Shirley Wins Gold at the Wella National TrendVision 2017 Awards

She did it!

Shirley Gordon’s afrofuturist look won gold in the Creative Vision category of Wella National TrendVision Awards high fashion hair styling competition. This is the first time the United States Wella team has won the national competition in this category. Shirley will now move on to compete in the Wella International TrendVision Awards competition taking place in London, UK on October 14, 2017, and also work backstage at New York Fashion Week.

View all of the winners  

COLOR VISION
United States
Gold: Katie Manselle, Culture Hair Studio, Durham, NC
Silver: Michael Haase, PlatinumBlack, Los Angeles, CA
Bronze: Michelle Schlottman, Mario Tricoci, Schaumburg, IL
Canada
Gold: John Carreiro, Carriero The Studio, Victoria, BC
Silver: Eryn Wall, The Headroom, Paradise, NL
Bronze: Tatiana Shevtsova, Attivo Salon, Burlington, ON
Puerto Rico
Gold: Jose Quinones, Peter Cardon Salon, San Juan, PR
Silver: Ruth Carrasquillon, Ruth Carrasquillon Salon, Ponce, PR
Bronze: Antoni Flores Virellan, The salon by Shielan, Guaynabo, PR
CREATIVE VISION
United States
Gold: Shirley Gordon, Strands Hair Studio, Wheaton, MD
Silver: Tiffany Deliberto, Mario Tricoci, Schaumburg, IL
Bronze: Recon Hutchinson, Sören Salon, Atlanta, GA
Canada
Gold: Daniel Grieco, Salon Gaboa, Maple, ON
Silver: Nick Themistocleous, Salon Afif, Toronto, ON
Bronze: Cristina Prioletta, Salon Augustin, Montreal, QC
Puerto Rico
Gold: Glory Aviles, U Salon, Toa Baja, PR
Silver: Emmanuel Torres Gratacos, VIP Hair Studio, Villalba, PR
Bronze: Julyennie Omlo, Beyond Salón, San Juan, PR

STUDENT
United States
Gold: Maria de Lourdes Valenti Narvaez – Modern Hairstyling Institute
Silver: Katie Echels – Ogle School
Bronze: Jaileen Velez Huertas – Modern Hairstyling Institute
Canada
Gold: Sandra Du, Texture Hair Salon, Ottawa, ON
Silver: Aliyyah Phady, Marvel Beauty School London, Cambridge, ON
Bronze: Kim Turner, Vodoo Hair Studio, St. Albert, AB

The Creative Vision category offers the freedom to express a creative vision by either a cut and finish and/or dressing hair with an editorial feel.


Inspiration:
Beauty is as liberated and diverse as you are. S/S 17 ULTRA CONTOURING by Optical Illusions brings out the ultra-authentic self through intelligent manipulation of style in color, cut and texture. By enhancing dimensions and creating the Optical Illusion of expressive shapes in hair that take you on a journey from real to ultra real, even surreal…a true sculptor in color.

 

Wella Trendvision 2017 Optical Illustion by Shirley Gordon
Shirley Gordon 2017 NATVA gold winner with her model backstage - courtesy Beauty Launchpad