For PRAVANA's 2017 SHOW US YOUR VIVIDS contest, hundreds of talented stylists submitted their brightest, most show-stopping VIVIDS color creations. Based on creativity, technique and overall impact, a panel of PRAVANA judges selected a first, second and third place winner at the SHOW US YOUR VIVIDS live awards party in Los Angeles on July 24.
Neal Malek, winner of the 2016 SHOW US YOUR VIVIDS (SUYV) contest and PRAVANA Color Collective member, assisted in announcing the winners live on stage to an excited crowd of industry professionals, influencers, beauty brands, friends and family members as well as the top six contest finalists. The announcement was broadcasted live on PRAVANA’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, reaching hundreds of thousands of viewers. You can watch it here.
Meet the Winners:
1st Place: Kristin Forbes | Anchorage, Alaska
For her entry, Forbes was inspired by blown glass. Using VIVIDS Red, PASTELS Too Cute Coral, VIVIDS Amethyst and NEONS Yellow, Forbes combined color melting and color blocking techniques to create this look.
“I had used the Red and Too Cute Coral in her bangs to give dimension via babylights, adding in the under color of Amethyst to give the full look. I wanted to add a singular pop of brightness to the overall look, which is where the NEONS Yellow came into play, being the only color straight to the root to break up the melt. The root color seamlessly ombres into the blonde much like a colored blown glass. The style was all about smooth bubbled looks, like you would find on a blown marble, and precision cutting.”
2nd Place: Zhenya Lazarchuk | Asheville, North Carolina
3rd Place: Stevie Vincent | Perth, West Australia
ABOUT: PRAVANA is a global salon professional hair care brand hailed as one of the fastest growing hair color companies in the nation. Created and founded by 30-year industry veteran Steve Goddard, PRAVANA brings stylists around the world groundbreaking, cutting edge products that are revolutionizing the beauty industry, one strand at a time.