The 2017 Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge is now open for submissions. Color Zoom is one of the largest and most prestigious color competitions in the industry and draws the most creative, passionate and inventive colorists from around the world. The annual global competition invites stylists to first compete for the coveted title of Gold, Silver, or Bronze at the national level. The National Gold Winners then go on to compete against the top talent from around the world in the categories of Creative Colorist, Global New Talent Colorist, and Global Partner Colorist at Global Zoom. The international Gold winners will then join the Goldwell Global Color Zoom Creative Team, where they will have a hand in crafting an upcoming Color Zoom collection.
Submit your 2017 Color Zoom Challenge Entry online by May 31st, 2017 for a chance to compete in the industry’s best-known challenge. All National Gold Award Winners will automatically be entered to complete in the international live competition, which will be held in Barcelona from October 6-10, 2017.
Discover the current Color Zoom “IN·FLUX” collection here, where you can also view galleries of last year’s winning looks, the Color Zoom Winners Hall of Fame, mixing recommendations and much more. Then, draw inspiration from the full collection of Goldwell Haircolor and submit your most inspired original work online (by uploading a photo) following the official rules.
Last year’s event saw a celebrated US Gold win for Daniel Rubin from Chicago, Illinois, who took home the top prize in the coveted Partner category. “Color Zoom is the best thing that’s ever happened to my career,” Rubin says, “Not just because I won, but also because it helped shape my skills and push my abilities.” Australian stylist Larissa Bresnehan was awarded the top honor in the Creative category, while Sargis Airapetian from Russia earned the top prize in the New Talent category.
Rubin also won the Gold Stylists’ Favorite Award, together with Colette Jones from Okanogan, Washington (Creative category) and Liss Dragos from Romania (New Talent category). Determined by a worldwide vote, the special feature of this award is that anyone, anywhere in the world, is able to participate via an online platform and choose their favorite entry in each category, from all of the National Gold Winners. Check out more information about the Goldwell Color Zoom Challenge.