Style to dye for!
Style to dye for!
WELLA promotes emerging talent
· 12 fabulous regional winners named
· Stellar* and Mikey Havoc named for grand finale!
YOUNG stylists from throughout New Zealand have created hair to dye for in the prestigious 2006 Wella Young Professional Stylist competition.
Regional winners in the competition designed to recognise excellence and flair in young stylists are from Auckland, Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Wellington and Palmerston North (see details of regional winners below).
These finalists from 12 regions will now go head to head to compete for the crown of Wella Stylist of the Year, at a star-spangled evening in Auckland next month. Fashion conscious celebrities will be among the crowd, entertained by Stellar* and MC Mikey Havoc.
WELLA YPS recognises and rewards young hairstylists who demonstrate excellence and exhibit a strong affinity with fashion. This national competition, performed live on stage in front of a panel of prominent judges, measures hair styling in 4 categories: cut, colour, styling and total look.
Winners from 12 regions will come together in Auckland to compete on a national platform, at the grand final on Saturday 17th June, 2006.
This grand event celebrating young Kiwi talent will also feature a special guest performance from local band stellar*. Who have a new album due out in July.
WELLA’S marketing manager, Claire Johnston says “ Stylists need to have not only the hairdressing skills to perform a precise cut, technically excellent colour work and accurate styling technique, but also demonstrate to the judging panel an appreciation and understanding of today’s fashion scene.”
The 2005 WELLA YPS will include a variety of prestigious awards including Colour Creativity Award, Fashion Focus Award, “Highly Commended” and the Overall Winner.
The WELLA YPS 2005 National Final winner will receive a $5,000 prize package of travel and accommodation to London, including 1 week’s training at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy. Plus, the YPS trophy.
The final will be held at Shed 6, Auckland Showgrounds, for tickets call 0508-452-387, they are $40 each.
The finalists for 2006 are:
Regional Winners 2006
Auckland Toni & Guy Misuzu Kuranaga
Auckland Schnips PHD Sylvia Toia
Auckland Servilles - Mission Bay Terry Troy Whaitiri
Whangarei Strand Salon Suzy Ralston
Hamilton Morph Hair Studio Matt Forsman
Hamilton Team 7 Seamus Karam
Tauranga The Hair Company Samantha Crapp
Tauranga Head First Natalie Finemore
Christhurch Surreal Hair and Beauty Holly McGinlay
Christhurch Kinky Hair Jerome Wiersma
Christhurch Rodney Wayne Barbers Sarah Wallace
Dunedin Klone Rachelle Scott
Dunedin Déjà vu Hair Studio Gabrielle Docherty
Invercargill Total Image Hair Skin & Body Christine August
Nelson Urban Hair Design Nicole Foote
Nelson Clichy Jaimee Richardson
Wellington Willis York Hairdressing Emily Natoli
Wellington Vanilla Keri-Ann Richardson
New Plymouth Izuka Lisa Reumers
Palmerston North Hair by Halo April Bealing
Palmerston North Spectra Hair & Body Amy Walshe
Palmerston North Art & Grace Hairdressing Kristen Williamson
Napier MPhosis Hair Studio Camille Gesztley