Congratulations to Yadge Lukasz of Toronto for winning first place in our “So You Think You Can Style?” Total Transformation photo contest!
With this total transformation on model Maria Minkin, Yadge was inspired to get creative with colour. “Having no boundaries is what inspired me to do this shoot. I have been wanting to do a fashion colour for a long time and I though this was the perfect opportunity to get creative.”
Originally aiming for a light pink colour, Yadge wasn’t quite happy with the initial results. “We revisited our idea and decided to go a bit darker. I did a balayage technique using JOICO Color Intensity in Light Purple and Amethyst. The overall look had beautiful dimension because the light purple and amethyst had great contrast. There were also some magenta pieces peeking through from the previous colour, which complimented the two purples.”
Yadge’s advice to young stylists: “I think that participating in competitions is a great way for young stylists to challenge themselves and their skills. It’s an opportunity for them to step outside of their comfort zone. Competitions and photo shoots allow stylists to think outside the box and utilize their creativity in ways that are not permitted in a regular salon environment. It is a chance to be innovative and original and a challenge to create something grand.”
Second place is Osuka Yip’s gravity-defying look, and third place is Devon Pageau’s colourful bob.
Congratulations to all the winners!
First Place: Hair: Yadge Lukasz; Makeup: Prerna Kumar; Photo: Basia Lukasz , Model: Maria Minkin
Second Place: Hair & Makeup: Osuka Yip; Photo: Cam Ta
Third Place: Hair: Devon Pageau; Makeup: Caitlin Hedge; Photo: Joe Symchyshyn