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COTY Professional Beauty recognizes Industry Visionaries at 2019 Beauty Envision Awards presented by TrendVision

Monday, 22 July 2019 20:43

Last night, 27 top hairstylists and nail artist professionals from the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada came together for the inaugural COTY Professional North American Beauty Envision Awards presented by TrendVision at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California.

The Beauty Envision Awards presented by TrendVision is a competition for salon professionals who are ready to influence the very definition of beauty with the art they create.

This competition replaces the Wella Professionals’ TrendVision Awards and the Sebastian Professional’s What’s Next Awards.

Guests cheered on finalists, who were narrowed down from over 5,000 entries, competing in eight beauty categories ranging from “nail art” to “complete transformation”, creating looks around the “Kaleidoscope” theme during the live competition. This year’s theme challenged competitors to capture the complex patern of constantly changing colors and shapes tied to the idea that life is constantly evolving, as is the beauty industry.

Finalists in each category were mentored and judged by a group of leading professionals in their field. Mentors guided finalists towards achieving their final looks representing the “Kaleidoscope” theme, while judges looked for high levels of innovation, technique, skill and creative interpretation of the theme.

  • Editorial Hair was mentored by Anthony Cole and judged by Dafydd Thomas
  • Bridal Hair was mentored by Diane Stevens and judged by Whitney Burkhart
  • Total Transformation was mentored Caroline Kim and judged by Kim Bruce
  • FUTURE Star was mentored by Brenton Lee and judged by Stephen Moody
  • Men’s Hair was mentored by Josh Wagner and judged by Mark Bustos
  • Creative Hair was mentored by Marylle Koken and judged by Shay Dempsey
  • Nail Art was mentored by Suzi Moskal and judged by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann
  • Color Artist of the Year – US was mentored by Sonya Dove and judged by Ryan Weeden
  • Color Artist of the Year– CA was mentored by Dana Lyseng and judged by Ryan Weeden

Finalists demonstrated their range of skills and creativity with the desire to be recognized as an industry standout in their prospective categories. The night included a creative presentation from Wella Professionals Global Ambassador Darren Ambrose. The presentation’s multi-model experience nodded to major moments in fashion and pop culture.

Separate from the eight categories competing live, two categories named winners prior to the evening. Jose R. Quinones of the Peter Cardon Salon received the “Elite” award, which is an invitation only category that recognizies the industry’s most influential and creative artists part of the COTY Professional Beauty organization. Additionally, the talented stylists at the Harlot Salon were awarded the “Salon Team” prize for their collective mastery of skill and creativity in cutting and styling.

Here are the 2019 Beauty Envision Awards winners:

“Editorial Hair” sponsored by ghd: Carly Purdy (CA), Valvano Salon
“Bridal Hair” sponsored by NIOXIN: Shakhnoza Azimova (US), Affinity Hair Academy
“Total Transformation” sponsored by Kadus: Daniel Lozada (PR), Saline Salon
“FUTURE STAR” sponsored by COTY School Program: Bryan Nieves Santana (PR), Modern Hairstyling Institute
“Men’s Hair” sponsored by SebMan: Adrean de la Parra (US), The Kingly Hair Group Salon
“Creative Hair” sponsored by Sebastian Professional: Nico Norris (US), Vamp Hair Studio
“Nail Art” sponsored by OPI: Amy Hwang (CA), Kumi Nail Beauty Bar
“Color Artist of the Year” sponsored by Wella Professionals-US: Emma Hancock, Moriah Brandon’s Hair Salon
“Color Artist of the Year” sponsored by Wella Professionals-CA: Elena Bogdanets, Figaro Salon
Mentor of the Year: Dani Zaugg (US), Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design
People’s Choice Awards: Nico Norris (US), Vamp Hair Studio

Wella Professionals’ “Color Artist of the Year” winners received:
• $5,000 Visa gift card
• $1,000 Wella studio voucher
• 12-month Ongoing Digital education: Business & technical teachings
• An invitation to attend and compete in the International TrendVision Creative Retreat in Seville, Spain in March 2020

All other category winners received:
• $5,000 Visa gift card
• $1,000 Wella studio voucher (flights + hotel must be booked on their own)
• 12-month Ongoing Digital education: Business & technical teachings

The evening was complete with a $100,000 pledge from COTY Professional Beauty to Make Your Mark, a campaign that aims to transform traditional perceptions about careers in beauty and raise awareness of the career opportunities, possibilities and potential available to licensed beauty professionals.

For more information, and to view the 2019 Beauty Envision Awards replay, go to

  • Salon Team of the Year: Harlot Salon

  • Elite Award: Jose R. Quinones

  • Mentor of the Year: Dani Zaugg

  • People’s Choice Award & Creative Hair Award: Nico Norris

  • Editorial Hair Award: Carly Purdy

  • Bridal Hair Award: Shakhnoza Azimova

  • Total Transformation: Daniel Lozada

  • FUTURE Star: Bryan Nieves Santana

  • Men's Hair Award: Adrean de la Parra

  • Nail Art: Amy Hwang

  • “Color Artist of the Year” sponsored by Wella Professionals-CA: Elena Bogdanets

  • “Color Artist of the Year” sponsored by Wella Professionals-US: Emma Hancock

  • Darren Ambrose

  • Darren Ambrose

  • Darren Ambrose

  • Make your Mark check presentation


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