Wella TrendVision Award 2021 Winners Announced
Wella Professionals announced the winners for the UK & Ireland TrendVision Award 2021 during its live grand final event on Monday 11 October. The event took place at London’s iconic venue, The Roundhouse, with over 700 guests joining the event live and the same amount joining virtually.
TrendVision saw hairdressing industry greats gather together after a challenging 18 months for the industry. Over 600 photographic entries were received in March 2021, which were filtered down to just 90 artists making it to the grand finale.
The final, which was hosted by Fearne Cotton and Wella’s expert artist Patrick Cameron, featured live hair shows, a three-course meal and the awards ceremony – followed by an early hours after-party with DJ Philly.
To accommodate those that couldn’t make the live event, the TrendVision Award was live streamed and hosted by radio presenter Elspeth Pierce.
The four live hair shows were carried out by hairdressing industry legends, all having a common theme of sustainability. This is an ode to Wella’s commitment and vision, with Fearne Cotton describing sustainability as “paramount to Wella.”
Robert Eaton’s ‘Dark into the light’ was a contemporary editorial catwalk show, inspired by light, with strong sustainability and environmental message.
D&J Ambrose show, ‘The Lost City – Orient V Occident’, showcased a mesmerising fusion of colour and texture, combining a nod to grunge with pure, premium colour tones, and couture fashion slaves sporting intense hair colour created using shades from the Koleston Perfect range of permanent hair colour.
HOB Academy presented ‘Lunascape’ – a collection of bespoke looks, encapsulating street and catwalk trends, featuring an array of classic and advanced cut & colours.
Finally, the ghd ‘Jungle’ collection by James Earnshaw and the ghd team unleashed a powerful, raw mix of volume, movement and texture, with exaggerated shapes at their finest.
After a break last year, due to Covid-19, Wella Professionals worked hard to bring back the event in full swing. “We desperately wanted to bring the industry back together for this amazing event, and the commitment of everyone involved has been remarkable. This has been a special night like no other. The standard across all categories has been incredibly high and every finalist should be proud of what they have achieved. Many congratulations to all the winners,” said Allie Hargreaves, Wella’s national education operations and events manager UK & Ireland.
Join us in congratulating the winners and runners up below!
TrendVision 2021 Winners
Colour Artist sponsored by Koleston Perfect
COLOUR ARTIST UK WINNER: Gerri Stobbs, NJUK Hair & Beauty
COLOUR ARTIST IRELAND WINNER: Elaine Crown, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing
COLOUR ARTIST UK RUNNER UP: Dale Hollinshead, Hazel & Haydn Hairdressing
COLOUR ARTIST IRELAND RUNNER UP: Nicole McCormack, House of Colour
Colour Specialist sponsored by Illumina Color
COLOUR SPECIALIST UK WINNER: Kelly Evans, Wonderland Livingston
COLOUR SPECIALIST IRELAND WINNER: Emily Nelson, House of Colour
COLOUR SPECIALIST UK RUNNER UP: Terri Harris
COLOUR SPECIALIST IRELAND RUNNER UP: Jade Dunne, TONI&GUY Dundrum
Craft Artist sponsored by Color Touch
CRAFT ARTIST UK WINNER: Erin Marley, Rein & Co Hairdressing
CRAFT ARTIST IRELAND WINNER: Ciarán Dowd
CRAFT ARTIST UK RUNNER UP: Paul Paterson, Medusa Hanover Street
CRAFT ARTIST IRELAND RUNNER UP: Danny Malone
Natural Texture Artist sponsored by Sebastian Professional
NATURAL TEXTURE ARTIST UK & IRELAND WINNER: Shona De Rose
NATURAL TEXTURE ARTIST UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Jason O’Sullivan, Jamie Cope Hair
Style Master sponsored by ghd
STYLER MASTER UK & IRELAND WINNER: Georgia Freeman, Q Cut Hair & Beauty
STYLER MASTER UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Allan Kingsland, Zanders Hair Design
Editorial Look sponsored by Sebastian Professional
EDITORIAL LOOK UK & IRELAND WINNER: Craig Parkinson
EDITORIAL LOOK UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Sam Millard, Avant Garde Hair
XPOSURE sponsored by EIMI
XPOSURE: CREATIVE COLOUR UK & IRELAND WINNER: Rebekah Daly, Crow Street Collective
XPOSURE: CREATIVE COLOUR UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Roni Moskwa, NJUK Hair & Beauty
XPOSURE: COLOUR THE CUT UK & IRELAND WINNER: Sharon Robertson, South Lanarkshire College
XPOSURE: COLOUR THE CUT UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Lia Hind, TONI&GUY Blackrock
Nail Artist of the Year sponsored by OPI
NAIL ARTIST UK & IRELAND WINNER: Dani Bailey
NAIL ARTIST UK & IRELAND RUNNER UP: Emma Brock
Prizes for the winners of the XPOSURE student categories included a tailored development programme and toolkit. For the other categories, the 2021 winners scooped an array of prizes, including two all-expenses-paid photoshoots, with a leading industry photographer and Wella Top Artist icons and a tailored education programme worth £2000. The runners up receive a tailored Wella Education development programme to the value of £1000 and, new for 2021, a complimentary business education course for the salon owners from the winning salons, valued at £500.