Marinello Schools of Beauty to Represent Team USA at 2012 OMC HairWorld Championships

Los Angeles Instructor to Take Center Stage in Ultimate Beauty Battle

WHITTIER, Calif., June 20, 2012 – Marinello Schools of Beauty is proud to announce that Marinello-Los Angeles West Instructor Tatiana Kovanska has been selected by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) to compete in the premier international hairdressing competition, the OMC HairWorld Championships of Beauty taking place in Milan, Italy October 6-8, 2012.

One of three members of Team USA’s Senior Ladies’ Technical Team, Kovanska will compete alongside Haeji Park of Los Angeles, Calif. and Svitlana Vechera of Woodland Hills, Calif. in a three-day showdown after months of hands-on training with her teammates. The team is being trained by Amanda Cassidy of Woodbridge, Va.

Kovanska started at Marinello Schools of Beauty in 2007 as a Teacher Trainee. After graduating from the program, she was hired by her school as a Junior Cosmetology Instructor in 2008 and then held the position of Freshman Instructor for three years. For the past two years, Kovanska has served as a Level 2 Cosmetology Instructor at the Marinello-Los Angeles West campus.

As a hairstylist and salon owner, Kovanska often travels the globe and draws style inspiration from foreign countries, architecture and tradition. She incorporates her travels into her instruction at Marinello to help students understand the needs of guests from various cultures and backgrounds. In addition, her worldly experience inspires her to create one-of-a-kind looks for competitions, festivals, historical and theme projects not seen anywhere else.

The OMC HairWorld Championships of Beauty is the world’s preeminent hairdressing competition showcasing leading hairdressers from 50 countries. Highly competitive, contenders in the OMC HairWorld Championships of Beauty will vie for superiority in timed style challenges, which test creativity, skill and the ability to perform under pressure. On the final day, one competitor will be named World Champion. Contest categories include Hair, Nails and Makeup; Ladies and Gents; Technical and Fashion; and Senior and Junior (professionals and students under the age of 26).

Marinello Schools of Beauty
Marinello Schools of Beauty has been defining beauty education since 1905 and is one of the premier beauty schools nationwide. Offering a variety of cosmetology and esthetics programs, Marinello has created a proprietary educational system called the Marinello Method based on more than 100 years of experience, which combines theory and hands-on instruction. Marinello has 63 conveniently located campuses in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Utah and also offers affordable spa and salon services performed by student stylists under the supervision of licensed instructors. www.marinello.com.

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