On October 4th and 5th, Goldwell and KMS hosted the Global Zoom Event (formerly known as Color Zoom), a world-renowned hairstyling competition. While over 2,500 hairstylists headed to Las Vegas either competing or just catching the action, Global Zoom is about so much more than the competition—it’s also a time when some of the greatest minds of hairstyling come together to speak about technique and the upcoming year in the beauty industry.
Monday, October 5th began with four special artist sessions. A panel of global top stylists—Mark Leeson, Benni Tognini, Agnes Westermann, Shane Henning and Svetlana Jouini—took turns sharing their expertise on why entering global competitions is important for hairstylists, and what it takes to be successful in the unique Color Zoom challenge. Besides practical tips like sketching out your ideas, and finding a strong model to sell your look, all panelists agreed—competing allows you to create your own identity.
Following the panel discussion, the Color Zoom Global Creative Team discussed the Color Zoom 2016 collection, D!SRUPT. D!SRUPT is a fashion-inspired collection that encourages hairstylists to break conventional rules and maximize their creativity with disrupted shapes, colours and textures. The Creative team, inclding Rodica Hritsu and Neil Barton worked with previous winners to create the 2016 collection.
The KMS Global Style Council presented the new, style-focused 2016 KMS Collection which had a young, hip feel, while paying homage to the original founder, Jamie Mazzotta, who passed earlier this year. The collection is all about lived in hair, where stylists use their hands as the main tools to create authentic looks.
The presentations wrapped up with Goldwell’s top stylist, Mario Krankl, who discussed his latest collection, styling long hair and bringing in influences from his unique sense of fashion.