22 April 2024

Tia Gentles: Meet the Denman Global Stage Star Winner 2022!

UK finalist Tia Gentles of Wispers Hair confronted other global finalists on stage to win the 2022 Denman Global Stage Star award and a career transforming year of perks and opportunities.

On Monday 10th October at Salon International, Tia Gentles won the Denman’s Stage Star on the HJ Stage and won a career transforming year of perks and opportunities. This year the Stage Star UK finalists were joined by the very first Stage Star USA winner. USA Stage Star Winner, Eric Wright of Eric Marshall Salon flew in from Nashville, Tennessee to compete. On stage were also Freelance Stylist Emma Dixon, and Kirsty Innes of Salon Studio 2 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The competition consisted of an on-stage presentation that would showcase their skills to a live audience. Charlotte Grant-West, Editor of Hairdressers Journal was a judge on the panel. There was also the iconic hair duo Gary Hooker and Michael Young. Denman Ambassador Georgia Bell and Denman Ambassador Brandon Messinger were also on the panel. Competitors shook off their nerves and wowed the crowd and the judges with their skills, product knowledge and confident presentation. However, there can only be one winner and after much deliberation from the judges Tia Gentles took the title. Tia’s high impact communication, connection to the audience and beautiful model presentation ensured her win.

Tia will now receive a dedicated photographic collection shoot with the super-talented Desmond Murray! In addition, she will enjoy full year of education and creative guidance from world leading academy Allilon. Of course there had to be one-to-one sessions with a host of Denman Ambassadors as well! Over the course of the next 12 months the winner will have the opportunity to work with the Denman team on their creative shoots. Tia will also attend prestigious industry events and gala dinners, work on product development and – of course – receive a comprehensive set of all Denman products and tools!

Tia said “What an incredible experience. I never imagined I might actually win! I couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead. It would be wonderful to enter the BHA’s, as the previous winner did. I am also looking forward to learning more and building my confidence and experience!”


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