22 May 2024

UK & Ireland TrendVision Award 2021 Open for Entries

One of the most iconic hair competitions in the hairdressing calendar, the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2021 is now announcing it’s open for entries, with new categories to enter and a hybrid format combining a mixture of digital and live events, including a live final planned for October 2021.

Anyone living or working in the UK or Ireland, including independent stylists, can enter – you don’t need to be a Wella Professionals account. Entry can be on a model or headblock, on a male or female model for all categories. 

In true TrendVision Award style, this competition never stands still and is constantly evolving to cement its place as one of the most iconic hairdressing competitions. There’s a brand new category, Natural Texture Artist, which celebrates and embraces natural hair texture. In addition, Wella’s student competition, Xposure, which has an incredible 20 year heritage, has now joined the TrendVision Award 2021 competition. There are two Xposure categories, Creative Colour and Colour the Cut. 

The 2021 categories are: 

Colour Artist 

Consumer friendly hair with a focus on colour. Create a look which showcases beautiful and salon relevant hair with a focus on the colour results, shade palette and overall vision.

Colour Specialist 

Premium, commercial, wearable hair, with personalised colour placement inspired by the Wella Luxelights campaign. Showcase your mastery of Balayage/Luxelights lightening technique including root shadowing and glossing

Craft Artist 

A beautiful cut and style transformation Create a beautiful transformation combining elements of cut, colour and styling.

Editorial Look

An editorial image that reflects the Sebastian Professional brand identity Create an editorial look that reflects the Sebastian Professional attitude and submit a black & white photograph of your model look.

ghd Style Master

Expensive looking and directional hair, showcasing strong styling mastery and session lead techniques.  Exceptional styling execution with ghd stylers/hairdryers/curlers/hot brushes to produce a modern, wearable look reflective of the ‘ghd girl’: confident, bold and fearless; yet poised, empowered and polished.  

Natural Texture Artist 

A premium commercial look working with natural texture Showcase and amplify the natural texture of wavy, curly or coily hair through cut and colour to create a beautifully styled, shiny conditioned look.

Xposure Colour the Cut and Xposure Creative Colour

The student hairdressing competition. 

Colour the Cut: Showcase colour, cutting and styling skills to demonstrate a strong total hair look.

Creative Colour: Showcase the creative use of colour and its placement to create a visible hair colour maintaining hair quality and condition.

•OPI Nail Artist of the Year – launching September 2021!

In addition, the winners of Colour Artist, Colour Specialist and Craft Artist, Editorial Look, Style Master and Natural Texture Artist categories will have the chance to participate at the International TrendVision Award (see image above)

Entering TrendVision on Instagram is simple. Simply upload an image that has been created in the last 12 months and not previously entered into the competition to Instagram, ensuring that you tag in @wellahairuki and use the #NTVA2021 and relevant category #hashtag. 

The TrendVision journey is supported by an incredible online resource where all the information and inspiration you need, plus entry conditions, is available. Simply CLICK HERE 



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