Wella TrendVision 2020 Gold Winners announced: On December 1st Australian and New Zealand winners of the Wella’s annual Trend Vision were announced Online for the first time due to this year’s Covid 19 Pandemic. Congratulations to our New Zealand Gold winners Mikaela Campbell from Ukiyo Salon & Co, Wanaka and Sky Srisukpolluck from The Black Studio Mt Eden Auckland.
“TrendVision is and always will be, a celebration of craft and creativity. 2020 has been a year like no other, yet despite the challenges, we at Wella are continuously inspired by the level of passion, commitment and resilience from our wonderful hairdressing community. TrendVision is an integral part of Wella’s commitment to celebrate and elevate hairdressing talent, so we were thrilled to be able to adapt and move our awards online this year,” commented Wella’s Education Leader ANZ, Ludmila Hilnovsky.
Three winners were selected from a line-up of 18 talented finalists following hundreds of entries across both countries. This years’ categories were Color Specialist, Craft Artist and Color Artist. Judged by Wella Creative Directors, Renya Xydis, Frank Apostolopoulos, Uros Mikic, Marie Uva, Richi Grisillo, Jack Morton and Brad Lepper.
“More than a competition, TrendVision is a platform that unleashes the creativity and passion of the best colourists and stylists across the world. Reaching such a high level this year demonstrates once more the leading role that Australia and New Zealand plays in this industry. I would like to congratulate the winners and thank everyone who entered, as well as the judges,” said General Manager of Wella ANZ, Max Amen.
2020 National Wella Trend Vision Gold Winners are …
- Color Specialist: Mikey Forster – Horse Meat Disco Salon, Brisbane
- Color Artist: Mikaela Campbell – Ukiyo Salon & Co, Wanaka
- Craft Artist: Sky Srisukpolluck – The Black Studio Mt Eden Auckland
“Congratulations to our three winners, you have an exciting year ahead and I can’t wait to see the magic you will create at the Creative Retreat Experience. The standard of entries and level of talent we have in Australia and New Zealand never ceases to amaze me, and I want to thank everyone who participated. I am so proud to be part of such an inspiring industry,” said Ludmila.
The International TrendVision Award Creative Retreat Experience will take place in September 2021 where our ANZ representatives will be mentored by a number of #changemaker Wella global artists. Taking place over three days, the winners will connect, learn and create with some of the world’s best and in collaboration with fellow victors from around the world.
2020 Silver and Bronze medalists:
- Silver Color Specialist: Kylie Hayes – Moha Hairdressing
- Silver Color Artist: Jodi Nicholson – The New Black Industries
- Silver Craft Artist: Andre Faiva – Revolution Hairdressing
- Bronze Color Specialist: Layla Hambley – Toni & Guy Perth
- Bronze Color Artist: Sarah Culliford – By Frank
- Bronze Craft Artist: Jaimee Smith – Ukiyo Salon & Co