The winners of TrendVision Award 2020

Despite the challenging climate in 2020, Wella Professionals has gone the extra mile to ensure its iconic competition TrendVision Award UK & Ireland 2020 went ahead, and that the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of 2020 are crowned.

For the first time, the TrendVision Final had a digital format. The competition began with more than 1000 photographic entries on Instagram, with 66 talented individuals reaching the Final. Competitors were fully supported throughout the competition with digital mentoring that included video briefs, zoom mentoring sessions and top tips from judges.

Now, 27 winners from six categories have been crowned, which are: Colour Artist, Colour Specialist, Editorial Look, Craft Artist, Men’s Hair and Style Master. In addition, this year the competition also recognised the OPI Nail Artist of the Year which celebrates OPI’s leading nail artist in the UK.

The Winners

UK Colour Artist 

Gold – Kasey Garrett, Goldsworthy’s Hairdressing

Silver – Stewart Fereday, Hairven

Bronze – Pamela Cooney, TONI&GUY Birmingham

Ireland Colour Artist 

Gold – Ashley Falconer, Occasions Hairdressing

Silver – Carmen McCracken, DKY Hair Company

Bronze – Caroline McNeill, All Aspects Of Hair Design

UK Craft Artist

Gold – Annabel Payne, TONI&GUY Salisbury

Silver – Stephanie Darbyshire, TONI&GUY Deansgate

Bronze – Marie Ramminger, Dream Hair

Ireland Craft Artist

Gold – Rachel Flanagan, Peter Mark

Silver – Aisling Kenny, House of Colour

Bronze – Zara McIntyre, House of Colour

UK Colour Specialist 

Gold – Sophie-Rose Goldsworthy, Goldsworthy’s Hairdressing

Silver – Radoslaw Lewandowski, Mclntyres

Bronze – Claire Adamson, Sophie Butler Hairdressing

Ireland Colour Specialist 

Gold – Roisin Hynes, Sarah Mason Professional

Silver – Romario Silva, Blend Beauty Artisans

Bronze – Lauren Masterson, Bellissimo

Editorial Look UK & Ireland

Gold – Rita Tuska, Joseph Farraro Hair

Silver – Ayesha Caunt-Buonocore, Hairven

Bronze – Denise Platano, TONI&GUY Victoria

Men’s Hair UK & Ireland

Gold – George Smith, TONI&GUY Salisbury

Silver – Barry Kieran, Signature Hair

Bronze – Allan Kingsland, Zanders Hair Design

Style Master UK & Ireland 

Gold – Aoife Pomphrett, Wonderland

Silver – Ryan Coates, TONI&GUY Sutton Coldfield

Bronze – Clarissa Codalonga, TONI&GUY North Audley Street

The digital format for the Final began with a digital briefing, by Wella Guest Artist Judges. Competitors were then required to create final hair looks on a head block or on a model, before submitting a selection of images, videos, a mood-board and information on how they have created the look.

Judges included Andrew Dunne, Zoe Irwin, Jayson Gray, Rob Eaton, Sinead Kelly, Warren Boodaghian, Luke Benson, Leonardo Rizzo, Gustav Fouche, Dom Capel and Kerry Hayden.

“It’s incredible that Wella Professionals managed to go ahead with the TrendVision Award 2020, despite the challenges of adjusting the whole competition format. The competitors really did rise to the challenge and we’ve seen a truly diverse, creative and inspiring selection of entries. The winners have had tough competition and should be incredibly proud of their achievement,” said judge Robert Eaton.

Prizes

Prizes include Wella Education packages and trophies. Gold winners will also receive a photo shoot experience to recreate their winning look, as well as a two-day photo shoot with leading industry photographer Kai Wan, mentored by Wella Guest Artist Darren Ambrose. They will create the TrendVision Award 2020 Winners’ Collection, which will appear in trade press and marketing campaigns. Gold winners will also be offered a place on the incredible Wella Destination global event and will also receive digital mentoring in 2021 to help further their careers.

Congrats, everyone!

See photos of the majority of the winning looks below.

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