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Ogden Student Wins National Hair Design Contest

Ogden Student Wins National Hair Design Contest

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Amanda Butterfield Reporting An Ogden high schooler won a very big competition today, for hair. She competed against hundreds of other beauty school students nationwide. The prize is one of the biggest ever given.

It was an up-do that snagged her the grand prize. For winning first place she gets $5,000 in cash.

Kyrie Nishijima: "I don't think it's sunk in."

And that's just the start; she gets over $65,000 worth of prizes.

Kyrie Nishijima: "I'm probably going to go home and scream."

Ogden Student Wins National Hair Design Contest

Her winning hair design will be featured in a hairstyle magazine. She also gets oodles of hair products and several trips, from New York to Hawaii, to learn from some of the world's top hair stylists, like Jesse Briggs, John Dellaria and Paul Brown.

Kyrie Nishijima, Winner: "I'm way excited. I'm way excited to meet all these people."

Randee Worster, Stacey's Hands of Champions Beauty College: "In our world, they are like movie stars. To work side by side is incredible. I would die for that opportunity."

Kyrie is a senior in high school and is also enrolled at Stacey's Hands of Champions, where she entered the competition.

Kyrie Nishijima: "I just did it to learn. I didn't expect to win ever."

She beat out students from over 130 beauty schools in the country. Kyrie isn't stopping at beauty school, though.

Kyrie Nishijima: "I'm going to go back to college, get a business degree and own my own salon someday."

With the experience and exposure she'll get from this competition, it's been a very good "hair day" for Kyrie.

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