Courtney Baker took a shot at the contest and submitted her essay on why she should be chosen to work with Redken Creative Consultant, Guido.
"I just wrote a little bit about myself, and my journey as a hairdresser, and why I really though that I should go," said Baker.
Courtney got the phone call letting her know she was one of two winners.
Being selected meant the hairdresser would be working alongside Guido.
"I was really excited, I almost didn't believe it at first. I called my friends and told them I had won an essay contest with Redken, and they were just as excited as I was," she said.
She begins her four day adventure at Fashion Week on Sunday, and Courtney is not afraid to admit the nerves are kicking in.
But, she says she's ready to get to work.
"Whether it be handing him pins, or doing a style, or helping him with a simple blow dry....it's going to be a really big learning experience for me and I'm just really excited to be there and take it all in," she said.
With a nationwide contest, and an essay requirement of 150 words or fewer, what made Courtney stick out from the crowd?
"I like to learn a lot of new techniques and keep my clients educated on all the latest trends and fashion updates. If you don't educate yourself and stand out with a company, you kind of get lost in the shuffle," said Courtney.
Baker says she hopes to bring back some new techniques and eventually become an educator for Redken.