Lights, camera, hair! On Sunday, July 29th I had the honor of attending the North American Trends Vision Awards at LA Live. Hosted by Wella Professionals, this was an event for North American top stylists to compete for awards in colors and cuts in three categories: color, student, and young talent. I have never been to a hair awards show nor LA Live, so this was an exciting event to attend and see how people in the hair industry get down!
As soon as I waked foot onto the event deck of LA Live, I was impressed with how stylish everyone was! There were so many colorful looks I felt right at home with my print dress and The Man in the Hot Pink Suit on my arm. There were live interactive installations of hair stylists working on model’s hair, a photo booth, food catered by Wolfgang Puck and stage set for amazing styles to walk the runway. Teams from Vidal Sassoon, P&G, Sebastian, Clairol, Wella and Nioxin were on the scene creating their color dream.
With competitors from the US, Puerto Rico and Canada, it was great to see such amazing color, cuts and futuristic costumes worn by the hair models. They all showcased their incredible talents and the gold winners are now on their way to represent the USA at the INTERNATIONAL TREND VISION AWARDS. This year’s celebration will be hosted Madrid, Spain on October 28th, 2012. Overall, the whole experience was quite a show and really got me excited to attend future hair events as this one has really set the bar!
If you weren’t in attendance, the entire show is available via webcast for you to see: http://www.salonprofessionalinteractive.com/#
Also here is a list of all the winners and congratulations to them all!
Gold: Phillip Ferreira, Vancouver, BC
Matthew Hom, Poway, CA
Silver: Suzanne Pack, Ottawa, ON
Heather McGowen, Los Angeles, CA
Bronze: Caroline Lavoie, Jonquiere, QC
Carrera Bailey, Poway, CA
Gold: Gloritza Aviles, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Silver: Darla Glover, Pasadena,CA
Bronze: Karen Martinez, Denton, TX
Gold: Remi Cardin, Trois Rivière, QC
Kelsey Deuel, Cornelious, NC
Silver: Mathieu Hubert, Trois Rivière, QC
Olga Shamatrina, Baltimore, MD
Bronze: Jade Francoer, Trois Rivière, QC
Alisha Basham, Eugene OR