What's Next Awards
Sebastian Professional announced the 2015 What's Next Awards winners during the live finale event.

Professional category finalist Oliver Shortall and New Talent/Student category finalist Samantha Peters were named winners of the competition for their fearless styles and artistic creations in their respective categories.

Fusing a combination of textures, New Talent/Student winner Samantha Peters used crimped texture to build a foundation and then added layers of ropes, twists and braids for visual excitement. Sebastian Professional products: Mousse Forte and Craft Clay.

Professional category winner Oliver Shortall created his look by crimping sections at the top of the head and then crafting a series of separate fishtail braids. Sebastian Professional products: Microweb Fiber and Shine Crafter Wax.


Samantha Peters Oliver Shortall


Samantha Peters Oliver Shortall

Samantha Peters, recent graduate of Bellus Academy in Poway, CA
Oliver Shortall, stylist at Harlot Salon in Venice, CA
Photos courtesy of Randy Taylor