Lisbon hosted 76 participants from 43 countries in the 16th edition of Wella Professionals’ International Trendvision Awards, conducting mentoring sessions and eventually announcing who would be taking home gold in categories of CreativeVision and ColorVision. Australia is arriving home victorious, with our own Tanya Grant from Joey Scandizzo alon winning the ColorVision title against talented global competition.
The winners of their respective National TrendVision Awards from each country congregated for the event for exclusive coaching from industry leaders, including Australia’s own Renya Xydis. The event was formatted as a two-day Creative Retreat, elevating the talent of the national winners through mentoring, training and challenges, and emboldening the Wella Professionals family as a whole.
“The Wella family talent in Australia and New Zealand is unparalleled. Tanya’s phenomenal achievement as International ColorVision 2018 Award recipient is a testament to this,” said Gina Thomas, the brand’s education director for Australia and New Zealand. “We extend a huge congratulations to Tanya. Wella TrendVision is an integral part of Wella’s commitment to celebrate and elevate our incredible ANZ talent. It is a truly life changing opportunity for Australian and New Zealand hairdressers, giving them an opportunity to showcase their work on a global scale. 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.”
Beyond the new formatting, the event also had an expanded digital engagement plan to show off the work to a global audience and offer a behind the scenes perspective. Throughout the event, finalists and teams guided by the mentors were judged on a number of different criteria include social media engagement, editorial acumen, colour work and more, beyond the pinnacle CreativeVision and ColourVision awards.
The awards hosted three finalists from Australia and New Zealand, including Anna Bell of TONI&GUY Auckland, New Zealand, Elizabeth Shedwick of TONI&GUY, Paddington NSW and Jackson Rodeka of Zaibatsu Salon, New Zealand. Renya was also an Aussie ambassador, as a mentor and leader of a creative show.
Congratulations to these finalists and particularly to Tanya who proved once again the enormous depth of Australia’s hair talent on a global stage.
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