It’s event season again! Sebastian Professional kicks off the new year of the What’s Next Awards, challenging students and professionals who dare to take their creativity to the stage in order to reach the next level in their careers!
Each year Sebastian Professional releases a hair collection that inspires contestant’s hair style entries. This year the collection is Metamorphik. Metamorphik is a collection that was inspired by nature at its most creative; it represents unexpected extremes, consisting of two powerful but opposing raw elements, volcanic ash and carnauba wax. Metamorphik ignites the power of self-expression allowing artist to change the state of hair and unlock new possibilities for artistry.
The best news of all? You can now watch it live from your phones or computers using the links that ESTETICA gives you below. Mark your calendars on Sunday February 21st to get a stream live from Miami. Below are your options!
1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/SebastianPro starting at 8 pm (EST)
2. OR Go to the webcast: bit.ly/WNALive
When you log in this Sunday, you will get to see the Sebastian Professional Team who will be in charge of the skilled on stage presentation including Diva Poulos, Omar Antonio, Anthony Cole, Marylle Koken and Daniel DiTommaso. But the ones with the most difficult job, in charge of judging the talented 9 finalists will include:
- Michael Polsinelli – Global Artistic Director for Sebastian Professional
Shay Dempsey – Global Artistic Director for Sebastian Professional
Maggie Mulhern – Beauty and Fashion Editor for Modern Salon
Oliver Shortall – 2015 WNA Professional Category Winner
They will have the final word on which three stylists of the nine finalists will take home the grand prizes in each category. Here at ESTETICA, we took the liberty to describe them for you so you know just who to follow and keep on your radar for this weekend when you tune in – see their work here!
STUDENT CATEGORY FINALISTS
Safiya Aboaen // HL Cuts Above, Niagara Falls, ON
Kimberly Hatton // Beau Monde Academy, Portland, OR
Randi Green // Ogle School Forth Worth, Fort Worth, TX
The lucky winner in the Student Category section will win $1000 cash prize, a photoshoot with top trade magazine, and a stylist starter kit valued at over $1,000!!
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY FINALISTS
Brianna Sherman // Studio 78, San Marcos, CA
Alisha Jurkevicz // Red, Austin, TX
Stella Damaris Earlewine // Liberty Salon, Palm Springs, CA
The lucky winner in the Professional Category will win $1000 cash prize, a photoshoot with top trade magazine, and an all-inclusive trip to nyc to assist backstage at NY Fashion Week.
AFFILIATED ARTIST CATEGORY FINALISTS
Benjamin Manista // MC Hair Consultants, Akron, OH
Natalie Stalter // Salon Kingston, Los Angeles, CA
John-Paul Colombo // HairAfter, Aurora, ON
The lucky winner in the Affiliated Artist Category will win $1000 cash prize, a photoshoot with top trade magazine, and an all-inclusive creative day of mentorship with top Sebastian artist in LA!!
Finalists will compete LIVE in Miami on Sunday February 21st, 2016 in Miami… make sure to tune in and stay updayed with ESTETICA’s coverage LIVE from Miami!