Sebastian Professional’s 2018 What’s Next Awards

Sebastian Professional’s What’s Next Awards (WNA) is a hair styling competition for Student and Professional stylists who want to take their creativity to the next level.  Each year, Sebastian releases a hair collection to inspire contestants. This year, that collection is TWISTED.

To have a chance at being widely recognized, stylists from the around the world submitted a photo of their “Twisted” inspired look. Once entries close on January 3, 14 finalists will be selected to compete live, in one of four categories; Student, Professional, Affiliated Artist and for the first time International.

Finalists will compete live in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Competitors will showcase their unique sense of style and creative artistry for a panel of esteemed judges. This year’s judge’s panel includes, Sebastian Professional Creative Visionary Robert Lobetta, Celebrity Stylist Dominick Serna, Stylist and Salon Owner Erik Gutierrez, Sebastian Professional International Artist Latoya Velberg and Modern Salon’s Editor in Chief Alison Alhamed.

In addition to the competition, the evening will showcase is a line up of artistic presentations from experience industry professionals, including Sebastian Professional Global Art Director Shay Dempsey  and Sebastian Professional International Top Artists Diva Poulos, Omar Antonio, Marylle Koken and Anthony Cole.

Stay tuned for the WNA 2018 finalist announcement on January 18!


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