Team I.C.A.N.'s Next Generation Collection

Hair: Team I.C.A.N.
Mentors: Carole Protat, Fabio Sementilli, Diego Raviglione
Assisted by: Megan Newell
Photography: Michael Pool
Make-up: Eric Allen
Color: Wella Illumina

When five new stylists were brought together for serious mentoring by Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G, they got a look at how limitless a future can be with a career in beauty. Under the tutelage of Wella’s North American Director of Education Carole Protat, Vice President of Education Fabio Sementilli and top stylist Diego Raviglione, those five stylists have presented on stage at NAHA, participated in Wella’s Connect event, appeared on the cover of FIRST CHAIR magazine and, now, participated in an editorial photoshoot.

In The Next Generation Collection created by Team I.C.A.N. (which stands for Integrity, Courage, Ambition, Next), Katie Ann Woods, Brenton Lee, Kristin Bacaycay, Kathryn Hornick and Katey-Bug Browne demonstrate that it isn’t about hair today or the trends of tomorrow, it’s about seeing hair through the eyes of the next generation.

“That is the evolution of our industry,” says Protat, who says working with a mentor isn’t just for students or fledgling stylists. She became immersed in the inddemonstrate that it isn’t about hair today or the trends of tomorrow, it’s about seeing hair through the eyes of the next generation.ustry at the age of 19 working for Team Sebastian, and says she always had mentors— they’re imperative at every stage of your career.

“Your mentors will change and evolve as you move through different stages of your career,” says Protat. “I learn from Team I.C.A.N. every day. Seeing the way they work, the way they process information, how they interpret a technique—that freshness and those wide eyes inspire me.”

In this, The Next Generation Collection, Team I.C.A.N. was influenced by technology, beauty and fashion to revolutionize the salon experience and the world of hair.