Goldwell Color Zoom ’11 Rocks Miami Beach
More than 2,500 hairdressers from 30 countries gathered in Miami Beach for Goldwell Color Zoom ’11 in October. Finalists, including Jesse Marcks, Allan NGO and Kassandro Retos of the US, competed for top honors in three categories—Partner Colorist, Creative Colorist and New Talent Colorist. More than 70 finalists worked on live models, demonstrating their technical proficiency for a team of judges that included celebrity hair colorist Rona O’Connor and Nick Arrojo.
Winners were announced at a gala dinner that featured a stunning stage presentation by Nick Arrojo and his team, who presented a show-stopping runway show. Think ‘70s New York during the heyday of Studio 54 meets Miami Vice. During the finale models appeared in gravity-defying headpieces in an array of brilliant colors. It was late in the evening when the international winners were finally announced. Lisa Whiteman of the UK took home the trophy for Partner Colorist, Ben Lin of Taiwan won for Creative, and Demi Leigh Gardiner of Australia placed first in the New Talent category. The lucky winners will travel to Germany next year to collaborate with the Color Zoom Master Team on the trend for 2013.
One of the highlights of Color Zoom ’11 was a presentation by the International Color Zoom Challenge ’12 Creative Team, which unveiled its new collection, FasciNature. “I love the way FasciNature plays with colors, so full of life, inspired by nature, yet artistic without being artificial,” said Marcela Blechova of the Czech Republic, one of the Color Zoom Challenge 2010 winners. “We discovered outstanding yet familiar shapes, colors and designs which inspired us to create the new ‘Butterfly Effect’ color techniques,” said Agnes Westerman of the Color Zoom Master Team.
Be sure to mark your calendars for next October when Color Zoom ’12 will be held in London.
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Images courtesy of Goldwell Color Zoom.
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