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June 9, 2015

North American TrendVision Finalists Announced!

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They put their blood, sweat and tears into creating the most cutting-edge looks they could envision, and now the votes are in. More than 1,200 innovative colorists, ambitious young stylists and aspiring beauty school students rose to the challenge of creating their interpretations of Wella Professionals annual trend collection which focused on Journey of Enlightenment and Uncharted Territories. The talented stylists who will compete in Wella Professionals North American Trend Vision Awards (NATVA) in Las Vegas on July 19 have been selected to compete in one of three categories: StudentYoung Talent or Color. As one of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious and truly international creative competitions, Wella Professionals annual TrendVision competition offers young stylists and talented colorists a chance to showcase their passion and talent to the world. The Gold winners of NATVA will go on to represent their respective countries at the International Trend Vision Awards (ITVA) in Berlin, Germany on November 22, 2015.


During the live competition, 44 finalists from the Unites States and Canada will demonstrate their skill set and instinctive sense of creativity in hopes of being crowned one of hairdressing’s rising stars of the future. Finalists will bring their artistic interpretations to life for a panel of leading beauty industry experts including: Eden Sassoon, Whitney Port and Andy Lecompte. Judges will evaluate each look based on criteria specific to the finalists’ category, including overall look, technique and creative expression. In addition to the live competition and awards, the evening will showcase an inspiring lineup of artistic demonstrations from some of the best hairdressing talent the industry has to offer.


Congratulations to the North American finalists! Good luck to all in Vegas! And now, onto the finalists!




Color Vision
Bradford Holshouser  – Beaux Art Salon
Brenton  Lee – Brenton Lee Salon
Heather McGowen – Planet Salon
Irene Urias – Hairroin Salon
Jennifer Zawislak –  Mario Tricoci Salon
Katie Manselle – Ananda Hair Studio
Michael Haase – Salon Platinum Black
Stacie McIlwain – CCU College


Young Talent
Alisha Basham – London Hair Studios
Amy Whitaker – Ergun Tercan European Salon
Brett Wyatt – Bijin Salon and Spa
Enrique  Lemus – Davids Beautiful People
Erika Nash – Root Salon
Sara Guarducci – Dieci Lifestyle Spa
Taylor Roles – Bijin Salon and Spa
Tiffany Bernard – Union Salon South


Amanda Casey – Ogle School
Christina  Van Allen –  Hays Academy of Hair Design
Dario Araujo – Avalon School of Cosmetology
Elizaveta Solovyeva – Bellus Academy
Julie  Richard J- ohn Ridgel’s Academy of Beauty
Kimberly Hatton – Beau Monde Academy
Laura  Kevil  – Pivot Point Academy
Randi Green – Ogle School




Color Vision
Damien Carvery – Texture Hair Salon
Ilona Garson – Jet Black Hair & Studio
Melissa Tremblay – Coiffure Pro Style
Natalie Thompson – Texture Hair Salon
Rodrigo Araneda – Olab Coiffeurs
Sandro Saccoccia – Salon Gaboa
Suzanne Pack – Texture Hair Salon


Young Talent
Aleksandra Maksic – Onare Salon
Cristina Prioletta – Salon Samuel Augustin
Jessy Lachance – R&M Coiffure
Paige Ingram – Union Salon
Vanessa Vandenbroucke – Olab Coiffeurs
Vicky Busque – Toque & Cie
Ziad El-zoor – Textures Hair Salon


Angelica Grasso – Marvel Beauty
David Dwyer – Donato Academy of Hairstyling
Jane Lambert – Donald Proulx
Melina Tzinevrakis – Studio Caract’hair
Michael Sauvaget – Donato Salon & Spa
Shara Maryelle – Charrette R&M Coiffure