The Sebastian Stylist Design team has been searching for tomorrow’s new and established talent to claim the distinguished title. Congratulations to the top eight talent, who will compete on stage in Los Angeles, the final stop of the Sebastian What’s Next Tour. Check out the finalists’ creative looks and inspirations.
Arielle Danger by Ashlee B.
“This look was created to combine both shine and texture. My model Arielle has such delicate features that I wanted to go above and beyond with the hair. The smooth and sleek roll added with the rough and matte brain is the perfect contrast.”
The Vanity Vixen by Alessandro S.
“Inspired by Sebastian’s innovative ‘Vanity Rocks’ collection series, my inspiration integrates both texture and shine; my deciphered personal perception of edge and glam. The Vanity Vixen displays a balanced contrast between sharpness (texture) and lustrous, elegant beauty (shine). With the incorporation of the ‘Nightshade Masquerade’ (a collectino of hairstyles created with the Flaunt portfolio of products) through the outfit selection and the added inspirational touch derived from fashion icons.”
Perfectly Imperfect by Baylie F.
“My inspiration for ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ [is] to portray something that was elegant but messy. Braids can be worn in so many ways. I wanted to resemble a crown with a mysterious twist. Every woman wants to feel beautiful and perfect but it’s the imperfections that make everyone stand out.”
Dramatic Feline by Daniel L.
Daniel’s inspiration for his look, “Dramatic Feline” comes from the End-to-End Shine collection: Nightshade Masquerade.
Night Veil by Rachel C.
“The theme for this year, Midnight Masquerade, inspired me to make a veil out of crimped hair and to combine different textures between smooth, braided and curled with a triangular curling iron.”
Galactic Princess by Juan C.
“What inspired me to create my look was the Shine collection. I wanted to go for a more futuristic look with lots of texture and different shapes in the hair.”
Brok-star by Clayton B.
“[My model] Brok is ready for the spotlight. He is the headline performer at the Nightshade Masquerade, confident that his hair will gleam under the stage lights with Sebastian End-to-End Shine. I was inspired by the rock crystal elements in Sebastian’s Shine system and created his crystal-framed glasses to reflect the raw beauty of the natural elements. This was also the inspiration when I created his black and silver ombre leather jacket with chainmail armour installation made from the durian fruit. The natural elements structure his hair and his wardrobe, keeping him shining on stage and on the dance floor all night long.”
Night Sheen by Kristen D.
“Sebastian Professional is such a high-fashion and unique brand and that really drew me into this competition. Looking at the Sebastian website, I was really drawn to the studs that were incorporated into the Nightshade Masquerade line. Inspiration struck. My look incorporates the different angles, texture and shine that Sebastian is so well-known for.”