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Wella TrendVision Awards
November 28, 2014

Last week, the international hairdressing world came together in Monaco to recognize and celebrate the industry’s best talent at Wella’s International TrendVision Awards (ITVA) and to be inspired by the 2015 trend reveal. This year’s ITVA finalists – 60 stylists and colourists from 35 countries – competed in two categories, Color and Young Talent, with their looks inspired by the 2014 TrendVision trends, Urban Native and Borderline Beauty.

The prestigious Platinum Color Award was won by Chia-Jung (Celine) Lin from Taiwan. Lyndal Salmon (Australia), Nattapat Suppala (Thailand) and Chinney Yeap (New Zealand) were also recognised with for their talent in the color category.

The highly contested Platinum Young Talent Award was won by Nestor Sanchez Gomez from the UK. Lenka Walderová (Czech Republic), Olga Istrati (Moldova) and Scott Condon (Australia) were awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the category. 

As voted for by the public, Seraphina Foo Fang Hsia from Singapore and Alexandru Gherase from Romania received the two People’s Choice Awards in the Color and Young Talent categories respectively.

trend vision Platinum Color↑ Platinum Color Award winner Chia-Jung (Celine) Lin from Taiwan.

trend vision Platinum talent↑ Platinum Young Talent Award winner Nestor Sanchez from the UK.

trend vision PC Color↑ People’s Choice Color Award winner Seraphina Foo Fang Hsia from Singapore.

trend vision PC Talent↑ People’s Choice Young Talent Award winner Alexandru Gherase from Romania.

Congratulations to all!

WHAT WE’RE THANKFUL FOR…
November 27, 2014

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On this special day of Thanksgiving, everyone at Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide wants to give thanks to you, our reader, who has supported us with your purchase(s) and your kind words and comments. We sincerely appreciate and send love from our homes to yours—HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Hair and photo courtesy Camille Albane/Paris.

BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL STYLE!
November 26, 2014

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Tricoci University of Beauty Culture (TUBC) is honored to announce that two of its talented cosmetology students picked up awards at the 29th annual Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools’ Student Contest (IASC), held on November 9th at Tinley Park Convention Center.

The following students represented TUBC with beautiful, creative work: Laura Saunders (TUBC’s Glendale Heights campus), Rebekah Hall and Kathryn (Kaedi) Leamon (both from TUBC’s Chicago NE campus). Kathryn was awarded first place and Laura won fifth place in the bridal category.

The bridal category asked student competitors to create a very elegant bridal look that reflected a fashionable ‘classic bridal wedding.’ Hair could be short or long, and styled as an updo or down. The degree of difficulty in achieving the final hairstyle and makeup was considered as part of the judging.

Jill Marcodes, Executive Director of Cosmetology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, says: “This competition is always important to our students–it’s a chance for cosmetology students across Illinois to gather and demonstrate their newly developed beauty skills. This year’s team had an awesome time and a special congratulations to the two award winners.”

 

British Hairdressing Awards Winners!
November 25, 2014

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Last night, in the Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel a JW Marriot Hotel in London’s Park Lane, the winners of HJ’s 30th British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, were announced in style. Mark Leeson was announced as the British Hairdresser of the Year 2014, one of only 15 hairdressers ever awarded the prestigious title

Each year professionals from all over the UK showcase their skills and love for their craft in photographic entries. There are nine regional categories covering all areas of the UK and six specialist categories that recognize the skills required in specific disciplines. All entries are judged by an extensive, distinguished and experienced panel of credible individuals and the results collated by an independent firm of auditors.

The winners of the 2014 British Hairdressing Awards…

★ British Hairdresser of the Year 2014
Mark Leeson, Mark Leeson Hair Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

★ Afro Hairdresser of the Year
Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge, London

★ Artistic Team of the Year
Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames

★ Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year
Chie Sato, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden, London

★ Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
Jamie Stevens, Jamie Stevens Hair London, Kensington, London

★ Newcomer of the Year
Jamie Benny, RUSH Hair, London

★ Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year
Clayde Baumann, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex

★ Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Angelo Vallillo, Zullo and Holland, Nottingham

★ London Hairdresser of the Year
Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square, London

★ Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
Nick Malenko and Sophie Beattie, Royston Blythe, Compton, Wolverhampton

★ North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Toni Stephenson, Hooker & Young, Darlington, County Durham

★ Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Newtownards, Co. Down

★ North Western Hairdresser of the Year
Brent Barlow and Rosie Binns, Ethos Hairdressing, Chorlton, Manchester

★ Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
Philip Bell, Ishoka Hair and Beauty, Aberdeen

★ Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Bruno Marc Giamattei, Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire

★ Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year
Martin Crean, Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Congratulations to all! Well done!

Red-Carpet Glam — From The AMA’s Last Night!
November 24, 2014

Did you tune in to see the American Music Awards last night? Everyone looked great, and there were several hot hair trends, including slicked-back hair, loose waves, sleek waves and serious volume. Here’s a round-up of some of the nights coolest looks…

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COSMETOLOGISTS CHICAGO ROCKS!
November 23, 2014

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Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) installed its new Board of Directors and officers for 2015. These volunteering salon owners and professionals develop and guide the association’s services for its 10,000 members. Included among the many services are continuing education, legislative representation, networking, scholarships and good fellowship among salon professionals.

“Cosmetologists Chicago is a forward-thinking, action-oriented network with an unlimited future,” shares newly installed CC President Denise Provenzano. “Our team of dedicated, highly motivated officers and directors are energized to lead our organization into years of growth for our professional, salon and school members, and our industry’s America’s Beauty Show.”

The Executive Board (above, shown left to right): Robert Passage, 2nd Vice President; Lorrene Conino, Treasurer; Denise Provenzano, President; Karen Gordon, Secretary; Frank Gironda, Past-President; and Joseph Cartagena, Immediate Past-president. Not pictured, Larry Silvestri, 1st Vice President.

OH, NO! SEEING GRAY?
November 22, 2014

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It’s that time of year—you know, full speed ahead into the holidays! Family gatherings, office parties, cocktails with friends…but wait…what’s that you see? A gray here, a gray there! Check out our February issue (on sale now!) to find out how you can cover that gray and have a natural-looking, ageless mane—thanks to fab advice from Matrix experts George Papanikolas and Nick Stenson! More? Lots of styles ideas, celebrity trends, product giveaways, DIY hairstyling… Check us out on newsstands now—we know you’ll love this issue!

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