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Articles > BREAKING NEWS: 2017 Wella Professionals International TrendVision Winners
October 14, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: 2017 Wella Professionals International TrendVision Winners

What better place than London—home to some of the industry’s most iconic hairdressers—to celebrate Wella Professionals and Coty Professional Beauty at the International TrendVision Awards? 82 hairdressers from around the globe, representing the best from their countries, came together in London—now, see who took home the Color Vision, Creative Vision and People’s Choice awards! 

 

See every model, winner and moment in the 2017 International TrendVision gallery.

 

The contestants, all winners of national TrendVision competitions, had up to three hours to present their models on the live competition stage, including styling and finishing, makeup and wardrobe. See the finalists here! Keep scrolling to see the winners!

 

The show started strong with the über cool (and VERY London) presentation, British By Design, with styles by leading London salons: Marc Antoni, Sanrizz, HOB Academy, D&J Ambrose and Robert Eaton.

 

The boys of London, part of the British By Design presentation.

 

Next, “Mother of Modern Haircolor” Annie Humphreys received the well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. “I’m very proud that I’m a colorist and I helped bring color to where it is today—right in the forefront!” Annie said. “It’s been an amazing journey with lots of help. I would like to say thank you to all those people who helped me on that journey, all the colorists around the world.” 

 

Coty Professional Beauty President Sylvie Moreau, right, and Coty Senior Vice President of Education Michelle Mason, left, with Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Annie Humphreys.

 

In a twist on a traditional presentation, the Sassoon Academy sent models down the runway, then created a “Sassoon Experience” by bringing each model back out and sharing each color formula. Inspiration AND education!

 

Sassoon Academy models.

 

The future looks fluid and free, according to the Trend Reveal 2018 presentation. Think haircolor that’s slightly desaturated and cuts that look cool on anyone, regardless of gender identity. Even the name—Nontouring— suggests an effortless luxury (think the opposite of the makeup contouring craze that haircolorists have adopted). 

 

The Nontouring Collection.

 

After a beautiful Parade of Nations, where electric energy combined with a heart-swelling mood of peace and unity, it was time to announce the winners. Congratulations to Coty Professional Beauty and Wella Professionals on a wonderful show, and a huge congratulations to New Zealand on a Double Platinum win!

 

82 finalists from 44 countries competed in this year’s event.

 

COLOR VISION

Recognizing the best in class for color work, this category focuses on beautiful, wearable and inspiring looks. Judges for this category were industry icon Annie Humphreys; Wella Global Color Ambassador Andreas Kurkowitz; London-based hairdresser and Wella Global Creative Artist Jayson Gray; Michio Nozawa, Japanese celebrity stylist and founder of ACQUA salon; and social media star Larisa Love. And the winner is…

 

PLATINUM COLOR VISION:

Mana Dave, New Zealand

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE VISION

This category offers finalists the freedom to express their creativity with either a cut and finish or styling hair with an editorial catwalk feel. Contestants were evaluated by Wella Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman; Wella Global Creative Artist Dmitry Vinokurov; founder of BIBA, Pavlos Divitaris; Rosângela Barchetta, director of Studio W; and Nicola Shannon, founder of Professional Hairdresser magazine. And the winner is…

 

PLATINUM CREATIVE VISION:

Kylie Hayes, New Zealand

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Platinum winners! Keep scrolling to see the list of all winners.

 

GOLD COLOR VISION:

Jose Quinones, Puerto Rico

 

 

GOLD CREATIVE VISION:

Gisleine Bernhardt, Brazil

 

 

SILVER COLOR VISION:

Alexander De Lara, Philippines

 

 

SILVER CREATIVE VISION:

Marina Krushelnitskaia, Russia

 

 

BRONZE COLOR VISION:

Vic Chung, Taiwan

 

 

BRONZE CREATIVE VISION:

Chu Lin, Taiwan

 

 

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Viewers from around the globe not only could stream the event live—they also had the opportunity to vote for their favorite look! 17,000 people cast their vote, and the winners were…

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: COLOR VISION

Yildirm Ozdemir, Turkey

 

PEOPLE’s CHOICE: CREATIVE VISION

Kai Jung, South Korea

 

 

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