Mark comments: “Being a member of Revlon’s Visionaries is one of the most powerful programmes for anyone looking to elevate their skill set, whether it is salon, session or editorial techniques. Alongside creative skills, our previous candidates have benefited from a real boost in confidence.” The programme includes presentation skills, photographic shoots, plus PR and social networking sessions, helping to elevate each person beyond recognition. “Anyone lucky enough to make it through will see their careers catapulted to the next level,” Mark adds.
The scheme is open to all Revlon Professional salons. There is no upper limit on age, but all applicants must have a minimum of four years’ hairdressing experience – this is to include an NVQ 2 qualification plus two years’ salon experience. Upon entering, applicants will be asked to provide a before/after of a fashion-forward image showcasing an ‘on-trend’ haircut enhanced by beautiful colour via a digital entry form.
Applications close on Friday 26th January 2024, when 12 finalists will be chosen by a team of judges. The final will take place at the Revlon Professional Academy in Leeds on Monday 12th February 2024, where shortlisted candidates will be asked to recreate their model (colour and hairstyle) in front of a panel of industry judges. The four successful finalists will be announced the following day as the Visionaries 2024.
The Visionaries line-up 2023 included:
The Visionaries Team 2023 enjoyed an incredible year of opportunities, which included editorial photoshoots, international stage shows and their very own showcase at Salon International. Some of the team commented:
Danny Malone: “It’s a ‘money can’t buy’ experience. You’re going to get to shoot with amazing photographers, meet new friends and get to do things you’ve never imagined.”
Ashley Long: “My confidence has grown massively just from being involved and being around such creative people. I’ve learnt so much – even from the other team members.”
Jessie Roux: “This experience has taken my skills and confidence to a whole new level. I’ve met A LOT of talented people and I am beyond grateful. I’ve stepped out from my little pond and I’m now swimming with the big fish.”
Mark Leeson adds, “This opportunity to network, meet people, gain knowledge and put yourself forward will let people know who you are and what you’re about. One day you’ll be inspiring the next generation of hopefuls yourself.”
Entries are now open at: https://rpnews.co.uk/VISIONARIES/RP/RP/VIS/index.asp