A remarkable legacy, TrendVision is still the first and only hairdressing competition showcased on a national and international level.
Wella Education Director of Australia and New Zealand, Gina Thomas
It’s one of the global industry’s most followed competitions. Wella TrendVision is a celebration of talent emerging and established; an exploration of colour, shape, texture and total style – for the salon to the studio and the moments in-between.
This year held in Brisbane and hosted by none other than the great brother and son duo Benni and Kristian Tognini, a luminary crowd including this year’s 40 finalists gathered to celebrate the winners, yes, but this spectacular industry as whole – a colourful community unlike any other.
“TrendVision is an integral part of Wella’s commitment to celebrate and elevate hairdressing talent. It is a truly life changing opportunity for Australian and New Zealand hairdressers and gives them the opportunity to have their work recognised on a national and international level. A remarkable legacy, TrendVision is still the first and only hairdressing competition showcased on a national and international level,” said Wella’s Education Director of Australia and New Zealand, Gina Thomas.
A catwalk show displayed the live version of each finalists’ photographic submission-slash-interpretation of Wella Professionals’ Pure Chroma Nontouring trend before an elite judging panel cast their votes. The line-up? Frank Apostolopoulos, Belinda Jeffrey, Lee Cohen, Atilio Dusa, Kylie Hayes, Justin Pace, Deanna Parker and Guy Roberts. A collective leaving no question around the awarded winners for 2018.
This year the prestigious Creative Vision Gold Award was won by FAME team member Elizabeth Shedwick of TONI&GUY (Australia) and Jackson Rodeka of Zaibatsu Hair Art (New Zealand). The Color Vision Gold Award was won by Tanya Grant of Joey Scandizzo Salon (Australia) and Anna Bell of TONI & GUY (New Zealand). A collective of four currently getting their passports in check with an impending trip to Portugal in November where they’re destined to compete as part of the International TrendVision Awards platform.
In a further testament to the power of collaboration, hero Wella ANZ artists teamed up in the presentation of one ultimate runway show. Wella Professionals ANZ Colour Directors Jack Morton and Marie Uva pushed Color Fresh CREATE to new heights while ANZ System Professional Creative Directors Uros Mikic and Richi Grisillo showcased the energy of the brand’s new, care-infused treatment and styling range. Last but not least, ANZ Sebastian Professional Creative Director, Brad Lepper and Jayne Wild of Wild Life Hair brought high street to the stage with reimagined urban inspirations.
A further congratulations to the below Wella TrendVision medalists:
- SILVER Creative Vision: Ryan David Brown of Joey Scandizzo Salon (Australia) and Jay Jin of Studio C (New Zealand)
- SILVER Colour Vision: Kristie Kesic or Stelios Papas Toowong (Australia) and Devo Weigang Peng of Studio C (New Zealand)
- BRONZE Creative Vision: Kimberley Hazelton of Revolution HairdressingWilston (Australia) and Jamie Barakat of Ktizo Hair & Skin (New Zealand)
- BRONZE Colour Vision: Caroline Daoud of Uva Salon (Australia) and Shannon Quin of Salon One Hair & Beauty (New Zealand)
- Australia Apprentice Winner: Caroline Daoud (Uva Salon)
- New Zealand Apprentice Winner: Jackson Rodeka (Zaibatsu Hair Art)
- Australia Salon Team Winner: Joey Scandizzo Salon
- New Zealand Salon Team Winner: Zaibatsu Hair Art