And the winners are...! Katey-Bug Browne (New Talent) and Heather Rae C. (Professional) won this year's Sebastian What's Next Awards.
|NEW TALENT: KATEY-BUG BROWNE
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The competition started with more than 600 entries--more than double the previous year's entries--and a lot of talent. The Sebastian team eventually chose four finalists for New Talent and four for the Professional category and then left the rest up to a panel of judges: Lauren Quick, MODERN editor; Shay Dempsey, Sebastian Professional global art director; Christian Siriano, fashion designer; and Danny Lozada, 2013 What's Next Awards Professional winner.
MODERN got to see all the looks from the front row. The show was more than just a display of what competitors had to share; the new Totemic collection from Sebastian Professional showcased hand-made styles that took a look back in time to propel hair forward.
Catch some of the coolest backstage and front-row moments from the awards below!