Cutting Loose Salon Announces Kasey Gaskill as “The One”

gaskillCutting Loose Salon recently announced Kasey Gaskill as the winner of their “The One” contest.  In partnership with Oribe, the competition mirrored Oribe’s “Backstage Miami 2013.”  Cutting Loose Salon selected seven senior student stylists of their training salon, Protégé by Cutting Loose Salon Protégés, who were tasked with the theme “Miami Nights” and a model to work with.  After sketching and formulating a plan to implement their ideas, they were rushed to make up where the Protégés glammed up their models.  Using a pair of scissors, entrants created an outfit out of an oversized black t-shirt, and then were sent to professional photo shoot.

The competition’s winner was selected based on the results of the photo shoot.  Gaskill’s creativity and focus stood out in her entry, and she was named “The One.”  As the winner, she was awarded with an exclusive package of Oribe products.

“Kasey showed enthusiasm and executed each of the tasks thrown her way with grace and ease.  We are so proud of all of our Protégé students and the beautiful photographs they produced that day,” says Coral Pleas, owner of Cutting Loose Salon.   “Cutting Loose Salon would like to thank the Oribe team for doing such an amazing job at ‘Miami Nights.’  It was truly inspiring, and we will make our ‘The One’ Contest an annual event!”

Cutting Loose Salon has received numerous accolades and was most recently recognized by American Salon’s Better Business Network as one of the “Top 50 Performing Salon of 2013.”  Other awards include: recognized by Salon Today Magazine in 2011, 2012, and 2013 as a Top 200 Salon in America; “Best Young Business of the Year: 2013” by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce; “Best Hair Salon” by Living on the Suncoast in 2012; “Best of the Best” by Sarasota Magazine in 2010, 2012 and 2013; and “Best of SRQ Local” by SRQ Magazine in 2012 and 2013.

Cutting Loose has one location in University Park (8429 Honore Avenue, Phone: 941/ 358–6000); one in Sarasota on Main Street (1950 Main Street, Phone:941/365-5586); and one in Lakewood Ranch (5820 Ranch Lake Blvd, Building B, Unit 112, Phone: 941-404-7100).  Protégé by Cutting Loose is located in University Park at 8437 Honore Avenue and the phone number is 941-358-6009.

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Kasey Gaskill, The One Contest Winner, perfects her model’s look on site.

Kasey Gaskill’s winning entry of The One Contest

Kasey Gaskill’s winning entry of The One Contest

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