Sebastian Professional Announced the What's Next Awards Finalists

What's Next Awards

This year, the What's Next hairstyling competition welcomed artists from across the globe for the chance to compete onstage with some of the best talent in the industry. Hairdressers at Heart – students, professionals and affiliate artists – set out to shape the evolution of creative vision through innovative interpretations of Sebastian Professional’s Twisted collection. Finalists are now one step closer to becoming #WhatsNext, and will showcase their creative talents and artistic ambition at a Live Finale Competition – broadcasted on Wella Education’s Facebook page – in Los Angeles, CA on February 25.

The finalists are separated into categories, and all will be able to participate in the Los Angeles event.

Student Finalists:
Rachel Alvord, Bellus Academy – Poway, CA
Amber Riegle, Salon Alesandro – St.Catherines, ON
Diana Keplinger, Bellus Academy – El Cajon, CA

Professional Finalists:
Keisha Mines, Nirvana Hair Salon – Richmond, VA
Erica Keelen, Studio Sage – Jacksonville Beach, FL
Adrian de la Parra, Bellus Academy – National City, CA

Affiliated Artist Finalists:
Jonathan James, The Harlot – Los Angeles, CA
Janet Algeciras, Hot Heads Salon – Boynton Beach, FL
Samantha Gunn, Eric Alt Salon – Saddle River, NJ

International Finalists:
Yohann Jouvanceau, JOUVANCEAU – Lyon, France
Harri Ìékerberg, A.K.A Luova – Helsinki, Finland
Danny Van TuijlDVT Handcrafted Hair – Vienna, Austria
Brodie-Lee Stubbins, Rokstar – Brisbane, Australia
Rosallie Asmar, Björn Axén – Stockholm, Sweden

To see all of their looks and get tickets for the final, go to

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