Wella Professionals International Trend Vision Award Winners Announced

photo courtesy of Amy Dodds

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, 83 competitors from 44 countries vied for one of hairdressing’s top honors: being crowned a Wella Professionals International Trend Vision Award winner. Entrants were tasked with interpreting Wella Professional’s seasonal trends in either the Creative Vision or Color Vision category. After multiple rounds of regional events, the winners from each country flew to London to participate in a live styling event during the U.K.’s world-renowned trade show, Salon International. A panel of esteemed judges, including color legend Annie Humphreys (who was also presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award earlier in the evening), Wella Professionals Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman, Wella’s new Global Color Ambassador Andreas Kurkowitz, and Instagram star Larissa Love, as well as winners from last year’s competition, judged contestants in the Creative Vision and Color Vision categories. And viewers from around the world weighed in on their favorites for the People’s Choice award. And the winners are:


Platinum award winner: Mana Dave, New Zealand, Blaze. Photo courtesy of Amy Dodds 

  • People’s Choice: Taner Yildiz, Turkey, Yildirim Ozdemir
  • Bronze: Vic Chung, Taiwan, Una Hair Salon
  • Silver: Alexander De Lara, Philippines, Jing Monis Salon
  • Gold: Jose Quinones, Puerto Rico, Peter Cardon Salon
  • Platinum: Mana Dave, New Zealand, Blaze


Platinum Award Winner: Kylie Hanes, New Zealand, Moha Hairdressing. Photo courtesy of Amy Dodds
  • People’s Choice: Kai Jung, South Korea, Juno Hair
  • Bronze: Chu Lin, Taiwan, Una Hair Salon
  • Silver: Marina Krushelnitskaia, Russia, Osipov Image Studio
  • Gold: Gisleine Bernhardt, Brazil, Casa Celuqueria
  • Platinum: Kylie Hayes, New Zealand, Moha Hairdressing

About: For over 130 years, Wella has been delivering innovations and services that enable hairdressers’ creativity. The company’s story begins in 19th century Germany, with the vision and passion of one hairdresser, Franz Stroher. More information is available at www.wella.com.


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