What: American Crew Global Face Off competition for men’s cutting and styling. The competition originated in Australia nine years ago. For the first time this year, six finalists were chosen from around the world: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, U.K. and the United States. Loretta Tom, a Contessa finalist and stylist at Marcus J in Vancouver, was the winner from Canada.
Details: The six finalists were chosen through a photography-based competition in their home countries. Each country winner/finalist were flown to Los Angeles for a photo shoot to select a global winner. On day one, stylists met their models, cut and styled the hair, selected clothing and completed a photo shoot with acclaimed New York-based photographer, David Roemer. After a full day of shooting, five judges assessed the final images each finalist chose and voted for a winner. Spain’s Jose Pedro was proclaimed the Global Face Off champ.
When & Where: January 30 & 31 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California.