On Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 51 contestants from around the United States competed for the winning title. The newly crowned Kára McCullough (25) from District of Columbia holds a degree in chemistry and works at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She triumphed as the 66th Miss USA 2017. The event was held at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted by Julianne Hough, Terrance J along with Ashley Graham who captured the behind the scenes. As the official haircare sponsor of Miss USA, Dr. Farouk Shami was on hand along with his team of stylists and staff to ensure all contestants were provided the best haircare and services to achieve the winning look.
For the past 15 years, Farouk Systems has been the official haircare sponsor for Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen. They provide their team of hairstylists to help the contestants with their preliminary competitions, dress rehearsals and the live broadcast. In addition, Farouk Systems provided each girl with full service haircare and products from their CHI Haircare Line.
According to Dr. Shami, “This year’s pageant had significant meaning with an emphasis on empowering women. From the impressive list of judges to the inspiring stories of many of the contestants, these are young women striving to reach their goals and to make an impact on the world. Each one of their stories can inspire and uplift all of us to achieve great things. This year was also meaningful with several contestants being from our industry that included hairdressers and a makeup artist! As a community of professionals, we must take note of each contestant’s accomplishments and implement them in our own daily lives for the hope of a better future for the United States and the world. We are proud to be a part of this journey.”
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