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National Wella TrendVision Awards: Unleashing the Power of Creativity

On the evening of Sunday, 1 October the hairstyling community converged at The Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West, Cape Town, for the much-anticipated National TrendVision Awards (NTVA). The atmosphere was charged with excitement as a full house of stylists and salon owners from all corners of South Africa gathered to celebrate the best in the business showcase their skills and creativity. The event did not disappoint.

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the announcement of the winners in the prestigious Colour Visionary and Craft Visionary categories. These awards are highly coveted and represent the pinnacle of achievement in the hairstyling industry.

Colour Visionary Winners

The Gold Winner in the Colour Visionary category was the incredibly talented Simoné Badenhorst of Flirt Hair. Her mastery of colour made her the outright judges’ choice. Silver went to the equally impressive Tamzyn Erasmus of scar hair, and Bronze was awarded to the remarkable Nikita Schmeltzer of Jenna Morgan Hair.

Craft Visionary Winners

In the Craft Visionary category, the Gold Winner was Melody Dean of Visions Styl’n Chic, who demonstrated exceptional craftsmanship and artistry. The judges were captivated by Melody's ability to turn hair into a canvas, creating a stunning work of art. Silver in this category was awarded to the immensely talented Nicole Rademeyer of Texture Incorporated, and Bronze went to Nichollate Mafura of Nikolas Michael Hair Salon.

Masters of Craftmanship

Beyond the awards ceremony, the evening was filled with moments that showcased the artistry and talent of hairstylists. The pre-show Signature Blondes Collection by Wella Ambassadors set the stage for a night of creativity and inspiration. The audience was treated to a visual feast that pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved and it was a testament to the creativity that thrives in the South African hairstyling community.

One of the most anticipated segments of the evening was ‘The Collection’ by NTVA Creative Artist 2019 and ITVA Creative Artist 2020 Charles Junior Louw. His innovative creations wowed the audience, leaving a lasting impression of the limitless possibilities of colour.

Business Excellence

In addition to celebrating artistic excellence, the NTVA also recognized business acumen with the MHB Business Awards for Wella brands. This segment highlighted the crucial role of business strategies and marketing in the success of salons and hairstylists.

Kadus Professional Brand Ambassadors, Chad de Lange and Leo-Anne de Lange, took the stage to present the Kadus Signature Blondes Collection. Their expertise and passion shone through as they unveiled a collection that reinvented and redefined the possibilities of Kadus Professional.

NTVA Colour Artist 2018 Guy Kleinhaus, delivered a unique performance with his innovative, fresh, creative and edgy show, 'guydoesbarbie.' His distinctive and daring approach left the audience inspired to push the boundaries of their own creativity.

People’s Choice Award Winners

In addition to the prestigious Colour Visionary and Craft Visionary awards, the NTVA also featured the People's Choice Award, where winners were selected through online votes.

It was abundantly clear from an early point that the crowd pleaser for the Colour Visionary People's Choice Award would be Nikita Schmeltzer of Jenna Morgan Hair who also won Bronze in this category. In contrast to the decisive win in the Colour Visionary category, the Craft Visionary People's Choice Award was a close battle. After some competition, the winner of the Craft Visionary People's Choice Award was Candice Wyngaard of Ravaina Hair.

A Celebration of Artistry and Innovation

The National TrendVision Awards evening was not just a competition; it was a celebration of the artistry and innovation that defines the hairstyling industry in South Africa. It served as a reminder that hairstylists are not just professionals; they are artists who use hair as their canvas to create masterpieces. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this dynamic and creative industry.


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