Wella Professionals Recognizes Top Talent at 2018 North American TrendVision Awards

Descending on the Entertainment Capital of the World, 37 contestants from the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada came together in glamourous Las Vegas this July for Wella Professional’s coveted TrendVision Awards. Celebrating exceptional hairdressing talent and creativity, TrendVision provides stylists with the opportunity to engage with the latest trends in styling to take hair artistry to the next level.

Hosted at Caesars Palace, the North American contestants participated in a live competition, creating show-stopping looks inspired by the trends released globally at the 2017 International TrendVIsion Awards: Nontouring SS’18 trend and Pure Chroma AW’18 trend. Nontouring features a warm palette and soft edges derived from seasonless, non-gender beauty, while Pure Chroma features a bold color palette of steel blues and gray pulled through to reds and nudes creating a monochromatic look representative of the technology and innovations that enable the talent of the hairdresser.

Finalists competed for Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes in three different categories. The gold winners in both Creative Vision and Color Vision will go on to represent their respective country at the International TrendVision Awards this November in Lisbon, Portugal.

U.S. Gold Winners: 

Creative Vision: Edison Lu, &Hair Lounge, New York, NY

Color Vision: Emma Hancock, Moriah Brandons Salon, Altamonte Springs, FL

Canada Gold Winners: 

Creative Vision: Robert Rella, Salon Gaboa, Woodbridge, CA

Color Vision: Daniel Grieco, Salon Gaboa, Woodbridge, ON

Puerto Rico Gold Winners: 

Creative Vision: Jaileen Vélez Huertas, Modern Hairstyling Institute, Bayamón, PR

Color Vision: Rafael Ortiz Cotto, Rafael Ortiz Salon Academy, Caguas, PR

Student Gold Winner: Julissa Alonzo Blanco, Modern Hairstyling Institute, Bayamon, PR

Mentor of the Year: Daniel Lozada