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Paul Mitchell Announce Color Outside The Lines National Winners

Vegas is on the horizon for Australia’s Paul Mitchell Color Outside The Lines gold medallist, Victorian hairdresser Daniel Fortino of Hennesy Lane salon. Daniel will join the Paul Mitchell Australia team and other international winners for the 2016 Paul Mitchell Gathering in Sin City. He will also, together with first runner up Carly Johnson (also of Hennesy Lane) and second runner up Lauren Harris (Kawsa Hair Studio), have his work featured on the brand’s online sites.

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Daniel’s entry, photography by Nick Walters

Entrants were tasked with styling a model and creating a cut using Paul Mitchell colour and styling products. The winners stood out amongst an impressive crop of entrants, with Daniel’s conceptual look proving a particular standout.

“I wanted to create that illusion when oil has spilled onto concrete, that rainbow metallic sheen effect when the light hits the concrete,” he said of the look, which will now be judged against the other global winners’ entries. “I used a foiling technique on the fringe, placing colour at the root of the foil and then changing colours throughout the mid lengths. I created depth in between with grey, to create the oil spill illusion.”

Carly’s look impressed as an innovative interpretation of the Northern Lights of Alaska, seamlessly merging green, red, gold, orange and blue hues. She achieved this using intelligent colour placement and an alternating colour technique, where colours were sometimes alternated within the one foil.

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Carly’s entry

Lauren’s image showcased her affinity for merging creative colour with modern style and technique. Bubblegum pink, flashes of grey and silver, shimmering Amethyst, Pistachio Green and Petal Pink rounded out her colour list.

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Lauren’s entry, photography by Israel Best, makeup by Vivienne Roche

“We were blown away by the level of interest in this being our first year of running this competition, and felt entries submitted illustrated the level of creativity and skill that is alive and well in the Australian hairdressing industry,” shared Three Six Five Managing Director John Pizzey. “Not a lot separated the winners this year, all displayed immaculate attention to detail, and showed a great understanding of the conceptual elements required to create stand out cuts and colours.”

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