Published on October 20, 2017
Meet Kyra B. from La’ James International College Des Moines. Kyra took home 1st Place in the New Norm category and the biggest accomplishment of all… Grand Champion!
“I was flabbergasted when they called my name! I wasn’t thinking I was going to win Grand Champion. I still don’t have the words to say how shocked I was.”
“The inspiration for my look was music festivals and the hippy flower child era.”
Trend Vision was fun, even thought I was stressing out about my model. Seeing the amount of talent from other students was awesome! Everyone did great! Advice to future competitors would be to just DO IT! It’s probably your first and last Trend Vision, so do it & put yourself out there!”
Meet Autumn D. from La’ James International College Cedar Falls. Autumn took home 2nd Place in the New Norm category!
“I was in shock, awe and so much joy when they called my name. I felt like I could do anything in that second.”
“For this look, I was inspired by a field of lavender.”
“I loved the energy and team spirit at Trend Vision. It was incredible seeing the different looks and listening to the guest speakers. To those looking to compete, don’t sell yourself short. Stick to your gut!”
Meet Tasha M. from La’ James International College Des Moines. Tasha took home 3rd Place in the New Norm category!
“When they called my name I was super excited. It’s my 3rd competition but the first time that I’ve placed.”
“My inspiration was the chakras and yoga becoming more normal.”
“Trend Vision was fun. I enjoy watching the platform artists. My advice for others who compete would be… just go for it! It gets your name out there regardless if you win or not.”
Meet Treva T. from La’ James International College Des Moines. Treva took home 1st Place in the Metal Elements & Defying Gravity categories!
“I was overly excited. I didn’t think I would win 1st place… TWICE!”
“My inspiration was Steam Punk for Metal Elements & Wind for Defying Gravity”
“My advice to others, Hard work pays off. Just go with your jut and go with what you want!”
Meet Maria R. from La’ James International College Fremont. Maria took home 2nd Place in the Metal Elements category & 3rd Place in the Makeupcategory!
“When they called my name I was already happy because I was out of my comfort zone, so I told God to give me what he wanted. It was hard to believe because there were so many competitors in that category.”
“At first I wasn’t going to enter. I doubted a few times for different reason but Mrs. Hummel and Mrs. Ray told me I could do it! After watching the beauty and the beast and looking at some pictures, i just started to work on the dress and move on from there.”
“Trend Vision is a great opportunity for students to lose their fears and express their creativity as well as seeing competition in a fun way. It was an amazing experience. My advice is that everyone should enter because it is fun and you learn a lot. Enter to compete is already an achievement, express your creativity at all times and enjoy.”
Meet Promisse A. from La’ James International College Davenport. Promisse took home 3rd Place in Metal Elements!
“I was extremely happy and proud of myself and was shocked because there was so much talent in the room.”
“Trend Vision was great! I really took a lot from the speakers and it opened my eyes on how much more time I could be spending on more productive things.”
“My advice for others looking to compete would be to create your own vision and not recreate.”
Meet Chandler W. from La’ James International College Cedar Rapids.Chandler took home 2nd Place in the Defying Gravity category!
“I was very proud and honored that I was called”
“My inspiration came from a photo I found online. I wanted to do a look that was eye catching, so my first thought was spheres, which led me to the look I created.”
“I felt like I gained a lot of knowledge and inspiration at Trend Vision that I can carry with me through my journey. For others who are planning to compete, find a vision and stick to it! Don’t doubt yourself and HAVE FUN!”
Meet Glenda M. from La’ James International College Fort Dodge. Glenda took home 3rd Place in the Defying Gravity category!
“I had the opportunity and pleasure of attending Trend Vision 2016 and I had so much fun this year.”
“My inspiration for my total look was the eclipse of 2017″
“Always leave your options open and just have fun with it. Never stop looking for ideas and inspiration. Just let your creativity soar because there is no limit.”
Meet Jordan B. from La’ James International College Cedar Falls. Jordan took home 1st Place in the Makeup category!
“I was shocked when my name was called, especially for the New Norm category. I figured I had a better chance in Metal elements”
“My advice for future competitors, always make sure you are prepared for anything to happen and give yourself enough time to prepare your models. Choose your models wisely, after your look you’ve got to find a model that can pull off your vision.”
Meet Lindsey S. from La’ James International College Davenport. Lindsey took home 2nd Place in the Makeup category!
“My advice for others wanting to compete, do not doubt yourself. Be true to yourself & your style.”
Meet Raeleyna S. from La’ James International College Iowa City. Raeleyna took home 1st Place in the Nails category!
“When they said they were about to announce the winners for the nail competition my heart started to race. I heard second place go to another one of the students at our Iowa City location. My heart started to beat so fast and my stomach was in knots. When they called my name I wanted to start crying with joy but I held it in. All of my family at LJIC was screaming and so proud of me. I was proud of me! That made my day!”
“I really enjoyed all of Trend Vision and the experience. I like how it was set up and all the vendors were really nice. My advice for future competitors is to just go for it! It doesn’t matter if you think you have the skill set or not, just go for it!”
Meet Bailey S. from La’ James International College Iowa City. Raeleyna took home 2nd Place in the Nails category!
“When they called my name I thought WOW! I just did it for fun and to see other people’s work, I wasn’t expecting to win anything at all. My advice to others is to just do it! It’s so much fun and you get to be so creative.”
Meet Denise G. from La’ James International College Fremont. Denise took home 3rd Place in the Nails category!
“Trend Vision was loud and very lively, the spirit of one person and other campuses could very easily rub off on to others. It was fun and exciting, you never knew what to expect next from announcing the winners to what were in the prizes. When they called my name, one of my classmates had to tell me I won and nudged me to go on the stage to receive my awards. I couldn’t believe I won. I was in shock!! To those wanting to compete, enter even if you don’t want to because you fear your work won’t be good enough. In the end, everyone’s work is unique to their perspective of what the category means to them. The work doesn’t have to be “out of this world” or “extraordinary” what matters is how you show it. Have confidence in your work.”
Iowa City Student, Raeleyna S.
“My thoughts when Iowa City was announced the Spirit Champions was Excitement! We worked so hard on our video and tweeting every little par. We also were shouting and screaming at Trend Vision. We did this because we are a united family and we have the drive. I absolutely LOVED everything and the setup was very well thought out.”
Iowa City Massage Therapy Student, Diane S.
“My experience at Trend Vision was AMAZING!!! Being surrounded by so much talent was breathtaking. My favorite part was the competition & where the models walked down the runway. Hair, Makeup was flawless. The energy and passion for this industry was flooding the venue. Definitely worth going!”
Iowa City Esthetics Student, Cheryl W.
“Trend Vision had good speakers that gave me a lot of information about going further in my career. The advice they gave will hopefully help me further my career and with reaching my life goals. trend Vision was also filled with a lot of school spirit which helped me feel more welcomed at the Iowa City campus.
My favorite part of Trend Vision was the competition. Seeing all the different looks from students at LJIC.”
Mrs. Brenda Wallace
“I have been with LJIC for 3 years and have attended 3 Trend Visions! I would have to say that at that moment when Iowa City was announce as 2017′s Spirit Award Winner, I was close to tears! This year, I watched as the students worked so closely with one another, as a true team, to create such an amazing video! When they announced our school, all I could do was scream and cheer as I looked around at all of the student’s faces who were in awe of this amazing win! The IC students & staff really came together and showed what a true passion & respect we all share for the Health & Beauty Industry! This was a HUGE win for IC, and I couldn’t feel more honored or proud to be apart of the Iowa City La’ James International College Team!!! IC you make me proud!”
Mrs. Karen Marple
“The only word I can use to truly describe how I felt at the moment IC was announced as the 2017 Spirit Award Winners is ‘PROUD’… proud of the students, proud of the staff, proud of the teamwork & effort they put into making this win for IC! Not only did they work extremely hard on their video, but they weren’t afraid to show off their tremendous school spirit & passion for the industry that they have chosen to pursue! What a great group of students IC has, and I couldn’t be more excited for this win! Thank you IC students & staff… you make me proud!”