Gabi Cooper

Gabi Cooper, Bluffdale, New York—Mandalyn Academy

Gabi believes hairstylists are indispensable in helping people deal with life’s big and small problems.  In her application video, she showed a hairstylist coming to the aid of a student with a broken arm on school picture day. “Even though Eden had a broken arm, she slayed picture day,” noted Gabi. Another video vignette showed a hairstylist removing a piece of chewing gum from a young woman’s hair with minimal hair loss. How does beauty change the hairdresser’s life? Gabi sums it up in one word: “Happiness.”