Congratulations to the very first winner of Booksy’s Get Discovered Backstage contest: Eddie Gallegos, the award-winning barber, better known as @monster_eddiejr! Earlier this year, Booksy, the leader in booking and business technology for the beauty industry, partnered with Idle Hand Collective, a group of traveling barbers and hairstylists who provide complimentary haircuts to top performers and artists at music festivals around the world. Together, Booksy and Idle Hand Collective joined forces to give beauty pros the incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to style some of the country’s most popular musicians backstage at top music festivals.
While many extremely talented barbers, stylists, and nail techs competed to showcase their talent at PsychoFest in Las Vegas from August 19th– 21st, Eddie’s freshly sculpted cuts, cosmetology background, and long list of 5-star reviews pushed him to the top of this month’s competition.
Eddie Gallegos is the owner of Monster Eddie Jr. Barber Shop in Henderson, Nevada. When Eddie found out that he would be cutting and styling hair for chart-topping rockstars, he admitted to becoming “a little emotional.” The opportunity to showcase his talents after 10 years of dedication to the barbering and cosmetology industry means so much to him. Over the years, the industry has introduced him to a host of like-minded professionals, opened numerous career doors, and given him the opportunity to set an example for others.
“It’s just been a long journey, and this is just super special for me. It’s a very special moment because people will see my skills, get to hear my story, and know that I come from a good place. I just want to be able to inspire people. Thank you Boosky for this opportunity,” said Eddie through tears of joy.
“Anyone that comes from a rough upbringing knows change can come when you give your all to something positive. It’s not easy, and there’s a lot of hard work behind it, but if you give it your all, you can definitely achieve anything,” said Eddie.
The Booksy’s Get Discovered Backstage contest is running through November 2022. To enter this contest, visit www.booksy.com/blog/us/get-discovered-backstage/.
Booksy providers must meet three eligibility requirements:
- Must have an active Booksy account
- Have at least 10 reviews on your profile
- Have cumulative profile review rating of at least a 4.8 or above
Winners will be notified of their win three weeks before the music festival they want to attend. Each winner will also be able to take advantage of an exclusive one-on-one educational opportunity by learning and asking questions about the celebrity styling industry. The opportunity to create a look for your favorite artist or style a bonafide rockstar who’s been at the very top of your playlists doesn’t come around often, so act fast and complete the application form today! Also remember to download the Booksy Biz mobile app for free or visit https://booksy.com/biz/en-us to learn more.