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May 9, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Finalists Announced for the 2017 Stylist Choice Awards!

For 16 years, hairdressers have been making their voices heard during our annual Stylist Choice Awards and now that the show is in less than one month, the nominees are officially in! See them all now!

BREAKING NEWS:
Finalists Announced for the
2017 Stylist Choice Awards!

 

The Party Of The Year Is Almost Here
For 16 years, hairdressers have been making their voices heard during our annual Stylist Choice Awards, and now that the show is in less than one month, the nominees are officially in! We’ve changed some things up this year—for starters, the show is moving to Premiere Orlando, AND we’ve added 40 new categories for a total of 70 awards! There’s SO much to celebrate, we just had to include it all.

So join us on Sunday, June 4 on the Premiere Orlando Mainstage—it’s going to be the biggest party the year, and we can’t wait to see you all there. Tickets are only $35 and you get our legendary goody bag worth over $300! Buy your ticket now!

The Votes Are In & The Stylists Have Spoken!
Here is the complete list of the SCA 2017 finalists in Favorite Overall/Of the Year, Favorite Hair Care, Favorite Styling, Favorite Chemical Smoothing, Favorite Men’s, Favorite Tools, Favorite Color, Favorite Extensions, Favorite Lashes, Favorite Nails and Favorite Business Building!


Last year, we celebrated our “Sweet 16” at
the Chicago Theatre! This year, for the big 1-7, we’re moving to Orlando!

2017 STYLIST CHOICE
AWARDS FINALISTS

Favorite Overall/Of The Year
Professional Products Company of the Year
Aveda
Joico
Kenra Professional
Matrix   
Paul Mitchell
Redken
TIGI®
Wella Professionals

Prestige Products Company of the Year
Aveda
Bumble and bumble.
Davines
Eufora
Kérastase
Oribe
PHYTO
Pureology

Editorial/Backstage Brand of the Year
Aveda
Bumble and bumble.
Davines
Moroccanoil®
Oribe
Redken
TIGI®
Wella Professionals

Product You Can’t Live Without
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
Joico K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor
Kenra Professional Volume Spray 25
Moroccanoil® Treatment
Olaplex
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray 
Redken Shades EQ
Wella Professionals BLONDOR

New Overall Launch of the Year
#mydentity @Guy_Tang
Celeb Luxury®
Design.ME Puff.ME
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Hot Tools Curl Bar
Matrix Biolage R.A.W.
PRAVANA Blonde Wand
Pulp Riot

Brand Educator of the Year
Ammon Carver
Beth Minardi 
Guy Tang  
Ian Michael Black
Nick Stenson
Robert Cromeans 
Sam Villa
Sonya Dove

Brand Education Team of the Year
Aveda 
Farouk Systems Inc. 
L’ANZA Healing Haircare
Matrix
Paul Mitchell
Redken
TIGI®
Wella Education

 

Brand Color Educator of the Year
Beth Minardi 
Chrystofer Benson
Guy Tang
Ian Michael Black
Kim Vo
Leah Freeman
Sean Godard
Sonya Dove

Social Media Hairdresser/Colorist Personality
@guy_tang/Guy Tang
@jenatkinhair/Jen Atkin
@justinandersoncolor/Justin Anderson
@ninezeroone/Nikki Lee & Riawna Capri
@ramireztransalon/Johnny Ramirez & Anh Co Tran
@sarahpotempa/Sarah Potempa
@schorembarbier/Schorem Barbers
@traceycunningham1/Tracey Cunningham

Social Media Educator: Hairdresser
@domdomhair/Dominick Serna
@georgiykot/Georgiy Kot
@hairandmakeupbysteph/Stephanie Brinkerhoff
@heatherchapmanhair/Heather Chapman
@markbustos/Mark Bustos
@mattyconrad/Matty Conrad
@mustafaavci/Mustafa Avci
@theconfessionsofahairstylist/Jenny Strebe

Social Media Educator: Colorist
@alix_maya/Alix Clymer
@bescene/Linh Phan
@hairgod_zito/Rickey Zito

@larisadoll/Larisa Love
@lisalovesbalayage/Lisa Hart-Walker
@paintedhair/Patricia Nikole
@prettylittleombre/Jamie Sea
@rebeccataylorhair/Rebecca Taylor

Social Media Manufacturer of the Year
b3 Brazilian Bond Builder
Joico
Kenra Professional
Olaplex
PRAVANA
Pulp Riot
Redken
Wella Professionals

Favorite Hair Care
New Shampoo/Conditioner (launched after Jan. 2016)
Aveda Shampure™ Dry Shampoo and Thermal Dry Conditioner
Celeb Luxury® Gem Lites® Colorwash® and Viral Moisturewash™
Fanola No Yellow Shampoo
Goldwell Kerasilk
Matrix Biolage R.A.W.
Oribe Silverati
Paul Mitchell Neon
TIGI® Bed Head FULLY LOADED™ Massive Volume Shampoo and Volumizing Conditioning Jelly

Shampoo/Conditioner
Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner
Matrix Biolage ColorLast Shampoo and Conditioner
Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
Oribe Signature Shampoo and Conditioner
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shampoo and Conditioner
Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Condition
Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo and Conditioner

New Treatment (launched after Jan. 2016)
b3 Brazilian Bond Builder Demi Permanent Conditioner
Eufora Color Elixir
Goldwell Kerasilk Repower Intensive Volume Treatment
Joico K-PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock
Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Re-Hydrate Clay Mask
Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque
Redken Heatcure
Wella Professionals Oil Reflection Mask

Mask/Deep Treatment
Aveda Damage Remedy™ Intensive Reconstructing Treatment
Brazilian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Masque
Joico K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor
Matrix HydraSource Conditioning Balm
Moroccanoil® Intense Hydrating Mask 
Olaplex No.3
Redken Extreme Strengthening Mega Hair Mask
Wella Professionals Enrich Moisturizing Treatment

Dry Shampoo
amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Bumble and bumble. pret-a-powder
Kenra Professional Platinum Dry Shampoo
Living proof. Perfect hair Day (PhD) dry shampoo
Moroccanoil® Dry Shampoo
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender
TIGI® Bed Head Rockaholic
Wella Professionals EIMI Dry Me

Color Protecting
Aveda Color Conserve™
ColorProof Evolved Color Care SuperRich
Joico K-PAK Color Therapy
Kenra Professional Platinum Color Charge
Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair
Pureology Hydrate
Redken Color Extend Magnetics
Wella Professionals Brilliance

Oil
Aveda Dry Remedy™ Daily Moisturizing Oil
Bumble and bumble. Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
Davines Oi Oil
Farouk Systems Inc. CHI Silk Infusion
L’ANZA Healing Haircare
Keratin Healing Oil 
Moroccanoil® Treatment
Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry 
Wella Professionals LuxeOil

Eco-Friendly
Aveda
Davines
Eufora
KEVIN.MURPHY
Matrix Biolage R.A.W.
Neuma
Pureology
Surface

Fine/Thinning
Aveda Invati
Bosley Professional Strength
Bumble and bumble. full potential 
Eufora Thickening
Nioxin
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Care
Redken Cerafill
ReGenesis

Favorite Styling
New Styling Product Or Line (launched after Jan. 2016)
Design.ME Puff.ME
IGK Hair
Keune Blend
Moroccanoil® Dry Texture Spray
Oribe Trio of Modern Textures
Paul Mitchell Neon
Sebastian Professional Dark Oil
TIGI® Make It Massive Volume Boosting Foam and Finishing Spray

Hairspray
Aveda Air Control™
Kenra Professional Volume Spray 25
Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray
Oribe Superfine Hair Spray
Redken Triple Take 32
Sebastian Professional Shaper
Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play™
TIGI® Bed Head Masterpiece

Anti-Frizz
Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother
Brazilian Blowout Acai Daily Smoothing Serum
Farouk Systems Inc. CHI Silk Infusions
L’ANZA Healing Haircare Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment
Moroccanoil® Smoothing Lotion
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny® Serum
Redken Frizz Dismiss
Wella Professionals Oil Reflections

Blowout
amika Bombshell Blowout Spray
Aveda Smooth Infusion Nourishing Styling Crème
Brazilian Blowout Acai Daily Smoothing Serum
Bumble and bumble. All-Style Blow Dry
Kenra Professional Platinum Blow-Dry Spray
Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling Cream 
Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer Cream

Curl Enhancer
Aveda Be Curly™
Bumble and bumble. Curl 
CATWALK by TIGI® Curls Rock
Colorproof Evolved Color Care TruCurl
DevaCurl
Kenra Professional Curl Defining Creme 5
Moroccanoil® Curl Defining Cream
Redken Curvaceous

Multi-Tasker
Davines Oi All in One Milk
It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment
Matrix Style Link Over Achiever
Moroccanoil® Treatment
Pureology Colour Fanatic
Redken One United
TIGI® Bed Head Joyride

Shine Enhancer
Aquage Beyond Shine
Aveda Brilliant™ Spray-On Shine
Brazilian Blowout Acai Shine & Shield Spray Shine
Farouk Systems Inc. CHI Shine infusion
It’s a 10 Miracle Shine Spray
Kenra Professional Shine Spray
Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine
TIGI® Bed Head Headrush

Texturizer
Design.ME Puff.ME
Joico Hair Shake 
Kenra Professional Platinum Dry Texture Spray 6
label.m Texturising Volume Spray
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray 
Redken Wax Blast 10
Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Powder Play
TIGI® Bed Head Manipulator

Thermal Protector
Farouk Systems Inc. CHI 44 Iron Guard
Joico Ironclad Thermal Protectant
Kenra Professional Platinum Blow Dry Spray
L’ANZA Healing Style Thermal Defense Spray
Moroccanoil® Heat Styling Protection
Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press®
Redken Iron Shape 11
Sebastian Professional Trilliant

Volumizer
Aquage Uplifting Foam
Aveda Volumizing Tonic™ 
Bumble and bumble. Thickening Spray
Design.ME Puff.ME
Kenra Professional Root Lifting Spray 13
Matrix Total Results Amplify Wonder Boost
Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam
Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mousse

Favorite Chemical Smoothing
Chemical Smoothing Product/System
Brazilian Blowout™ Acai Professional Smoothing Solution
Farouk Systems Inc. CHI Enviro
GKhair Smoothing Treatment
Goldwell Kerasilk Control Smoothing Service
Kenra Professional Smooth™
Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy
Matrix Opti.Smooth
Mizani Thermasmooth®

 

 

Favorite Men’s
Men’s Line of the Year
American Crew
Aveda Men Pure-Performance™
Esquire
Eufora Hero
Mitch by Paul Mitchell
Redken for Men
TIGI® Bed Head for Men
V76 by Vaughn

Barbering/Grooming
American Crew
Baxter of California
Gibs Grooming
Johnny B
Layrite
Reuzel
Uppercut Deluxe
Woody’s

Favorite Tools
New Tool of the Year (launched after Jan. 2016)
amika Immortal Power-Life Dryer
The Beachwaver® S1.25
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Esquire Tools
Hot Tools Curl Bar
Paul Mitchell Express Ion Unclipped 3-in-1 Limited Edition
PRAVANA Blonde Wand
Sam Villa Artist Series Professional Blow Dryer

Blow Dryer
BaByliss® PRO Rapido
Bio Ionic 10X Pro UltraLight Speed Dryer
CHI Touch Dryer
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
ghd Air®
Paul Mitchell Neuro® Dry
Sam Villa Professional Ionic Blow Dryer
Solano® Supersolano®

Flat Iron
BaByliss® PRO Nano Titanium
Bio Ionic OnePass Pro Styling Iron
Brazilian Blowout
CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
FHI Heat Platform
ghd Platinum Styler
Paul Mitchell Neuro® Smooth
Sam Villa Sleekr Professional Straightening Iron

Curling Iron
amika Titanium Tapered Curler
BaByliss® PRO Nano Titanium
Bio Ionic Stylewinder
CHI Dura Irons
ghd Curve
Hot Tools Professional 24K Gold Standard
Paul Mitchell Neuro® Unclipped Styling Rod
The Beachwaver®

Clipper/Trimmer
Andis Master
BaByliss® PRO X2 Volare
Oster Classic 76
Oster Titan
Wahl Professional Peanut
Wahl Professional Sterling 4
Wahl Professional Designer
Wahl Professional Senior

Brush/Comb
Cricket Brushes
Denman Brushes
Olivia Garden Brushes
Paul Mitchell Brushes
Sam Villa Artist Series Brushes and Combs
Tangle Teezer Blow-Styling Brush
The Wet Brush
Y.S. Park Combs

Shears
Cricket
Hattori Hanzo
Hikari
Joewell
Kamasori
Kasho
Olivia Garden
Sam Villa

Tool Company
BaByliss® PRO
Bio Ionic
Farouk Systems Inc. CHI
ghd 
Hot Tools
Paul Mitchell
Sam Villa
The Beachwaver Co.™

 

 

Favorite Color
New Haircolor Line of the Year (launched after Jan. 2016)
#mydentity @Guy_Tang
Kadus Professional
Kenra Professional Kenra Color Creative Neon Collection
Paul Mitchell POP XG
PRAVANA ColorLush Demi Glosses
Pulp Riot
Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ColorWorx
TIGI® Bed Head Colour Trip

Color Enhancer (depositing or refreshing)
Celeb Luxury® Colorwash®
CHI Iconic Color Illuminate Conditioner
Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid
Matrix Color Sync Ammonia-Free Demi-Color
Paul Mitchell Color Shots
PRAVANA ChromaSilk ColorLush Demi Glosses
Redken Shades EQ Equalizing Conditioning Color Gloss
Wella Professionals Color Touch Relights

Demi-Permanent Color Line
Aveda Full Spectrum Demi-Permanent
Goldwell Colorance
Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid
Kenra Professional Kenra Color Demi-Permanent
Matrix Color Sync Ammonia-Free Demi-Color
Paul Mitchell The Demi
Redken Shades EQ Equalizing Conditioning Color Gloss
Wella Professionals Color Touch

Glossing/Toning Line
Goldwell Colorance Express Toning
Joico LumiShine Demi-Permanent Liquid
Matrix Color Sync Ammonia-Free Demi Color
Paul Mitchell PM SHINES
PRAVANA ChromaSilk Express Tones
Redken Shades EQ Equalizing Conditioning Color Gloss
TIGI® copyright©olour Gloss
Wella Professionals Color Touch

Balayage Lightener
Goldwell SilkLift
Joico FreePlay Clay Lightener
L’Oréal Professionnel Blond Studio
Oligo Black Light Clay Lightener
PRAVANA Pure Light Balayage Lightener
Redken Free Hand Creamy Lightener
Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME
Wella Professionals BLONDOR Freelights

Lightener for Foil Lightening
Aveda Enlightener
Goldwell SilkLift
Joico VeroLight Lightening Powder
Matrix Light Master
PRAVANA Pure Light Power Lightener
Redken Flash Lift
Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME
Wella Professionals BLONDOR

Bond Rebuilder
b3 Brazilian Bond Builder
Goldwell BondPro+
Keune Bond Fusion
Matrix Bond Ultim8
Olaplex
Redken pH-Bonder
Schwarzkopf Professional FIBREPLEX
Uberliss Bond Treatment

Full Gray Coverage Line
Aveda Full Spectrum Deep
Goldwell Topchic @Elumenated Naturals
Joico Vero K-PAK Age Defy
L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel
Matrix SOCOLOR 500 Series
Redken Cover Fusion
Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL
Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect

Metallics Color Line
#mydentity @Guy_Tang
Arctic Fox
Aveda Pure Tones
Goldwell Elumen
Joico Color Intensity Metallic Muse
Kenra Professional Kenra Color Metallic Collection
PRAVANA ChromaSilk Express Tones Precious Metals
Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL Metallics

Neons Color Line
Arctic Fox
Goldwell Elumen
Joico Color Intensity
Kenra Professional Kenra Color Creative Neon Collection
Manic Panic
Paul Mitchell POP XG
PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS NEONS
Pulp Riot

Pastel Color Line
Aveda Pure Tones
Goldwell Elumen
Joico Color Intensity
Kenra Professional Kenra Color Creative
PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS PASTELS
Pulp Riot
Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL PEARLESCENCE
Wella Professionals INSTAMATIC by Color Touch

Vibrant Color Line
Aveda Pure Pigments
Goldwell Elumen
Joico Color Intensity
Kenra Professional Kenra Color Creative
Paul Mitchell POP XG
PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS
Pulp Riot
TIGI®  Bed Head Colour Trip

Permanent Color Line
Goldwell Topchic
Joico LumiShine Permanent Crème Color
Kenra Professional Kenra Color Permanent
L’Oréal Professionnel Majirel
Matrix SOCOLOR
Redken Color Fusion
Schwarzkopf Professional IGORA ROYAL
Wella Professionals Koleston Perfect

Haircolor Company of the Year
Goldwell
Joico
Kenra Professional
Matrix
PRAVANA
Redken
Schwarzkopf Professional
Wella Professionals

 

 

Favorite Extensions
Hair Extension Company of the Year
Babe
Bellami
Donna Bella
Dreamcatchers
Great Lengths
hairdo
hairtalk
Hotheads

Banded/Halo Extensions
Bellami Bell-Air
Donna Bella Solo
hairdo Invisible Extension
hairtalk hairband
HALOCOUTURE The Original Halo
Hidden Crown Halo
Hotheads The Band
SHE by SO.CAP USA Donna Halo Volumizer

Bonded Extensions
Babe Fusion Pro
Balmain Système Volume
Bombshell extension co Keratin Fusion
Cinderella Classic
Donna Bella Kera-Link Pro
Great Lengths Bonded Extensions
Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano
hairlocs U-Tip

Clip-In Extensions
Bellami Clip-In
Cinderella Infinte
Donna Bella Clip-In
easihair pro Clip-In
hairdo Clip-In
hairlocs Clip-N-Go
HairUWear Pro Clip-In
Tress Couture Clip-On

Microbead/Microlink Extensions
Babe I-Tip Pro
Bombshell extension company i-Tips
Cinderella I-Hair I-Tip
Donna Bella I-Link Pro
DreamCatchers I-Tip
hairlocs I-Tip
Lox Micro Bead
Natural Beaded Rows

 

Taped Extensions
Babe Tape-In Pro
Bellami Tape-In
Donna Bella hair Tape-In
Dreamcatchers Tape Extensions
easihair pro Tape In
Great Lengths GL Apps
hairtalk tape-in
Hotheads Hair Extensions Originals

Favorite Lashes
Eyelash Enhancing Product
Babe Lashes
Cherry Bloom
Eye Envy
Gladlash/Keracell
GrandeLASH-MD
NovaLash Lash + Doctor
RevitaLash Advanced
Xtreme Amplifeye

Eyelash Extensions
Ardell
Babe
Glad Lash
Lashe
Lavish Lashes
MINKYS
NovaLash
Xtreme Lashes

 

Favorite Nails
Long-Wear/Cured Nail Line (4 weeks)
China Glaze Gelaze 
CND SHELLAC®
Cuccio Colour Veneer 
essie gel 
Gelish 
OPI GelColor 
Orly GelFX 
Tammy Taylor Gelegance 

Mid-Wear/Hybrid Nail Line (2 weeks)
Butter London Patent Shine 10X
China Glaze EverGlaze
CND VINYLUX®
essie gel couture
OPI Infinite Shine
ORLY EPIX
SpaRitual Gold
Young Nails Caption Conversion

Natural Nail Care Line
CND
essie
Jessica
NailTek
OPI
Seche Vite
SpaRitual
Zoya

Polish/Enamel Nail Line
Butter London
China Glaze
CND
essie
Morgan Taylor
OPI
Smith & Cult
Zoya

 

Favorite Business Building
Furniture
Belvedere
Buy-Rite
Collins
Gamma & Bross
Kaemark
Minerva Beauty
Pibbs
Takara Belmont

Software System
Mia by Suretint
Millennium Systems Int.
MINDBODY
Rosy Salon Software
Salon Iris
SalonBiz
Stylie One
Vagaro

 

We’ll See Ya There!
Don’t miss your chance to hang with some of the biggest names in the biz—from celebrity stylists, platform artists and social media icons! Join us for the live show and an unforgettable night on Sunday, June 4. Congrats and good luck to all the finalists!


Don’t miss the fun this year! Get your tickets now!

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