WHITTIER, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading chain of beauty schools on the West Coast, recently had three of its brightest stars place in the 4th annual Junior Style Stars National Hair Competition. Marinello was the only beauty school with three students ranked in the top ten. The Junior Style Stars National Hair Competition is the largest cosmetology student competition in the world. Students from beauty schools across the nation entered their bridal looks for expert judging.

Ten award recipients were selected from over 300 student entries across 40 states. Marinello’s winning students were Teresa Ochoa (Provo campus), Chelsie Turnage (Ogden campus), and Cecilia Calderon (San Bernardino campus). Teresa earned 6th place and Chelsie and Cecilia tied for 7th place. All the winners and instructors are excited about the national recognition they are receiving.

“We are so proud of Teresa,” says Kristene Gillum, director at the Provo campus. “She is the ultimate professional, dedicated to her craft, and a hard worker.” While she was aiming for first place, Teresa, who recently graduated, says she is determined to continue to entering competitions throughout her career and contributes her success to the inspirational instructors at Marinello.

“Marinello congratulates all our student participants, instructors, and others involved in Junior Style Stars,” commented Dr. Nagui Elyas, President and COO of Marinello Schools of Beauty. “Competitions are an important part of the Marinello experience because they allow the students to use their creativity, polish their skills, and showcase their talent in a setting outside of school.” Marinello’s cutting-edge curriculum, The Marinello Method, provides students with numerous opportunities to participate in national and international competitions.

About Marinello Schools of Beauty:

Defining Beauty Education since 1905, Marinello Schools of Beauty ( is one of the leading beauty schools on the West Coast. Offering a variety of Cosmetology and Esthetics programs, Marinello’s hands-on approach to instruction allows for the most effective learning practices. With 41 convenient campus locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah, Marinello also offers affordable spa and salon services performed by student stylists supervised by licensed instructors.

About Junior Style Stars:

Junior Style Stars is for the enhancement of careers in the cosmetology field through providing the platform for the future hairstylist to develop their artistic skills. Unlike other competitions, Junior Style Stars allow all students, regardless of location, to compete on a completely level playing field, void of all the usual politics. Each competitor competes on the identical mannequin and receives the same photography. All work must be done at the competitor’s beauty school under strict instructor supervision. Judging is done via the Internet. There are safeguards in place to ensure total honesty. For more information, visit .

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