New Zealand has emerged triumphant at Wella International TrendVision, winning both the Platinum Awards in Color Vision and Creative Vision. This is the first time that either Australia or New Zealand has been awarded Platinum, and, in an unprecedented achievement, it is the first time ever that the same country has been awarded Platinum in both categories!
Mana Dave of Blaze Salon won the Color Vision Platinum Award and Kylie Hayes of Moha Hairdressing won the Creative Vision Platinum Award, competing against 83 finalists from around the world.
Judging Wella International TrendVision were some the world’s most esteemed hair visionaries:
• Color Vison – Andreas Kurkowitz, Jayson Gray, Michio Nozawa, Annie Humphreys and Larisa Love
• Creative Vision – Eugene Souleiman, Dimitry Vinokurov, Pavlos Divitaris, Rosângela Barchetta and Nicola Shannon
Both winners travelled to compete in London after winning Gold Awards at Australia & New Zealand National TrendVision Finals in Wellington alongside Australia’s Gold winners, Beau Jenkins of UVA Salon and Jack Horton of Jack Horton Hair Boutique.
Wella’s Education Director Australia & New Zealand, Gina Thomas, comments: “This is an absolutely incredible result for New Zealand and Australian hairdressers and we couldn’t be prouder of Kylie Hayes and Mana Dave winning Platinum Awards. To win Platinum in both Color Vison and Creative Vision categories on the world stage has never been achieved before and is testament to the creativity of our talent.”
Jerome Toulza, General Manager, Coty Professional Beauty ANZ, comments: “Wella is thrilled for Mana and Kylie, and we send them a huge congratulations. To compete and win Platinum at Wella International TrendVision is an extraordinary achievement and a life-changing opportunity. We are also incredibly proud that our Creative Director, Renya Xydis, represented ANZ live on stage with her impressive 2018 Trend Reveal. To have this level of talent coming from Australia and NZ is something to be truly proud of.”