Coty's Professional's Beauty Envision Awards winners re-create the looks that nailed them top honors in the industry-renowned hair and nail competition.
You now have the opportunity to submit your work to Coty Professional’s Beauty Envision Awards competition through May 1 in any of the following categories: Color Artist of the Year, Editorial Artist, Creative Artist, Men’s Artist, Total Transformation, Bridal Hair Artist, Nail Artist, Future Star, Natural Texture Artist, Elite Artist and Salon Team. Finalists will have the opportunity to compete live in Las Vegas on August 9, in addition to scoring major prizes (a course at the Wella Academy in Los Angeles, anyone?). To enter, submit through Instagram and tag #wellaeducation @wellaeducation (entries do not need to include products distributed through Coty Professional). For further information, log on to beautyenvisionawards.com. To celebrate this year’s competition, the Coty Professional team invited last year’s artists to their studios in Los Angeles for a photo shoot where they re-created their high-scoring looks.
Category: Creative Hair
Winning Stylist: Nico Norris
“Winning meant overcoming my self-doubt and turning my dreams into reality. Being recognized for my work and being invited back to create more imagery has been life-changing.” —Nico Norris
Category: Elite Artist
Winning Stylist: José Quiñones
“After winning my category I’ve received opportunities for both personal and professional growth, and I’ve become an inspiration for other beauty professionals. It’s truly an honor.” —José Quiñones
Category: Bridal Hair
Winning Stylist: Shakhnoza Azimova
“This win opened new doors for me; I met so many talented people and got recognized by many others. It’s been an adventure and a big educational experience!” —Shakhnoza Azimova
Category: Canadian Color Artist
Winning Stylist: Elena Bogdanets
“Winning this category has allowed me to share my vision and creativity with others, and also boost my professionalism. For anyone thinking about entering this year’s competition: Don’t be afraid to create and enter. No matter what happens, simply trying will help bring your work to the next level.” —Elena Bogdanets
[PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHAEL POOL; HAIR: SHAKHNOZA AZIMOVA, ELENA BOGDANETS, EMMA HANCOCK, DANNY LOZADA, BRYAN NIEVES, NICO NORRIS, ADREAN DE LA PARRA, CARLY PURDY, JOSÉ QUIÑONES AND THE HARLOT SALON; WARDROBE: ONNA SUHOVY; MAKEUP: JASMINE DASHTIZAD; NAIL ART: GUADALUPE COSSIO; MODELS: MICHAEL FELIX, KATY FORD, JENNY LADNER, MARIA LEICY, HITOMI MILLER, AMANDA SINGH AND MARI YOON]