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Wella Professionals’ Trend Vision 2010 Update

Judges at the Wella Professionals Trend Vision 2010 had their work cut out for them, with emerging young talents nationwide vying for pole position in this annual competition where stylists choose to compete in one of the trend categories created by Wella Professionals trend forecasters and by Global Creative Directors Josh Wood and Eugene Souleiman.

This year’s trends—Nomad Couture, Techno Poetry, Midnight Stage and Nature’s Goddess--illustrate the many facets and dimensions of women today, be they urban chic, modern, self-confident, or extroverted.

The US finalists were selected by Wella Professionals top artists, Sonya & Christopher Dove, Aubrey Loots and Josh Banks and attended the Trend Vision Awards in Toronto, Canada on October 4th, 2010, where they competed with Canadian finalists in a full day of competition and a chance to represent their country at the International Trend Vision Awards in Paris on November 5.

Stylists competed in one of two categories:
YOUNG TALENT: Open to hairdressers of 30 years of age or younger, this category honors the best in class interpretation of a Trend Vision 2010 trend that delivers an overall look.
COLOR: The color category is open to stylists of all ages, and recognizes exceptional color work interpreting a Trend Vision 2010 trend.

The USA finalists in both categories were:
Color Category:
Eric Wennberg Coupe Rokei Salon - Seattle WA
Heather Baggett Rumm Color Studio - Alpharetta GA
Leonard Golonka Dicci Salon - Livingston NJ
Amy Nilles Mario Tricoci Salons - Naperville IL
Dean Lunniss Tint School of Makeup & Cosmetology - Irving TX

Young Talent Category
Garrett Markenson Garrett Markenson Coiffure - Valencia CA
Anthony Cress Salon Gregories - Newport Beach CA
Mark Debolt Trés Jolie Salon - S. Minneapolis MN
Brenton Lee Salon Sessions Studio - Pasadena CA
Ruth Rivas Salon Sessions Studio - Pasadena CA

Judges for this year’s award came from both the US, including stylist Nick Arrojo, colorist Aura Friedman, and beauty editor Karie Frost from Beauty Launchpad, and Canadian judges Frank Marasco owner of Touch of Class Salon and Nhi An from Sassoon Academy. In Toronto, both US and Canadian stylists expressed how they envisioned one of the four trends.

Before the actual award presentations, guests were treated to a P&G Salon Professional Hi-Definition Show, where Nick Arrojo and the Sebastian Artistic Team gave free reign to their creativity in presenting its latest Pharos of Form collection. Jason Schwind also represented Nioxin, while fabio Sementilli presented other Wella Professional seasonal looks.

This year’s North America winners were:
US Color Category
Bronze: Leonard Golonka, Dieci Salon, Linvingston, NJ for Techno Poetry
Silver: Amy Nilles, Mario Tricoci Salons, Naperville, IL for Techno Poetry
Gold: Eric Wennberg, Coupe Rokei Salon, Seattle, WA for Techno Poetry
Canadian Color Category
Bronze: Chelsea Renaud, Texture Hair Salon & Spa, Ottowa for Nomad Couture
Silver: Guillaume Fafard, Sociѐtѐ Beautѐ, St. Bruno, PQ for Techno Poetry
Gold: Kelly Ferreira, Reshaped Hair Salon, Milton, Ont for Techno Poetry
US Young Talent
Bronze: Brenton Lee, Salon Sessions Studio, Pasadena, CA for Midnight Stage
Silver: Ruth Riva, Salon Sessions Studio, Pasadena, CA for Nomad Couture
Gold: Mark Debolt, Tres Jolie Salon, St. Minneapolis, MN for Midnight Stage
Canadian Young Talent
Bronze: Mujda Sultani, Hair Xtacy, Burlington, Ont for Nomad Couture
Silver: Jade Francoeur-Cloutier, Miuz Equipe Crѐative, Trois-Rivieres, Que for Techno Poetry
Gold: Erin Wall, The Head Room, St. John’s, New Foundland for Techno Poetry

For the first time Wella Professionals USA included a student category and a stylist choice award.

Winners included:
US Student Category
Lydia Mykal, Bellus School, San Diego, CA
Stylist Choice Award
US
Color Category: Eric Wennberg, Coupe Rokei Salon, Seattle, WA
Young Talent: Anthony Cress, Salon Gregories, Newport Beach, Ca.
Canada
Color Category: Nick Pascetta, Images Salon & Spa, Toronto, On.
Young Talent: Nick Titi, Images Salon & Spa, Toronto, On.

Bringing the US and Canada onto the same stage got competitive sparks flying for this event. Congratulations to the winners and best of luck for the even bigger event in Paris next month. The International Trend Vision competition is set to take place in Paris, on Sunday November 7th. For more information, please visit www.wellausa.com.

Posted on 19.10.2010

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