TONI&GUY Announces Winners of 2017 Photographic Awards

And the winners are…

Top to bottom: TON&GUY Professional Hairdresser of the Year: Lethan Olvera & TIGI Professional Colourist of the Year: Ethan Miller (Photo credit: unknown)

For the first time ever, TONI&GUY hosted a digital broadcast and local watch parties for their annual TONI&GUY Photographic Awards.

Each year, the professionals from the 43 salons and 21 TONI&GUY academies compete in the Photographic Awards, an annual event established in 1996 that aims to recognize the best cosmetology work. Entrants submitted photos to compete in one of a number of award categories for students, professionals, salons, academy teams, and alumni.

I received an invite to the Plano academy to watch the award show and to celebrate with other attendees. As each category came up and the name and work of someone from the North Texas area flashed on the screen, the crowd of more than 150 people screamed in support of their peers. In the end, two of the top awards, TON&GUY Professional Hairdresser of the Year and TIGI Professional Colourist of the Year, were presented on site to two very talented individuals (image above) at the Plano academy watch party.

Check out a list of all of the 2017 biggest winners:

Alumni Colour: Kendra Strand
Professional Avante Garde: Adrian Navarrete
Professional Colour: Ethan Miller (photo attached)
Professional Cut: Jeremiah Johnson
Professional Editorial: Elena Mascolo
Professional Makeup: Megan Lemmons
Professional Men’s: Erin Powers
Professional Total Look: Jeremiah Johnson
Student Colour: Maria Nugent
Student Cut: Jake Butlet
Student Fantasy: Jessica Henry
Student Makeup: Amanda Bourne
Student Men’s: Lexis Buchanan
Student Total Look: Quiauna Smith
Best Academy Student Team: Costa Mesa
Best Academy Team: Costa Mesa
Best Art Team: Arizona Art Team
Best Salon Team: Chandler