The Roundhouse in Camden once again provided the setting for the annual UK and Ireland Final of the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2019.
Held on September 30, the event was hosted by TV favourite Vernon Kay and hairdressing legend, Patrick Cameron, and showcased some of the UK and Ireland’s most impressive hairdressing talent. This year there was a fresh new look to the iconic event, which included new staging, revised table layouts and hair demos during the cocktail reception. The night itself attracted more than 800 of the industry’s finest.
To reach the UK and Ireland Final, entrants first entered a photographic competition, before competing against hundreds of hairdressers at the Regional Heats. This year’s final saw 53 of the UK and Ireland’s most talented stylists and colourists battle it out to take home the Gold Award, which for many, started at the Wella Professionals World Studio London and Sanrizz Academy in London, earlier in the day.
Competitors set to work creating a total look for an esteemed panel of judges, which included 25 of the most talented names in British hairdressing, such as Bruce Masefield, Errol Douglas MBE, Kerry Hayden and Indira Schauwecker. The UK and Ireland Gold winners from Creative Artist of the Year and Colour Artist of the Year will head off to Seville in Spain for the International TrendVision Award Creative Retreat – a mentoring retreat that will take their hairdressing career to the next level.
As well as the Creative Artist of the Year and Colour Artist of the Year winners, the two exclusive UK and Ireland categories, Male Grooming and Runway, also crowned its worthy winners at the glitzy event. The winners from these two categories will win bespoke education packages, mentoring experiences and a photoshoot. Their final image from the shoot will then get entered into a further global competition, for the chance to join the Creative Retreat in Seville.
There was also an opportunity for guests and the public to have their say and vote for their favourite look from all finalists looks in the competition, with the People’s Choice Awards. Thousands of people voted for their overall favourite image, and both a UK and Ireland winner were crowned on the night.
The full list of winners can be found here.