It was the occasion so many in the UK hair industry have been craving; the opportunity to once more come together in the spirit of creative unity at the Grand Final of Wella Professionals’ UK & Ireland TrendVision Award 2021. And where better than London’s iconic Roundhouse to do it!?
The TrendVision Award UK & Ireland 2021 Grand Final saw more than 700 guests celebrate the many talents who made it to the final stage of this incredible competition and crown the worthy winners of 2021.
Host for the event was broadcaster and style icon, Fearne Cotton; she was also with Wella’s legendary artist, Patrick Cameron on-stage. For the first time in its history, the TrendVision Award was also live-streamed, with host, radio presenter Elspeth Pierce, who delivered a truly engaging experience for those not in the actual Roundhouse on the night. Those who were there till the early hours at an after-party with DJ Philly, who truly got the celebrations in full swing.
Oustanding Shows from Hairdressing Legends
As it always the case at TrendVision, the awards night was also a creative spectacular, with four outstanding exclusive hair shows from hairdressing industry legends. Whilst each show was completely unique, there was also one overriding thread throughout all shows: Sustainability. A subject which also mirrored Wella’s key commitment and vision perfectly. “All the shows tonight have a sustainability message at heart, which is paramount to Wella,” said Fearne.
Robert Eaton’s show entitled ‘Dark into the Light’ delivered a contemporary editorial catwalk show, inspired by light, as well as a strong sustainability and environmental message.
D&J Ambrose named their show ‘The Lost City – Orient -v- Occident’. Guests enjoyed mesmerising fusion of colour and texture, combining a nod to grunge with pure, premium colour tones as well as couture fashion-slaves sporting intense hair colour created using shades form the Koleston Perfect range of permanent hair colour.
HOB Academy presented ‘Lunascape’ – a collection of bespoke looks, encapsulating street and catwalk trends, featuring an array of classic as well as advanced cut & colours.
The spectacular show by James Earnshaw and the ghd creative team was called the ‘Jungle’ collection. It unleashed a powerful, raw mix of volume, movement and also texture, with exaggerated shapes at their finest.
Ensuring that TrendVision Award went ahead as a live event this year, despite the challenges, has been a major priority for Wella Professionals, and the end result did not disappoint! “We desperately wanted to bring the industry back together for this amazing event, also the commitment of everyone has been remarkable. This has been a special night like no other. The standard across all categories has also been incredibly high and every finalist should be proud of what they have achieved. Many congratulations to all the winners,” said Allie Hargreaves, Wella’s National Education Operations and Events Manager UK & Ireland.
And the Winners Are Announced
22 winners from eight hairdressing categories have been crowned, which are: Colour Artist (sponsored by Koleston Perfect), Colour Specialist (sponsored by Illumina Color), Craft Artist (sponsored by Color Touch), new for 2021 Natural Texture Artist (sponsored by Sebastian Professional), Style Master (sponsored by ghd) as well as Editorial Look (sponsored by Sebastian Professional). For the first time, Wella’s student competition, XPOSURE (sponsored by EIMI), was integrated into TrendVision Award, with XPOSURE Colour the Cut and XPOSURE Creative Colour categories, both of which would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and support from colleges from across the UK & Ireland. In addition, this year the competition also recognised the OPI Nail Artist of the Year which celebrates OPI’s leading nail artist in the UK.
The winners are:
Colour Artist sponsored by Koleston Perfect
UK WINNER: Gerri Stobbs, NJUK Hair & Beauty
IRELAND WINNER: Elaine Crown, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing
UK RUNNER UP: Dale Hollinshead, Hazel & Haydn Hairdressing
IRELAND RUNNER UP: Nicole McCormack, House of Colour
Colour Specialist sponsored by Illumina Color
UK WINNER: Kelly Evans, Wonderland Livingston
IRELAND WINNER: Emily Nelson, House of Colour
UK RUNNER UP: Terri Harris
IRELAND RUNNER UP: Jade Dunne, TONI&GUY Dundrum
Craft Artist sponsored by Color Touch
UK WINNER: Erin Marley, Rein & Co Hairdressing
IRELAND WINNER: Ciarán Dowd
UK RUNNER UP: Paul Paterson, Medusa Hanover Street
IRELAND RUNNER UP: Danny Malone
Natural Texture Artist sponsored by Sebastian Professional
UK & IRELAND WINNER: Shona De Rose
UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Jason O’Sullivan, Jamie Cope Hair
Style Master sponsored by ghd
UK & IRELAND WINNER: Georgia Freeman, Q Cut Hair & Beauty
UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Allan Kingsland, Zanders Hair Design
Editorial Look sponsored by Sebastian Professional
UK & IRELAND WINNER: Craig Parkinson
UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Sam Millard, Avant Garde Hair
XPOSURE sponsored by EIMI
CREATIVE COLOUR UK & IRELAND WINNER: Rebekah Daly, Crow Street Collective
CREATIVE COLOUR UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Roni Moskwa, NJUK Hair & Beauty
COLOUR THE CUT UK & IRELAND WINNER: Sharon Robertson, South Lanarkshire College
COLOUR THE CUT UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Lia Hind, TONI&GUY Blackrock
Nail Artist of the Year sponsored by OPI
UK & IRELAND WINNER: Dani Bailey
UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Emma Brock
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