Goldwell Announces “Make the Cut”A Talent Search

THINK: Your chance to inspire the haircare industry.

WHAT IT IS: “Make the Cut” is a nationwide search for the most passionate professionals in the haircare industry. If you make-it, you will become part of the Goldwell Artist Network, one of the most talented, dedicated, creative and inspirational education teams in the world. That’s because the team behind the Goldwell brand  prides itself on finding not just the best talent but the right talent for our products.

So, as part of our commitment to bring salons state-of-the-art education, we are conducting a coast-to-coast hunt for a select group of individuals who think creatively, love to educate and train others and — most importantly — overall love hair.


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As a member, you will act as an ambassador for the Goldwell brand, providing trainings and hands-on education to our salon partners. You will gain amazing career opportunities. You will work with some of the best-known artists and educators in the industry. You will also demonstrate new color techniques at various venues across the country, to share your skills, creativity and enthusiasm with others.

REQUIREMENTS: Here’s how you earn your spot on the stage:*

•      2 years behind the chair and valid license

•      Strong color and finishing skills

•      Basic understanding of cutting and styling

•      Strong presentation and communication skills

•      Must be eager to learn/share

APPLY TODAY! Go to, create a unique username and password, and submit an application. You will need to provide detailed information about your background, experience and qualifications, and support it with a video submission, collection of images and documents.  (Note: You have a chance to save your information for later during every stage of the application process.) Everything must be submitted by 5:00pm EST on Friday May 20, 2016.

If you’re selected to move through to the next round of the competition, you will be notified on or about June 2, 2016. From there, we will want to see you in action! As a finalist, you can travel to a regional event for a live audition, where you will recreate a look on stage before our expert panel of judges. (An RSVP to the regional event is required by June 6, 2016.)

About: Kao USA Inc. Salon Division (“Kao Salon Division”) is a business division of Kao USA Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.  Kao Salon Division is a thought and trend leader in the professional hair care industry as well as the home of the Goldwell and KMS California brands. The mission of Kao Salon Division is to enrich the lives of stylists, salon owners and their clients through partnership, salon business growth and our salon exclusive portfolio of advanced services, innovative products and inspiring education.

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