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July 24, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Wella Professionals 2017 North American TrendVision Winners Announced!

The 7th Wella Professionals North American TrendVision Awards was totally jaw-dropping. From the artistic presentations by industry legends to the 50 finalists’ work (representing hairdressers from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), it was a night to remember at L.A. Live in downtown L.A. See everything that went down!

 

Four gorgeous artistic presentations throughout the night were chock-full of insanely cool hair. Akin Konizi and the HOB Creative Team; Team North America: Josh Wagner, Sonya Dove, Omar Antonio and Anthony Cole; The Sassoon Academy Creative Team: Mark Hayes, Traci Sakosits, Richie Rivera; and Robert Lobetta and the Sebastian Creative Team (Shay Dempsey, Marylle Koken, Claudio Lazo) all served outstanding presentations.

 

Hosted by Carole Protat and Sal Mauceri, the evening was celebratory and super-fun, especially with judges including Oscar Blandi, celebrity stylist Christian Wood, Sebastian Artist Danny Lozada and salon owner Frank Marasco! There was someone missing, though—Fabio Sementilli. Carole and Sal announced the creation of a Coty Professional scholarship specifically for hairdressers who want to enter competitions like TrendVision, in honor of Fabio’s “mentor or enter” mantra and his dedication to elevating hairdressers everywhere. 

 

GALLERY: See the backstage photos and the onstage action!

 

The competition has three categories, with different prizes for each:

  • COLOR VISION: Open to hairdresser of all ages, this category recognizes best-in-class color work. The Gold winner will represent his/her country at the International TrendVision Awards in London in October, plus they will work on an editorial photo shoot for Vogue!
  • CREATIVE VISION: This category offers the freedom to express creativity by either a cut and finish or dressing hair with an editorial feel. The Gold winner gets to represent his/her country at the International TrendVision Awards, plus they will work backstage with top Wella artists at New York Fashion Week.
  • STUDENT: Open to students and recent graduates, this category recognizes best-in-class overall look. The Gold winner will receive a professional kit with a retail value of $2,000!

 

Keep scrolling to see photos from the artistic presentations and find out who won every category! Congratulations to all of the winners, and we’ll see you in London at the International TrendVision awards!

 

Akin Konizi & the HOB Creative Team: “Our presentation focuses on HOB’s vision of hair that has been inspired by the different subcultures of London’s fashion scene. Beauty is in the eye of the tribal leader.”

Stunning work from the HOB Creative Team, led by four-time British Hairdresser of the Year Akin Konizi.

 

Team North America: Josh Wagner, Sonya Dove, Omar Antonio and Anthony Cole: M.A.A.N (Masculinity, Androgyny, Alternative, Non-Conformity) is a collection displaying masculinity through hair, fashion and music, with a new take on some of the most iconic eras in Men’s’ Fashion.

 

Inspired by Abbey Road, the M.A.N.N. presentation celebrated masculinity in all forms.

 

The Sassoon Academy Creative Team: Mark Hayes, Traci Sakosits, Richie Rivera: “Beauty liberated through the medium of imagery, movement and sound.”

 

An incredible crystallized model from the Sassoon Academy presentation.

 

Robert Lobetta and the Sebastian Creative Team (Shay Dempsey, Marylle Koken, Claudio Lazo): “The presentation showcases a twisted elegance that is used as an instrument to tell a story, to move the eye around and engage the viewer. We aim for a sense of movement and intricacy.”

 

Industry icon Robert Lobetta created this headpiece decades ago. The Sebastian Creative Team used it in their fantastic presentation.

 

And now for the winners…

 

COLOR VISION 

 

Katie Manselle from Culture Hair Studio in Durham, N.C. took the U.S. Color Vision Gold title.

U.S. Color Vision Gold

Katie Manselle / Culture Hair Studio, Durham, N.C.

 

U.S. Color Vision Silver

Michael Haase / PlatinumBlack, Los Angeles

 

U.S. Color Vision Bronze

Michelle Schlottman / Mario Tricoci, Crystal Lake, Ill.

 

John Carreiro of Carreiro The Studio in Victoria, B.C. took Canadian Color Vision Gold.

 

Canadian Color Vision Gold

John Carreiro / Carreiro The Studio, Victoria, B.C.

 

Canadian Color Vision Silver

Eryn Wall / The Headroom, Paradise, N.L.

 

Canadian Color Vision Bronze

Tatiana Shevtsova / Attivo Salon, Burlington, Ontario

 

Jose Quinones from Peter Cardon Salon, San Juan, Puerto Rico, took home the Puerto Rico Color Vision Gold award.

 

Puerto Rico Color Vision Gold

Jose Quinones / Peter Cardon Salon, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Puerto Rico Color Vision Silver

Ruth Carrasquillo / Ruth Carrasquillo Salon, Ponce, Puerto Rico

 

Puerto Rico Color Vision Bronze

Antoni Flores Virellan / The Salon By Sheilan, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

 

CREATIVE VISION

 

U.S. Creative Vision Gold winner Shirley Gordon from Strands Hair Studio, Wheaton, M.D.

 

U.S. Creative Vision Gold

Shirley Gordon / Strands Hair Studio, Wheaton, M.D.

 

U.S. Creative Vision Silver

Tiffany Deliberto / Mario Tricoci, Schaumburg, Ill.

 

U.S. Creative Vision Bronze

Recon Hutchinson / Soren Salon, Atlanta, Ga.

 

Daniel Grieco from Salon Gaboa in Maple, Ontario took Canadian Creative Vision Gold.

 

Canadian Creative Vision Gold

Daniel Grieco / Salon Gaboa, Maple, Ontario

 

Canadian Creative Vision Silver

Nick Themistocleous / Salon Afif, Toronto, Ontario

 

Canadian Creative Vision Bronze

Cristina Priletta / Salon Augustin, Montreal, Quebec

 

Glory Avilés from U Salon, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, won Puerto Rico Creative Vision Gold.

 

Puerto Rico Creative Vision Gold

Glory Avilés / U Salon, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

 

Puerto Rico Creative Vision Silver

Emmanuel Torres Gratacos / VIP Hair Studio, Villalba, Puerto Rico

 

Puerto Rico Creative Vision Bronze

Julyiennie Olmo / Beyond Salon, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

STUDENT

 

Maria de Lourdes Valentin Narvaez of Modern Hairstyling Studio, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, took the U.S. Student Gold title.

 

U.S. Student Gold

Maria de Lourdes Valentin Narvaez / Modern Hairstyling Studio, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

 

U.S. Student Silver

Katie Echels / Ogle School, Denton, Texas

 

U.S. Student Bronze

Jaileen Velez Huertes / Modern Hairstyling Studio, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

 

Canadian Student Gold winner Sandra Du from Texture Hair Salon, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Canadian Student Gold

Sandra Du / Texture Hair Salon, Ottawa, Ontario 

 

Canadian Student Silver

Aliyyah Phady / Marvel Beauty School London, Cambridge, Ontario

 

Canadian Student Bronze 

Kim Turner / Voodoo Hair Studio, St. Albert, Alberta

 

Katie Echels, a student at Ogle School in Denton, Texas, took the People’s Choice Award, chosen by Instagram users.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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