Wella Professionals has announced the top finalists for Australia and New Zealand TrendVision 2018, showcasing bold cut and colour work from 40 finalists that clearly display our industry’s talent, writes McKenna Uhde.

Each year the brand encourages all passionate and creative-thinking hairdressers to submit their best interpretations of Wella Professionals’ latest colour and styling trends in a prestigious and inspiring competition – and this year is no exception. The 40 finalists proved their talents with unique creations showcasing a forward-thinking creative vision.

“Wella Professionals TrendVision offers a spectacular platform for true creativity, where stylists can showcase their skills and craftsmanship – no boundaries, only imagination and inspiration,” said Coty Professional Beauty ANZ Education Director Gina Thomas. “Being the biggest event in our education calendar, TrendVision is an opportunity for Australia and New Zealand to be recognised at a global level, proudly showcasing our biggest talents.”

The 40 talented finalists from both countries will move forward in the competition in either the Color Vision or Creative Vision categories for the national award. For those that can make it out the other side, international opportunities and bragging rights are on the table.

“Wella Professionals is committed to providing the industry with a world class competition that is dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary talent of our hairdressers in Australia and New Zealand. It is a chance to, not only compete for the opportunity to share your work on an international stage, but to come together for a night of creative inspiration and celebration,” said Coty Professional Beauty ANZ General Manager, Jerome Toulza. “I would like to thank our amazing judges, for there is no great hairdressing competition without great, industry acclaimed, independent judges. Congratulations to our New Zealand and Australian finalists.”

The handpicked industry acclaimed judges came together this week to choose the best of the best creative and color visionaries. Here are the 40 finalists:


Shannon Bunn – Oscar Oscar salons

Caroline Daoud – Uva Salon

Tanya Grant – Joey Scandizzo Salon

Jack Horton – Jack Horton Hair Boutique

Kristie Kesic – Stelios Papas Toowong

Giuseppe Mancuso – Rokk Ebony

Birdie Meehan – Joey Scandizzo Salon

Elena Nardone – Rokk Ebony

Steph Patridge – Joey Scandizzo Salon

Sade Webb – Que Colour


Ryan David Brown – Joey Scandizzo Salon

Amy Gaudie – Urban Chic

Kimberly Hazelton – Revolution Hairdressing Wilston

Natalia Humphrey – Joey Scandizzo Salon

Hayley Keep – Earth Wind Fire Hair

Jess Lazarus – Rokstar

Georgia Plummer – Cast

Elizabeth Shedwick – Toni & Guy

Chung-yang Su – Rokk Ebony

Ben Wright – Rixon Hair


Josh Angell – French Revolver Studio

Anna Bell – Toni & Guy

Amanda Buckingham – Zaibatsu Hair Art

Jess De Beer – Zaibatsu Hair Art

Kimberly Dunn – Zaibatsu Hair Art

Devo Weigang Peng – studio C

James Rossi – Toni & Guy

Nicole Sanders – Zaibatsu Hair Art

Shannon Quin – Salon One Hair & Beauty

Mandy Taylor – Zaibatsu Hair Art


Jamie Barkat – Ktizo Hair And Skin

Anthony Bayer – Anthony Bayer Hair

Tyler Berland – Zaibatsu Hair Art

Mikaela Campbell – Opulence

Jay Jin – studioC

Kerrie Jordan – Kn Colab

Rita Kaire – Blow Hair Co

Liana King – Moha

Jackson Rode – Zaibatsu Hair Art

Jaimee Smith – Zaibatsu Hair Art

Congrats to the talented TrendVision finalists and best of luck in the next round!

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