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News > Breaking News: 2018 Wella Professionals International TrendVision Winners Announced
November 3, 2018

Breaking News: 2018 Wella Professionals International TrendVision Winners Announced

The 2018 Wella Professionals International TrendVision contest took a totally new approach this year, offering 76 artists from 43 countries the chance to compete in a different kind of hair event. Held in Lisbon, Portugal, BTC was there for it all—from backstage prep to mentors working with competitors to the models’ parade and big show—so keep reading to see how TrendVision has changed and who took home the awards!

 

A shift from traditional hair competitions, the new concept is #MyCreativeRetreat—giving winning artists from across the globe the chance to learn from Wella Top Artists and collaborate on a collection from concept to creation, all while digitally chronicling the experience.

 

Lisbon offered a fantastic setting for artistic inspiration—glazed ceramic tile called “azulejos” stud the facades of centuries-old buildings and the #MyCreativeRetreat venue is on the Terreiro do Paço, one of the largest squares in Europe. Hosted by Patrick Cameron, it was a creative and beautiful event in a gorgeous historic space.

 

The 2018 International TrendVision Awards took place at the Pátio da Galé on the historic Terreiro do Paço in Lisbon, Portugal. Instagram via @wellahairusa.

 

#MyCreativeRetreat

Here’s a look at competitors’ three-day experience:

 

  • Learn about industry trends from people like Sarah Potempa (@sarahpotempa), an editorial stylist with 164k followers who shared Instagram tips, and the masterful Eugene Souleiman (@eugenesouleiman), who showcased three of his most recent Fashion Week looks. (Bonus: All of the education presented to competitors is available on the Wella Education Platform!)
  • Work with Wella Top Artists such as Sonya Dove (@sonyadove), Renya Xydis (@renyaxydis) and Matthias Herzberg (@chimoer).
  • Participate in three challenges, from creating the concept to executing the look, that result in a five-model collection created by the 10-person team.

 

Click through the slideshow to get a peek at the experience!

Eugene Souleiman recreated the look he crafted at Thom Browne's most recent show. Instagram via @wellahair.

 

The 2018 International TrendVision Awards

Wella awarded its Creative Vision and Color Vision prizes based on work each competitor submitted at his or her country’s national TrendVision event (get the scoop on the U.S. event by clicking here). Five additional prizes were also awarded based on work competitors’ did on location at #MyCreativeRetreat.

 

Creative Vision:

Showcase the highest hair craftsmanship and most creative interpretation, with a significant change to the model’s hair and an editorial edge, awarded for work carried out at the competitor’s national TrendVision event.

 

WINNER:

Sergei Chernyshev

Russia

@sergeycher03

 

 

Color Vision:

Demonstrate creativity in what is beautiful, wearable and inspiring for salon-relevant hair, awarded for work carried out at the competitor’s national TrendVision event.

 

WINNER:

Tanya Grant

@hair_by_tanyagrant

Australia

 

 

Group Collection:

Create a collection with the team’s five models that aligns with the creative brief.

 

WINNERS:

Team 8

Mentors:

Darren Ambrose @darrenambrose & Jayson Gray @jayjaygrayesq

Competitors:

Eden Hsu, Taiwan

Andy Huang, Taiwan

Jaileen Velez, Puerto Rico

Rafael Ortiz, Puerto Rico

Taisiia Romanenko, Ukraine

Iryna Radko, Ukraine

Yuliya Almetova, Netherlands

Amber Saft, Netherlands

Nikos Kouros,  Greece

 

 

Social Media Award:

Create consistent, engaging social media posts while onsite at #MyCreativeRetreat.

to document the experience and share with a global audience.

 

WINNER: 

Anastasia Petrova

Belarus

@nesteapetrova

 

 

Couture Color:

Craft excellent color aligned to a pre-determined brief while onsite at #MyCreativeRetreat.

 

WINNERS:

Team 8

Mentors:

Darren Ambrose @darrenambrose & Jayson Gray @jayjaygrayesq

Competitors:

Eden Hsu, Taiwan

Andy Huang, Taiwan

Jaileen Velez, Puerto Rico

Rafael Ortiz, Puerto Rico

Taisiia Romanenko, Ukraine

Iryna Radko, Ukraine

Yuliya Almetova, Netherlands

Amber Saft, Netherlands

Nikos Kouros,  Greece

 

 

Speak EIMI:

Create an editorial look using EIMI products while onsite at #MyCreativeRetreat.

 

WINNERS:

Team 4

Mentors:

Cyrill Brune @cyrillbrune & Matthias Herzberg @chimoer

Competitors:

Victoria Arapina, Estonia

Evelina Varatinske, Lithuania

Damian Witkowski, Poland

Anna Fabiancyck, Poland

Sergei Chernyshev, Russia

Olga Geevskaya, Russia

Tristan Hawkins, South Africa

Guy Kleinhaus, Sweden

Jessica Deleze Venetz, Switzerland

Marius Bettenmann, Switzerland

 

 

ghd Award:

Craft a “queen-maker look” using ghd tools while onsite at #MyCreativeRetreat.

 

WINNERS:

Team 1

Mentors: 

Abby Smith @abbysmithcolour & Dmitry Vinokurov @dmitriy_vinokurov 

Competitors:

Marcio Carvalho, Brazil

Christian Vazquez Lopez, Mexico

Sanya Keranen, Norway

Roxana Elena Rotaru, Romania

Lucian Ilie, Romania

Mustafa Sav, Turkey

Izzet Tabak, Turkey

Krista Ward, UK

Nikki Clifford, UK

 

 

 

Scroll through the slideshow to see every team’s collection!

Team 1. Mentored by Wella's Abby Smith and Dmitry Vinokurov. Team members: Marcio Carvalho, Color Vision Brazil; Christian Vazquez Lopez, Color Vision Mexico; Sanya Keranen, Color Vision Norway; Roxana Elena Rotaru, Creative Vision Romania; Lucian Ilie, Color Vision Romania; Mustafa Sav, Creative Vision Turkey; Izzet Tabak, Color Vision Turkey; Krista Ward, Color Vision UK; Nikki Clifford, Creative Vision UK.