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 .
Laine Aronesty, Hair by Scott & Co., (Delray Beach, FL)
Linda Cabrera, Hair by Scott & Co., (Delray Beach, FL)
Kirstin Forbes, Untamed, (Anchorage, AK)
Lauren Kocman, Hair by Scott & Co., (Delray Beach, FL)
Sharie Valcin, Trio Salon, (Chicago, IL)
New Talent Semi-Finalists
Sophia Ance, Cortello Salon, (Jacksonville Beach, FL)
Kylie Bussing, Aidan James Salon, (Nashua, NH)
Alicia Capazzoli, Hair by Scott & Co., (Delray Beach, FL)
Madison Williams, Keith Kristofer Salon, (Austin, TX)
Michelle Vance, The Upper Hand Salon: River Oaks, (Houston, TX)
Rob Burgio, Salon La Moda, (Tonawanda, NY)
Mackenzie Fox, Oggi Salon, (Philadelphia, PA)
David Peacemaker, David Ross Salon, (Charlotte, NC)
Stacey Smoker, Riccardo Maggiore Flatiron, (New York, NY)
Mio Sota, Trio Salon. (Chicago, IL)
[Images courtesy of Goldwell]