With the semi-finalists narrowed down to 15 in each category, Wella’s Canadian TrendVision Awards competition announced its finalists on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Seven finalists were announced in both the ColorVision and CreativeVision categories and will be advancing to compete at the North American TrendVision Awards in July in Los Angeles. Attendees had the chance to vote for their favourite looks for the People’s Choice Award, which was given out in both categories. In addition, winners were announced in the Student category. Along with the awards, the evening included artistic presentations from Wella and Sebastian artists.
The night began on a sombre note, with a heartfelt tribute to Wella’s late VP of education Fabio Sementilli who passed away earlier this year. Sementilli’s sister, Mirella Rota gave a touching speech on stage. Coty Professional’s senior VP, North America professional beauty and global nail, Sal Mauceri and Coty Professional Canada’s country manager Marianne Medeiros announced the company’s partnership with the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation in establishing the Fabio Sementilli Professional Mentorship Scholarship Fund and held a moment of silence in his honour. At the cocktail party, guests had an opportunity to sign a tribute wall filled with loving notes and memories.
Kicking off the night’s main event was a presentation from Wella international artist Dario Manzan, featuring textured, braided looks with an ethereal feel. Sebastian’s design team artists JP Colombo and Sabrina Simeone recreated interpretations from the brand’s latest collection that feature a dark and dramatic look and feel. Darren Ambrose, award-winning British hairstylist and creative director of D&J Ambrose presented his Vanity collection, which included segments inspired by abstract artist Jackson Pollock, street style and soft sexy, feminine looks inspired by old-world romanticism. The following day, attendees also had an opportunity to attend a Look and Learn education session with Darren Ambrose, giving Canadian hairstylists the opportunity to tap into Ambrose’s inspiration and concepts for creating collections.
Congratulations to all the Canadian winners! Wishing them to best of luck at the North American TrendVision Awards in July.
ColorVision 2017 Finalists
Arielle Campbell, Texture Hair Salon, Ottawa
John Carreiro, Carreiro The Studio, Victoria, B.C.
Kimberly Labonte, Texture Hair Salon, Ottawa
Tatiana Shevtsova, Attivo Salon, Burlington, Ont.
Eryn Wall, The Headroom Salon, St. John’s, Nfld.
Regan Wasson, Texture Hair Salon, Ottawa
Jerica Wentzell, Pandemonium Salon, Sudbury, Ont.
CreativeVision 2017 Finalists
Savanna Chiodo, Jet Black Hair Studio, Ottawa
Daniel Grieco, Salon Gaboa, Woodbridge, Ont.
Christine Khazzaka, Studio Me Hair Design, Ottawa
Suzanne Pack, Studio Me Hair Design, Ottawa
Cristina Prioletta, Salon Augustin, Montreal
Kelsey Sebo, Ivory Noir Salon, Edmonton
Nick Themistocleous, Salon Afif, Toronto
Photos courtesy of Wella Professionals