This fall, 24 global Aveda Artists were honored during Aveda’s Global Education Summit “Inspire, Create, Change,” to celebrate their incredible artistry as the country winners of the 2017 Aveda Global Fashionista Competition.
The competition is a photographic event that showcases the creative talent of Aveda Artists from all over the world, including Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, Italy, Singapore and the Philippines.
While each country’s winners displayed immense talent, only one Aveda Artist could be named the 2017 Global Fashionista. Taking home, the coveted award of the 2017 Aveda Global Fashionista is Ronnie Prince from Civello Salon in Chicago, Illinois.
Ronnie won for her work (seen at the top) as inspired by her love and appreciation of Japanese hairdressing, combined with the notions of winter. “Winter carries qualities that personify softness and gentleness like falling snow, but it also has harsh and jarring elements such as piercing cold,” Ronnie says. “I wanted to depict these factors through the style, hair color and makeup.”
Two others took tops honors as well. Kliff Stephanou of Gina Conway Aveda Salons and Spas, Wimbledon, in the United Kingdom, was named the regional winner for the region of Europe/Middle East; and Ming Hsun Tsai of Yue Rong Li Zhi salon in New Taipei City, Taiwan, was named the Asia Pacific regional winner. As part of their prize, Ronnie, Kliff and Ming will work backstage at New York Fashion Week in February 2018.