Germantown Woman Wins Prestigious Hair Stylist Award

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“A dream come true,” is how 23-year-old Madison Pizer describes her reaction to winning the HotShot Student Award during the annual Behind the Chair Hair Awards in San Antonio last month.

According to the Germantown Pulse, Behind the Chair is one of the largest publications for hair stylists in the country.  Staff organize and produce a trade show each year where hair stylists are recognized during an awards ceremony in various categories.

To enter the contest, hair stylists post photos of their work on Instagram using specific hashtags. For Pizer, she entered the contest using #BTCOneShotStudent2018.

“I entered my photo in March and found out in August that I had made the cut of top 25, from more than 300,000 entries from more than 80 countries,” she told staff at The Germantown Pulse “The staff of judges from Behind the Chair picked the finalists. In my category, 25 people were nominated.”


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SO GRATEFUL ?? I am currently sitting in the San Antonio Airport preparing to make my way back to DC, just reflecting on my weekend. There is not a word to describe the way I feel right now, but the best way to describe it is like I have my own Sun in my heart and it’s radiating throughout my whole body. Make sense? I have learned a plethora of new techniques and grown as an artist in such a short period of time. I can only attribute this to all the wonderful souls I met this weekend and the fabulous presenters during @behindthechair_com #thebtcshow I did not expect to win One Shot, and it feels like an absolute dream come true (and @rossmichaelssalon presented my award?! What is this life?!) thank you to everyone that make this experience so special ?#btconeshot #studentoftheyear #behindthechair

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BEYOND GRATEFUL • I am so excited to share that I have been choosen as a nominee for BTC ONE SHOT in San Antonio Texas ? the moment I began school this was one of my goals. I am so grateful for @marybehindthechair @behindthechair_com for the amazing opportunity to showcase my work as a student. I am so eternally grateful to @sharonriser and everyone at @pmthetemple for giving me such expansive knowledge, opportunity, and support throughout (and still) while I’m at school ? I’m so grateful to my stylist @shmeggsandbaconn for inspiring me to color outside the lines and explore my creativity, thank you for always giving me advice ? this nomination could not have come at a better time for me. I have been struggling to find my place in the industry, and have been feeling very lost. This completely validates that I am doing something right, and has given me new meaning and drive ?

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One Response to “Germantown Woman Wins Prestigious Hair Stylist Award”

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    On September 20, 2018 at 3:54 pm responded with... #

    where is the pic of the hairstyle she submitted that won?

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