A Look at Goldwell's 2017 Color Zoom Challenge Semi-Finalists

The Goldwell expert panel announced the 2017 Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge U.S. Semi-Finalists in three Categories – Creative Colorist, New Talent Colorist, and Partner Colorist. Stylists were challenged to interpret the IN-FLUX theme and create a style that defies the conventions of color, shape, cut and texture.
In June, applicants were narrowed down to 15 Semi-Finalists, 5 standout colorists in each category, by a prestigious panel of industry experts including CosmoProf Brand Ambassador, Larisa Love and Umbrella Salon Founder and ORIBE Director of Content and Training, Kien Hoang, Kao USA Inc. Education Vice President, Sandra Humphries and Kao USA Inc. Marketing Vice President, Andrea DeLeon.
Following the Semi-Finals, a 2017 Color Zoom Challenge U.S. Gold, Silver and Bronze winner in each of the three categories will be named by the Goldwell Hair Color Global judges’ panel in Germany. The Gold winners from each category will be invited to participate in the Color Zoom 2017 International Competition at Global Zoom. in Barcelona, Spain .
Creative Semi-Finalists
Laine Aronesty, Hair by Scott & Co., (Delray Beach, FL)

Creativecolorist Laine Aronesty Hairbyscottco
Linda Cabrera, Hair by Scott & Co., (Delray Beach, FL)

Creativecolorist Linda Cabrera Hairbyscottco
Kirstin Forbes, Untamed, (Anchorage, AK)

Creativecolorist Kirstin Forbes Untamed
Lauren Kocman, Hair by Scott & Co., (Delray Beach, FL)

Creativecolorist Lauren Kocman Hairbyscottco
Sharie Valcin, Trio Salon, (Chicago, IL) 

Creativecolorist Sharie Valcin Triosalonltd

New Talent Semi-Finalists
Sophia Ance, Cortello Salon, (Jacksonville Beach, FL)

Newtalentcolorist Sophia Ance Cortellosalon

Kylie Bussing, Aidan James Salon, (Nashua, NH)

Newtalentcolorist Kylie Bussing Aidanjamessalon
Alicia Capazzoli, Hair by Scott & Co., (Delray Beach, FL)

Creativecolorist Kirstin Forbes Untamed
Madison Williams, Keith Kristofer Salon, (Austin, TX)

Newtalentcolorist Madison Williams Keithkristofersalon
Michelle Vance, The Upper Hand Salon: River Oaks, (Houston, TX)

Newtalentcolorist Michelle Vance Theupperhandsalonriveroaks

Partner Semi-Finalists

Rob Burgio, Salon La Moda, (Tonawanda, NY)

Partnercolorist Rob Burgio Salonlamoda
Mackenzie Fox, Oggi Salon, (Philadelphia, PA)

Partnercolorist Mackenzie Fox Oggisalon
David Peacemaker, David Ross Salon, (Charlotte, NC)

Partnercolorist David Peacemaker Davidrosssalon
Stacey Smoker, Riccardo Maggiore Flatiron, (New York, NY)

Partnercolorist Stacey Smoker Riccardomaggioreflatiron
Mio Sota, Trio Salon. (Chicago, IL)

Partnercolorist Mio Sota Triosalon

[Images courtesy of Goldwell]

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