Highlighting the brands’ dedication to emerging talent, TONI&GUY have named the winners of this year’s Young Talent Search Competition at the TONI&GUY Sydney 2013 Collection Launch, writes Shannon Gaitz.
Cassandra Bogaert, Editorial Winner
The contestants were judged on a photographic profile, with points allocated to total concept, style, cut and colour, makeup and model, judging both the creativity and technical execution of the entrants. The judging panel consisted of experienced professionals in all areas of the hair care industry, from styling to fashion, photography and PR.
Kirsty Middlebrook, 3rd Year Cut & Colour Winner
The TONI&GUY Young Talent Search Winners were named as the following:
Editorial Winner: Cassandra Bogaert, Cronulla
3rd Year Cut & Colour Winner: Kirsty Middlebrook, Subiaco
2nd Year Cut & Colour Winner: Camilla Heard, Cottesloe
1st Year Blow Dry & Colour Winner: Morgan Weiss, Bondi Beach
“I’m really happy about winning, it was one of my initial goals as an apprentice,” said Editorial Winner Cassandra Bogaert. “I’m just so overwhelmed! It was a great experience to start off with and I would love to do more competitions in the future.”
Camilla Heard, 2nd Year Cut & Colour Winner
First year winner Morgan Weiss agreed whole-heartedly. “The whole experience was so exciting, I didn’t quite believe it until I saw my name on the screen,” she said. “I love art and to be able to experiment with colour and put art into hair was really fun. It was like having a blank canvas and license to creativity. It has definitely influenced and pushed me, giving me a new look at my future within hairdressing.”
Morgan Weiss, 1st Year Blow Dry & Colour Winner
The winners were duly rewarded with mentorships, products and opportunities. This included training by Cayley Norman who herself was a finalist in this years’ Hair Expo Colour Technician of the Year category, and Tom Bozier of London Fashion Week fame. The lucky winners were also given label.m gift packs and 50/50 New Collection books.
The Editorial Winner will also be back stage at the TONI&GUY Collection Launch 2013 and will present her own model and look at the iconic event. This exciting opportunity indicates how TONI&GUY are once again supporting and nurturing young local talent.
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