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Stylists go head to head!

Stylists go head to head!

WELLA promotes emerging talent

- 23 fabulous regional winners named

- Stellar* and Mikey Havoc named for grand finale!

YOUNG stylists from throughout New Zealand will compete for crowning glory in the prestigious final of the 2006 Wella Young Professional Stylist competition this week.

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 go head to head to compete for the crown of Wella Young Professional Stylist of the Year, at a star-spangled evening at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds on Saturday night. Fashion conscious celebrities will be among the crowd, entertained by Stellar*, DJ Mikey Havoc and MC Jason Reeves.


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 this Saturday.

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 next month.

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 2006 WELLA YPS final will include a variety of prestigious awards including Colour Creativity Award, Fashion Focus Award, two Runners Up and the Overall Winner.

The WELLA YPS 2006 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 ASB Showgrounds, for tickets call 0508-452-387, they are $40 each.

The finalists for 2006 follow.

Regional Winners 2006 Salon Name Last Address Town/City
Auckland Toni & Guy Misuzu Kuranaga 264 Broadway, NewMarket Auckland
Auckland Schnips PHD Sylvia Toia Shop 72, Westfield Place, Manukau Auckland
Auckland Servilles - Mission Bay Terry Troy Whaitiri 63 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay Auckland
Whangarei Strand Salon Suzy Ralston Strand Arcade Cameron Street Whangarei
Hamilton Morph Hair Studio Matt Forsman 4 Tennyson Road, 5 Cross Road Hamilton
Hamilton Team 7 Seamus Karam 238 Alexandra Street, Te Awamutu
Tauranga The Hair Company Samantha Crapp 439 Cameron Street Tauranga
Tauranga Head First Natalie Finnemore 90 Bureta Road Tauranga
Christchurch Surreal Hair and Beauty Holly McGinlay 293 Durham St Christchurch
Christchurch Kinky Hair Jerome Wiersma 149 Manchester St Christchurch
Christchurch Rodney Wayne Barbers Sarah Wallace Shop 72 Palms Mall Papanui Road Christchurch
Dunedin Klone Rachelle Scott Cnr Albany & Great King Street Dunedin
Dunedin Déjà vu Hair Studio Gabrielle Docherty 358 George Street Dunedin
Invercargill Total Image Hair Skin & Body Christine August 68 Esk Street Invercargill
Nelson Urban Hair Design Nicole Foote 102 Market Street Blenheim
Nelson Clichy Jaimee Richardson 83 Buxton Square Nelson
Wellington Willis York Hairdressing Emily Natoli 41a Willis Street Wellington
Wellington Vanilla Keri-Ann Richardson 104 Victoria Street Wellington
New Plymouth Izuka Lisa Reumers 36 King Street New Plymouth
Palmerston North Hair by Halo April Bealing 51 Victoria Avenue Wanganui
Palmerston North Spectra Hair & Body Amy Walshe 2 George St Pamerston North
Palmerston North Art & Grace Hairdressing Kristen Williamson 35 Taupo Quay Wanganui
Napier MPhosis Hair Studio Camille Gesztley 220 Queen St West Hastings

We acknowledge the tragic passing of Natalie Walker, Outer Hair, Matamata in a motor vehicle accident, April 2006.

WELLA YPS regional winner, Hamilton – a talent lost.


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