Winning the National Coiffure Championships has been Fay Stacey's goal for 30 years, she says. The owner of the Hands of Champions beauty college in Ogden, Stacey finally realized her goal last month in Chicago.
"The competition consisted of cutting and styling a model in 25 minutes. Every strand laid into form with perfection. The second phase was converting that `day style' into a complicated `hair by night' style integrating four hair pieces without any visual detection," Stacey said.The contest, conducted by the National Cos-me-tol-ogy Association, is comparable to winning the U.S. Open in golf, Stacey said. Stacey's model for the contest was Holly Holgate, a student at Hands of Champions.