Wella TrendVision Award

We’ve got four more reasons to celebrate this week at SLB HQ – someone pass the Champagne, quick! – thanks to the the talented teams at HOB Salon (Hale) and Unique, both of whom are celebrating after their stylists reached the national finals of the prestigious international Wella TrendVision Award. One of the most iconic competitions in the hairdressing calendar, Wella TrendVision is judged by leading hairdressing media and industry icons.

HOB Salons

Style Director, Lauren Bickerton is a finalist in the Creative Vision category, with her colleague, Suzi Lawley, Colour Director, a finalist for ColorVision.

Suzi (cover image) had to demonstrate a beautiful, colour focused, trend-led look, which is wearable and reflects salon relevant hair, whilst Lauren’s brief (above) was to express creative vision with an on trend cut and finish or hair up, with an editorial catwalk feel. Both took inspiration from Wella’s NEW NORM by Pastforward: daringly “normal”: honest, uncomplicated, decidedly comfortable.

Unique

Hollie Lindop is a finalist in the Creative Vision category and Matthew Whiting, is a finalist for ColorVision.

4 of our talented stylists are celebrating after reaching the national finals of the prestigious international #WellaTrendVisionAward. First up here's Matthew Whiting, from @uniquesalons, a finalist for ColorVision. Matthew ‘s inspiration came from the 1920s – combining both the 21st century and the Gatsby era. He complemented his model’s bone structure with geometrical symmetry to create a modern take on the French bob, embodying feminine empowerment. He diffused accents of muted lemon and dusted saffron into velvet mahogany, creating focal points to hi-light skin tone, contouring not only her features but her hair. A skin tone analysis was carried out prior to any work to determine the global palettes which worked in harmony with the focal tone.

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Matthew ‘s inspiration (above) came from the 1920s – combining both the 21st century and the Gatsby era. He complemented his model’s bone structure with geometrical symmetry to create a modern take on the French bob, embodying feminine empowerment. He diffused accents of muted lemon and dusted saffron into velvet mahogany, creating focal points to hi-light skin tone, contouring not only her features but her hair. A skin tone analysis was carried out prior to any work to determine the global palettes which worked in harmony with the focal tone.

Hollie (above) took colour inspiration from the oxidisation of buildings and monuments. Creating rusticity embodying a solid structure with a veil for her focal point to create fluidity over her colour patina – a copper siding effect with her own twist, fabricating the Statue of Liberty and Berlin Cathedral Church into her chosen trend. Her styling and hair cut technique was inspired by the Armani Prive’ Spring 2017 couture collection with its structured layering and flows of colour.

All four stylists will now compete at the UK & Ireland final on Tuesday 5 September 2017 at The Roundhouse, Camden, London. The winners of the two international categories (COLOR VISION and CREATIVE VISION) will then compete at the International TrendVision Award Final in London in October.