Becker Chicaiza, owner and founder of Becker Salon in Greenwich, recently won second place in the 2008 Coiffeur Mondial Paris, hosted by the Alexandre School in Paris. He competed with hairstylists from around the world and was the only American out of 55 contestants to place in the top three.
Becker entered the competition in conjunction with the L'Oreal Professional World Education Tour, which brings hairdressers to Paris to participate in a special academy program and attend the Mondial Coiffeur Beaute, a fashion and beauty exhibition.
Every five years, the Alexandre School presents a competition to honor top talent in hairdressing. Judges included beauty and style experts from companies such as Christian Dior and Chanel.
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