Added by on 2013-06-03

It’s been a year since Empire Beauty Schools’ “Become the Next Master of Beauty” contest, and our winner, Kelly Hopkins has had an amazing twelve months. We’re here at CosmoProf’s Fashion Focus event in Baltimore, Maryland to catch up with her. It’s been a great year for this salon owner and stylist since winning the online contest – and $10,000 to go with it! Today she’s assisting Nick Arrojo and his team of master stylists at the Masters of Beauty presentation here in Baltimore.

“Staying focused is really important, surrounding yourself with people who are the industry greats,” says Hopkins. “Nick’s been really, really good at holding my hand and guiding me. In the end that partnership and relationship with him has just really opened my eyes to how much more successful I can be.”

Kelly’s salon in Richmond, Virginia is now an Arrojo ambassador salon, and she has demonstrated her skills on stage with Arrojo’s team at our Masters of Beauty event in New York City. Kelly also works closely with our Empire Beauty School in her hometown of Richmond, mentoring students and serving on the school’s advisory board.


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