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WOW Chicago! Wella Professionals Regional TrendVision Competition

Sunday, 02 April 2017 23:23

Last weekend 20 talented stylists competed in Wella Professionals Regional TrendVision competition hosted at Venue SIX10 on Michigan Avenue.

More than 370 guests cheered on their favorite competitor in each category: Student, Creative Vision and Color Vision and enjoyed a front row seat to Top Artist presentations.

On Saturday afternoon finalists crafted their creative interpretation of their chosen 2017 Wella Professional Trend, gleaning inspiration from either the Spring/Summer trend Optical Illusion or Autumn/Winter trend Past Forward. For the regional competitions, Wella provides finalists a team of on-site experts who helped them bring their vision to life. The expert team included a wardrobe stylist, make-up artist and professional photographer. Each competitor received a professional photograph of their final look, that will serve as their entry into the National Trend Vision competition, as well as a beautiful addition to their professional portfolio.

Backstage, the judges panel which included owner of Jamison Shaw Hairdressers in Atlanta and founder of Sunlights Balayage Candy Shaw, Canada’s 2016 TrendVision Color Vision Winner Suzanne Pack, Chicago salon owner Dennis Bartolomei and Modern Salon Editor Jamie Newman, reviewed the finalists photo submissions and spoke to each finalist one-on-one.

That evening, guests were invited to view competitor’s final look and vote for their favorite via for the peoples’ choice award. Before the winners were announced guest were treated to up-close and personal artistic presentations by Wella, Sebastian and Nioxin Top Artists. Touted as  “WOW: Chicago” (World of Wella) the event not only celebrates the competition, it is a chance for local stylists to learn more about our portfolio and what inspires our leading top artists. Headlining artists included, Sonya Dove for Wella, Anthony Cole for Sebastian and Diane Stevens for Nioxin.

Meet the Winners!

Color Vision and People’s Choice Category
Dana Simoneau, Instructor at Hays Academy - Hays, KS

Creative Vision Category
Ergun Tercan, Ergun Tercan European Salon - Denver, CO

Student Category
Mykle Troye, Taylor Andrews Academy - West Jordon, UT

Winners from the regional competition are automatically entered as a semi-finalist in the national competition and win an all-expense paid trip to attend the National Trend Vision Awards in Los Angeles, California this July. For those that didn’t win, they will still be submitted (by way of their photo) into the national competition for another chance to be selected as a semi-finalist.

The next Wella Professionals Regional TrendVision Competition and WOW event will be held in New York on April 30th.  NYC Regional finalists will be announced on April 3rd.

Stylists can still enter the Wella Professionals National TrendVision Competition!
Entry Due Date (US, Puerto Rico): May 15, 2017
Entry Due Date (Canada): May 5, 2017

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  • All winners on stage

  • Color Vision Winner Dana Simoneau

  • Student Winner Mykle Troye

  • Wella Professionals Top Artist Sonya Dove shows off the different color panels in her Optical Illusion inspired final look

  • Wella Professionals Top Artist Sonya Doves Optical Illusion inspiration

  • Sonya Dove take on Wella Professionals Optical Illusion trend

  • Nioxin Top Artist Diane Stevens presenting her inspiration on stage

  • Nioxin Top Artist Diane Stevens perfecting her models curls

  • Diane Stevens inspiration model

  • Silver curls by Sebastians Anthony Cole

  • Sebastian Professional International Top Artist Anthony Cole presenting on stage

  • Editorial inspiration from Sebastian's Anthony Cole

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  • Competitors prep backstage


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