images from our Artisitc Stylist Awards.  Join us October 22, 2016 on social media as we celebrate National Color Day and highlight the amazing work from our hairstylists around the country.


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