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The Sebastian Professional’s WHAT’S NEXT AWARDS (WNA), a premiere hair styling competition for Student and Professional talent, is designed to entice artists to dare to take their creativity to the next level.

The 2017 What’s Next Award Finalists will compete live in Dallas, Texas on March 5th. Competitors will showcase their sense of style and creative artistry for a panel of esteemed judges. This year’s judge’s panel includes the 2016 Affiliated Artist WNA winner JohnPaul Colombo and 2016 Professional Artist WNA winner Damaris Earlewine. This year will also include a People’s Choice Award, where fans can vote for their favorites on Sebastian’s What’s Next Instagram page @sebastianwna.

The finalists:

-Professional Category-

Laura Rocha

The Harlot Salon - Venice, California

Alisha Jurkevicz

Red Stella Salon - Austin, Texas

Danielle June

The Harlot salon - Venice, California

-Affiliated Artist Category-

Luis Maldonado

Beyond Salon, Puerto Rico

Sabrina Cayer

Propagande Coiffure - Trois-Rivières, Québec

Tonya Cuozzo

Cuozzo Studio for Hair - Madison, New Jersey

-Student Category-

Beverly Iwuala

Ogle School - Stafford, Texas

Kelsey Ronan

Avenue Five Institute - Austin, Texas

Jaimie-Lee Keyes

TG.Co Hair Studio - Kingston, Ontario

In addition to the competition, Sebastian Professional Top Artists Diva Poulos, Omar Antonio, Marylle Koken and Anthony Cole will present the SS2017 RE-CHARGE collection, plus a sneak-peak of Sebastian’s next product innovation. But that’s not all! The evening will also include a special performance from Sixx:A.M. 

2017 will mark the 5 year anniversary of the What’s Next Awards and it will be a show to remember. The awards and special performance from Sixx:.A.M. with be broadcast live from the Sebastian Professional Facebook page.

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