Karina Gollins wins Gold at Wella International Trend Vision Awards!

The Wella International Trend Vision Awards were held this year in Frankfurt as part of the annual Hairworld exhibition. 82 finalists from 56 countries assembled in Germany to showcase their hairdressing skills in this amazing competition. New Zealand was well represented by Mana Dave (Color) and Karina Gollins (Young Talent). The evening was hosted by NZ’s Patrick Cameron, international celebrity stylist.

This year a PHOTO Vision competition was introduced in addition to the LIVE catwalk presentation, and a new ‘Platinum’ award – which was the top honour presented at this year’s awards. Each competition, PHOTO Vision and LIVE Vision, consisted of two categories: the ‘Young Talent Award’ for styling excellence and the ‘Color Award’ for outstanding talent in hair colouring.

In the LIVE Vision competition the Young Talent Platinum Award was won by Kriz Chen from Hair Culture in Taiwan and the Color Platinum Award by Iryna Fraiuk from Kodokan in Ukraine.

In the PHOTO Vision competition Karina Gollins from Karina Grace Hairdressing in New Zealand won the Young Talent Gold Award and Tamás Fehér from hair’s[ku:l] in Hungary won the Color Gold Award.


Young Talent Award Winners

Platinum 1st: Kriz Chen, Hair Culture salon, Taiwan

Platinum 2nd: Lyndal Salmon, Biba salon, Australia

Platinum 3rd: Giorgio Parrivecchio, GP Parrucchieri salon, Italy

Color Award Winners

Platinum 1st: Iryna Fraiuk, Kodokan salon, Ukraine

Platinum 2nd: Sean Nolan, HOB Salons, UK

Platinum 3rd: Ben Lin, Soleil-Salon, Taiwan


Young Talent Award Winners

Gold: Karina Gollins, Karina Grace Hairdressing salon, New Zealand

Silver: Lucy Tuck, Marc Antoni salon, UK

Bronze: Shauna McGrath, House of Colour salon, Ireland

Color Award Winners

Gold: Tamás Fehér, hair’s[ku:l] salon, Hungary

Silver: Suppasan Kaewbanphot, Laksana Salon, Thailand

Bronze: Glory Avilés, Bloom Salon, Puerto Rico

The Judges

Young Talent (LIVE & PHOTO)

 Eugene Souleiman – Wella Professionals Global Creative Director

 Yoshinori Shima from Japan

 Miguel Estelrich from Brazil

 Darren Ambrose from UK

Color (LIVE & PHOTO)

Josh Wood – Wella Professionals Global Creative Director, Color

Sonya Dove from US

Markus Droste from Germany

Igor Zaharov from Estoniat