Anna Cantu, @anna_cantu
Farouk Systems Global Artist Anna Cantu defies the ordinary every time she styles hair. She captivates audiences when she takes the stage and presents her high-energy and innovative styling masterpieces. The stage serves as Anna’s platform for educating and inspiring up-and-coming hairdressers. Cantu also represents Farouk Systems at several high-profile events including The Latin Grammys. Her talents extend beyond styling hair—Anna has appeared as an on-air spokesperson on behalf of Farouk Systems. Some of her notable accolades include being named by Farouk Systems as the “Top Educator of the Year” and “Colorist of the Year.” When Anna isn’t busy rocking the stage at hair shows, she runs a CHI concept salon in League City, Texas called The Color Studio.
Rocky Vitelli, @rockyvitelli
With more than 25 years of experience, Toronto-based Rocky Vitelli is an innovative trailblazer in the professional beauty industry. Inspired by fashion, he believes that hair has a direct influence on the success of an overall look. Rocky is known for creating haute couture hair onstage that can be easily translated into edgy looks. As a Farouk Systems Global Artist and international educator, Rocky produces progressive haircuts for trend collections and in editorial pieces. Some of his accolades include being awarded four times as Canadian Hairstylist of the Year and styling for high-profile events. Rocky can be found styling at New York and Toronto Fashion Week as well as the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. More recently, Vitelli made a guest appearance on The Celebrity Apprentice as a CHI Artist. Back in Toronto, Vitelli spends his days bringing worldwide fashion to his clientele.
Megan Schipani, @shmeggsandbaconn
Megan Schipani, aka @shmeggsandbaconn, has been licensed for just over a year—but is already a 10-time #ONESHOT nominee and winner of the #HOTSHOT Student Shot of the Year in 2016. As a lover of drawing and reading, Megan has translated her passions for art into her coloring and styling. Photography has quickly become a passion as well—Megan is known for her unique photography style and loves editorial shoots. She’s taught numerous photography and styling classes, including a BTC LIVE class on styling hair for photo shoots. Currently a colorist at Bescene Studios and member of the BTC Team, Megan lives in Columbia, MD and loves true crime podcasts.
Alix Maya, @alix_maya
Alix Maya is the Queen of UNICORN HAIR. Infusing a lifelong passion for cutting and painting hair with her background as a canvas and graffiti artist, she has led the way for other artists with her unapologetic approach to hair color, community and education. Alix is an 8-time BTC #oneshot nominee and winner of Rainbow Shot Of The Year 2016 award. She is the founder and CEO of The Unicorn Tribe, a global artist community born on social media, but lives in real life connections throughout the world. Alix has taught independently at every major hair show in the country and paved the way for her UNICORN TRIBE ARTISTS to take the stage next to her. She is the definition of unconventional.