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Vanessa Sequeiros-Santana, Servilles Newmarket
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Professionnel encourages young talent this year in New Zealand
with its inaugural Talent Spotting
INSTEAD of the LOréal
Professionnel Colour Trophy Award in New Zealand this year, the
French hair products company has decided to nurture new talent,
with its inaugural Talent Spotting contest. As part of the competition
in 2007, five finalists are vying for New Zealand Young Stylist
of the Year (entries pictured on this page), and another five teams
have been named as finalists for New Zealand Young Team of the Year.
Five regional competitions were held during 2007
in Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and New Plymouth.
Finalists were chosen from their photographic entries and live re-creation
sessions, and now will have to venture to Auckland for the supreme
Jonny Engström, art director for UK-based,
French-born hairstyling supremo Guy
Krémer, has already spoken highly of the young talent
in New Zealand.
I love that these awards help to recognize
fresh talent and inspire young stylists to develop their skills,
Engström joined Larissa Sulzberger of Blue
Cactus (Wellington), Jacqui Victor of True Grit Hair Design and
the Front Room (Christchurch), Carl Watkins of Mods Hair (Christchurch),
Grant Bettjeman of Bettjemans (Auckland), Penny Ainsley of Ainsley’s
(Auckland), Jennifer Morgan of Morgan & Morgan (Auckland), Jan Waite
of Jan Waite Hairdressing (Auckland) and Paul Huège de Serville
of Servilles (Auckland) on the judging panel.
LOréal Professionnel general manager
Anya Haarhoff says, This competition is about encouraging
and celebrating the next generation of hair-stylists. It gives them
a chance to show their peers and New Zealand what they are made
The finals are to take place on June 23 at the
Viaduct Harbour Alinghi Base.
Lucire will be there and will subsequently
publish an interview with the winner of the Young Stylist award.
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