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Goldwell Color Zoom National Winners Announced

Goldwell celebrated its best and brightest colouring talents on Sunday night. Australian and New Zealand finalists of the brand’s annual Color Zoom competition gathered in Sydney to find out who had won the golden tickets to Las Vegas.

Located on the roof of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Goldwell threw a fitting party to honour the impressive national finalists. Think photo booths, fire dancers and live music – a worthy combination to pave the way for the bigger celebrations in Vegas later this year.

Despite these festivities, the evening’s highlight came in the form of the winners announcements. The striking imagery of every finalist was shown to the crowd before gold, silver and bronze medallists in each category were awarded for their efforts.

Ashleigh Thomas of Bach Hair was announced as the Australian New Talent Colorist Winner for her haunting editorial entry, with Christiana Fuglsang of Nischler and Madison Lamb of Luke Reynolds Hairdressing winning silver and bronze, respectively.

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Ashleigh Thomas imagery

For New Zealand, Katherine Parsons of Magic Happens Hair and Beauty won gold with a dual-tone short haired look, while Claudia Hogwood, of Schnips pHD Manakau, and James Piripi Dale-Dixon, of Schnips pHD Botany came second and third, respectively.

NTNZ04 Katherine Parsons

Katherine Parsons imagery

Alexandra Kontos of Nischler merged cool greys with eclectic teals to win Australian Creative Colorist, over Fraser Chomphunut of Noddy’s On King and Larissa Bresnehan, also of Nischler, who were awarded second and third.

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Alexandra Kontos imagery

The New Zealand winner was announced as Daniel Martene of Villa Hairdressing for his vivid entry. Bethany Lane Noa and Leonie Nicholls, both of Schnips pHD Manakau, won silver and bronze, respectively.

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Daniel Martene imagery

Daniel Lepore won overall Partner Colorist for the third year in a row, with his rich, bird-like interpretation. Ali Holmes of Wild Life Hair was named second and Sharon Nightingale of Lustre The Colour Studio was given bronze. All the gold winners will compete in the live International Color Zoom competitions in Las Vegas this October.

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Daniel Lepore imagery

Congratulations to the winners!

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