American Crew All-Star Finalists: Meet Yulia Mulder, Netherlands
UPDATE 5.16.14: Out of 1100 entries to the American Crew All-Star Challenge, a men’s styling and photo shoot competition, only 14 stylists were chosen to compete for the global title. They came to Lisbon, Portugal for two days of photo shoots with American Crew founder and photographer, David Raccuglia to realize their vision. Jerome Kantner of Germany was crowned the All-Star Global Champion on April 28, 2014.
The final photo that was created in Lisbon is the first displayed here while the second photo was the winning country entry and the image that secured the stylists a place in the global challenge. Brief interviews were conducted at the photo studio.
James Dean, his trademark smolder and generous head of hair were the inspiration for Yulia Mulder of The Netherlands. “He was tragic and dramatic and a woman can really feel like a woman with a man like that,” said Yulia. “I am really happy that I found a guy (her model) that can look like that and I could do something that looked like the 1950s. I showed the model all the pictures of James Dean on the internet and I told him we were going to try for this look. ”
Yulia, a salon owner who worked for Revlon Professional in Russia before moving to Holland six years ago, has been a Style Master (Revlon Professional’s global competition) winner. She was impressed by her fellow competitors. “I think all the work is absolutely perfect. The styling and technique is so great.”
One evening in Lisbon, American Crew threw a cocktail party for competitors and friends and Yulia showed up in sparking sequins looking every inch the Hollywood starlet which was fitting as she said her experience at the All Star Challenge felt like, “I’m watching a movie and I am a part of it. It is amazing, crazy and I realize that I am a little bit of a star.”
Meet Netherland's Winner and competitor, Yulia Mulder:
My career started with training in high school hair school from 2000 to 2005. After graduation, I became a technician for Revlon Professional in Russia. In 2009, I proudly opened my own hair salon, Junona HairStudio, in Almere, Netherlands. Looking to the future, I hope to share my skills and inspiration by training young hairdressers.
American Crew Firm Hold Styling Gel, Forming Cream, Grooming Spray and Daily Conditioner.
FAVORITE MALE CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLE:
AMERICAN CREW & MEN’S GROOMING?
American Crew is one of the world’s most innovative and interesting companies. They give men and stylists the tools needed to create stylish, masculine looks. I owe a lot to Samy Petot from American Crew; after training with him, I felt very excited to do men’s work.
WHAT DOES THE AMERICAN CREW ALL-STAR CHALLENGE MEAN TO YOU?
Being an American Crew All-Star Challenge country winner for 2014 is one of my greatest professional accomplishments. I am proud and happy to be a part of the American Crew team at the Challenge this year.
YOUR REACTION TO WINNING YOUR COUNTRY’S HONORS: