With a new über upbeat and social media-friendly image, the 2015 edition of the Montreal ABA welcomed thousands of hairstylists, colourists and beauty professionals at Montreal’s Palais des Congrès on March 8 and 9.
Unveiling of new trends, education tips and show-stoppers galore – yes, even the legendary Robert Cromean himself was on stage at JMPS – this new crop of the ABA definitely hit its mark.
Competitions held during the day rallied show-goers to the main stage, and new ABA TV segments uploaded on the ABA’s YouTube channel gathered even more attention to this prestigious beauty showcase. The ABA’s new reinvented concept was designed by Pascal & Jérémie Concept.
Photos: Philippe Paquin
Here are this year’s competition winners:
Men’s Trend Cut & Style
1st Place: Kelly Lefebvre, Coiffure Evol
2nd Place: Christine Ouellette, CFP Antoine de St Exupery
3rd Place: Marie-Justine Deziel, Freelance
Evening Long Hair Up
1st Place: Morgan Boyle, Atlantic Hairstyling Academy
2nd Place: Marlene Lefebvre, Coiffure Evol
3rd Place: Melanie Lacasse, Salon Art Koifure
New Talent Level: Women’s Trend Cut & Style
1st Place: Alyana Salcedo, Academie St. Laurent Coiffure
2nd Place: Ileana Pop, Academie St. Laurent Coiffure
3rd Place: Marinela Imvrioti, Sophia’s Academy
Professional Level: Women’s Trend Cut & Style
1st Place: Julia Falvo, Valvano Salon
2nd Place: Evangelos Kavgadoulis, Evolve Style Council
3rd Place: Page Agostino, Valvano Salon