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Vision 3In a global competition unlike any other, an estimated 7 million online viewers joined the more than 1,400 stylists attending the 14th annual Wella Professionals International TrendVision Awards in Barcelona to watch as 80 contestants from 45 countries vied for the win. Following the Parade of Nations, hair was the “mane” event, including presentations by The Sassoon Academy and Mark Hayes, Alexis Ferrer’s tribute to the city of Barcelona and a closing show from Michael Polsinelli and Shay Dempsey of Sebastian Professional. Additionally, icon Robert Lobetta received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of boundary-pushing work and inspiration, and the 2017 trends were revealed. Spring/summer’s Ultra Contouring celebrates individuality through real, ultra-real and surreal looks created through contouring that are designed to create optical illusions. For fall/winter, New Norm boasts neutral tones with a color wash crafted to mute and soften shades on slightly mussy styles. “The level of creativity and artistry showcased this year was truly breathtaking, showing just how important this program is for nurturing talent,” says Sylvie Moreau, newly promoted president, Wella and Coty Professional Beauty. “We will continue to support and develop the artists and craftsman amongst us through education, mentoring and inspiration. Congratulations to all the winners. Beauty is not only skin deep, and everyone tonight proved it from all their heart.” —AMY DODDS

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