More than 2,700 hairstylists from around the world travelled to Vienna, Austria on September 29-30 for Global Zoom 2019.
This annual two-day event began with academy sessions that showcased Goldwell’s newly relaunched Elumen and Elumen Play colour lines, along with KMS Style Color. Plus, Goldwell’s international artists and master stylist team shared colour and styling trend forecasts for 2020.
But the main event was the exciting live competition, in which global finalists competed in the New Talent, Creative Colorist and Partner Colorist categories.
A panel of esteemed judges (including multi-Contessa award winner, Edwin Johnston) were tasked with selecting one winner in each category.
The winners were announced at the event’s prestigious, 16th century-inspired awards gala, which featured ultra-voluminous hairstyles showcased on models wearing ballet slippers, pearls and velvet.
Rodica Hritstu and Goldwell’s global master team (featuring Lindie Blackwell from Barrie, Ont.!) took the stage for the big reveal of the brand’s 2020 couture collection, Intrepid, which features a range of minimalistic, modern, gender-neutral styles.
Congratulations to the global winners!
New Talent: J Lim, Singapore
Creative: Irakli Sardalishvili, Russia
Partner: Yuujin Ho, Singapore
Stylists’ Favorite: Richard Munslow, U.K. (Partner), Lauren Roma Hanlon, U.K. (Creative) and Courtney Cairns, U.K. (New Talent)
And a shout-out to the Canadians—finalists Ashley Lindsay, Shelby Tait and Marilyn Vendittelli—who showed their impressive colour skills and creativity on the grand stage (coached by Color Zoom mentor, Michelle Pargee!)
The event also featured artist sessions from Goldwell’s international artists, including British award-winning salon group Hare & Bone, M&P, Icono, and Austria’s very own Mario Krankl, who presented a mind-blowing presentation that celebrated Vienna’s legendary empress, Sisi.
The grand event came to a close at the royal masquerade-themed farewell party, hosted at the opulent Hofburg Palace.
The next stop for Global Zoom 2020? Amsterdam!
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