Whilst attending Salon International 2022, finalists took to the HJ Stage to compete for the title of Denman Global Stage Star Winner 2022 and win a career transforming year of perks and opportunities. This year the Stage Star UK finalists were joined by the very first Stage Star USA winner. USA Stage Star Winner, Eric Wright of Eric Marshall Salon flew in from Nashville, Tennessee to compete. Eric was joined by freelance stylist Emma Dixon, Tia Gentles of Wispers Hair and Kirsty Innes of Salon Studio 2 in Aberdeen.
The finalists were asked to present on stage and showcase their skills to a live audience and a panel of judges including Charlotte Grant-West, Editor of Hairdressers Journal, iconic hair duo Gary Hooker and Michael Young, Denman ambassador Georgia Bell and Denman Ambassador Brandon Messinger. Each of the competitors shook off their nerves and wowed the crowd with their skills, product knowledge and confident presentation. However, there can only be one winner and after much deliberation from the judges Tia Gentles took the title of Denman Global Stage Star Winner 2022. Tia’s high impact communication, connection to the audience and beautiful model presentation ensured her win.
Tia will now receive a dedicated photographic collection shoot with the super talented Desmond Murray, a full year of education and creative guidance from world leading academy Allilon plus one-to-one sessions with a host of Denman ambassadors! Over the course of the next 12 months the winner will have the opportunity to work with the Denman team on their creative shoots, attend prestigious industry events and gala dinners, work on product development and of course receive a comprehensive set of all Denman products and tools.
Tia said: “What an incredible experience. I never imagined I might actually win! I couldn’t be more excited for the year ahead. I would really like to enter the BHA’s like the previous winner and I am so looking forward to learning more and building my confidence and experience!”
Following the announcement, 2021’s Denman Global Stage Star winner, James Forte, commented: “Incredible opportunities coming your way Tia! What an exciting year ahead!”