New Zealand’s Mana Dave (Blaze) and Kylie Hayes (Moha Hairdressing) have taken out Platinum at the 2017 Wella International Trend Vision Awards.
Monday 16th October saw Wella Professional’s Global contingency flock to London for this year’s Wella International Trend Vision Awards. For the first time in Wella history, two New Zealand delegates have taken out Platinum in both the Colour and Creative Vision categories respectively, beating out 83 finalists from around the world.
Collecting the Colour Vision Platinum Award for 2017 was none other than Blaze’s own Mana Dave, while Kylie Hayes of Moha Hairdressing took out the esteemed Platinum title in the Creative Vision Category. The win marks the first instance of one country scoring multiple platinum titles at an International level.
The pair competed alongside a host of international colleagues (including Aussie finalists Beau Jenkins of UVA Salon and Jack Horton of Jack Horton Hair Boutique) before an esteemed judging panel comprised of Eugene Souleiman, Dimitry Vinokurov, Pavlos Divitaris, Rosângela Barchetta, Nicola Shannon, Andreas Kurkowitz, Jayson Gray, Michio Nozawa, Annie Humphreys and Larisa Love.
“This is an absolutely incredible result for New Zealand and Australian hairdressers and we couldn’t be prouder of Kylie Hayes and Mana Dave winning Platinum Awards” said Gina Thomas, Director of Education for Wella ANZ, “To win Platinum in both Colour Vison and Creative Vision categories on the world stage has never been achieved before and is testament to the creativity of our talent. We encourage all hairdressers in Australia and New Zealand to register to Wella’s Education platform to relive the magic of the night and discover the 2018 Trends.”
General Manager for Coty Professional Beauty ANZ Jerome Toulza continued, “Wella is so thrilled for Mana Dave and Kylie Hayes, and we send them a huge congratulations. To compete and win Platinum at Wella International TrendVision is an extraordinary achievement and a life-changing opportunity. We are also incredibly proud that our Creative Director, Renya Xydis, represented ANZ live on stage with her impressive 2018 Trend Reveal. To have this level of talent coming from Australia is something to be truly proud of.”
“Wella is committed to supporting our industry in Australia and New Zealand and showcasing the extraordinary talent we have. To all our finalists and winners, the standard of work was truly exceptional and we encourage you to enter the 2018 competition and follow in our winners’ footsteps.”
Congratulations to all of the national delegates!!! Look our for our interviews with Mana Dave, Kylie Hayes, Beau Jenkins and Jack Horton in Issue 5 of The Journal Mag!
Relive the Wella ITVA magic below: