The winners have been announced at NATVA 2017!
The winners have been announced at NATVA 2017!
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The winners have been announced at NATVA 2017!
The winners have been announced at NATVA 2017!

One of the most creative evenings on the hairdressing calendar took place Sunday evening in Los Angeles, the Wella Professionals North American Trend Vision Awards (NATVA). A chance for stylists and colorists to showcase their skills and realize their personal vision, this competition has three categories: Color Vision, Creative Vision, or Student. The winners in each were announced live onstage from the L.A. LIVE event space in downtown Los Angeles.

And the winners are: 


United States 

Gold: Katie Manselle, Culture Hair Studio, Durham, NC

Silver:  Michael Haase, PlatinumBlack, Los Angeles, CA

Bronze:  Michelle Schlottman, Mario Tricoci, Schaumburg, IL


Gold: John Carreiro, Carriero The Studio, Victoria, BC

Silver: Eryn Wall, The Headroom, Paradise, NL

Bronze: Tatiana Shevtsova, Attivo Salon, Burlington, ON

Puerto Rico

Gold: Jose Quinones, Peter Cardon Salon, San Juan, PR

Silver: Ruth Carrasquillon, Ruth Carrasquillon Salon, Ponce, PR

Bronze: Antoni Flores Virellan, The salon by Shielan, Guaynabo, PR

The Color Vision category is open to hairdressers of all ages. This category recognizes the best-in-class color work.


United States 

Gold: Shirley Gordon, Strands Hair Studio, Wheaton, MD

Silver: Tiffany Deliberto, Mario Tricoci, Schaumburg, IL

Bronze: Recon Hutchinson, Sören Salon, Atlanta, GA


Gold: Daniel Grieco, Salon Gaboa, Maple, ON

Silver: Nick Themistocleous, Salon Afif, Toronto, ON

Bronze: Cristina Prioletta, Salon Augustin, Montreal, QC

Puerto Rico

Gold: Glory Aviles, U Salon, Toa Baja, PR

Silver: Emmanuel Torres Gratacos, VIP Hair Studio, Villalba, PR

Bronze: Julyennie Omlo, Beyond Salón, San Juan, PR 

Creative Vision offers  the freedom to express a creative vision by either a cut and finish and/or dressing hair with an editorial feel.


United States 

Gold: Maria de Lourdes Valenti Narvaez - Modern Hairstyling Institute

Silver: Katie Echels - Ogle School

Bronze: Jaileen Velez Huertas - Modern Hairstyling Institute


 Gold: Sandra Du, Texture Hair Salon, Ottawa, ON

Silver: Aliyyah Phady, Marvel Beauty School London, Cambridge, ON

Bronze: Kim Turner, Vodoo Hair Studio, St. Albert, AB  

The Student category is open to current students and recent graduates (up to 12 months).This category recognizes best-in-class overall look.

In addition to the thrill of cheering on the competitors and applauding the winners, Sunday evening also saw an inspiring line up of artistic presentations onstage, from some of the best hairdressing talent the industry has to offer, including: Akin Konizi and the HOB Creative Team; Industry Icon, Robert Lobetta; and The Sassoon Academy’s Creative Team, Mark Hayes, Traci Sakosits and Richie Rivera.  

A collaborative effort between top artists Sonya Dove, Omar Antonio, Anthony Cole and Josh Wagner (who came together under the name Team M.A.N.N.) brought forth a stunning interpretation of the male esthetic--from the past, the present and into the future--drawing from fashion, music and, of course, beauty. 

The talented winners of the North American Trend Vision Awards will receive: 

  • Color Vision & Creative Vision Gold Winners will compete at the International Trend Vision Awards hosted in London this October.
  • Color Vision Gold Winner will create looks for a photoshoot to be published in an industry trade publication.
  •  Creative Vision Gold Winner will work backstage at New York Fashion Week
  •  Student Gold Winner will receive a professional kit, retail value $2,000

 MODERN SALON congratulates all of the finalists who each won their regional competitions for the chance to compete in this large-scale challenge:


USA Color Vision:

Mavis Lee - Mavis Hair studio

Dorothy Wrightsman - Bellus Academy

Michelle Schlottman - Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas

Michael Haase - Platinum Black by Michael Haase

Matthew Hom - Bellus Academy

Tiffany Bernard - Union Salon South

Katie Manselle - Culture Hair Studio

USA Creative Vision:

Shirley Gordon - Strands Hair Studio

Adrian de La Parra - Bellus Academy

Jamie Gonzales - Union Salon South

Recon Hutchinson - Soren Salon

Ashley Paulson - Hays Academy of Hair Design - Salina Campus,

Todd Da Silva - Bellus Academy

Tiffany Deliberto - Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas.

USA Student Category:

Maria de Lourdes Valenti Narvaez - Modern Hairstyling Institute

Jaileen Velez Huertas - Modern Hairstyling Institute

Haley Vondracek - Hays Academy of Hair Design - Hays Campus

Lucero Adame Luna - Bellus Academy

Cameron Kepford - La' James International College Davenport

Matthew Stradling - Bellus Academy

Katie Echels - Ogle School


Puerto Rico Color Vision Category:

Ramon L. Torres - Andis Salon

Jose Quinones - Peter Cardon Salon

Antoni Flores Virella - The Salon by Sheila

Ruth Carrasquillo - Ruthy Carrasquillo Salon

Alexander Matias - Alexander's Salon

Puerto Rico Creative Vision Category:

Glory Avilés - U Salon

Emmanuel Torres Gratacos - The VIP Hair Studio

Julyennie Olmo - Beyond Salon

Gabriel Ortiz-Alamo - The Salon by Sheila

Rafael Ortiz Cotto - Rafael Ortiz Salon & Unisex Academy


Canada Color Vision:

Arielle Campbell - Texture Hair Salon

Eryn Wall - The Headroom Salon and Spa

Jerica Wentzell – Pandemonium SALON

John Carreiro - Carreiro The Studio

Kimberly Labonte - Texture Hair Salon

Regan Wasson - Texture Hair Salon

Tatiana Shevtsova - Attivo Salon

Canada Creative Vision:

Christine Khazzaka - Studio Me Hair Design

Cristina Prioletta - Salon Augustin

Daniel Grieco - Salon Gaboa International Inc

Kelsey Sebo - Ivory Noir Salon

Nick Themistocleous - Salon Afif

Savanna Chiodo - Jet Black Hair & Studio

Suzanne Pack - Studio Me Hair Design

Canada Student Category:

Aliyyah Phady - Marvel Beauty Schools

Kim Turner - Voodoo Hair Studio

Michael Kane - The Headroom Salon and Spa

Sandra Du - Texture Hair Salon, Shawna Leister - MC College

Stay tuned for the international competition, taking place in London this October!



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