On Sunday July 19th 2015 contestants from the United States and Canada and top hair professionals from across North America came together for an unforgettable evening at The ARIA Hotel and Casino. Over 2,000 guests cheered for the 44 finalists competing for the Gold, Silver and Bronze in each of the Student, Young Talent and Color categories.
Taking Gold for the U.S. were Katie Manselle in Color, Alisha Basham in Young Talent and Julie Richard in Student. Taking home top honors for Canada were Ilona Garson in Color, Paige Ingram in Young Talent and Angelica Grasso in Student. The North American gold winners of the 2015 North America Trend Vision Awards, Katie Manselle of Raleigh, NC (Color Category), and Alisha Basham of Eugene, OR (Young Talent) will join Canadian winners, Ilona Garson of Ottawa, ON (Color Category) and Paige Ingram of Vancouver, BC (Young Talent) on their way to represent the U.S. and Canada at the International Trend Vision Awards, staged in Berlin on November 22, 2015. To see coverage from the event, click here.
In addition to the live competition and awards, the evening was widely covered on social media. Throughout the event almost 3,000 Instagram users applied the hashtag #NATVA to share their behind-the-scenes photos. We've rounded up our favorite from the evening - including a snapshot from Wella brand ambassador and fashion designer, Whitney Port.