The results are in! PRAVANA has announced the winners of its annual Show Us Your VIVIDS Contest. From July 1 to September 30, 2015, over 500 students and stylists entered their brightest, head-turning color creations using PRAVANA ChromaSilk VIVIDS hair colors for a chance to win their own editorial photo shoot in Los Angeles and a multi-page feature in a national magazine. This year’s judging panel included PRAVANA Guest Artist and celebrity stylist Danny Moon of Andy Lecompte Salon, Vadre Grigsby, PRAVANA Artistic Color Director and James Gartner, PRAVANA Guest Artist.
The 2015 Show Us Your VIVIDS winners embodied the spirit of PRAVANA by showcasing beautiful hair color created with ChromaSilk VIVIDS while combining exceptional techniques with creative and polished styling to produce a stunning overall effect in each entry.
First Place: Erica Keelen of Jacksonville, FL
- "This color combination required different levels of lift to achieve the vibrancy we see here. The pre-VIVIDS application work on this model, that would typically go unnoticed, was done perfectly. If it weren’t for the precision in the lightening process, the finished color would not have its seamless look." -Vadre Grigsby, PRAVANA Artistic Color Director
- “I love how she related it to her art inspiration [Picasso’s Starry Night] and showcased the final look with more than one style.” -Danny Moon, PRAVANA Guest Artist
- “Perfectly melted colors, strategic placement and a wise model/photographer made this a number one choice for me.” -James Gartner, PRAVANA Guest Artist
Second Place: Jessica Davis of Jacksonville Beach, FL
- "Amazing combination of color placement to complement a killer cut." - James Gartner, PRAVANA Guest Artist
Third Place: Nicole Pede of Alymer, Ontario, Canada
- "Nicole did an amazing job recreating the multidimensional colors seen in the inspiration photo of the jewel necklace. The final look is soft and blended perfectly while maintaining a distinction between the different shades. The styling is beautiful on this as well." -Vadre Grigsby, Artistic Color Director, PRAVANA
Honorable Mention: Erica Hardy-Knoop of Corpus Christi, TX
- "This is a great translation of her inspiration photo. The subtle nuances of tonal shifts in this pastel creation showcase lighter shades of the full cool spectrum, but include wisps of warm colors too." -Vadre Grigsby, Artistic Color Director, PRAVANA
Facebook Fan Pick: Brandy Melching of Huron, OH
Facebook Fan Pick winner image received 2600+ likes and 283 shares.
Each talented winner will receive the following prizes:
- First prize: Paid trip to PRAVANA Headquarters in Los Angeles for an editorial-style photo shoot and a feature in a national magazine as well as promotion on PRAVANA’s website, social media channels and community email blasts. Winner will also receive a PRAVANA Glam Kit filled with products, valued at $1,000
- Second prize: Deluxe PRAVANA Glam Kit, valued at $1,000
- Third prize: PRAVANA Glam Kit, valued at $500
- Facebook Fan Pick Winner: PRAVANA Glam Kit, valued at $500
For more information about PRAVANA’s 2015 Show Us Your VIVIDS Contest winners including inspiration images, products used and techniques, visit www.pravana.com.