2016 Global Winners Announced at Goldwell Color Zoom in Stockholm, Sweden

More than 3,000 hairdressers from all over the world convened in Stockholm, Sweden, from October 1-4, 2016, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Goldwell Color Zoom, the global competition that rewards talent in three categories each year: Creative (open to stylists with more than five years of experience), Partner (open to stylists who have been guest artists, trainers or freelancers for Goldwell) and New Talent (open to stylists with less than five years of experience). Judges chose 94 finalists from more than 1,900 entries. The USA, which took home Gold in two categories last year, has reason to celebrate again. Daniel Rudin, who works at Trio Salon in Chicago, won Gold in the Partner category, but the USA also took home two Stylist’s Choice Awards. Here’s the complete breakdown of 2016 winners in all categories:


Gold: Larissa Bresnehan, Australia

Silver: Jacky Tan, Singapore

Bronze: Van Quynh Nguyen, Vietnam


Gold: Daniel Rubin, USA

Silver: Krysten-Ashley Garrod, Canada

Bronze: Alexandra Kontos, Australia


Gold: Sargis Airapetian, Russia

Silver: Georgia Wild, United Kingdom

Bronze: Manou Grijsen, Netherlands


Partner: Daniel Rudin, USA

Creative: Creative Colette Jones, USA

New Talent: Liss Dragos, Romania


One of the most highly anticipated moments of Color Zoom each year is the announcement of the location for next year’s competition, and in 2017 you’ll want to be part of the excitement in Barcelona, Spain. The cosmopolitan capital city is known for its art and architecture, including the works of Picasso and Joan Miro as well as the Sagrada Familia church designed by Antoni Gaudi.

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